Across the Universe Series Book 1 & 2
By: Beth Revis
Published: 01/11/2011 & 01/10/2012
Category: Love & Romance, Teens, Science Fiction
I give this book a:
4 out 5 and I would recommend to most people.
I really did like these books I loved the spaceship I loved the science behind it I even loved how the author didn’t rush into romance between the two main characters.
The author touches on some very sensitive subjects of Rape, Forced pregnancy, Depression, Mental Illness and Suicide plus a few others. Normally I don’t read books with these kind of topics but this one went over them very well and the main characters reaction to them.
Amy – I loved Amy almost from the first page the author did such a good job writing how scared Amy was her feelings about what was happening to her. Amy wasn’t whinny at all she was a FIGHTER and I love that in a main female character in YA books so often they make the teen girls so whiny and so poor me that you come to hate them. She was bound and determined to find out the truth and about everything. And as a teenage girl she did not instantly fall in love with Elder which was awesome I loved reading how it just snuck up on her.
Elder – Elder was very sweet but very clueless about a lot of what was going on around him. But for the most part he was very genuine he wanted what was best for his people and what was best for Amy. Even if he was a bit to young to take command of such a big ship. Now Elder is different than Amy. For him it was love at first sight as soon as he saw her in the cryo chamber he loved her. He’s very much a romantic
Harley – Oh I loved eccentric Harley. He was a very troubled but artistic soul. He just wanted to see the stars. I think Harley was my favorite character I just wanted to grab him and give him a huge hug!
Orion – OH man loved this character I don’t even want to say too much because I fear I will give to much of the story’s away. But just know he is a very well done character.
I recommend everyone read this series it was very well done the author was a very good in her descriptions and making me feel like I was there with them on that ship!
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes Stargate or Battlestar Galactica or Firefly.