Published: January 11th 2011
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.
There were a lot of things I did not like about this book. And really only one thing that I did like. This is just going to be a short review as I couldn’t bring myself to finish it but I wanted to write something about it.
So to start off, Amy, one of the two main characters, constantly refers to her father as Daddy and she is 17 I think. This drove me up the freaking wall! It was childish, immature and annoying as hell. And it continued throughout the book!
Second, the idea that anyone artistic or anyone who isn’t a mindless idiot is rounded up and taken to the mental ward of the hospital was such a bad idea. And i don’t know how much it changed throughout the rest of the book but for the 200 something pages I read, it made it incredibly boring.
Third, Elder is such a pathetic character. The way he talks about Amy and all of the sexual things he wants to do with her and to her, all while knowing he could, because apparently he is a sexual master mind at the ripe age of 17 with no previous knowledge or experience is ridiculous. I get that it was his first time with a young attractive girl around him, and she was different and new, but it was definitely insta-love and incredibly bad insta-love at that. Also, the way he was described was as tall and buff but in my mind I read him as a small and weak character. Because he had such a hard time backing up his actions, being indecisive and whiny in his head about Eldest, he was just a poor character all around.
Amy was also incredibly annoying. She whined the whole time and was boring. The only interesting thing about her was that she ran.
Also, it was extremely obvious who the evil-doer was in this book by 75 pages in. Poor writing on Revis’ part. Her writing was also very vague, When Elder first “saves” the ship early in the story, it made no sense. Same goes for her descriptions of the ship. If there wasn’t a map in the beginning of the book I would have been lost.
So now to the very few good points to this book. It had an exciting opening scene that I though would continue through the book but let me down pretty quickly. The politics on board the ship were interesting. And an interesting concept all around that could have been written much better, maybe by a different author.
Oh and that first cover is absolutely gorgeous! It’s a let down that the book sucked. Why did they have to make three covers? If I had actually liked the book I would have been pissed, because I know you can’t get the third with the same covers as the first two.
All in all, I would steer clear of this book. It was one big let down and boring to read.