January 3, 2012

Review of A Million Suns by Beth Revis

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.
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** This book was provided to us by the publisher, and we were in no way paid for our review.
The review was done simply because we support and believe in the author’s works**

I was expecting so much from A Million Suns, the second installment of the Across The Universe trilogy by Beth Revis…and she did not disappoint.

In A Million Suns, we pick up three months later after Across The Universe. Similar problems, but now Elder, who is now leader, must face the people on Godspeed who are no longer under the influence of Phydus, thus allowing them all to be able to think for themselves. Good idea or bad, you’ll see how this plays out throughout the pages of A Million Suns.  On top of that, Elder and Amy are provided clues by a now frozen Orion who leads them on the hunt for clues that will uncover an ultimate secret that they and everyone else on Godspeed will never forget, and that will change the course of their lives…forever.

 A Million Suns was a perfect follow up to Across The Universe.  Revis has worked her magic again, and has allowed yet another glimpse into this futuristic dystopian world on Godspeed.  I found the speed of this installment alot quicker than the last.  There was a lot more action within the pages, which made it all the more difficult for me to put down.  I was quickly absorbed again by the vast surroundings described in the book.  Revis’ writing style is so addictive and flows perfectly from page to page.

Again, we are treated with a different point of view for every chapter…that of Elder and of Amy.  Some of the chapters were but a few lines/words which I felt really impacted the feel of the situation.  A lot of the time, short was definitely sweet.  I was, again, emotionally swept up in the different drama’s going on throughout the book…sadness for Victria, hate/anger for Luthor and Bartie, love and frustration for Amy and Elder.

We also see a little bit more of the relationship between Amy and Elder in A Million Suns.  What I really enjoyed about Across The Universe and A Million Suns was that the main focus was not about wanting or seeing Elder and Amy fall in love and live happily ever after (although there are a few smile/swoon worthy bits), but rather to read about the existence of an entire civilization, see the different problems that happen and to pretty much solve a mystery (or 2).

I devoured this book, as I did the first, and was very hesitant in finishing it.  I was just not ready for this ride to end just yet.  And when I did finally end my torture, I needed more!  During a quick Twitter conversation, Revis had joked that she felt she should have included a warning label for the cliff hanger ending for A Million Suns, and after readingit…she totally should have!  I was left with so many questions, and so many different scenarios floating around in my head about what could happen in Shades Of Earth, the third book of this series!  I cannot WAIT to see what happens next!

If you were a fan of Aross The Universe, you will definitely want to pick up a copy of A Million Suns.  You will not be disappointed, and you will be left wanting…!


  1. Jacquelynne

    Another great review MaryAnn! I cannot believe I have waited so long to finally pick up Across the Universe, only to find how addicting it truly is! I cannot wait to sink into A Million Suns ASAP! But now I am so curious as to what the cliffhanger could be!! – I am also loving the titles of these books, PS. They are very creative :)

  2. Leona Naan

    Awsome review! Can't wait for it to come out! Loved Across the Universe! Well done! :)

  3. Andrea @ Cozy Up

    I really enjoyed Across the Universe but I didn't find this one as great as the first one. I still enjoyed it but there was a lot more I was hoping for. I will still read the last one to see where she takes it. And I did love the cliffhanger ending. Great review.

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