Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents in a cryogenic state as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awake 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... read more
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... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
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.
“"I'm the one who unplugged you."”-Spoiler(You can find out at the end of the book)
“"I can get closer."”Harley
“And in her face, I see something more beautiful than the stars.”Elder
“"Eldest is a great leader, but we disagree on the issue of differences. I like differences, quite a lot."”Elder
“"The last man who thought that way no longer thinks at all." ... "This ship is built on secrets. It's run on secrets. And if you keep asking about them, you'll see how far I'll go to keep mine."”Eldest
“"All better?""I'll be okay.", I say, but we both know I'm lying.”Orion and Amy
“Amy's right, but that doesn't mean Orion's wrong.”Elder
“More than the sound of my own beating heart, I miss the sound of a ticking clock. Time passes, it must pass....”Amy
“"Although you should know this. I am Eldest." Good for you, I think. Congrats on being old.”Eldest and Amy
I realize the simple truth is that power isn’t control at all—power is strength, and giving that strength to others. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others so that they may have the strength to stand on their own.Highlighted by 91 Kindle customers
This is the secret of the stars, I tell myself. In the end, we are alone. No matter how close you seem, no one else can touch you.Highlighted by 70 Kindle customers
I never thought about how important the sky was until I didn’t have one.Highlighted by 68 Kindle customers
dreams are like that: they go in and out of memories and scenes, but they’re never real. They’re never real, and I hate them because they aren’t.Highlighted by 51 Kindle customers
And in her smile I see something more beautiful than stars.Highlighted by 49 Kindle customers
Eldest has always taught me that Hitler was a wise, cultured leader for his people.Highlighted by 45 Kindle customers
“’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all,”Highlighted by 43 Kindle customers
“The third cause of discord,” he says in a terrible monotone, “is individual thought. No society can thrive if a single individual can poison its members into mutiny and chaos.”Highlighted by 38 Kindle customers
“If you would understand anything, observe its beginning and its development.” —AristotleHighlighted by 37 Kindle customers
And that’s why I’ll never be as good an Eldest as he is. Because I like a little chaos.Highlighted by 34 Kindle customers