Thursday, January 19, 2012

Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

A Millions Suns
(Across the Universe #2)
by Beth Revis

Release Date: January 10, 2012
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 390
Genre: YA Future/Sci Fi/Dystopian 
Source: Amazon Kindle
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Godspeed was 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. 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.

Oh FREX that was amazing! I just love the way they say frex throughout the book!

Elder has been trying so hard to lead the ship. The people are off phydus and finally know the truth. They are rebelling, not working, suicidal, and fighting him every decision he makes. They are learning about war and rebellions and want a chance to elect a leader. Then some people start showing up dead, with the words follow the leader written on them. Elder must find a way to fix the engines, control the people, and stop the new murderer.

Elder is still desperately in love with Amy. It is so cute and really refreshing to finally have the guy chasing the girl. Elder apologizes constantly and does everything he can to make Amy happy. Amy likes and cares for Elder but just feels like the choice is taken away from her. She feels like she is only considering being with Elder because there is no one else. It also doesn't help that every time they begin to grow closer, Elder is com-linked and has to run off to fix another disaster on the ship. But their scenes are really sweet and I love them together. They definitely do grow as characters and as a couple.

Orion also left behind clues for Amy to follow. He wants her to discover what is truly wrong with the ship and why they haven't reached the new planet yet. Since she is the only one to have ever been on both a planet and Godspeed, he believes she can make the right decision for everyone. Amy follows the trail and we find out a lot of new shocks and surprises about the ship and new planet. I really can't say more because it is just a fun and crazy ride while everything unfolds. I loved this one as much as the last one. Lots of action and I really loved the developments that continued with the ship and it's people. A bunch of the questions I was left with in the last book were answered in this one. A big cliffhanger that is seriously going to kill me waiting for the last book!

"Choice or no, my heart is his."

"But Amy," Elder says. "Space suits!"

"What the frex happened?!"

Rating: 5/5 Stars! 

29 comments:

  1. I just got my copy in the mail and as I just read book one a week or so ago, I'm so pumped to start this. But, once I do than FREX I'll have it finished in 24 hours. I know I will. I have no control once I start it. So, I may carry it around a bit longer before I start it. I don't want it to end and I can't stand to wait another year for the final book. ARGGG! What to do? What to do!
    GFC- Lisa Richards
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    1. I read book one awhile ago so I was really excited for this one! It was on my kindle the second it came out an I devoured it in one day! So I understand knowing you will have no control! I never do! But the wait for this final book is going to kill me. I am so curious what will happen next!

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  2. I have this book too in my TBR but I haven't read the first one!! I've been hearing great things about it so I can't wait to read it!! Awesome review, Jennifer! So glad you enjoyed it! :)

    Celine @ Forget-me-not

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    1. You must pick up the first one soon! It is a really interesting series. I love the plot and the spaceship setting.

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  3. awesome review
    tnx 4 reviewing
    i want rthis book / i want this book/ gotta hav this book[ new mantra lol]

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  4. I want this book! I Want this Book! I. WANT. THIS. BOOK!! Buaaa! I swore I wasn't going to buy more books! [my mother made me do it] and since I go back to school this Monday my friends are now keeping an eye on me *sniff sniff* I mean, what the Frex is wrong with them?

    Great Review! :D

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    1. What the frex are you going to do?! I wasn't supposed to buy books either but I just ordered four! lol Hope you get this soon. It was really good.

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  5. You just killed me. (Btw, I had to delete the whole comment, bc I had left the Caps locked. Gah! iT LOOKED AS IF i SCREAMED AT YOU111)

    I really wonder if I'll like this one more. I'm almost a 100 percent certain, but then, I also thought I'd like i.e. Dreaming Awake more and right now I can't even get through the mess that it is. ;( *sigh*

    Anyway, great review!

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    1. I think you will like it more. Although it takes awhile before all the questions are answered. That kind of bugged me. Amy would keep finding a clue that barely said anything and then she had to go find the next clue. That kind of made me mad. But Elder discovers a big secret about the ship somewhat close to the beginning. I knew it all along though...

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    2. Now that I've finished it: Absolutely agree! I liked it very much and like you I knew it all along. *grin*

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  6. Oooh...I'm reading this right now! I'm glad you liked it! I think it is amazing too and the only reason I've put it down is to enter giveaways! Great reviews!

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    1. Happy reading! Glad you are enjoying it! I loved it!

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  7. I just got the book....can't wait to start reading it

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  8. Just bought the book, but now realize that I need the one before it. Great review.

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    1. I hate when I accidentally don't buy the first book in the series! They are both great reads so at least you can have a great back to back read-a-thon!

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  9. Great reivew Jennifer! haven't had the chance to read the second book yet, but I agree with you on "frex" I love that word lol! :)

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    1. I know! Why the frex isn't the third book out already! I can't frexing wait! LOL It become addicting. It is also a nice touch to the unique spaceship setting showing the different language slang. Hope you enjoy the book!

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  10. I need to get busy and read this one. I like these kinds of stories that have the mystery element. Enjoyed your review!

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    1. Thanks! This was a fun one! Such an interesting plot. It is so weird to think of being frozen and flying hundreds of years to a new planet. I can't wait for the last book. I hope you enjoy them!

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  11. Great review! :) I still haven't read it but I can't wait to get my hands on it! :D

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    1. I hope you get it soon! I had to have it the minute it came out! I was so excited. Thanks for commenting!

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  12. I loved ATU! Thank you for the review on the second book! I am about to buy the book! WOOT!

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  13. A great review for a great book. I didn't want to take this book back to the library when I read it. Lol.

    Aranda Gibbs
    Arandamarie1992@yahoo.com

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    1. I felt the same way with the first book! I bought this one because I knew I would want to read it again!

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  14. Great review! I started saying Frex immediately after I read the first book lol I cannot wait to get my hands on this and am so curious as to all the secrets with the ship

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    1. Me too! I kept thinking Oh Frex! I still say it every now and then but right after reading it was all I could think about! I hope you get the book soon!

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