By Beth Revis
Book 1 within the New York Times bestselling trilogy, excellent for enthusiasts of Battlestar Gallactica and Prometheus!
WHAT DOES IT TAKE to outlive ABOARD A SPACESHIP FUELED through LIES?
Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the spaceship Godspeed. She has left her boyfriend, friends--and planet--behind to hitch her mom and dad as a member of venture Ark send. Amy and her mom and dad think they're going to wake on a brand new planet, Centauri-Earth, 300 years sooner or later. yet fifty years earlier than Godspeed's scheduled touchdown, cryo chamber forty two is mysteriously unplugged, and Amy is violently woken from her frozen slumber.
somebody attempted to homicide her.
Now, Amy is stuck inside of an enclosed international the place not anything makes sense. Godspeed's 2,312 passengers have forfeited all regulate to Eldest, a tyrannical and scary chief. And Elder, Eldest's rebellious teenage inheritor, is either desirous about Amy and desirous to detect even if he has what it takes to lead.
Amy desperately desires to belief Elder. yet may still she positioned her religion in a boy who hasn't ever noticeable existence outdoor the ship's chilly steel partitions? All Amy is aware is that she and Elder needs to race to free up Godspeed's hidden secrets and techniques ahead of whoever woke her attempts to kill again.
"Entirely unique, deeply compelling, and absolutely unputdownable--I've came across a brand new favorite!" --Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling writer of The wooded area of fingers and Teeth
"A homicide secret, a budding romance, and a dystopian global gracefully built-in right into a sci-fi novel that blows away all expectation." --Melissa Marr, New York occasions bestselling writer of Wicked Lovely
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Rowling’s Harry Potter and Meyer’s Bella Swan had ushered in a plethora of knock-off titles that cashed in on the ravenous book-buying interest in the spell-slinging and the undead. Frey, attempting to jump ahead of the curve guessed the next trend would be … aliens.. He quickly culled together the components for a YA novel focused on aliens that would be user 22 CAPITALISM, HOLLYWOOD, AND ADULT APPROPRIATION OF YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE friendly for readers weaned on the bolt-scarred wizard and the clumsily stubborn vampire lover.
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Across the Universe by Beth Revis