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Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Publisher: Razorbill (Penguin)
Publication Date: January 11, 2011
Summary: 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.
Publisher's Weekly called the first chapter of Across the Universe "the best first chapter you'll ever read." Had I not already heard of Across the Universe, that statement alone would have piqued my interest. Space, time travel, cryonics - I love that this book is so unabashedly science fiction! It will definitely get more people interested in this genre. I personally can't wait to read it and then recommend it!
For more information take a look at: Beth Revis' website, blog or twitter.
Read the first chapter here.
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?