Across The Universe -Beth Revis
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.
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