A Million Suns by Beth Revis
Publication Date: January 10th, 2012
Reviewed by: Honorary Sis Beth
Sister says: Murderous, Mysterious, and Majestic
Summary from goodreads.com
Godspeed was once fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos. It’s been three months. In that time, Amy has learned to hide who she is. Elder is trying to be the leader he’s always wanted to be. But as the ship gets more and more out of control, only one thing is certain: They have to get off the ship.
***Warning: if you haven't read Across the Universe there will be spoilers ****
Beth Revis has done it again! In my opinion, it is a rarity when the second book is as good or better than the first; however, Ms. Revis not only succeeded, but completely blew me away! I'm not even sure where to start because this book is just amazing!
A Million Suns picks up 3 months after Elder has taken rule of the spaceship "Godspeed". With the entire ship off of phydus and history books and literature readily available, the passengers are starting to think for themselves; one of the results: political unrest. Leadership is questioned, especially when the food supply is running dangerously low. Elder's character is developed more and he learns who his friends and enemies are and who to trust. He tries to lead the ship with conviction and resolution while determined to get the ship to Centauri-Earth.
Amy, on the other hand, is lonelier and more hated than ever. Seriously, this girl is strong and amazingly tenancious. She does not let adversity get her down, but instead is more committed to fulfilling the mission and protecting her parents. Through a series of events, she and Elder uncover more lies and secrets Eldest was keeping from them. As she and Elder get closer to the truth, people start dying. The more people that die, the more the passengers get unsettled and on the brink of another revolution. It is a vicious circle that will keep you guessing until the very end.
Elder and Amy's friendship continues to deepen as they search ship for more clues to the truth. Usually, I am not a fan of split naratives, but in this book, it is perfect. I appreciate being able to see events from both Elder and Amy's point of view. Especially when it comes to their relationship. It is interesting to see Amy's viewpoint since she came originally from Sol-Earth and questions everything and contrast that to Elder's where the spaceship is all he has ever know.
This book is a definite must read! Beth Revis is able to intertwine, murder, mystery, romance, and political drama in 390 pages AND leave you wanting more! A Million Suns has so many twists and turns, it is impossible to put down. I highly recommend this book, but you must have read the first in the series, Across the Universe. If you haven't read or heard of it, click here to read my review.
Buy it.....Read it.....LOVE IT!!!! (I most definitely did!!!)