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Beth Revis

Author of Across the Universe

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About the Author

Beth Revis is the author of science fiction and fantasy novels for young adults. Her debut novel, Across the Universe, was published in 2011. Her other books include the Across the Universe trilogy and A World Without You. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Image credit: Author Beth Revis at the 2016 Texas Book Festival. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=53331925


Works by Beth Revis

Across the Universe (2011) 3,069 copies
A Million Suns (2012) 1,092 copies
Shades of Earth (2013) 771 copies
Rebel Rising (2017) — Author — 328 copies
A World Without You (2016) 285 copies
Give the Dark My Love (2018) 275 copies
The Body Electric (2014) 132 copies
Bid My Soul Farewell (2019) 90 copies
As They Slip Away (2013) 86 copies
Among the Shadows: 13 Stories of Darkness and Light (2015) — Contributor — 31 copies
Love is a Choice 15 copies
The Girl & the Machine (2015) 12 copies

Associated Works

After (2012) — Contributor — 343 copies
Shards and Ashes (1600) — Contributor — 248 copies
Violent Ends (2015) — Contributor — 245 copies
Dead Man's Hand (2014) — Contributor — 159 copies
Defy the Dark (2013) — Contributor — 87 copies
Resist: Tales from a Future Worth Fighting Against (2018) — Contributor — 56 copies
You Too? 25 Voices Share Their #MeToo Stories (2020) — Contributor — 41 copies
Futuredaze²: Reprise (2014) — Contributor — 4 copies


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Chat about... Across The Universe by Beth Revis in The SF&F Book Chat (April 2012)


Choose your own adventure, without the options to choose. It's that predictable. Every twist, every shocker can be predicted chapters ahead. Hell, the "twist" at the end, the mystery of it all, can be guessed about 10 chapters in (there's a lot of them).

Hell, you probably guessed it in book 2. Yup, Earth sent more ships in the 300 years they were "stranded" in orbit. Yup, Earth made Centauri theirs. Yup, they're the enemy. Yup, it works out in the end. Or atleast for a decade. Yup, Elder gets laid. Yup, that guy is a mole. We get it because you mention the guy's eyes every 10 pages. Yup, the author makes a fuzz about it. Yup, 70% of the book is meaningless romantic crap between two teenagers. Authors, don't do this unless it actually has something to bring to the table. We get it, they're a couple. It happened in the last book.

Oh, and you need to stop this him/her/him/her/... chapter bull. It's annoying and adds nothing. Tell a story.
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Dracoster | 73 other reviews | Feb 21, 2024 |
YA Sci-Fi/mystery/romance. Cool concept and interesting mystery but I wasn't thrilled by how quickly things wrapped up at the end. I want to know what happens next --- maybe there is a sequel in the works?

If the mix of genres appeals to you you'll probably enjoy it. I'd go library on this one not purchase.
hmonkeyreads | 355 other reviews | Jan 25, 2024 |
This book was very nice, and easy to read. I had some trouble putting the book away at times. The story is good, and so is the development of the main characters.
zjakkelien | 355 other reviews | Jan 2, 2024 |
There is books that just give certain warm feeling. Purely subjective, purely "right moment in the life". That is one of those for me.

Also... I can't deny that presentation of complex things like truth and lies of individuality and society in such simplified form is one of the pleasures for the tired and bored mind of "seen it all". Adult books are boring without YA salt now.
WorkLastDay | 355 other reviews | Dec 17, 2023 |



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