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Across the Universe
Across the Universe | Beth Revis
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Book 1 in the New York Times bestselling trilogy, perfect for fans of Battlestar Gallactica and Prometheus!WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO SURVIVE ABOARD A SPACESHIP FUELED BY LIES?Amy is a cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the spaceship Godspeed. She has left her boyfriend, friends--and planet--behind to join her parents as a member of Project Ark Ship. Amy and her parents believe they will wake on a new planet, Centauri-Earth, three hundred years in the future. But fifty years before Godspeed's scheduled landing, cryo chamber 42 is mysteriously unplugged, and Amy is violently woken from her frozen slumber.Someone tried to murder her.Now, Amy is caught inside an enclosed world where nothing makes sense. Godspeed's 2,312 passengers have forfeited all control to Eldest, a tyrannical and frightening leader. And Elder, Eldest's rebellious teenage heir, is both fascinated with Amy and eager to discover whether he has what it takes to lead.Amy desperately wants to trust Elder. But should she put her faith in a boy who has never seen life outside the ship's cold metal walls? All Amy knows is that she and Elder must race to unlock Godspeed's hidden secrets before whoever woke her tries to kill again.
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sarahgreatlove
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Mehso-so

I do not know how I feel about these books. Totally engaging, compelling and page turning but straight up the most terrible version of the future I‘ve ever read in YA sci Fi 😆 I mean, please, do not put me on this ship. I much prefer the peaceful lovely Becky chambers approach 😆 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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freeatlast1137
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Amy and Elder uncover the lies on board of the ship Godspeed flying to another Earth.

This book held my attention trying to figure out the mystery behind the inner workings of the ship. At times, it was easy to guess what happened and others, it was a surprise.

Book 5 of 2022

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Booksbymybed
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Always fun to reread Across the Universe trilogy

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DarkMina
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94 of 2021. #joysofjune #readathon #littenlisten #juneholidayreads 6/30
Amy and her parents are cryogenically frozen passengers on the spaceship Godspeed as it travels to a new planet. She wakes up early and discovers passengers living on the ship to keep it traveling towards it‘s destination. However, things aren‘t as they seem. She must find the truth for everyone to survive. I enjoyed this and will continue the series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1y
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DarkMina
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LibrarianRyan Love this book! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️✨📚 1y
Eggs So beautiful 🌟👏🏻🌟 1y
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TheSpineView
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LibrarianRyan I love this book. I still have the last book in the series to read, but at the same time, then the story doesn't end if i don't read it. 2y
TheSpineView @LibrarianRyan I loved the whole series. After reading it I found out that the author is local.💜📚 2y
Klou My gosh! This sounds brilliant!!!! 2y
LibrarianRyan @TheSpineView Thats Cool. This book never hit as big as it should. And the first chapter when it describes the cryo freezing. Amazballs. 2y
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Mtroiano
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Reading and bonding with my baby chicks 🐤

SincerelyWinona I love this!! 💝 2y
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Butterfinger
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@Pogue @TheSpineView received today. I'm always excited when I get my copy back. It won't take me long to finish End of the World. Have a great week.

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Pogue
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Mehso-so

@Butterfinger @TheSpineView just finished this one for #LMPBC not sure if I liked it or not the end kind of gave me hope.

TheSpineView I went on and read the other books in the series. I thought it got better. 2y
Pogue That is good to hear 2y
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TheSpineView
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I am a little behind on reviews. This book I read in April for #LMPBC. Godspeed, a space ship, leaves Earth on a 250 year voyage to a new earth like planet. Frozen aboard the ship is Amy, a nonessential, and her parents along with scientists and military personnel. They will start a colony on the new planet. Something is wrong and Amy gets woken up early and she must unravel the lies for all to survive. 4⭐

LibrarianRyan I loved this book. And the first chapter describing cryofreezing. ❤️. I have read book 2 but not yet book 3. 2y
TheSpineView @LibrarianRyan I just started on book 3. I liked book 2 also. 2y
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BayouGirl85
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I initially thought twice about reading the book because I was unsure of the sci-fi elements to it. BUT... I was blown away by this book. It had so many twist and turns. It always keeps you guessing to the very last page. I would recommend this book to my friends who love to read books as a getaway. I can't wait to read the next one.

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Butterfinger
Across the Universe | Beth Revis
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I'd like to say I hate it. I can't.

I'd like to say it drudged on and on and on. It didn't.

I'd like to say the writing was horrible. It wasn't.

It has one of the most horrific plots of a space sci-fi book which works brilliantly or "brilly" as the author writes. For someone who is not a sci-fi fan, I think this book rocks.

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Butterfinger
Across the Universe | Beth Revis
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#Friyayintro @4thhouseontheleft @howjessreads

1. No, I don't think so.

2. For the next #lmpbc round.

3. I watch CNN10 with my science classes.

4. Snooze button for an hour.

5. @Connster hope you feel better soon. @Riveted_Reader_Melissa

MeganAnn I hit the snooze button for an hour too... it‘s an awful habit but I am NOT a morning person! 🤷‍♀️ 3y
Chrissyreadit I really enjoyed Across The Universe! I can‘t wait to hear what you think! I‘m also really enjoyed doing a round of #LMPBC with you ! ❤️ 3y
alisiakae My daughter loves CNN10! 3y
jewright I don‘t understand why you do this. Shouldn‘t you just set your alarm for a hour later? 3y
Butterfinger Hahaha @jewright it takes me a long time to wake up. And it was something I got used to because my daddy did it. 3y
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Butterfinger
Across the Universe | Beth Revis

@StephR @TheSpineView @wordzie #lmpbc I think I will read this one for our sci-fi group. She is a local writer who made the New York Times list. Has anyone already read it?

Chrissyreadit I really enjoyed this book! I hope you do too. 3y
LibrarianRyan One of my fav space book. And so much to talk about!!!!! And the description of cryo freezing in the first chapter,,😮😮😮😮😮😮 3y
TheSpineView No, I have not read this yet. Sounds good!❤📚 3y
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Butterfinger @Yoshi-and-a-book 3y
Geenie Wordzie is my old account idk how it even got registered. But 👋 @LibrarianRyan @Butterfinger @TheSpineView 3y
Geenie This one sounds super good 👍 3y
Butterfinger @Yoshi-and-a-book I was looking for your name. That is how I found wordzie. 3y
Butterfinger @Pogue I hope this one is okay. 3y
Pogue I have not read it. Sounds good to me. 3y
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LibrarianRyan
Across the Universe | Beth Revis
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Okay all, @jennifer88 challenged me to participate in #7day7covers . Covers I love with no explanation. the no explanation is the hard part.

#Day1

@Trashcanman this should be on your TBR. It's not as girly as it looks and the first chapter has the best description I have ever read on cryogenic freezing.

wanderinglynn That is a gorgeous cover! 💜 3y
LibrarianRyan @wanderinglynn I know. I hate the paperback cover. It take some of the mystery away. 3y
Chrissyreadit I enjoyed this trilogy. I agree - this is the cover I loved. 3y
LibrarianRyan @Chrissyreadit I really need to read book 3. 3y
Chrissyreadit @LibrarianRyan I remember liking it but not as much as the first two. 3y
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holdmybookmark
Across the Universe | Beth Revis
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Look what I'm starting, @j9brown !!!

j9brown Yay! I hope it's good and entertaining 😁 3y
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MidnightBookGirl
Across the Universe | Beth Revis
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#BeatleMaynia Day 3: Across the Universe @Eggs

It almost feels like cheating with this title! I adore Beth Revis- definitely one of the kindest authors I've met. I bought this book years ago back when Borders was going out of town. I love how the books we read and buy add to our memories!

LibrarianRyan I love this book!! 3y
Eggs Love this💗🤗💗 3y
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Mtroiano
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Being one who really enjoys sci-fi and space, I have many books that would fit the #acrosstheuniverse prompt, but this one is pretty spot on! #beatlemaynia

MidnightBookGirl That's the one I used! 3y
Eggs Great choice 🤗 3y
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Christinak
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Booksbymybed
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Re-read the trilogy , enjoyed it very much

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LibrarianRyan
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1. BFG
2. Bagels with cream cheese and meat. Yummm
3. Beth Revis -her across the universe series is a great little known space gem.
4. Battlestar Galatica

#manicmonday
@JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing and getting all caught up 😊 4y
LibrarianRyan @JoScho trying to clean up the new phone and was like, I didn‘t do these and it‘s slow at work. Thanks for making them. 4y
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LibrarianRyan
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This is one of my favorite #flyingundertheradar books. It came out at a time when teen vampires were all the rage and teen space novels were unheard of. I love it for its first chapter on cryo freezing. And the look at life on a spaceship bound for a new world. I still have yet to read book three mainly because I don't want the series to end.

#24in48

Skyrimir I love this series so much. You‘re right about how it was so different from what was coming out at the time in ya. It was ahead of its time! 4y
LibrarianRyan @Skyrimir plus right now with al the space book it's a good fit. 4y
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Allydanielle88
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I thought this book was interesting. It was like a slow burning sifi mystery. Even though it was slower I never got bored from it. The twists at the end were good and most of them I didn't see coming. I highly enjoyed the audiobook. I would recommend this, especially those just dipping their toes into science fiction.

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Allydanielle88
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I'm loving this audiobook #24hrreadathon

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staci.reads
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#dystopian #YAL number 4 - I love the originality of this plot compared to all the other dystopian YAL I've been reading. More sci fi than the others have been, which made it more intriguing. There was a mystery and were lots of plot twists that kept me engaged, especially in the 2nd half. I will be reading the sequel. #bookseries

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shahn77
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I really enjoyed this. I am a big fan of stories with generation ships. The society is fascinating, the mystery was good(I thought I knew what was up but hadn't put all of it together), the characters were interesting. I don't read a lot of YA, but I have been really impressed with the ones that I have read. Things have definitely changed since I was a teen. I hope to get to the rest of this trilogy soon!

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Scarletsptember
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Loving every page of the book and it's eerie how it reflects issues currently happening in the US.

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Booksbymybed
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Got the physical copy down from the shelf and realized I didn't notice a cool diagram of the ship before

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greenlightmeg
Across the Universe | Beth Revis
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This book was really slow to begin with but when you get into its sooo good.

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ScarlettLeePotts
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Wow, so this book was amazing!!! I loved it so much! Definitely not what I was expecting, a different syfy book with a hole bunch of unexpected twists! 5/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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ScarlettLeePotts
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I love elder ❤️ I'm listening to the audio book version right now.

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Missusb
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Another re-read for speculative fiction talk. Love ❤️ this sci fi murder mystery. One of the first YA in a long time to bring back spaceships and star voyages... it holds up.

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LibrarianRyan
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@jpmcwisemorgan I thought of this for you tonight. While I love Starflight, it's light and kind of fluffy, like Jupiter Ascending. However if you want more grit, give this one a try. I have not read the last book because I don't want it to end. And when the author describes cryogenic freezing, I swear the room turned colder (1 st chapter). This is more like the movie Passengers. But an interesting take on a trip through space.

kissxxmyxxconverse I loved this book! Got me out of my start of 2016 reading slump ❤️ 6y
jpmcwisemorgan Excellent! Thank you. 😀 6y
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teebe
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It's warming up outside so hopefully that's the end of snowy #weather for us. I can finally read by the window without freezing my fingers off. I can't wait till everything gets green again 🌷🌱 (So if it's #aprilbookshowers does that make it #maybookflowers next month?)

RealLifeReading Why not?? I like the sound of #maybookflowers ! 6y
teebe @RealLifeReading yay a new bookish saying; April book showers bring May book flowers. I like it, seems to suggest we're all getting more books 😂 6y
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brilliantglow
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A: Across the Universe-Beth Revis
B: The Bone Season-Samantha Shannon
C: City of a Thousand Dolls-Miriam Forster
E: Empire of Shadows-Miriam Forster
G: The God of small Things-Arundhati Roy
H: The Gospel of Loki-Joanne M. Harris
I: Ink and Bone-Rachel Caine
L: Birdie-Tracey Lindberg
M: The Mime Order-Samantha Shannon
N: Nimona-Noelle Stevenson
R: A Million Suns-Beth Revis

Pretty good progress through this challenge I think. #litsyAtoZ

KarenUK 🙌🙌🙌💕 6y
LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6y
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brilliantglow
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This was a really good dystopia YA, I've never seen the movie but have heard it was good. But the book is pretty awesome.

Jillsandypants I loved the movie. It has such good music in it. In fact, now the main song is stuck in my head! 6y
brilliantglow @Jillsandypants I remember when the movie came out I had so many friends tell me I should see it but I never did lol but now that I've read the book, I think I might watch it. 6y
BookBoggart I'm pretty sure these aren't the same across the universe platforms. If you are referring to the Beatles based musical. On that note I have the abstract strawberry tattooed behind my ear. It was my first tat. Lol 6y
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brilliantglow
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I got up to make a cup of tea and Olga stole my comfy, warm blanket. #catsoflitsy guess I'm reading and chilly until she decides to give me back the privilege of using my blanket again🤔

LeahBergen Oh, Olga... 6y
CherylDeFranceschi Cold-hearted little cutie! 😻 6y
DebinHawaii 🐱❤️ 6y
LauraBeth She looks warm 😹 (edited) 6y
Bette 🐱💜 6y
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brilliantglow
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These are rules I can live by lol #readclub I started reading Across the Universe last night, anyone read it? So far I think I'm going to like it even though I'm only a couple chapters in.

EricQiao Cheswick_lang@yahoo.com let me know where to send it to. 🤘 6y
brilliantglow @EricQiao thanks! I've sent you an email😃👍 6y
LeahBergen @EricQiao This is awesome! 😂😂 6y
EricQiao @LeahBergen haha why not repost and join? You could win free books in the future. Mostly my books...written by me😝 6y
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Lizbeth
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Finished my first Reading Challenge book this year. Overall an excellent start of the year. #litsyatoz #readingchallenges #2017

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mrsmamfa
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I finished this book on the plane and wow it got so intense halfway through I didn't want to put it down. Definitely a book for teens and young adult given some of the context. I always find space travel and futuristic books interesting, this one in particular I want to continue with the series. I can only imagine how interesting it's going to get!

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mrsmamfa
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One book down and now to try and finish this one 🚀

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mrsmamfa
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Poolside reading today ☀️

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Jadee
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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 waken 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.

#tbr #dystopia #sci-fi

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ferskner
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Bailedbailed

I'm pretty sure everyone else I know loves this, but I kept losing track of what was going on while I listened. I love the premise, but just like in The 5th Wave, the alternating male/female perspectives didn't work for me. Plus weird sex culminating in a rape scene....I finally felt like I had permission to say that I wasn't enjoying it.

ferskner @rachelm No, it sounds good though! Adding to TBR 6y
rachelm It's excellent! 6y
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[DELETED] 206653737 I'm currently listening to this audiobook as well. I have to agree that rape scene was shocking to me, did not expect it. I'm still hanging in though. 6y
ferskner @bookish22 Let me know how you feel about the book when you're done! 6y
[DELETED] 206653737 I finished it and overall it wasn't bad, not my favorite read by any means. Thinking maybe the audiobook wasn't doing it justice or maybe it was just me who had a hard time with the readers?! I'm thinking about giving the next book in the series a go just to see. 6y
ferskner @bookish22 The readers can definitely make or break an audiobook! I know that I'd be interested when it was the female voice, and immediately tune out when the male voice started. Maybe those parts were heavier on the sci-fi? Hmmm 6y
[DELETED] 206653737 That's for sure! And when the male voice imitated the female voice, cringe! 6y
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brilliantglow
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I signed up today for @BookishMarginalia #litsyAtoZ reading challenge for 2017. This is my potential list of books to read just out of what I already own and still haven't read.

LeahBergen I see lots of good ones on there! 6y
brilliantglow @LeahBergen yay! I hope they're good lol any recommendations for where I should start? 6y
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LeahBergen Crazy Rich Asians, The Book Thief, The Joy Luck Club, Unbroken ... all picks! 6y
LeahBergen And I've been meaning to get to Birdie myself. I've heard great things about it. 6y
brilliantglow @LeahBergen perfect. Those ones are all high on my list to read. Birdie I have only heard fantastic things about and it has such a gorgeous cover. 6y
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BooksRockMyWorld
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So, this was an ok book. Readable, often sweet, rarely confusing, had a little social commentary and is setting up a larger story within the trilogy. characters were ok, even though sometimes annoying, not too deep but not too shallow.
All in all, I'm not giving this book a lower score because it's unpretentious and doesn't aim high, while being consistent.
Pick it up when you need a fast, easy read, but not much more than that.

anj-neophyte This book sort of reminds me of the up coming movie Passengers. :) 6y
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LibrarianRyan
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Love this book so much. Join a spaceship traveling to colonize a new world. Sleeping beauty is accidentally awoken too early and must learn to live on this ship with people who are not people like she remembers. And solve the mystery of who woke her up. The first chapter where they describe cryogenic freezing is amazing. It's a wild ride but worth it. #octpbotochallenge #notofthisworld

booksandcats13 Are you secretly me? I was going to pick this 😂 6y
raelaschoenherr Have you seen the trailers for Passenger? It reminds me of this book! 6y
Lidia Sounds interesting 6y
LibrarianRyan @raelaschoenherr I have. There are a few other stories similar themes but it's all in how it's written. @bigdamnbookgeek maybe. I have not read the last one yet. I will I'm just waiting. 6y
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Booksbymybed
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I really enjoyed the story, can't wait to read the whole trilogy.