Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Lizzie     Feb 8th, 2012     Dystopian, Reviews, Science Fiction     0 Replies

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 386 pages
Publisher: Razorbill (January 10, 2012)
Source: Bought
Language: English
ISBN-10: 159514398X
ISBN-13: 978-1595143983

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.

Haven’t read Across the Universe? You should probably start here.

Excuse me, because this review may get a bit fangirl-ish. I promise I will try to control it.

Beth Revis seems quite normal when you talk to her via Twitter. She’s so grateful people love her books, she is kind and takes time to actually talk to fangirls like me, and she is quite endearing. Also, she holds amazing giveaways and contests.

That is just a facade. Underneath it all, she is an evil, evil woman who likes to torture her readers. You thought Cassandra Clare was bad? Psh. Beth is WORSE!

I loved Across the Universe beyond words. I will rave to you everyday of the week about that. I loved the claustrophobia of it, the adrenaline and the way things are weaved together in such a way that you never see the end coming. I love the cover in every single way. I love that the Godspeed symbol is on the jackets and embossed in the hardcovers of the first book.

But A Million Suns is way better than Across the Universe.

Normally, you would call that blasphemy. How is it possible to love the sequel more than the first one?! Well, it’s like this: Beth is a twisted woman and she shows you that in A Million Suns. Nearly every chapter, give or take, introduces a new point that sets your heart racing. It was so hard to put the book down and as such, I finished it within three sittings. Which has not happened in a very long time.

In simpler terms, this book freaking rocks!

Everything about it frustrates and entices you to the point where you can be engrossed for hours. I was fascinated the entire time, in so many ways. I really wish I could go into why but that would lead to extreme spoilers and no one wants that. :-( I do, however, think it would be a very good idea that you find out why I loved this book so for yourself. You won’t regret it! And if you do, I will pay you $1,000,000 for the inconvenience*!

* — I really won’t but sounds like a good idea, aye?

** — I can’t promise the ending won’t be frustrating and make it impossible to wait until 2013 for the last book but I can promise $1,000,000*!


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