Publication Date: January 10, 2012Review: Wow. What. A. Sequel. A Million Suns completely blew Across The Universe out of the water. It says that Godspeed was once fueled by lies, but now it's ruled by chaos? No. It's still fueled on lies. So many lies, it's mind boggling. Of course, there's a frex load of chaos as well.
Page Count: 387
Synopsis: 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.
I have so much respect for Elder. He's a strong character and I got so frustrated reading in his perspective, because he has to handle things that are beyond his control. Elder is very admirable in many ways. I felt bad for him throughout a lot of the book for various reasons. Elder likes Amy a lot. So much, and yet Amy takes that for granted and claims she doesn't return the favor, and it's just like, "Amy. You need to be grateful this awesome boy gives you the time of day, because you're a freak, and he has a ship to run, and you're ruining everything."
So, if you couldn't tell, I had a few problems with Amy. I felt like she caused so much trouble. She played with Elder's heart and threw pity parties for herself. I just couldn't find it in myself to feel sorry for her. But Amy does have a special redeeming quality. She's smart. Amy is very intelligent and quickly finds and solves clues. A lot of the discoveries in this book are because of her (and Orion). So kudos to her.
The plot in this book is incredible and unbelievable. The twists and surprises are crazy as frex. Once you think you know what's going on, Beth Revis adds a plot twist and suddenly, things are chaotic again. The thing about mysteries is that if it's a good one, I get frustrated easily. And I got so very frustrated while reading this book. That's a good thing... I think. Hidden secrets and abundant surprises make the plot in this book insane.
A Million Suns is a fantastic sequel with more intensity, mystery and romance than its precedent. I am dying for the third and final installment.