Word Revel

Book blogger, recent Sociology grad in her twenties. Stares at labels when no books are in sight. Disproportionately reads YA. This is a companion blog to http://wordrevel.com.

Across the Universe

Across the Universe - Beth Revis, Lauren Ambrose, Carlos Santos Initial thoughts: This book wasn't a priority for me based on the synopsis because somehow I didn't think it would interest me that much. The reason I read it anyway was so that I could clear the "A book set in the future" prompt for the 2015 Popsugar Reading Challenge. Lol. Yes, I'm competitive like that. Anyway, there were some concepts that interested me in how they were dealt with, like cryonics and eugenics, plus the idea of mono ethnicity. The narration-style and first-person voices of Amy and Elder didn't do much for me though and my overall enjoyment wasn't all that high.

I'm not sure yet if I care to continue with the sequel. Yes, there's a cliffhanger but I think I'm pretty okay not knowing how things continue. Not to mention, despite the mystery surrounding the antagonist, it was pretty obvious who that person would be, so no shock there. At least there were plot-points that still kept me on the edge of my seat despite the predictability on some fronts.

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