So, last January a book came out called Across the Universe. This book had a LOT of buzz. It was a sci-fi, romance, mystery…which sounded AWESOME! Plus whenever I thought of it I got a Beatles song stuck in my head. In short, I was very excited to read it. And, while I loved the plot and the characters…I was a tad let down when I did read it. Mostly because of certain choices made in the writing. Amy was asleep for so long. Dual point of views…which I’m never a fan of. And a couple of other small things that all added up to the book not being amazing for me. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t amazing.
So, when I got a chance to read an advance copy of A Million Suns I was all over that because I was definitely still interested in what happened next but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue spending my money on it.
I’m happy to say, I liked A Million Suns a WHOLE lot more than Across the Universe.
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.
Once again there are a couple mysteries going on in this book. Which I like because one always seems to be easy to guess, and I am SO not a a guesser. Like, I don’t even usually think about it. So, if I’M guessing the correct outcome, you know the author isn’t even trying…probably on purpose. But there were so many different things going on on the ship, so many people and so little people at the same time.
Amy was still on the fence about Elder. She was drawn to him, mad at him, worried for him, and worried what he might do. She missed her parents and the sunshine and living on a planet. Amy becomes determined to see her parents again, to get off the ship by any means necessary.
Elder is lost. He’s trying to lead people that are just realizing they’ve been lied to all of their lives. People that are just realizing they’ve never had a choice and they have nowhere else to go. Which basically means chaos starts happening everywhere. I thought, in both books but in this book especially, that Elder’s story line was much more interesting than Amy’s. Amy basically wants two things that are sort of wrapped up in each other. Elder is floundering in life but wants so much and has so much potential and is trying his hardest to do everything and make things better with and for Amy.
There’s a scene where Elder gets a proper view of the universe outside of the ship and you can just tell that it’s such an eye opener for him. Seeing the universe spread out before his eyes, not through a window or a hatch but all of it RIGHT THERE. And then to have to go back to the ship with it’s walls and it’s chaos.
This book felt like it was about Elder so much more than Amy. Elder had more of a journey. I’m hoping Amy has one in the next book.
Guys. The next book. oh em gee. I don’t even know what it’s going to be. Or what’s going to happen. Or anything. A Million Suns definitely doesn’t end on a cliffhanger but I need to know what happens next so BAD!
I hate waiting.