Monday 16 September 2013

A Million Suns by Beth Revis

A Millions Sun (Across the Universe #2)
Author: Beth Revis
Pages: 386
Publisher: Razorbill
Publication Date: January 10, 2012

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 spaceshipGodspeed.

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.

Have you read a book that has ever given you goosebumps? For me, I haven't experienced that until I read this. Life gets tougher for Elder as he deposed the use of Phydus. Taking the role of Eldest, it becomes difficult for him and Amy to be together as responsibilities build up. The people begin to realize that they don't need Elder, that they are free to do whatever they want. Some become lazy, leaving off their duties and some commit suicide. With Orion's clues left all over the ship, Amy is determined as ever to figure out out the secrets that the previous leaders kept hidden.

You know with middle books, I expect the romance to increase since usually the first book are the starting point of a relationship, but with this one, the romance is very minimal. Is that a bad thing? Certainly not. To me, you don't need a lot of romance for it to be a great book, just a spark of romance or chemistry is enough for me. If Beth was to bring the romance up a notch, it would certainly bring the book to fall short. With so much twists, I don;t think the romance would've helped the situation. Amy and Elder's moments were quick but incredibly cute. 

A Million Suns, the second installment in the Across the Universe trilogy, has the perfect amount of action, thrill, and mystery; you'll have a hard time putting this down. With Beth Revis' descriptive writing, you'll be excited to turn the pages. 

4.5/ 5 STARS

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