Thursday, April 12, 2012

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

Title: A Million Suns 
Series: Across the Universe #2 
Author: Beth Revis 
Release Date: January 10, 2012 
Publisher: Razorbill 
Source: Library
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. 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.
 I absolutely fell in love with Across the Universe, Beth Revis’ debut book and the first book in this trilogy. The characters, the world, the plot and the writing blew me away. I was super excited to read A Million Suns but I wasn’t sure about this one. What if it fell to the second book curse? What if it wasn’t as good as the first one? Well, after devouring this book in a day, I can promise you that A Million Suns was ah-freaking-mazing!

After that ending in ATU, the plot could only get more twisted and destructive but what actually happened surpassed anything I had imagined. The stakes were higher, there’s more mystery, lies, deceit, and anything else you can think of! Any time I thought I knew something about Godspeed or one of the characters, a plot twist would change everything!

Amy really changed in this book and I think her character was written to perfect. In ATU, Amy was very scared and not so independent as she was in this book. I think she grew a lot as she spent more time on Godspeed and got to know how things were run and the mechanics of the world. She was stronger and surer of herself and I was happy that she didn’t let anyone lead her away from her goal. I felt bad for all the things that Elder had to go through. He did come into his own though and that was nice to see. The secondary characters aren’t as prominent but their presence was necessary.

Beth Revis’ writing was as wonderful as ever. She brought in the right information at the right time and gives enough time for it to get in our head. She has a way of writing that really just goes with the feel of the novel and the characters, if that makes any sense what so ever.

Overall, A Million Suns was even better than Across the Universe. Beth Revis brings us skillfully back into the world she created in ATU but was able to change the world so that things didn’t seem repetitive, but rather fresh and new.
Cover Comments: 
GORGEOUS. It fits the book and the characters and I'm SO glad they kept the space theme!

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