06 July 2011

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

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.
Review:
Across the Universe has to be the most original books I've read this year. What can I say except, I LOVED IT. Its such a wonderful book and it would be absolutely hard to explain without having an hour to spare. When it comes to sci-fi, you can either get "Absolutely Amazing" or "What Are These People On?" This book definately goes in the "Absolutely Amazing" catagory. I also think it take a certain kind of person to be able to read sci-fi (I'm a major Doctor Who fan so I have no trouble) but I think this book is able to possibly reach out to people of other genres and pull them in. I found this novel to be absolutely captivating and think about it everyday. Really looking forward to the next book.
Read: June 2011
Rating: 5/5 Stars

Coming soon...

I'm on a review writing spree! Passing the time writing book reviews on Goodreads. I would love to morph this into a book review blog. That would be freaking fantastic. Well, once I figure out exactly how to get my reviews on here, then I'll be on my way.

01 July 2011

I have a problem...

Everyone has an addiction of some sort, right? Well, mine would be buying books. Well owning books really. (Like I would turn down a free book.) I love libraries and all that but theres something about walking into my room and seeing all my books sitting on shelves where I can just pick them up anytime I want and just read. So I decided to document my addiction by sharing all the books I have yet to read and my ever shameful pile of books I've haven't bothered to finish.
So here we go. This might take awhile.

To be read:
-Doctor Who: The Eyeless by Lance Parkin
-Witch Child by Celia Rees
-Sorceress by Celia Rees
-A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly
-I Am The Messenger by Markus Zusak
-Corsets & Clockwork: 13 Steampunk Romances
-Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater
-The Iron King by Julie Kagawa
-A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb
-Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
-The Luxe by Anna Godbersen
-Ruined by Paula Morris
-Incarceron by Catherine Fisher
-City of Glass by Cassandra Clare
-Falling Under by Gwen Hayes
-Wake Unto Me by Lisa Cach
-Blue Moon by Alyson Noel
-Need by Carrie Jones
-Ghost Huntress: The Awakening by Marley Gibson
-Dark Mirror by M J Putney
-We Hear The Dead by Dianne K Salerni
-Haven by Kristi Cook
-Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon
-Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
-Wither by Lauren DeStefano
-Divergent by Veronica Roth
-The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
-The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong
-Die For Me by Amy Plum
-Torment by Lauren Kate
-The Lost Saint by Bree Despain
-Paranormalcy by Kiersten White
-Siren by Tricia Rayburn
-Blood Magic by Tessa Gratton
-Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
-Dark Visions by L J Smith

To Finish:
-Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith
-The Dying Breath by Alane Ferguson
-Wings by Aprilynne Pike
-Bright Young Things by Anna Godbersen
-The Host by Stephenie Meyer.

Now the only problem is, which one do I read next?