A Million Suns
By Beth Revis
Jan. 10, 2012
Razorbill, 400 pages
Source: From Sash, who spoils me
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.
— Amazon.com description
This book left me breathless and gasping and oh the suspense is MURDEROUS. If you were a fan of the first book in this series, Across the Universe, you’re going to be thrilled. If you love sci-fi but haven’t tried book one yet, holy cow get on it.
Normally when I read a book, I selfishly want (a) to know everything immediately and (b) for the love interests to pronounce their eternal love and start making out. But, wow, you know this series is special because I never felt rushed on either of these points throughout both books.
I sort of reveled in not knowing what was going to happen next or who to trust. It’s a constant surprise – be sure to protect yourself from spoilers.
And the romance? I love that it’s slow and uncertain and it takes Amy and Elder a lot of time before they decide to trust one another. Besides, it’s not like they don’t have other problems beside their maybe-relationship. It’s not instalove and it’s not all-consuming.
Truly, this is my favorite sci-fi series right now. Another deep, mesmerizing and thrilling read from Revis.