Thursday, September 1, 2011

Forget You & Across the Universe

Forget You
Forget you by Jennifer Echols is about Zoey who has a troubled, bipolar mom, an egotist dad, and his twenty four year old girlfriend. Oh, and she has friends, especially Brandon who she has always liked. But when a car accident happens, Zoey can't remember what happened that night. Doug, the fisherman's son who she has a past with, is suddenly acting as though something happened between them. As she grows closer to Doug, all she wants is the truth. But everyone seems to be avoiding it. As she slowly puts the pieces together--with some help from Doug--she starts find the truth and remember who she is in her family. I found this read to be quick and funny, never knowing where the author was going. I plan on reading Going too far by Echols next.

Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)
Across the Universe by Beth Revis was a haunting and breathtaking novel. I can't wait to read the sequel. Amy leaves her whole life behind on earth to travel to Centauri-Earth to help begin a new planet with her parents. But years before they land, Amy is unplugged and must learn how to figure life out on a spaceship she knows nothing about. She doesn't recognize herself. Then there's Elder, the future leader of the ship, who questions Eldest's rule and morals. Together they try to unlock the secrets of Godspeed (the ship) and Elder tries to prove that he is ready to become a leader. Mesmerizing novel. I have more questions though, because not everything was explained clearly. Questions about the Plague. I liked how we got to see both Amy and Elders perspective and the personal challenges each went through. How they did what was right and tried to right the wrongs of Godspeed taking personal costs. The sequel is called A Million Suns.