While I’m beyond bummed that my spines don’t match on my bookshelf–Why Razorbill! WHY?!
–I thoroughly enjoyed the final installment of Beth Revis' ACROSS THE UNIVERSE trilogy. As Elder and Amy take the shuttle from Godspeed to Centauri-Earth and wake the frozens, they find their paradise is much more like the world Orion warned them of. The planet indeed has “monsters”–carnivorous pterodactyl-like creatures–and perhaps even more. As members of their colony begin to be killed off, Amy and Elder race to discover who (or what) is killing their people. Extra tension is present by way of Amy’s father, who is leading the military, and Elder, who is trying to remain a leader figure to his own people.
Narrated again in alternating perspectives from Amy and Elder, this is an addictive, fast read. Details that popped up in book one resurface in SoE, tying everything together in a thoroughly satisfying manner. No one is safe–no one–and the ending itself, like book one, is filled with hope. Things are not perfect, but there is a future for those left standing, should they chose to work together. I don’t want to say much more because otherwise I risk spoiling a few of the fantastic twists, but if you enjoyed the first two books in the series, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with this conclusion
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