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.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.
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.