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Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Million Suns by Beth Revis

386 pages, YA Dystopian
Across the Universe #2
My rating: 5 stars


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.

My 2 cents

Things I don't like about series,especially trilogies, is the second book.  We now know all of the secrets, and it always seems to be a little less action.  Usually, I don't like the second books nearly as much as the first and final book.  Not the case here! This story felt like an extension of the first book, but the stakes are even higher now!

Orion has left clues for Amy to follow.  He claims he knows a shocking secret, and there is a decision to be made, but he only trusts Amy to make it, since she knows both Earth and the ship, and is the only one who does.  So in this book we get another big mystery to solve! Along with the mystery of the murders, this made for a gripping read!

So all our favorite characters are back, but its basically a couple of teens trying to run a ship.  I really think Elder made a mistake when he cut of the drugs.  I think the people should have been weaned off slowly.  They have never existed without it--they don't know compassion, or love, or brotherhood at all.  When left to their own decisions, how could we expect them to "just get along?"

I felt really sorry for Elder in this story.  It was all he could do to keep his head above water, and nothing was working right!  I think at times, Amy was kind of a pain in the neck.  She was so selfless in the first book, but most of this story she was only thinking of herself.   But  I guess, so were most of the people on the ship!

I was shocked when I learned the big secret, and I'm sure you will be, too!  Even at the end of the book, things are very unclear, which leaves me wanting to read the final book all that much more!

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