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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

TBR Tuesday: Across the Universe

Most of us have books we've bought with all intentions of reading (or maybe just because it was cheap!), only to have them fade away on a shelf or disappear into a stack of books, never to be seen or thought of again.
TBR Tuesday is a way to talk about the books we own but haven't read, see what other people think about them, and help us decide whether to bump it up our list or knock it off completely.
[If you're more a book borrower than a book buyer, you're still welcome to participate with the books that you've been meaning to read and haven't!]

On my TBR

Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Science Fiction, 398 pages
Published January 11th 2011 by Razorbill
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


I went on a little shopping spree early in 2011 where I had to have ALL THE BOOKS.  They all looked so good, and I had heard good things about all of them.  But...of all of those had-to-have releases of early 2011, I don't think I've even touched most of them.  This is one of those hotly anticipated, just gotta have it book, and it's just been sitting on my shelves.  Thing is, I do intend to read it, and am even eagerly looking forward to it - I just can't seem to work it into the reading schedule...and here it's almost time for the sequel, A Million Suns, to come out!
So someone give me a push.  How many of you have read this and loved it?  Any of you who think it didn't live up to the hype?  Lemme know in the comments!


What's on your TBR this week?

9 comments:

  1. I want to read this one right away because I've heard in Just another story blog that the book was very good, but I have to wait because they don't have it in my library.Maybe I'll buy it since I'm very anxious about it :)

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  2. This book has been on my TBR forever too and I keep hearing wonderful things about it! I'll have to snatch it up when I have a sci-fi itch to scratch.

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  3. I've heard a lot of good things about this book so I picked it up when Barnes and Noble had their fifty percent off all YA coupon. I'm hoping to get it read soon. :]

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  4. I think I'm in the minority of people who DIDN'T like this novel. I was so entranced by the pretty cover and it's in SPACE which sounded cool, but it was so 'blah' for me, mostly because of the two main characters and the fairly obvious mystery. And it doesn't even follow physics properly which I think is kind of important for a sci-fi set in space.

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  5. Big hater on this one. It was really preachy and the characters were blah. Worst read of last year. But if you decide to read it, I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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  6. The cover of this novel is so awesome so I really wanted to like it. Unfortunately, I couldn't even get through it (which is something that rarely happens to me with books). I found the story to be cliched and the science fiction to be unimaginative and unbelievable.

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  7. I've heard a great deal about this one and it's been mainly positive, so I've put it on my to buy list for my Kindle.

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  8. I am reading this book right now and I love it. I am starting to get into the sci-fi Fantasy [dystopian] genre and I just am lapping it up. I let it sit for a year and I don't know why.

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