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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Across the Universe

Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.

Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone - one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship - tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn't do something soon, her parents will be next.

Now, Amy must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there's only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.


I have no frexing idea what to rate this, so I simply won't rate it anything.

Whenever I decide on a low rating, I remember that
the plot was incredibly unique
the science was realistic, but not so in-depth as to lose those who aren't into that
the characters, however long they took to be developed, were people, real people, with thoughts and flaws and confusions and ideas
the suspense, once it came, was incredible
sometimes, the writing was beautiful, or powerful, and I would read it over several times
the way she blended dystopian ideas with science fiction was incredibly different and incredibly interesting
the moral questions it raised still haunt me
this book had many secrets up its sleeve

But then when I decide to give it a million stars, I remember that
the killer was made obvious in the first 100 pages
until he actually grew some balls (or shall I say chutz) Elder sounded like a whiny, lusty child
sometimes the writing was poor, or repetitive, or jumbled
there were an uncomfortable amount of typos
the book did not grip me until several hundred pages in
some of the made up words were used in so many contexts that I had no frexing idea what they meant
one huge, huge, HUGE plot twist had basically no foreshadowing whatsoever and related to that
THE ENDING WAS. WAS JUST. WHAT THE FREX WAS THAT? WHAT THE FREX KIND OF ENDING WAS THAT? I JUST. I DON'T EVEN KNOW.

So uh yeah.  No rating.  Would I recommend it? Yes, I would.  Will I be reading A Million Suns? Hell yes.  Will I be terrified?

Pretty much.

2 comments:

Zoey Talbon

I still haven't read this. I keep telling myself I'll get it from the library, but it just NEVER HAPPENS.

Lexie

You should. I think you might like it. Besides, THERE IS NO LOVE TRIANGLE. #bigsellingpointofrunicorns

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