The future world is at peace.
Ella Shepherd has dedicated her life to using her unique gift — the ability to enter people’s dreams and memories using technology developed by her mother — to help others relive their happy memories.
But not all is at it seems.
Ella starts seeing impossible things — images of her dead father, warnings of who she cannot trust. Her government recruits her to spy on a rebel group, using her ability to experience — and influence — the memories of traitors. But the leader of the rebels claims they used to be in love — even though Ella’s never met him before in her life. Which can only mean one thing...
Someone’s altered her memory.
Ella’s gift is enough to overthrow a corrupt government or crush a growing rebel group. She is the key to stopping a war she didn’t even know was happening. But if someone else has been inside Ella’s head, she cannot trust her own memories, thoughts, or feelings.
So who can she trust?
Beth Revis wrote her first books whilst still at university, where she secretly jotted down stories instead of taking notes. In addition to writing teen fiction, Beth spends her time doing things like trying to point out the dramatic irony in "Oedipus Rex" to gaggles of sixteen-year-olds. This is because she is also a teacher, in case you were wondering. Beth lives in rural North Carolina with her husband and her dog, where she splits her time between writing lesson plans, writing stories, and writing up plans to travel somewhere new. Across the Universe is her debut novel.