Series and Book #: Across the Universe Trilogy #2
It’s been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. Everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed.
But there may be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He’s finally free to act on his vision—no more Phydus, no more lies.
But when Elder learns shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a mystery that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier. Their success—or failure—will determine the fate of the 2,298 passengers aboard Godspeed. But with each step, the journey becomes more perilous, the ship more chaotic, and the love between them more impossible to fight.
I find that these books are very hard to get into. But once the action starts, and the mystery begins, it's easy to fall headfirst into the story.
Amy got so whiny at the end of the book. And Elder still didn't believe in his leadership! The roles reversed themselves. At the beginning, Amy was fine and Elder was uncertain. At the end, Amy was whiny and Elder was strong. Their dynamic is still interesting. Unlike most stories, Elder and Amy are not star crossed lovers. They've got their problems and Revis addresses them during the story.
I love space. Astronomy has always interested me. Revis obviously loves it just as much because the way she wrote the beauty of the stars was excellent. Both Elder and Amy were fascinated by them, and the sparse moments when they saw them, the writing came alive and it took my breath away.
Overall, I really liked the character changes that came without Phydus. It was interesting to see how Elder acted when he saw disobedient citizens. Reality check the hard way. I understood what Amy wanted to do with freedom and everything, but Godspeed isn't America and it's not made of people who have grown up with what's right and wrong. She bugged me because she didn't understand that. But other than that...the mysterious deaths were a surprise. The romance between Elder and Amy blew up eventually (YAY!). Which begs the question, what will happen in Shades of Earth? What's on the new planet? How are they going to deal with it? WILL AMY'S PARENTS FINALLY WAKE UP? The suspense is killing me!
The Cover: Lovely, like the first. It's very reminiscent of the end, when they can both see the stars, and they're leaving for an unknown world.