Series: Across the Universe

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis | Book Review

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis | Book Review

“An edge-of-the-seat alien adventure” Shades of Earth picks up right after the second book,ย A Million Suns ends with more than half of theย Godspeed population boarding the escape shuttle so they can finally land on Centauri-Earth. ย Naturally, things go wrong when they land with a few of the people dead, and a pterodactyl-like gigantic bird attacks Elder. ย Both Amy and Elder think that the ship was intentionally knocked off course and both decide not to explore the new world as yet. ย Amy, in her rush and excitement, had already started de-frosting the Earth-born military personnel who, when they wake up, is […]

โ€ข Posted November 26, 2013 โ€ข 0 Comments โ€ข

A Million Suns by Beth Revis | Book Review

A Million Suns by Beth Revis | Book Review

The sequel toย Across the Universe, A Million Sunsย starts three months after Amy Martin woke up from being frozen the Cryo level. ย At this point, they have gotten rid of Phydus and stopped Orion from killing off all the frozen military personnel on Godspeed. ย Naturally, chaos ensues as the shipbornsย slowly “wake up” from the influence of Phydus. ย It is also at this time that Amy is given a wi-com by Doc which was made by Orion. ย Amy finds out that Orion had been leaving her clues as to the secret to Godspeed. ย While Elder tries to pacify theย shipbornsย and to prevent a […]

โ€ข Posted November 19, 2013 โ€ข 0 Comments โ€ข

Across the Universe by Beth Revis | Book Review

Across the Universe by Beth Revis | Book Review

First off, I would like to say that I love the cover. This was one of the books from the bookstore that I had to stop and read the blurb just because of the cover. This book is also a good example of the cliche, “do not judge a book by it’s cover.”

That being said, I enjoyed the story. I thought it read like it was written for a younger YA audience, but what the heck, it was OK. It is a unique take of the genre Utopia/Dystopia. I hessitate to call it dystopia since the setting does not happen on Earth and the themes tend to lean toward Utopian.

โ€ข Posted April 23, 2013 โ€ข 0 Comments โ€ข