Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Million Suns by Beth Revis


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.
(from Goodreads)

A Million Suns is the sequel to Across the Universe, a book that I surprisingly really enjoyed. The whole premise of space ships is usually a bit more sci fi than I usually read, so I was hesitant going in and quite pleased by what a great book it was. I had heard that A Million Suns is even better, and I must say I agree.

This book really made me re-consider what I would automatically view one way. I mean, I love Elder (frex, I love that man!) so of course I was rooting for him throughout the book. At the same time, I don't think the residents of Godspeed were wrong about wanting a democracy and questioning the ability of a teenager to lead the ship. See?! This dilemma ultimately kept me turning the pages to see what would happen.

Well, that and Elder himself. I loved seeing him grow into the leader he was born to be in this book. He is such a strong person -- even when everything is chaos around him, he sticks to what he believes is right. 

I couldn't help but wonder why Elder and Amy kept going on the path they were going on, instead of taking what I would think would be the easier way to get answers. I mean, I think the answer lies with Amy -- she wouldn't do it that way -- but it really seems the more logical course.

Also, while I guessed who the "villian" was pretty early on, I in no way guessed what the secrets were and how the book would ultimately end. Shades of Earth, the last book of the trilogy, has the potential to be the most sci fi of them all -- and I can't wait for it!

~Flo~

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