Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Day Fourteen - All About Across the Universe + Giveaway

Hey Guys, sorry we're abit late today! Beth and I lost track of time, our coffee trip turned into a shopping trip! Right Beth? RIGHT? ( I lied, we didn't do any of that shebang ...) Anyway just a heads up that Beth is have a giveaway of EPIC proportions over at her blog, there will be 100 winners! Best thing yet? It's INTERNATIONAL!!! ( HERE ) However, at the end of this post there is also a giveaway.....

Book Profile

Name - Across the Universe ( Goodreads )
Author -  Beth Revis ( Profile )
Release Date - 11th of Jan 2011
Genre - Dystopian/ Sci-fi/ Fantasy
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 awake 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 a 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.

Character Profiles

There are two main characters, Amy and Elder, and the book is told in alternating POVs.

Name: Amy Martin
Age: 17 years old
Birthplace: Florida, Earth
Physical description: Long red hair, pale skin, green eyes
Goals in life: To run in the NY Marathon, to be happy with her family and friends
Background: Amy likes running and races competitively at her high school…until her parents become a part of a mission for the first interstellar space trip. Amy chooses to be cryogenically frozen so she can go on the mission with her parents. In 300 years, she’s supposed to wake up with her parents on a new world. Problem is, someone woke her fifty years too early…

Name: Elder
Age: 16 years old
Birthplace: Godspeed, an interstellar space ship
Physical description: Brown hair, skin, and eyes
Goals in life: To become a good, strong leader of the ship, following in the footsteps of generations of Eldests.
Background: Elder wants nothing more than to prove himself as a leader. But just as his training begins, problems start up on the ship. Elder, as well as the rest of the over 2,000-strong crew, was born on Godspeed. What he didn’t know was that there were a hundred cryogenically frozen people on a secret level of the ship just below his feet. When one of the people—a striking red head who stands out amongst the monoethnic crew—wakes up fifty years early, her arrival is only the beginning of a whole new set of problems…including a murderer who unplugs and kills more frozens like Amy…

Early Review - HERE
For more information about my book, please visit my website—bethrevis.com—and be sure to check out the telescope for hidden extras!

Giveaway Time !!!

Beth has kindly offered a Signed ARC of Across the Universe + Pin Buttons ( really cool ones :P) to one for you Debutante Enthusiasts or anyone who can't wait to read ATU ( I really should start my ARC...)

Official Rules - will be disqualified if you don't follow exactly ( not even kidding guys, I'm fed up already with people who can't follow instructions)

- Must leave all links that are required ( will be disqualified if you don't)
- Must Fill out this FORM
- Extra Entries are optional ( although they are nice :P )

Badass Bookie xx


  1. Great contest. And what a gorgeous cover.

  2. The cover is two faces! I never really realized this. But great character profile!

  3. I love it when books are told through alternating view points...Definitely adds suspense. You have to start reading your ARC! Let us know what you think!

  4. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! This book has been on my wishlist for quite some time now.

  5. Ack! I really need to read this book!

  6. Wow. Awesome. I've read the first chapter, which is AMAZING, but you don't get to meet Elder in it. This is so cool!

  7. The two main characters sound great! (And I love it when the girl is older than the boy!)

    Thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait for AtU's release!

  8. I am just dying, dying, dying to read AtU!

  9. This book sounds awesome!! I just can't wait!

  10. Thanks for the giveaway :D I want to read Across the Universe soooooooooooo badly!

  11. I've been trying to win this book forEVER. *fingers crossed*

  12. I can't wait for this book! So excited!

  13. I am super excited about this book. Murder mystery but sci-fi = intriguing!

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  14. I really, really, really want to read this book! It sounds amazing. :)

  15. This book looks/sounds so interesting!

  16. I really want to read this!! I absolutely adore the cover. Thanks for having this giveaway! :)

  17. I've heard nothing but positive things about this book, I can't wait until it's released!

  18. I love everything about this book, seriously!

  19. The plot for Across The Universe is so unique and the cover is just gorgeous!

  20. I cannot wait for this book! I've been trying to get my hands on it early for weeks! I'm so excited!

  21. I love being able to find out more about this book--I'm so excited for its release and so glad it's coming up so soon :)

  22. ahh i cant wait till 1/11/11 for this book to come out i would so love to win it :)

  23. I have heard amazing things about this book I so can't wait til it comes out.