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Across the Universe (Across The Universe #1) by Beth Revis

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)
Across the Universe (Across The Universe #1)
by Beth Revis 
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published January 11th 2011 by Razorbill
Rating: 5/5 Stars 
A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder. 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.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.

Wow, Wow, Wow! I tend to stay away from Sci-fi based novels but this one blew me away. As soon as I saw the summary I knew I wanted to read it, than the cover alone is worth buying it over. We are introduced to Amy right away and her thoughts and feelings. She is getting ready to be frozen and even the very beginning of the book is very intense. The first few pages made my stomach hurt because I felt so sorry for her because the decision she had to make was huge. Than a few pages later we meet Elder. He is the future leader of the ship; the Godspeed. He is being trained to take over the ship and lead his generation to their new home. Amy ends up getting woken up early and Elder does everything he can to try to make her more comfortable. He is very intrigued by this new girl. She is so different from everyone on the ship, her personality, her hair color, her looks, just everything. He finds her fascinating. Of course the leader of the ship right now, Elder does not like her at all. He finds her to be a nuisance and wants her gone. 

Their are so many secrets, lies, mysteries on the ship that there is never a dull moment and we are constantly learning new things. Amy’s parents are still frozen and she fears they will be woken up just like she was, which she knows now was not an accident because a few others have been unfrozen left to die. And than there is The Season. It’s basically where everyone starts mating to reproduce to keep the ships population going on. I hated it from the get go! Love needs to be natural, not predestined. I understand they need to keep humans on the ship but I wanted people to fall in love! 

I also loved all the characters in Across The Universe. There were a lot of side characters to keep the story going. I liked getting to know them all.

No spoilers in this review because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone so just read the book to find out what happens! What happens to Amy? Does she ever make it off the ship? Does Elder become leader? When does the ship land? 

Overall: I really loved this one. I’m usually not a big fan of sci-fi type books. I tend to stick with paranormal or contemp romance YA but this one had just striked my fancy. It was a wonderful book! Its a pretty thick book but I finished it within a day. Once I started, I didn’t want to stop. I just had to know what was going to happen!!! It was also told in separate points of view so we got to experience things both with Amy and Elder!Loved that!

Cover: The cover is beautiful. Its striking with just the right amount of colors. Very unique and pretty. 

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-Shannon @ SoManyBooksSoLittleTime


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In My Mailbox: (#9)


In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by Cassandra Livingston and Ana Carter. The purpose of this meme is to share the books we receive with our readers.  These can be ARCs, books we purchased ourselves, books requested for review by authors and publishers, eBooks, free reads we stumbled upon and audiobooks. Posted randomly and sometimes twice a week.

 Recent Purchases:
 Easy Ask For It (Georgian, #1) Passion for the Game (Georg...
Easy by Tamara Webber
Ask For It (Georgian, #1) by Sylvia Day
Passion For The Game (Georgian, #1) by Sylvia Day


Sound (Solid, #3)

Sound by Shelley Workinger

I have recently received an ARC courtesy of Shelley Workinger!


Posted by on November 28, 2012 in In My Mailbox


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Waiting on Wednesday: The Essence (The Pledge #2) by Kimberly Derting

Waiting on Wednesday

This is a weekly event hosted by Crystal Walker, Ana Carter, Shannon Medeiros, Cassandra Livingston, Chennel Lee, and Sophia Carter that spotlites upcoming new releases that we’re highly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

 The Essence (The Pledge, #2)

 Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: January 1st 2013 by Margaret K. McElderry
Poor child. Poor, wretched child. You have no idea what you’re up against. No idea how to stop me, do you?

Though it has been months since Charlaina—Charlie—defeated the tyrant Sabara and took control of the Ludanian crown, Sabara has not disappeared. The old queen’s Essence has fused itself to Charlie’s psyche and is viciously fighting to overpower Charlie.

Balancing her new duties as Queen and battling both Sabara’s voice and a growing resistance to her rule push Charlie to the brink of exhaustion. She wants to be the same old Charlie she has ever been but now she is Your Majesty.
As Charlie journeys to an annual summit to meet with the leaders of nearby Queendoms—an event where her ability to understand all languages is the utmost asset—she is faced with the ultimate betrayal. And the only person she can turn to for help is the evil soul residing within.

What are you waiting on?

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“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.” 
― William StyronConversations with William Styron

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Twelve Months by Steven Manchester

Twelve Months

Twelve Months by Steven Manchester

Paperback, 324 pages

Published August 14th 2012 by The Story Plant (first published 2012)

Rating:4/5 Stars

Don DiMarco has a very good life – a family he loves, a comfortable lifestyle, passions and interests that keep him amused. He also thought he had time, but that turned out not to be the case. Faced with news that might have immediately felled most, Don now wonders if he has time enough. Time enough to show his wife the romance he didn’t always lavish on her. Time enough to live out his most ambitious fantasies. Time enough to close the circle on some of his most aching unresolved relationships. Summoning an inner strength he barely realized he possessed, Don sets off to prove that twelve months is time enough to live a life in full.

A glorious celebration of each and every moment that we’re given here on Earth, as well as the eternal bonds that we all share, TWELVE MONTHS is a stirring testament to the power of the human spirit.


**I received an ARC courtesy of Steven Manchester**

Twelve Months by Steven Manchester is a novel about living. Don is diagnosed with stage four cancer and is given a year to live. So he lives. The book follows his journey through a bucket list and back to his family’s side. Twelve months is definitely a must read.This is one of those books that I think has something for everyone, and the message is timeless. I’d say it is a story that will bring tears to many of its readers’ eyes, get to their very souls and teach them a life lesson.

When Don Di Marco, a satisfied man with a great life, is diagnosed with cancer and told he has twelve months to live, he decides to live his remaining days to the full, and complete the things he never had a chance to.
Twelve Months is a well written, engaging book that really makes the reader wonder what they would do if they were in the unfortunate position of Don. Don DiMarco’s experiences, endurance, generosity and kindness are displayed throughout the entire book giving it a deep sense of humanity and humbleness that one wouldn’t expect from most people, much less someone who’s about to die. More importantly Don proves that the old saying “Slow and steady wins the race” is truth.

Don DiMarco became a real person for me, I laughed when he did and when he joked. Then cried hard and profusely when he faced sadness, as well as through basically the last 10 pages.

I can only say go read it, you won’t be sorry. You’ll enjoy a wonderful and inspiring story, and you’ll have something to go to whenever you feel like it’s hard to keep fighting and want some encouragement.

-Ana @ SoManyBooksSoLittleTime



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