A Million Suns by Beth Revis Review

A Million Suns (Across the Universe #2) by Beth Revis
Release Date: January 10, 2012
Publisher: Razorbill
Age: Young Adult
Genre: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Format: Paperback ARC
Source: Secret of the Stars ARC Blog Tour
Pre-order: Amazon, Barnes and Noble
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.
A Million Suns is in one word, exceptional. 

Beth Revis took everything that I loved about Across the Universe and multiplied it by 10 when she wrote this book. A Million Suns is book 2, Across the Universe book 1, if you haven't read AtU I don't recommend reading AMS or this review.

I'm going to keep this review rather simple, as I don't want to ruin anything for anyone.

A Million Suns is Elder's time to step up to the plate. He's the man of the hour, and at first I honestly didn't know if he could do it. Does he even want to do it?

Things have gone south aboard Godspeed since the switch of command, the fear that Eldest enstilled in the population (and the control he had over them) is gone. With the help of an unlikely guide Amy is determined to follow clues that could hopefully help her discover some truths about the ship and what's wrong with it, and what she can do to help Elder fix it, so that they can get to their destination.

My favorite part of this book: the people born upon Godspeed refer to the old Earth as Sol-Earth, and the planet they're headed to as Centauri Earth. At one point in the story Amy refers to Earth as Sol- and stops herself, as she normally refers to Earth as Earth, it was her home. It is just a little glimpse of how much Godspeed has become her new home and it's inhabitants- her family.

I would say that this is a book with A Million Questions ;) The way that Beth Revis writes leads to a lot of second guessing, wondering, and really questioning everything. Mainly because she throws so many unexpected twists and discoveries at the reader that it's hard to trust the path she's putting you on. This is a good thing, who wants to know for sure how a book or series will play out. Beth is definitely a mysterious one.

I love this book, I mean I love this series as a whole too, but I really love this book (even more than Across the Universe). Not to even mention my love for the Beatles, I love the Beatles (just had to put that out there).
Sounds of laughter, shades of life
Are ringing through my opened ears
Inciting and inviting me.
Limitless undying love, which
Shines around me like a million suns,
It calls me on and on across the universe
There's a line in the book that, while very simple, took my breath away. Amy is reaching for something and falls. Elder catches her by the waist and sets her gently down. The exact wording is lost to me, but the feeling that reading this gave me (and you'll know what sentence I'm talking about when you read it) summarizes my feelings for the whole book. It's simple, yet not, and complicated but in a relatable way. Aw. It's epic. It's an epic book and series.

I'm very glad that I got to read this one, but as always with ARCs I'm sad I have to wait so long for the next book!

Similar and not so similar books I recommend:
Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Delirium by Lauren Oliver


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