Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Book Review: A MILLION SUNS by Beth Revis

Title: A Million Suns
Series: Across the Universe, #2
Author: Beth Revis
Publisher: Razorbill (January 10, 2012)
Format: eBook Novel
Source: Purchased from Amazon
Genre: YA Science Fiction

Description: 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.

Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis blasts off from the page and will keep you reading until the very end.

As chaos threatens Elder’s tentative rule over Godspeed, Amy grasps hold of a puzzle set in motion by Orion to keep her fears at bay. But when the ship is plagued by strange murders, Amy and Elder must unite to figure out what Orion was trying to tell them and who is killing off citizens who don’t follow the leader. The only thing they really know, though, is they have to get off this ship.

A Million Suns, to put it in their terms, is frexing brilly. The plot is fast-paced, so the reader will be tearing through the pages as fast as possible. Revis excels at creating tension in every chapter, on every page. I felt like I was holding my breath the entire time I read it. Since this is book two of the series, the characters are familiar, but we go deeper into their psyche, their hopes, their fears. The mystery surrounding the ship and people keeps readers of the edge of their seats. The romance is messy, awkward, passionate, everything a teenage romance should be. The political undertones and philosophy add another dimension to this novel very familiar to our own times. I love how the reader can follow along with the clues in the main mystery, although Revis keeps some surprises to the very end.

I’d give Beth Revis’s A Million Suns a million stars, if I could. I love this series in a “stand in line at midnight on opening night at the movie theater” way.

Five Bookworms = I loved it!
 Other books in the series: 
Across the Universe by Beth Revis
Read my review here.