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 awaken 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 the 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.
- This book really held its own. It was unique, well-written and intriguing. It was so smart and really made you think. It was like Hitler met up with Star Trek.
- I really liked both main characters. Let’s start with Amy. She is a teenage girl whose parents are important to the government and are chosen to be frozen to go to space. Amy is sort of given the choice of being frozen with her parents for 300 years. Amy’s dad lets her make a decision for herself, she can either stay on Earth with her aunt and live out her life here, or be frozen and go with her parents to start the “new Earth.”
- Elder was such a neat character, he has no family and has known for his entire life that he was chosen to be the next leader of the ship, Godspeed. He has to learn about the ship, being a leader and what happened to Earth that needs to be fixed before starting a new planet.
- The ship is massive and really cool, there are multiple levels, it is like a city within a ship. It was such cool world-building!
- The people on the ship were very controlled and that was so mind-blowing. This book was definitely dystopian in nature and was one of the most well-done with description of why and how the people “ruined” Earth. Each of the people on Godspeed were multi-raced, the perfect mix of all races to make everyone the same. Everyone had the same hair color, skin color, eye color, ect. Amy comes into play with her fair skin and red hair she stands out so much since everyone else looks the same.
- Eldest, the current ruler of the ship is tight lipped, but he has ways to control the population. It was so well-written and you had the desire to keep listening because you really needed to find out why the people on the ship act as they do. I don’t want to give away secrets!
- A good dystopian has a leader that is so awful you have to hate them. Eldest was that perfect fit. He choose to lead the people of Godspeed almost like Hitler. He is actually quoted in the book saying that Hitler was a wise man, that there is discord when people look different.
- I really thought there would have been a romance, or at least more of one, in the book. There really isn’t even slow burn. The cover has two people almost kissing, so I guess I was surprised when the book ended without. (I am not saying that every YA needs a romance, I just was expecting it with this one)
- I enjoyed the book a lot, but there was just not enough feels in the book to make me rate it a 5, it is not a book I swoon over and hold dear to my heart. It was a book that appealed more to my brain.