It was lots of fun and there's nothing better than being able to giveaway a book that I love.
But, before I announce the winner, here's a list of ladies who particpated in the Across the Universe ARC book tour, as well as my gushing review:
Colene Murphy: http://cejourney.blogspot.com/
Abby Minard: http://abbyminard.blogspot.com/
Kim Franklin: http://kim-franklin.com/
Kristin Rae: http://www.kristincreative.blogspot.com/
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
My Review: I'm apparently on a roll in 2011 and this book is at the top of my list of favorites!
It's one of those books you read and end up thinking about for days and days. The entire world Beth creates and the concept behind it is just phenomenal. And that first chapter??? I dare you to put it down after that. DARE!
She swaps between two main characters, both from very different worlds, with differing perspectives, which I think, really adds to the story. Elder (the boy) grew up on the ship and is chosen to lead the next generation while Amy (the girl) grew up on the Earth we all know, but was frozen and released earlier than she should have been.
Her change between the two was so seamless that it was always obvious whose head I was in and it enabled her to really dive into both cultures and the problems with each of them.
All in all, without giving anything away, it was a fast pased, action packed read, totally unputdownable, and very original. I will MOST DEFINITELY be continuing this adventure and can hardly wait.
On a sidenote: I was lucky enough to meet Beth at a signing in North Carolina and she was hilarious, down to earth, and funny. It just makes the book THAT MUCH BETTER. (As if that's possible.)
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AND without further ado, the winner chosen by random.org is:
:: throws confetti ::
I'll email you ASAP to get your address! Congratulations...I hope you enjoy this book as much as we did!
Here's a little photo of me getting it signed with Beth: