Monday, January 24, 2011

Latest Audiobook Love

Across The Universe -Beth Revis

Across the Universe I was so looking forward to this one, and it did not disappoint.

Imagine being cryogenically  frozen for a 250 year trip to a new world, only you're unfrozen fifty years too early, without your parents. And there's no way to refreeze you or unfreeze them.

This premise, along with interesting thoughts about how they're going to explain this to the grandkids someday, make the book worth reading, but there's so much more to it than that.

Strangely enough, though, I'm going to explain a few things it isn't:

For you squeamish types (I'm in this boat): It's not ever as intense as the first chapter where Amy and her parents are being frozen.

For any non-murder-mystery fans (I'm in this boat too): The mystery element is there but not as strong (thankfully, in my opinion) as the summaries make it seem.

For any hesitant non-sci-fi fans (I'm not in this boat): It isn't intense sci-fi. There are no aliens with unpronounceable names or intergalactic conflicts to keep track of. It reads very much (to me) like a dystopian novel set on a spaceship...and that's not a bad thing. I love dytopian and sci-fi, but if you're not sure about sci-fi, you should still give this one a try.

If you like this, you might also like:
Uglies Feed Matched The Hunger Games The Maze Runner Fahrenheit 451 


  1. I downloaded this book on my Kindle yesterday so I am definitely looking forward to read it. I am thoroughly intrigue by this frozen/unfrozen stuff that you talked about. Guess that I'll have to dive into this book as soon as I possibly can.

    I'm here from the CEP.
    Hope that you have a great week!

  2. Why haven't I bought this book yet? I need to go to the bookstore, stat. Sounds like so much fun!

  3. Thanks for the tips!! I'm hoping to read this book soon :)


  4. I'm super excited to read this book. I bought it but loaned it out to a student right away. He is LOVING it!!! I love your last three points. I'm totally in those first two categories.