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

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Young Adult > Dystopia > Science Fiction

(Across the Universe #2)

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 just be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He’s finally free to act on his vision–no more Phydus, no more lies.
When Elder learns shocking news about the ship, he and Amy must 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 who remain aboard “Godspeed.” But with each step, the journey becomes more perilous, the ship more chaotic, and 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.

Book 1: Across the Universe review

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…so, so much better than Across the Universe!

My ebook copy has 72 chapters. O_o It should’ve deterred me from pursuing A Million Suns, knowing I didn’t like AtU that much. But the chapters are really short, so it was breeze reading through it. End of chapter 1 was a shocker. I say, now we’re talking! End of chapter 2, a secret was revealed. And it went like that after every chapter..! For the lack of fluidity and quick pace from its predecessor, A Million Suns zoomed very, very fast!

I liked Amy better here. She’s very afraid, but she got to this guy’s face and threatened to kill him if he ever get near her or Victria again. And that’s acknowledging your fear but doing it anyway! And how her feelings towards Elder evolved into something more substantial? It was really nice. My eyebrows raised in the end though, when she was so keen on her hatred for Orion. Her rage was unreasonable, as compared to that guy who nearly damaged her. Really, Amy? You’re throwing a tantrum now over Orion, when Godspeed’s falling apart?

Elder raised the bars of being the Godspeed leader to be looked upon. But not without hardships and dissention. Everything was in chaos, even in his own heart, for he’s conflicted on how to save everyone on the ship without losing Amy. I liked him, really liked him in this installment. 😀

I was miffed at the constant tug-and-pull on the mystery angle. I had this feeling that maybe, the story was bound to get ridiculous..? I found a few inconsistencies that niggled my mind, and the ending was bland, but… *huffs* Whatever, man. I enjoyed the ride nonetheless.

A Million Suns was a vast improvement compared to AtU. For everything set in outer space, everything should be in rapid-fire to give that whirlwind exhiliration to readers. and I experienced that here. Thankfully, I experienced it. Let’s see how it goes in Shades of Earth!

#6 Dystopia Challenge 2013

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A MILLION SUNS by Beth Revis

Published January 10th 2012 by Razorbill

4.5/5 stars

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