Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Book Description from Beth Revis' website
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the
vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awake 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 a 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
I enjoyed this debut novel and look forward to the series. The
writing is wonderful and the story believable. I like how Amy and
Elder sturggle to learn the truth about Godspeed. Godspeed uses a
system ruled by Eldest, where one person is born ahead of the people
he'll lead to act as the commander and patriarch. He also prevents
discord adn preserve every living person on the ship.
Elder is struggling to understand about power and realizes the simple
truth that it isn't about control it's about having strength and
giving that to others. A leader isn't supposed to use force to make
him stronger, but a leader is a person who uses their strength to give
to others so that they may be strong enough to stand on their own.
If you are a fan of dystopian fiction then you'll enjoy this new
series and new author. I received this ARC free of charge from the
publisher, via Shelf Awareness for review.