Jan 6, 2012

Review - A Million Suns (Across the Universe #2) by Beth Revis

A Million Suns (Across the Universe #2) by Beth Revis
January 10th, 2012 from Razorbill

**Spoilers if you haven't read AthU**
Remember how Across the Universe took place on a "ship of lies?" Yeah, that is still happening! Elder is now Eldest and Amy is still the only one on the ship from the original Earth. They are all sailing to Sol Earth and should be there at about half past never at the rate they're going. When Elder takes over as Eldest, he decides to let people essentially have their life back. No drugs in the water and no systematically planned Season of Schmexy times (loveeeed that part in the last book!) Without the control, the people on the ship start to get greedy, lazy, and all around dangerous. In just a short amount of time, all hell breaks loose and people end up dead. The people blame Elder and rally for a new leader, but there aren't any other choices. Or are there? (insert menacing music)

Is there anyone in this book who doesn't lie? My answer is no. That's good for us, the reader. We like the secrets, the suspense, and even the mystery behind this ship. The ship is a character all of its own and it has a doozie of a secret! I was a bit floored by it and I totally didn't guess correctly. I love an unpredictable book and this one had so many twists and turns. Even dead people show up - well, sort of. Amy and Elder work together to solve a puzzle with clues hidden all over the ship. Clues that will get them through the rest of the time on the ship. If only they knew how much time they had.

The romance was a little slower paced in this book. Amy has her head on straight and she is torn whether she likes Elder for who is he or just because he is the only one on the ship her age. I didn't mind her hesitance one bit. She spends a lot of time with her frozen parents and we begin to realize just how lonely poor Amy is. We get to see all new parts of the ship and meet new people. I get a better sense of just how huge Godspeed is.

Terrific sequel with mysteries popping up faster than Godspeed is sailing! I'm in this series for the long haul!

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  1. While I was reading this I kept saying..."WHAT???" Can;t wait for #3

  2. Interesting interpretation from Ms. Revis that humanity is either or in terms of being peaceful or being violent. Not saying I necessarily disagree, but it does seem a bit of a nihilistic view to me.


  3. Your review has me super excited for this one & the "doozie of a secret" you mentioned. Thank goodness I have a copy on its way :)

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  5. I always love your blog, because you have the latest in the greatest in YA. Thanks for the special sneak peek on book #2 - can't wait to read it!

  6. Sorry I deleted your comment, Amy! I tried not to be too spoilery and I didn't want to give up the ending to Across the Universe. ;)

  7. I can not wait to read this one! I just adored Across the Universe! I'm happy to hear that some burning questions get answered! :D

  8. I can not wait to read this one! I just adored Across the Universe aswell

  9. OMGosh! Loved this series. I had Across the Universe sitting on my bookshelf forever and I was offered a chance to read this one. SOoo -- I finished them one per night. Amazing series and now I can't wait until the next one is released.

  10. In A Million Suns, we pick up three months later after Across The Universe. Similar problems, but now Elder, who is now leader, must face the people on Godspeed who are no longer under the influence of Phydus, thus allowing them all to be able to think for themselves. Good idea or bad, you'll see how this plays out throughout the pages of A Million Suns. On top of that, Elder and Amy are provided clues by a now frozen Orion who leads them on the hunt for clues that will uncover an ultimate secret that they and everyone else on Godspeed will never forget, and that will change the course of their lives...forever.

  11. Ok, Meaning Full comment. I love love love books, love blogs about books and can not wait to read this one! Great review!