Across the universe has become #1 on my top favorite books! To be honest when I first read about the plot I didn’t really want to read it. I’m not a huge fan of sci-fi novels, but this book had me wanting more from the very first page, literally.
The beginning of this book started out with Amy and her parents getting frozen, it was very detailed and I felt like I was witnessing the scene instead of only reading it. The whole scene was creepy and tense and I was hooked! While they’re frozen they are put into drawers in the wall, frozen till they reached another earth 301 years later. They only froze the important ones that would be useful when they reach earth.
What I loved about this book was the constant changing point of vews from Amy to Elder. It gave us more detailed and we get more information from them both. Whenever it would switch POV’s it creates more suspense, your just waiting to find out what happens next.
I loved Elder; his character was honest, sweet and sincere, nothing like the Eldest. For years Eldest had to teach Elder the way of the ship (Godspeed) but Elder doesn’t like the way he is treating the people. He’s supposed to be the leader of everyone, and instead he’s leading them into a web of lies. He knows Eldest is hiding things, he won’t tell him anything. Some of the things that Eldest did made me feel very sad for the people living there, it also made me want to deck the guy in the face.
The detail in the book was amazing, not only could I picture what the ship looked like I felt like I was there; the ship was so lifelike and amazing. If I had to live on a ship like that I would go ballistic. I would feel pretty claustrophobic, like Amy did.
The relationship between Elder and Amy was sincere. They didn’t take one look at each other and instantly think they were in love, they both thought of each other as intriguing and they wanted to get to know each other first before they made their assumptions. Also knowing that their relationship is forbidden was pretty cool to.
The only thing I didn’t like about this book was when they talked about the season. I realize it was important to the book and I really didn’t mind it at first but sometimes it was a little bit to detailed.
Although I guess if it wouldn’t be so detailed the readers wouldn’t get a clear picture of how crazy everything is.
I will recommend this book to everyone I know, the twists, the characters, the plot, even every little detail is worth reading! Now I have to wait a whole year to read the sequel to this book “A Million Suns”