Book: Across the Universe
Author: Beth Revis
Recommend: Well, it was different..
I feel like I have this reading list that I will never reach the end of. There are now so many books on it that I feel like even if I read the rest of my life, I would never finish. This book is just one of many that has been sitting on that list for far too long. I thought the whole idea of a book set on a space ship would be great. Honestly, I think this author read a bit too much Orson Scott Card as a kid. The whole generational star ship business is right out of one of his books. Elder is an interesting character and I liked how they kept the conflict centered around figuring out who was unfreezing the cryos, however when I read the ending, I have never been so let down in my life. Instead of being the shocking revelation that the author intended, it made me flat out annoyed. After such an interesting story (rather stolen from Lovelock but – different for most YA being written right now) the fact that the author took it in such a stereotypical YA direction was painful.
I’m really not sure if I’m going to continue this series or not. It was enjoyable but I get annoyed when I can see the structure underneath the book.