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Friday, November 11, 2016

#Book #Review: 5 out of 5 stars for As They Slip Away by Beth Revis @bethrevis

SERIES: Across the Universe, Book #2.5
AUTHOR: Beth Revis
PUBLISHER: Self-published on Wattpad
PUBLICATION DATE: April 1, 2014
FORMAT: E-book
LENGTH: 48 pages
GENRE: Young Adult, Novella, Science Fiction/Dystopia

Selene is a "non-essential" crew member on a generational spaceship that classifies artists as insane. She and her fellow non-essential artists are given a rather unique assignment: create art they find beautiful, with no angle of making it essential for life on board the ship. As they hone their art skills, Selene teams up with a troubled sculptor and learns just how dangerous art--and being non-essential--can be. This novella takes place on the spaceship Godspeed and deals with characters seen in the Across the Universe series. You can read it without reading the novels, although it might be more fitting to read it after A Million Suns.

MY REVIEW:

Well, that was just totally creepy!

This novella features six characters and their interactions with Orion: Selene, Kayleigh, Harley, Bartie, Victria, and Luthor. They all think they are “loons” because they take the Inhibitor pills, and they aren’t mindless drones like the rest of the drones on Godspeed. They actually make up an extremely small segment of the spaceship’s population that is not affected by Phydus.

The story centralizes around Selene and her relationship with Luthor. I already loathe Luthor, and this story revealed just exactly how twisted and unstable he really is! I felt sorry for Selene, but I totally understand the choice that she made in the end.

I loved it! Although Ms. Revis writes on Wattpad that you can read the novella without having read the first two books in the series, I think you would enjoy it more if you already were familiar with the characters.

You can read this novella for free on Wattpad.

MY RATING:

2 comments:

  1. I read the first two books in the Across the Universe but I never got around to the third one for some reason. Maybe I should pick it up before the year ends so I can read this mini story. Great review.
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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  2. I'm looking forward to this series, and love generation ship stories. I'll have to read this. But I think I will wait until after the first two books, so I get the full deal.

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