Monday, November 25, 2013

A Million Suns

A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2)

Today’s post is on A Million Suns by Beth Revis. It is the second in her Across the Universe series. It is 386 pages long and is published by RazorBill. The cover is star covered with a young man and young woman in a bubble facing the stars. The intended reader is young adult but adults can enjoy this one too. There is some language, no sex, and some violence but nothing too extreme. It is told from the first person point of view of Amy and Eldest; changing from one chapter to the next. There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the dust jacket- It’s been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. Everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed.
But there may be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He’s finally free to act on his vision- no more Phydus, no more lies. But when Elder learns shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a mystery that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier. Their success- or failure- will determine the fate of the 2,298 passengers aboard Godspeed. But with each step, the journey becomes more chaotic, and the love between them more impossible to fight.
Beth Revis catapulted readers into the far reaches of space with her New York Times bestselling debut, Across the Universe. In A Million Suns, Beth deepens the mystery 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- The second novel picks up three months after the end of the first novel with all the tensions that it left. Again who was the villain for this novel, like the first one, was unseen but believable. Again dealing with one of the side characters was hard to read because he is an evil person. But I think that he is used to show that no matter what we do; in the end we are still human with all those failings. I think that Elder grows more as a character than Amy. In the first book it is about Amy finding her own feet alone but now Elder must step up and become more to save everyone. One thing that I really liked about Suns was the emotional pressure on the characters. Elder gets to see a change in how people react to him and he is forced to grow. Amy one the other hand does not have as much character growth as she did in the first novel but I think that is because more is needed of Elder than her for the story. Amy is more established than he was but now they are on more equal terms as characters and partners. I am looking forward to reading the last novel Shades of Earth soon.

I give this book Four of Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I borrowed this book from my local library.