This week, I'm waiting on...
Across The Universe by Beth Revis
Summary from Amazon.com: 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.
Wait, did someone say space travel? They did? Then I am saying hell yeah!
Quite honestly, I don't know where to begin with this one. There are so many, many reasons for my excitement about it that it has all just merged into a giant ball of bookish anticipation. I would pretty much read any YA book set three hundred years in the future / set on a spaceship / involving cryonic suspension (my very favourite kind of suspension! woot!) and this book will have ALL of those things. It's almost too thrilling to contemplate.
And yet... I am contemplating it. Daily. To the extent that I frequently find myself humming the song 'Across the Universe' (in the style of the Fiona Apple cover version, naturally). This is going to be big, right?
Across the Universe launches on January 11th 2011 in the US, and March 3rd 2011 in the UK.
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