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Sunday, February 12, 2012

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

Title:A Million Suns
Author: Beth Revis
Publisher: Razorbill
Publish Date: January 10, 2012
Source: Library

Why You're Reading This Book:

  • You're a fiction fan.
  • You're a young adult book fan.
  • You're a sci-fi fan or looking to take baby steps into the world of sci-fi.
  • You liked Across the Universe by Beth Revis.
What's the Story?: 

From "Godspeed was fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos.
It's been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. And everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed. But there may just be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He's finally free to enact his vision - no more Phydus, no more lies. 

But when Elder discovers shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, unable to fight the romance that's growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart. 

In book two of the Across the Universe trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis mesmerizes us again with a brilliantly crafted mystery filled with action, suspense, romance, and deep philosophical questions. And this time it all builds to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship.'"

My Two Cents:

Across the Universe (the first book in the Across the Universe trilogy) is a book that I reviewed pre-blog on Goodreads (click the link to see what I had to say about that one). Ever since I read Across the Universe, I've been anxiously awaiting the next book in the trilogy. Last week, I happened across A Million Suns at the library and felt like I won a prize. There it was, just waiting for me!!!

This is one of those books that you just don't want to rush through too quickly because you just want to savor the story. This book picks up not long after Across the Universe ends and follows the continuing mystery of why the Godspeed, the spaceship, seems to be so far away still from Centauri-Earth, an earth-like planet that the Godspeed was on a mission to land on. You'll definitely want to read Across the Universe first as there is almost no explaining of what happened in the first book in A Million Suns so you might be a little lost!  

There's a good dose of mystery in this book and it's fun to put all the pieces together. There are so many twists and turns. I was so surprised by some of the things that happened and I couldn't wait to see what would happen next.

The world building in this book is really fantastic. Revis does a fabulous job with world building so you can really feel what it's like to be on the Godspeed that Amy, Elder and the rest of the characters are all on.

This book is great for those that want to step into the world of sci-fi but still want something that isn't too "out there." I would call this book sci-fi light. Yes, the story is most definitely sci-fi based story but Revis does a really good job of sort of "normalizing" the world of the Godspeed to where it's accessible to those who may not be all that into sci-fi. 

My only regret about this book is that I have to wait another year to read the final book in the trilogy! Sigh... this is exactly why I like waiting until ALL of the books in a series come out before I start reading! It's so hard to wait!


  1. Oooh! Yay! I didn't realize A Million Suns was already released! I really liked Across the Universe so I need to get on with the story (espesh since you gave it a 5 rating)!

    Also, if you like this series you should definitely check out the Chaos Walking series - it's amazing!!

  2. Okay, I just read this book and I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW GOOD IT WAS. It was even more exciting, more action-packed than Across the Universe. This is not a case of sophomore slump, as I said in my review. There were SO MANY times that I said out loud WHAT!? and OH MY GRACIOUS!! and things like that. So many twists, turns, and betrayals. And the character development with Amy and Elder was great. I just enjoyed this one so so much and I agree that the wait is/will be torturous for the next book.

    Kat is TOTALLY CORRECT about the Chaos Walking series. It's my FAVORITE.


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