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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Million Suns by Beth Revis

A Million Suns (Across the Universe #2)
by Beth Revis
Razorbill (Penguin)
ISBN: 978-1-59514-398-3
Suggested Ages: 12+
Buy from Indigo

Description: 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

The Good Stuff
  • Talented writer, she is fantastic at making you feel like you are part of the world the characters live in
  • A lot of fun nerdy references for SCI FY geeks - hee hee "Trust No One" hee hee
  • Noticed a lot less of the made up words like Frex which I really appreciated
  • Fabulous character development for Amy and some realistic development for Elder
  • Lots of action to keep you interested - this story is far more dark and violent than Across the Universe
  • Like the cover, not as much as Across the Universe, but it still is a cover that makes me want to pick up the book 
  • Orion is an intriguing character, deeply flawed, but fascinating

The Not So Good Stuff
  • Same problem as with the first book, some of the plot points just are not  logical 
  • Has the issue that most second books in a trilogy have, filler from the first book to the finale  - not bad but I think this series would have worked better as a book 1 and 2
  • Elder was a bit of  wuss through this installment, felt as frustrated with him as the characters are - I would have mutinied too
  • New characters didn't intrigue me at all and felt no connection to them  
  • Main complaint what was the point of Orion making all the stupid clues -- seriously just tell them what is going on if time is an essence (more filler if you ask me)

Favorite Quotes/Passages

"if I had my choice between Elder at school or at a club or on a blind date, if I had my choice between Elder and every other boy in the world .... Would I love him then?
Would he love me?
Love without choice isn't love at all."

"You can be objective. You will know which is the greater evil. When you know all that I know, all that Eldest tried to keep hidden, then you will know what to do."

"A sky Kayleigh had never seen.
And she couldn't live without the sky."

 Who Should/Shouldn't Read
  • For fans of Sci Fy YA 
  • Would only recommend you read it if you had read the first book in the series first, other wise you would be what the frex is going on
3 Dewey's

I received this from Penguin in exchange for an honest review

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