By Beth Revis
Published by Razorbill
"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."-Goodreads
I remember falling in love with Across the Universe. I don't know how but A Million Suns was EVEN BETTER! Surpassed what I expected of it and left me almost in tears (I seriously have to wait till 2013??? That deserves tears!) A very mind blowing read that will leave you hanging on every word!
I had my qualms with Amy in the first book, she was very whiny and needed to get a backbone. I'm happy to report, Amy has a bit of a backbone now! She has changed in the past three months, she still hates it on the ship but she is taking control of her situation. Elder has grown also. He now has to be leader - without the Phydus - talk about difficult! I love Elder, he is the sweetest! He cares for Amy and all the people on the ship, personally, I think he is a great leader. I'm also happy to report that there is more romance in this book! The focus is still mostly on the problems/mysteries of the ship but Amy is starting to form feelings for my dear Elder! Old characters rise up and we get to see more of their backgrounds. We also get to see the true colors of some! (Yes, I'm hinting).
But come on. If you have read Across the Universe you KNOW how Beth Revis rolls. Yeah, I'm talking about the amazing plot. The mysteries that are woven in here, we are just uncovering. Lots of my questions did get answered but I have so much more! Ahh... so many. This book is packed with suspense, interest, edge-of-your-seat material. I was gasping, laughing, shocked, angry and at one point (at the big twist/revelation) I had to step back and just gawk (yes gawk!!). I even ran to mother and screamed, "GUESS WHAT HAPPENED??!! IT'S UNBELIEVABLE!" but sadly she did not share my enthusiasm. A very intense read! The writing flows great and it has a quality about it that you can just keep reading.
I strongly recommend this book/series to everyone. This is such an amazing story that everyone has to be a part of it. I mean, even if you don't like sci-fi, do you like suspense? Mystery? Romance? Evil plans? Seriously, its awesome. Beth Revis is a genius and trust me, once you finish A Million Suns - you will be begging for more, I was!
The Shipper's eyes go to Marae, but Marae's silently watching me.
"Why would Eldest lie to me about this?" I can feel myself losing control. I don't know what I expected --- that I'd figure out the big problem and the Shippers would jump up and fix it? I don't know. I never really thought past telling them that the laws of physics go against the explanations Eldest gave me. I never thought that I'd say what I came to say and they would look to the First Shipper, not me.
"Eldest lied to you," Marae says calmly, "because we lied to him."
Author Q&A about book (very interesting! Might not want to watch if you haven't read Across the Universe though):