Monday, January 16, 2012

Book Review: A Million Suns - Beth Revis

Published: January 10, 2012
Publisher: Razorbill
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 386 pages

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 in 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 builds to one-mind conclusion: They have to get off this ship.

"Filled with action and suspense, Beth Revis has outdone herself again with her sophomore novel. I'm hooked on this trilogy."

I was one of those people last year who fell in love with Across the Universe instantly. In fact, I read it in one sitting. Literally. So when I finally got the sequel into my hands, I knew I would love. And, believe me, I did. 

On the spaceship of Godspeed, Elder is now the ruler of the ship. But people are starting to question his authority, and chaos is sure to brew all alone in the dark, deep vast of outer space. Amy was awoken three months earlier -- 50 years too early -- and she has to deal with the fact that her parents are still frozen.

Elder has officially declared Phydus -- a drug that makes everybody calm -- illegal on Godspeed. But with no calmness on the ship, the stakes begin to climb as people are attempting to throw Elder over his position and began a revolution on Godspeed. Along with Orion, a wicked man hidden in the ship, has saved clues for Amy to find out what the "truth" is on Godspeed. And she'll never believe exactly what it is. 

A Million Suns was an awesome book. I knew that Beth Revis' writing style was great, and she definitely proved herself as a great author in only her second novel. 

First, the characters. Amy, one of our main protagonists, can be just a bit whiny at times, but for the majority of the book, she's trying to save herself and the ship in general to find out just exactly what the "truth" is. I honestly felt bad for Elder at parts during the book. He technically is the ruler of Godspeed now, but because he's younger than everybody, nobody really looks up to him as a leader.

Next, the writing. Beth Revis can weave out words like it's nothing. The description of the mighty spaceship always blows my mind, and with all the situations that Revis forces her characters to be in, it makes for a great story.

Then, we have our climax. When I found out what the "truth" is in the book, I couldn't believe it. I had to put the book down just to take in what was happening in the book. My entire body was shaking because I couldn't believe what the "truth" was! Beth Revis swept me off my feet with this novel.

And finally, our ending. Why would you be so cruel Beth? Why? I don't want to spoil anything for you if you haven't read this novel, but let me say this: I now need the third and final book. It's not a want for the third book, it's a necessity for me to know.

Overall, this novel was great and even better than the first book. I'm still in shock of how great it was.

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