Today is the official release of Across The Universe by Beth Revis!
And io9 will be posting a 111 pg excerpt from 11:11 AM Eastern to 11:11 PM Eastern today, 01.11.11. This is an io9 EXCLUSIVE!
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Review: Across the Universe is a Sci-Fi YA set in the ship Godspeed as it travels through the stars for centuries towards a new dream. In it, Amy and Elder come crashing together amidst time, space, and dark secrets.
Told in both point-of-views, the relationship between them builds little by little in a realistic fashion that requires the gaining of each others' trust before anything else. The process of cryogenic freezing is just the beginning to this strange adventure as the pair struggle to find truth in a society that seems founded completely on lies. Not only is Amy left struggling with the pain of wondering whether her family's sacrifice is worth all the risk, but murders of some of the other "frozens" has created discord and danger on the ship!
Honestly? I was hooked just by reading the first chapter! And I think you will be too. It's a fun mystery mixed with creepy dystopic Sci-Fi anyone would enjoy:) So watch the fabulous ATU book trailer(narrated by Lauren Ambrose)below and then look for the exclusive i09 excerpt!
And in this next clip, Beth explains where she got her inspiration and shares with us the detailed layout of spaceship Godspeed:
So how bout it? Could YOU survive a cryogenically frozen state in order to travel Across the Universe?
Would you want to?
Be sure to check out the ship on the website! it's an interactive site where you can explore the ship design. I love that you can even zoom in and out on any level. I didn't really understand how the cargo boxes on Feeder level looked until I saw them on the site so it's a great help if you like visualizing what you read:)
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