Book Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Title: A Million Suns
Author: Beth Revis
Series: Across the Universe #2
Publisher: Razorbill
Released: January 10, 2012
Website: http://www.bethrevis.com/

Summary:

Godspeed was once 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. Everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed.

But there may be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He’s finally free to act on his vision—no more Phydus, no more lies.

But when Elder learns shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a mystery that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier. Their success—or failure—will determine the fate of the 2,298 passengers aboard Godspeed. But with each step, the journey becomes more perilous, the ship more chaotic, and the love between them more impossible to fight.

Beth Revis catapulted readers into the far reaches of space with her New York Times bestselling debut, Across the Universe. In A Million Suns, Beth deepens the mystery 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.

A Million Suns is the sequel to Across the Universe (my review).  Sequels are the worst to try to review.  It’s nearly impossible to write anything that doesn’t contain a spoiler for those who have not read the first book in the series.  For those who have read book one all you really want to know is if you should pick up and read the sequel.  So here is my answer – If you enjoyed Across the Universe then yes you should keep reading.

This book picks up where the first book left off. It’s full of twists and turns and leaves you guessing as to who is good and who is bad.  People you think you can trust end up being not as trustworthy as they originally seemed and some of the bad guys may not be quite as bad as you once thought.  It’s that kind of a story where you are never quiet sure where your loyalties should lie.  There is a mystery that needs to be solved and Amy & Elder seek to unlock the clues to save the ship. Learning more about Orion is probably my favorite part of this book.

I think I connected with the first book just a little more than I did with this one but I’ll most definitely pick up book 3 Shade of Earth when it comes out to find out how this series wraps up.

Rating: 4 Stars – Great Book

Content: Some language, violence, talk of rape, 16+

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