Sunday, April 6, 2014

A Million Suns #2 by Beth Revis

10345927Genre: Sci-Fi
Hardcover: 386 Pages
Published: January 10, 2012
Series: Across the Universe
            1. Across the Universe
            2. A Million Suns
            3. Shades of Earth

Goodreads Synopsis:
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 spaceship Godspeed.

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 aboardGodspeed. 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 Review:
            If you've read Across the Universe, then you're familiar with its very intense and chilling first chapter. It gripped the readers attention and set a very ominous tone for the entire book. While I enjoyed reading Across the Universe, for me the highest point of satisfaction was reading Amy's point of view. It was fascinating to read an outsiders take on Godspeed and its people. Revis left the characters and Godspeed in something of a stagger, with many unanswered questions.

            And answer she does. The beginning immediately addressed some issues and clarified the mysteries. Revis took a more delicate approach in this book, but she was still able to create a very tense, menacing and unsettling tone. Amy and Elder have united as a team to take down Eldest and claim his position as the new leader of Godspeed--now a Phydus-free population. Amy has been trying to process being assaulted, her unexplained feelings towards Elder (given his admission that he unfroze her) and the truth about Godspeed's engine.  Among all these life-altering mysterious finally being reveal, Amy must decide if she wants her parents to be unfrozen and what the consequences of doing that might be. Amy and Elder must trust each other in order for their plans to work but there are some new secrets that are about to be revealed that might just ruin their new found relationship.   

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