Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Reviews: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Title: A Million Suns
Author: Beth Revis
Publisher: Razorbill (January 10, 2012)
Source: Own

From GoodReads:

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.

I'm not going to lie - I became a little obsessed with Across the Universe after I finally got around to reading it late last year. It's probably good that I didn't discover it until late in the year, or it would have been a LONG year! I was so glad to be able to read more of Elder & Amy's story quickly, even though I knew this would be a hard book to read and feel satisfied.

As the middle book of the trilogy, A Million Suns by Beth Revis has a very specific purpose. It has to bridge the gap between the beginning and end of the story, create conflict and mystery, and keep a reader satisfied but still longing for the conclusion of the story. And, A Million Suns delivers on every front. Picking up just three months after the end of Across the Universe, Elder is trying to run the Godspeed without the help of a mysterious drug, Phydus, that was keeping the people placated and calm. While Elder wants to do the best for the people on the ship, ruling without Phydus is complicated.

A Million Suns is the story of a ship falling apart, a civilization finding it's voice and the secret that will change everything. I don't want to spoil the secret, but wow. I was shocked and amazed at how author Beth Revis was able to weave A Million Suns into a complete story and still leave the reader completely anxious for the rest of the story. I waiting very impatiently for this book to appear in my mailbox, and I read it in one sitting. I loved this story, but am so sad that I have to wait until 2013 to finish Elder and Amy's journey to their new home!! Sometimes finding yourself in the middle of a trilogy is frustrating and stressful for the reader!

A Million Suns is told with the same lyrical and beautiful style as Across the Universe. Revis stays true to her voice, her characters and her dual narrators (Elder & Amy). This is is beautiful book, with romance, destruction secrets and lies all woven seamlessly together.

I am already anxiously awaiting the final book - and already sad that it will have to end at all.

Final Thoughts: One of my new favorite series and authors. Read now and join me in waiting for book three!


  1. I'm so excited to read this book! I just got it in the mail this week but my TBR pile is a little daunting. I'm hoping to get to is soon. Your review was great and I'm more than a little anxious to get to this story soon!

    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the Shelves

  2. Kristan, Thanks ;) I actually put everything else down and read this once it appeared at my house. I couldn't help myself. And then i got a little mad to have to wait until 2013 to read the rest of the story. my guess is i'll re-read them at least twice this year!