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Across the Universe

by Beth Revis

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Across the Universe by Beth Revis
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Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed. She expects to wake up on a new planet, 300 years in the future. But fifty years before Godspeed's scheduled landing, Amy's cryo chamber is unplugged, and she is nearly killed.

Now, Amy is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense. Godspeed's passengers have forfeited all control to Eldest, a tyrannical and frightening leader, and Elder, his rebellious and brilliant teenage heir.

Amy desperately wants to trust Elder. But should she? All she knows is that she must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets before whoever woke her tries to kill again.

Across the Universe is Titanic meets Brave New World.

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Revis's tale hits all of the standard dystopian notes, while presenting a believable romance and a series of tantalizing mysteries that will hold readers' attention." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. An unforgettable opening scene...launches this riveting thriller about space travel, secrets, murder, and Realpolitik." - Kirkus

"The mystery will propel readers along, and the budding romance between Amy and Elder set against the backdrop of a dystopian society will appeal even to readers who don't enjoy science fiction. Revis's thrilling debut novel hints at more great books to come." - School Library Journal

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awesome
Not an ideal kids book, but I loved all the details.

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Beth Revis

Beth Revis grew up reading the works of C.S. Lewis and Agatha Christie, which resulted in her debut novel, a YA murder mystery set in space. A high school world literature teacher, Revis lives with her husband and dog in rural North Carolina.

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