I don't read a whole lot of sci-fi or dystopian fiction because sometimes I just can't get into it. I read Matched and didn't really love it (just liked it) so I was not sure what I would think about this one. I am so GLAD that I read it!!!
It's been a while since I've been completely and totally impressed with a book of this nature. I have to say that this one really did wow me in more ways than one. The story is very intricate and touching. It touches on so many things that affect our current world and really makes you stop and think for a minute.
I was impressed and think that others may be also. It's certainly a great start to the 2011 young adult novels and I hope to see more great work like this.
About The Book:
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.
About The Author:
Beth Revis wrote her first books as a student in classrooms, when the professors did not hold her interest and she jotted down stories instead of taking notes.
Beth writes science fiction and fantasy novels for teens. Her debut novel, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, will be published by Razorbill/Penguin in Spring 2011.
Beth is represented by Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House. Beth also runs a blog on writing (http://bethrevis.blogspot.com) and is a participant of a group blog by debut dystopian authors (http://leaguewriters.blogspot.com).