Friday, September 27, 2013

A Million Suns Review

Author: Beth Revis
Title: A Million Suns (Across the Universe Trilogy)
Published: 01/10/2012
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Godspeed was once 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. Everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceshipGodspeed.

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 perilous, the ship 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

You know, reviewing books isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Especially if you’re like me and have a knack for breaking your keyboard, apparently when I type I’m “bashing” my keys, instead of gently hitting them. So now my space bar is broken, that’s a first though, usually it’s the ‘s’ key that flies off. Now that space bar is broken I have to push extra hard on it, which breaks it even more. So typing anything is a pain, good thing I’m getting a new laptop before school starts! Woohoo! But seriously, reviewing is less fun when you aren’t in love with the book. You don’t really want to even think about it anymore let alone write about it, and it’s not like you have some emotions you need to hash out. The only reason I even read this book was because Ashton insisted. And it’s not awful, no A Million Sun isn’t the worst I’ve read (sadly) but it isn’t good either. A Million Suns is a sequel therefore this review may contains spoilers from the previous book Across the Universe.  

Now, let me try to remember what even went on in the darn thing. Umm, OH! Yeah, got it now. So I don’t really remember where Across the Universe leaves off, but A Million Suns picks with Elder now in charge, Amy lost in more ways than she could’ve imagined, Harley is dead (only good character there ever was) and Godspeed the ship, is in total chaos! Wohoo! A Million Sun is a journey for Elder mostly I’d have to say. He’s grown up and assumed the role as the ship’s leader and things aren’t ever as they seem. He tries so hard to do things the right way and make everyone see how bright their futures could be, but no matter what good he does it’ll never change the fact that he evidently is their King. Taking the ship off the Phydus drug only made them crave even more freedom, a freedom they’ll never have with an appointed ruler who’s also the youngest person on the ship.

Amy finds clues left by Orion which lead her to her own adventure. As she tries to wrangle them up and interpret the hidden meaning behind them, the ship begins a rebellion. There are a few new characters introduced, Bartie is one of the larger roles. There’s also a short story in Bartie’s POV in the YA Anthology Defy the Dark. There isn’t really anything bad about A Million Suns its original, the characters are somewhat likeable, there’s action, a hint of romance, lots of mysterious events. It even isn’t that predictable, like I predicted a few things, but I didn’t know who the killer was gonna end up being.

Overall I didn’t love or hate A Million Suns, I just have a hard time keeping interest in the story, but it’s still very likeable. Being that Ashton is a lot more understanding than Rose, I can give A Million Suns a 3, and not have to worry about getting the silent treatment for a few months. Sad but true, A Million Suns couldn’t spark an interest in me, although I’m glad I gave it another shot.

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