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  1. says:

    3.5When I found ACROSS THE UNIVERSE at the library, I spent several minutes trying to decipher what the cover was I finally decided that the cover featured space fish kissing before I realized that it was actually a girl and a boy trying to kiss, Spider Man style.Before you laugh, look Lip Locked FishVERSUS CoverTold you 3.5When I found ACROSS THE UNIVERSE at the library, I spent several minutes trying to decipher what the cover was I finally decided that the cover featured space fish kissing before I realized that it was actually a girl and a boy trying to kiss, Spider Man style.Before you laugh, look Lip Locked FishVERSUS CoverTold you


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    I ve heard it mentioned before that DNF Did Not Finish reviews were useless and self indulgent Why would someone want to read a review by someone who didn t even finish the book My answer to that There s always going to be a small fraction of reviewers who don t connect with a book and can t finish it, but to dismiss all DNF reviews, I think, is problematic Especially for an author.Because it s not necessarily the reader s fault for not being able to connect to the book Often there are rooki I ve heard it mentioned before that DNF Did Not Finish reviews were useless and self indulgent Why would someone want to read a review by someone who didn t even finish the book My answer to that There s always going to be a small fraction of reviewers who don t connect with a book and can t finish it, but to dismiss all DNF reviews, I think, is problematic Especially for an author.Because it s not necessarily the reader s fault for not being able to connect to the book Often there are rookie mistakes made in writing, plot or characterization that inhibits readers from investing in the story Being able to hook a reader within the first couple of pages is an essential skill of any artisan storyteller and if you re having a lot of DNF reviews or simply bad reviews then they probably contain a goldmine in advice to help improve your range of skills.I credit Revis with imagination and thoughtful plot The language changes and mono ethnic parts of this book showed the kind of forethought and deep, intensive investigation I generally like in an author.My issues were that the writing is very vague and sloppy One of the first events in the book, Elder attempting to save the ship, is vague in the writing which makes it difficult for readers to visualize the scene or get a handle on what s happening.The characterization is equally nonplussed, taking quite a while to really root down There is little incentive to connect with the characters or anything that makes them feel particularly vivid or well constructed It s basically one cardboard cutout after another, filled with overused archtypes.By page seventy five I knew who the antagonist is, which is bad storytelling I even flipped to the end to double check and was able to easily verify that I was right because I had trouble believing that Revis had made it so obvious Do not hang giant, obtrusive warning signs over your secret antagonist Please.Overall I couldn t bring myself to invest in the story and characters This review may be useless or self indulgent to some but I think reviewing even the first 125 pages of a book to give feedback is a higher compliment than if I d ignored it entirely.Also, and this is the important part, bite me


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    I didn t enjoy Across the Universe as much as I thought I would Like most YA, after the first 100 pages, you know you re reading a novel written for teens That isn t a bad thing, but readers looking for a deep, complex novel, aren t going to find it here.ETA YA is not synonymous with shallow Some writers think it is, but it isn t They think that because they re writing for teens, they get a pass to write a book filled with plot holes I don t think that s the case with Beth Revis, but I jus I didn t enjoy Across the Universe as much as I thought I would Like most YA, after the first 100 pages, you know you re reading a novel written for teens That isn t a bad thing, but readers looking for a deep, complex novel, aren t going to find it here.ETA YA is not synonymous with shallow Some writers think it is, but it isn t They think that because they re writing for teens, they get a pass to write a book filled with plot holes I don t think that s the case with Beth Revis, but I just wanted to clear up my statement.Across the Universe doesn t know what it wants to be On one hand, it s a typical YA romance that revolves around infatuation at first sight On the other hand, it s got an interesting premise, even though it isn t very plausible when compared to other Science Fiction novels that tackle Generation Ships It isn t necessarily a bad book Not at all I d call it Science Fiction 101 for those who haven t read Ender s Game But it isn t a good book Not by any means I was really disappointed with the last 150 pages Instead of a mature ending, we re treated to a classic Agatha Christie, everyone is the suspect mystery We have adequate build up and suspense in fact, we have very good build up and suspense and our pay off is equally decent But, I could see the villain from a mile away Across the Universe is predictable, but highly suspenseful, kind of like a bad whodunit As much as I liked Across the Universe, I have a few major problems with it.1 The RomanceI have no idea why Elder liked Amy Oh, I know he thought she was attractive Why, I have no idea Because she s different No Studies have been done to show that the introduction of a variable into a constant society doesn t produce these effects For the record, Pocahontas didn t fall in love with John Smith That was a lie Disney lied to you If you didn t know that, I wonder about your intelligence Logically, Elder should have been somewhat freaked out by the appearance of Amy Not disgusted, just freaked out Instead, he accepts her and falls in love with her for no reason except for the fact that she is different Apparently, the rest of the women on the ship the ones that looked like him were all beneath him I won t go into detail about how wrong I think that is As for Amy, I can understand why she likes Elder It makes sense He s the only person who s nice to her, he s attractive, and she s lonely They don t sizzle on the page They have no chemistry Honestly, I wish the romance had been left out of this book It s been hyped up so much, and it s such a failure.2 AmyAmy is annoying At times, she reminded me of Bella Swan There is a murderer aboard the ship and Eldest wants to kill you What do you do A Logically pull yourself together and try to keep a clear head You love both of your parents, but you remember that they re essential to the survival of the colony You re worried, but you want to explore the ship and make discoveries After all, you re in space No one forced you to come.B Panic Worry about your Daddy and constantly think about pulling him out of cryosleep, but don t think one whit about your mom Think constantly about running your singular hobby and your old boyfriend Jason, who you can t live without You also constantly talk back to Eldest, who could toss you out of the ship at any time Which of these soundslogical Well, if you re a female YA protagonist, you picked B Amy angst about being in cryosleep for the first 90 pages of Across the Universe Then she continues to angst and whine about her Daddy, Jason, and how unfair her life is Yes, she is seventeen and she still calls her dad, daddy I see a problem with this But she doesn t spendthan five seconds thinking about her mom Amy made Across the Universe really annoying This could have been a four star book without her But her constant whining annoyed me I understand that she s in a difficult situation, but she s in space Thousands would die to be in her position It reminds me of those stupid girls that complain about going to foreign countries for the summer You re going to France you idiot, why are you whining 3 Did I Mention the Romance Elder is a decent character Kind of dumb, but decent He s a regular teenage boy when he isn t lusting over Amy He reminded me of Jacob Black And yes, I m a Blackwater fan I hate Twilight, but I can t for the life of me relinquish my liking of Blackwater and Jacob Rosalie Knowing this, you should understand why I immediately started shipping Victrie and Elder together Sparks weren t flying off the page, but they had waychemistry than Amy and Elder Unfortunately, Victrie is only mentioned in a couple of chapters She s still my favorite character, which leads me to my next point.4 HarleyHarley, oh Harley How interesting you are You re probably my second favorite character view spoiler How I hate that Revis killed you off You were a much better match for Amy than Elder hide spoiler 5 The SlangI swear, if I hear onefrex or chuntz, I m shooting something 6 The PacingBy the time Elder and Amy finally meet, we re one third through the book At that point, I couldn t care less about their romance.7 The EndingRead it You ll see what I mean.8 The Rape SceneHave we really gone back to the time of The Clansman I know that link points to another book But honestly, I respect Aaron McGruder waythan I respect Thomas Dixon In all, this isn t a bad book I probably would have enjoyed itif I had read it all in one setting I liked it I really did But with guilty pleasures you have to acknowledge that they have faults 2.5 stars for effort


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    There were a lot of problems with this book Some were parts that just fell flat when they should have created some intrigue, and some were full on fail I think I can divide my issues with the book into four categories Flat Characters, Obvious Plot Twists, Science Fail, and Bad Storytelling I ll keep the spoilers behind cuts, and try to give a fair account and some suggestions for improvement Let s start withFlat Characters Amy is a girl She s got red hair She likes running She loves h There were a lot of problems with this book Some were parts that just fell flat when they should have created some intrigue, and some were full on fail I think I can divide my issues with the book into four categories Flat Characters, Obvious Plot Twists, Science Fail, and Bad Storytelling I ll keep the spoilers behind cuts, and try to give a fair account and some suggestions for improvement Let s start withFlat Characters Amy is a girl She s got red hair She likes running She loves her parents That s all I know about her Really Didn t I just read a 400 page book about her So why do I feel like I just went speed dating, and talked to Single 24 for 30 seconds before a bell rang Her OMGWTF Where am I response to waking early after having been cryogenically frozen for transport on a spaceship seemed generic It was initially realistic, but fell flat when no nuances or reactions that showedof her character were present If I were Ms Revis editor, I would suggest that she gives Amyof a backround identity Was she a rebel in school Did she clash with teachers or classmates about what was right A few good flashbacks to this would provide her with muchof jumping off place to rebel against the fascist regime of the ship, which currently doesn t seem like a moral stance but rather a Things at home weren t like this Eldest doesn t like me whine fest, especially in light of the fact that she followed her parents on this voyage rather than being independent and staying Also, she s 17, and still calls her dad Daddy Ew.If I had only one word to describe Elder, it would be dumb He s slow to catch on to almost all plot twists, and when a thought does fly into his head, it s not strong enough to make it to logical and obvious conclusions He s devoted to Amy I don t know why The idea of him in the leadership position he was intended for seems ill suited as he follows Amy around, but I don t get the feeling it was a deliberate decision Luckily, if I had two words, the second would be Curious Elder genuinely likes to explore and know things If this were developed further, I could see myself liking the guy.Eldest is just a symbol for the control freedom dichotomy and questions of having emotions and sadness versus having contentment but no feelings which the book touches on, but seems afraid to comment on He sof a set piece than a character, and I wish he and these themes were developed, which could have been done in interesting ways, especially with a ward of insane people on the ship.Obvious Plot TwistsI literally predicted all plot twists before they happened Revis seems to have gone for quantity over quality here, packing half a dozen into the end of the book, none of which are surprising, save one which only succeeds in surprising us because she basically cheated with the format of the book Some of the twists I only predicted a couple chapters early, but many were early, early on in the book, effectively killing the murder mystery plot I literally knew who the murderer was the first time we met the character, and was able to also predict other plot twists about him from the get go Revis needs to use a lighter touch with her hints and foreshadowing Several times I actually thought we had solved a mystery, only to have the characters puzzle over it a couple chapters later, and me say What, you didn t get that, really My entire experience reading the book went like this Hey, they sure talk about how the other Elder is dead a lot, I bet view spoiler he s not really dead hide spoiler Elder keeps mentioning that he doesn t know who his parents are maybe view spoiler he s a clone Wait, he saw the test tube with the embryos and he still doesn t know That boy s dumb hide spoiler Harley s sure intent on looking out that airlock after telling us about his girlfriend killing herself, view spoiler you don t think he s going to throw himself out the airlock, do you hide spoiler Old people keep going up to the fourth floor of the hospital and never being seen again view spoiler Wait, really, that wasn t enough for you to figure out they re killing them up there, Amy You had to bring this poor old lady up there to die hide spoiler More view spoiler When a constant liar says The ship s behind schedule, we won t make it in your life, but I promise we ll make it in time for your children to see, a promise you have no way of verifying you really think I m going to be surprised later when it turns out they re evenbehind schedule Ditto for Orion being the dead Elder Elder having unfrozen Amy was a surprise to me, but it was a surprise when the other Elder first said you gave me the idea to unfreeze people Then Revis proceeds to have Elder mope about telling Amy the truth, have an entire chapter flashing back to him unplugging her unnecessary We know and then him tell her, despite her having been there when the other Elder revealed it Why are there three reveals for one plot twist Also, I feel this was a really cheap way to do this, as readers would believe that Elder couldn t have done it, as he is a first person narrator Ha He did it and I didn t tell you even though he was narrating is like hiding outside in an indoor game of hide and seek and declaring you won Chalk that up to another reason for third person narration hide spoiler Science FailMaybe I should have expanded this to call it World Building Fail, because this is where I want to discuss things like the Season, which just didn t make any sense You re controlling inbreeding by having people go hormonally crazy and screw whoever Makes no sense Reading the reviews, a lot of people were disgusted by the season, and felt it pointless and out of place I found it pointless and out of place, but was also amazed that a giant orgy could be so boring.The cryogenic freezing is one of the best pieces of writing in the book, but it is not written for science, it s written for scare factor, and it shows Why do you have to be naked They pump all your blood out and replace it with blue stuff, but they never put your blood back in when they unfreeze you Nonsense And then there s the small thing that makes me angrier about this book than anything else Beth Revis does not understand how fingerprints work You shouldn t write a murder mystery if you won t take 5 minutes to research how fingerprints work view spoiler Elder sees his own fingerprints, but with a scar, in the cryogenic room, and later we learn it s the other Elder s Because they re clones The problem with that is that clones would, like identical twins, have different fingerprints Fingerprints develop as a body grows and are not completely controlled by DNA hide spoiler The fact that he plot hangs on this is ridiculous.Bad StorytellingSome of this isn t Beth Revis fault The moment she said I m thinking I d like to write this in the first person, alternating between Elder and Amy First one gets a chapter, then the other, an editor should have told her not to do it First person writing is a hard beast to tackle, in the hands of a less than expert writer it can make characters flat because they have no perspective on themselves, and broadcast their thoughts obviously rather than subtly It s clear this book suffers because of that, and could have been better in the third person Switching between characters every chapter feels contrived since Amy is in cryogenic sleep for 50 pages There s only so many times you can say I m awake and feel everything and Revis knows it, since several of those chapters are a page or less and provide no background or characterization for Amy, other than gag missing her boyfriend The entire alternation idea should have been scrapped early on.The first person almost rape scene also falls under this category It was unnecessary and poorly written Who, in the middle of being attacked by several men who forcibly rip your clothes off, describes the situation as including harder bites that were they to come from my boyfriend Jason, I would have liked Revis, p 222 Really Also falling in this category is near the end of the book when they ve still got a murderer to catch endangering her parents, but Amy gets inexplicably sidetrack researching genealogy It turns out it gives them some helpful hints, yes, but Amy doesn t even suspect that, she goes into it for just the joy of genealogy It s inconsistant with her character s motivations, and clearly just what the author needs her to be doing And when you can see the author s fingerprints all over the characters actions, that s the hallmark of bad writing.In short, it was one of those books that makes me a little crazy


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    I had much trouble forming my thoughts about this book to write a review Across the Universe is a hard book to describe Yes, it has that lovely cover that beckons everyone to read it Yes, it has an interesting premise Yes, it has all these elements to make it a brilliant read, something fresh and exciting But, for me, it just didn t give me everything I had wanted.Dystopias and I have a love hate relationship I love The Hunger Games and Unwind but others books, like Matched and Wither, I had much trouble forming my thoughts about this book to write a review Across the Universe is a hard book to describe Yes, it has that lovely cover that beckons everyone to read it Yes, it has an interesting premise Yes, it has all these elements to make it a brilliant read, something fresh and exciting But, for me, it just didn t give me everything I had wanted.Dystopias and I have a love hate relationship I love The Hunger Games and Unwind but others books, like Matched and Wither, areiffy to me than anything If I were to compare Across the Universe to certain dystopian novels, I would say it could have been the child of The Host and Inside Out with a bit of Star Trek thrown in for good measure I m definitely a Star Wars fan rather than a Star Trek fan, though, so you can imagine why this book and I clashed a bit Almost the entire story takes place on the ship christened Godspeed as it travels to a new planet, labeled as Centauri Earth, which humans hope to colonize The estimated time of travel is 250 years, and sixteen year old Amy is one of the few to be frozen alive and loaded as cargo, set to be reawakened when the ship makes landing.Due to outside forces, however, Amy is reawakened early.and she finds herself on the ship, a country unto itself ruled by a man named Eldest who has a successor named Elder The story flip flops perspectives between Amy and Elder so that you get the whole story.and it s not a bad story to read It is, however, a game of truth and lies, deception and trust, conspiracies and secrets You never know what s true or not in the story, and I found that to be a bit of a flaw I dislike books where you never know who to trust It takes away something from the story if I have to question everyone s credibility.As characters, Amy and Elder sometimes seemedlike pawns going through the motions than anything else Amy was a muchvibrant character than Elder, who went back and forth too much for my tastes I didn t like how he always went back to Well, Eldest said when all the while I was thinking, You can t trust a damn thing Eldest says The only other character I liked was Harley, the is he crazy or is he not artist, whom I actually believed was a better match for Amy than Elder But, of course, that pipe dream is dead.so that cued grumbling on my part I will give Revis kudos for this she made the science believable to me In a year where there are so many dystopias to read, she actually grounded her book in some realism as far as science and its power go But she leaves this question too should we let science rule us, or should we use science sparingly and see what we can do for ourselves It s a question we all will one day have to face for ourselves Across the Universe, for all its lofty ambitions, just didn t wow me as I had expected Instead, I was left with a read where I liked some parts and disliked others All in all, it was an underwhelming read to me Will I read the sequel that s likely forthcoming That, my friends, is still left up in the air


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    3.5 stars The movie Passengers with the God like Chris Pratt made me really want to read this book.I actually couldn t finish the movie, because I thought it was too slow and the romance was just too expected, but the book entertained me quite a bit.The ship itself Godspeed is pretty curious It has its own separate levels and functions and the world inside it is reminiscent of a dystopian one The setting is honestly my favourite thing about this book The story combines mystery, family friend 3.5 stars The movie Passengers with the God like Chris Pratt made me really want to read this book.I actually couldn t finish the movie, because I thought it was too slow and the romance was just too expected, but the book entertained me quite a bit.The ship itself Godspeed is pretty curious It has its own separate levels and functions and the world inside it is reminiscent of a dystopian one The setting is honestly my favourite thing about this book The story combines mystery, family friendship and science fiction in a way that grips the reader The romance lacks originality and passion, but fortunately it s not inundating the plot.Many plot twists are hidden inside chapters, especially the last ones They made me want to immediately pick the second book up Started it and it s surprising so far.Amy is a lovely, humane girl Elder s role is important, and I certainly did like learningabout it and him, but he s not a memorable character.I m so curious about what s going to happen next This is the sort of series that you know you won t guess the ending of It s going to be plot twist after plot twist Good Great, even I ll read on Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin


  7. says:

    As science fiction, or as a dystopian space mystery this book was pretty much awesome I loved the idea behind it frozen people being transported on a spaceship to a new planet, destined to arrive in 300 years from take off but, uh oh, not everything goes to plan Someone is reviving the frozen people in their containers with the intention of letting them drown.I really liked this whole aspect of it, and I ve never been a space story fan I never cared for Star Wars, Star Trek or anything As science fiction, or as a dystopian space mystery this book was pretty much awesome I loved the idea behind it frozen people being transported on a spaceship to a new planet, destined to arrive in 300 years from take off but, uh oh, not everything goes to plan Someone is reviving the frozen people in their containers with the intention of letting them drown.I really liked this whole aspect of it, and I ve never been a space story fan I never cared for Star Wars, Star Trek or anything like that My problem was how the book was sold to the audience It should have been shown like this But instead it was marketed as a romance story, which it just wasn t A few lustful imaginings of a teenage boy is hardly a romance novel, the publishers obviously thought that was all young adult readers want But, let s face it, very few guys are going to be interested in reading this book just by looking at the cover yeah, I know, guys are silly and what s not to love about pink sparkles This is muchsci fi or mystery than it is romance In fact, there is hardly any romantic suggestion at all and most of what there is happens to be one sided Does Amy even like Elder that way She seemed to do an awful lot of pining for her ex boyfriend, Jason, rather that showing much interest in Elder.Not that I mind that much, the story wasn t lacking without the sweet nothings and teen love perhaps a refreshing change actually , plus I loved the sci fi Will definitely read the next book


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    Video full series review spoiler free 2 11 17 After reading the second book and havingtime to sit on it, I m lowering my rating of this one from 3 stars to 2.5 stars The sequel was fine, but this first book was a rough start and was a mostly negative experience for me.Original 2 6 17 I wrote some harsh things about this book on Twitter and in earlier reading updates about how it was offensive, so I want to address that This book is a dystopia, whi Video full series review spoiler free 2 11 17 After reading the second book and havingtime to sit on it, I m lowering my rating of this one from 3 stars to 2.5 stars The sequel was fine, but this first book was a rough start and was a mostly negative experience for me.Original 2 6 17 I wrote some harsh things about this book on Twitter and in earlier reading updates about how it was offensive, so I want to address that This book is a dystopia, which I didn t realize going in In some respects, it is intentionally offensive A terrible society is set up that you are supposed to hate and want to be overthrown.I never know what people consider to be spoilers so I m hiding some of the following points Open if you want to know .Race view spoiler Race is something that was handled questionably The society in this book is monoethnic They are described as having darker, olive toned skin and dark hair and eyes When the main character Amy is introduced with her pale skin, red hair, and green eyes, the other character Elder immediately sees her asbeautiful than anyone else I felt that this reinforced white beauty standards If the races had been changed, however, it may have also reinforced exoticism though I m not the right person to ask on that She is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen, but also the strangest Her skin is pale, almost translucent white, and I don t think it s just from the ice How can this girl fit into the monoethnic no differences at all world Eldest says provides perfect peace p57I think it was just an unfortunate situation that the book wrote itself into The main point the book is trying to make is that our differences should be celebrated and there is a line in the last half about identity being tied to race, so by trying to erase race the leaders of this society were erasing what makes humanity so beautiful He has no concept that a race is part of a person s identity he just sees it as a difference, a difference that s better off eliminated p306Ultimately, I can appreciate the point the book was making by showing race erasure as a flaw in the society, but I think it was done a bit clumsily hide spoiler Mental Illness view spoiler Another part I didn t like was the handling of mental illness There is a mental ward on the ship and every time it was mentioned, I was uncomfortable Again, the way it was portrayed did have a reason in the end You are supposed to dislike it However, there were some truly awful stereotypes used in regards to mental illness that are not ok, and did not need to be included to make the point the book was trying to make Every character in the mental ward is called a creative type They are painters, writers, poets This reinforces the stereotype that mental illness equals creativity, or vice versa There was also a line that equated being organized with having OCD The doctor starts straightening the pencils I dumped on his desk He s seriously OCD p109While other aspects of how mental illness were treated were challenged, these 2 things were not, perpetuating harmful stereotypes hide spoiler Possessive relationship male gaze view spoiler This is the part of the story I ended up hating the most Sure, Elder is a product of his flawed society, but there is no way I am excusing his actions enough to ship this The first time Elder sees Amy, she s naked and unconscious and he spends several lines describing her breasts and saying how he can t look away from them My eyes devour her body, then drift back to her breasts The ice is a little foggy there, teasing me, but I can see enough to know they re lush, and even if they re frozen, I imagine that if they were warmed up character s thoughts are cut off p57Many times in the book they are interacting and he has internal thoughts of grabbing her or slamming her against walls to crush her lips with his Amy bites her lip, and all I want to do is seize her, crush her against me, feel her lips with mine p173His thoughts are very sexual and aggressive in tone He isn t aggressive with her in action, but he is very jealous of other males talking to her, and acts generally possessive towards her Because he is the only male on the ship her age, Amy just kind of goes with it I cannot, will not, get behind this ship She has no choice To be fair, Amy brings up this very point about choice at the start of book 2 hide spoiler Sexual assault I felt it was also worth mentioning that there is a scene of attempted rape in the book for anyone who needs a heads up I can see how it serves to make a point about the society, but I hated reading it.In short, the society in this book is pretty offensive, but I can see now that it is intentionally that way in order to make its point I think that if I had known this book was a dystopia rather than a space adventure, I probably would have realized earlier that of course the society would be awful and I wouldn t have reacted so negatively at first Though, some of the things were just plain offensive without excuse Basically what I m saying is it s bad, but not as bad as I initially thought.As for my enjoyment of the story, I thought a couple of the plot twists were super obvious, and I really didn t enjoy reading about this society though as I ve said, you aren t supposed to enjoy it The characters both seemed very childish in the way they spoke, although I listened to the audiobook and that very well could have been due to the way the narrators read it book 2 has different voice actors and has a totally different feel By the end I did decide to pick up the next book, mainly just because I m trying to read some of Beth Revis s work and this series is the most easily available one to me on OverDrive


  9. says:

    Really enjoyed this I loved all of the twists and surprises The characters were just okay though This could have been a 5 star book, I think, if I d loved themI think Harley was my favorite I m excited to read on and see where this story goes


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    Space is awesome I say that like I ve been there For all you know, I have I could be a certified astronaut in the U.S Space Program who took time off from being in space to write fiction about being in space and that s why I ve been on Goodreads so much I could be You don t know.Okay, so I m not I haven t nor probably never will go to outer space, but that doesn t stop me from thinking it s the coolest and most awesomest thing in the universe Which as a matter of fact it actually is t Space is awesome I say that like I ve been there For all you know, I have I could be a certified astronaut in the U.S Space Program who took time off from being in space to write fiction about being in space and that s why I ve been on Goodreads so much I could be You don t know.Okay, so I m not I haven t nor probably never will go to outer space, but that doesn t stop me from thinking it s the coolest and most awesomest thing in the universe Which as a matter of fact it actually is the coolest natural thing in all the verse that is presuming you can call it a thing Really space is the absence of things As the absolute absence of anything, is it really a thing Should it even have a name Maybe we should just call it ________ That might be aaccurate description view spoiler Shhhh, no one is supposed to know this Space isn t actually completely void There are still particles up there somewhere, which is why even space never reaches Absolute Zero But no one needs to know that we actually know so much about The Void, mmmkay hide spoiler Where was I Oh yeah, space is cool It can be approximately as low as negative 454.765 degrees Fahrenheit if you want to be specific Which, unfortunately, is about as cold as the characters and the romance in this book This book doesn t make space cool it makes it ridiculous.Let me break it down, now Huge society lives in and operates spaceship, with cryogenically frozen peeps in tow, destined to start a colony on a new planet Everyone awake on the ship is dark olive skinned with brown hair and brown eyes The society doesn t have any sort of religion or superstitious beliefs Their appearance seems to be of Asian decent, but they speak and act distinctly American They are supposedly all descendants from the original earth based crew of many different ethnicities.Even with the backstory we get later on in the book, I just don t see a set of circumstances unfolding logically that would follow these lines, leading to that sort of society, especially since no useful background information is given as to how or why it might have happened After 300 years, they only have a couple new words brilly and frex Everything else is the same And after 300 years, no religions or superstitions were passed down or even created And how did they all become mono ethnic They weren t originally.They have the technology to use cryogenics and build a humongous space ship, larger than the entire island of Iwo Jima, capable of flying across the galaxy, but they still use pencils and paper They don t even have tablet computers.And mostly, why WHY would you need an entire society to keep an eye on the ship Wouldn t it makesense to have shifts of people woken from cryogenics to keep an eye on the star charts, instead of an entire society that needs to be fed, watered, and continuously breeding just to keep the ship running Wouldn t the engines have beenefficient if they didn t have to support an entire city and farmland and a ginourmous artificial sun But even though they have this huge society, they still tons of people in cryogenics.And now, some of the cryogenically frozen are being murdered So, all this technology an all these essential people and they don t have ANY better security No cameras No A.I And all you have to do is unplug those in cryo to kill them Oh, and also, they only breed every once in a great while and when it happens, they do IT everywhere view spoiler Because of hormones in the water Seriously They d have to be some pretty strong hormones to make people strip down and get it on in the stairwell of a mental facility hospital And why does it only effect twenty somethings If it s in the water supply, wouldn t it effect those who aren t in their twenties too And why are there even people who are younger than 20 And supposedly there are twenty somethings and forty somethings, so do they only have a Season every twenty years If that s the case, then there shouldn t be anyone under 20 until after this season and then they would all be newborns, not young like the girl who Amy talks to about rabbits or a teen like Elder I guess there are exceptions to the Seasons But how If birth control is distributed in the water supply Did I miss an explanation somewhere hide spoiler Space kids playing CSI That s all this was Aaaaand the plot line made about as much sense as David Caruso s lines husky voiceI think it s about to get real cold in.puts on sunglasses with dramatic pauseSPACE YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAH image error Some books I like to take my time with I revel in the beautiful language or study the composition of the sentences Some I reread passages just for the heck of it Then, some books I inhale because I can think of nothing else I can t stop reading as fast I can, because I just can t get enough.This was none of the above Across The Universe was easy to put down and not feel compelled to pick back up I didn t take my time with it either though because I just wasn t that intrigued by the details or descriptions and didn t feel invested in the mystery So I got through it quickly, but not because I was consumed by it Rather the opposite What is the opposite of consumed Ummm, vomited Expelled Expelled sounds better This book expelled me from it It said read me and be done with it already The person who we are, I think, supposed to see as a bad guy, doesn t seem as bad as the main characters seem to see him The murderer was so obvious that it makes me laugh.Also, the cover is VERY misleading It looks like a romance, does it not Yeah, there is pretty much ZERO romance in this book, which I actually might have appreciated if I hadn t already been expecting romance But I almost didn t notice the lack of lovey dovey, because I was so distracted with questions and vehement disagreement with the ridiculous world building.What happened to the books that surprise and astound me with the answers to the questions they raise I want a book that SHOCKS me with a capital Lightning Bolt.Am I so jaded of a reader that nothing shocks me any Or is it the books that are jaded from an over sold and over saturated YA market


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