Review: A MILLION SUNS by Beth Revis

A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2) 
Beth Revis
390 pages
Publisher: Razorbill Books
Release Date: January 10th, 2012
Source: ARC from Publisher
Rating: LOVED

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.

   I’m not sure how to start this review, so I’ll start off with this: did you read my review of Across the Universe? Yeah, my thoughts are pretty similar to that. Or, if you want me to sum it up in one word, I could say: WOAH.

   A Million Suns takes off a few months where Across the Universe left off. Though this time, the people aboard Godspeed are stirring up a storm – with Elder and Amy smack down in the center. Amy, the freak with red hair, pale skin, and green eyes, sees threats everywhere – especially now that the people can think for themselves. Elder sees threats everywhere too – though they aren’t after him exactly, they’re after his position. They don’t see a sixteen year old as an able leader anymore, even if he was born for that job specifically.

   But there’s more to it now. Amy and Elder stumble upon a clue, that leads to another, and to another. Until they find out the secret that had been hidden for years. But the truth only leads them to more questions – why? Why was the truth hidden from them all for so long?

   Beth Revis stuns us again. With an unexpected storyline that will leave you breathless, A Million Suns is thrilling from page one. You won’t want to put it down, you won’t want it to end. You won’t know where the next twist will carry you and your surprised self away. With A Million Suns, not only is there an incredible plot with unpredictable twists and turns that will leave your mind reeling – there’s also philosophy. Meaning. Words that will make you think, as much as our protagonists.

   And in the end, Beth Revis ties every loose thread together, while at the same time, leaving you ecstatic for book three. So what are you waiting for? If you thought Across the Universe was unbelievable, just pick up A Million Suns. You won’t know what hit you.

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Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    January 16, 2012

    Gosh, I love the cover and I'm so excited to read this one. Across the Universe was fantastic and it seems like A Million Suns can live up to the hype – even better according to your Review!

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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    January 16, 2012

    Whoa is right. I was amazed that it captured my attention as much as it did. So surprising for a middle novel.

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    I Read Banned Books

    January 16, 2012

    Loved this one too!

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    January 16, 2012

    I'm only on page 50 (I fell asleep last night) but I've already had at least four “WHAT THE HECK?!?!” moments with this one! I couldn't put it down (fell asleep reading, after a lack of sleep for three days.)

    Thanks for the great review! Makes me even more excited to pick it back up this aftern0on!

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

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    YA Book Queen

    January 16, 2012

    “…unpredictable twists and turns that will leave your mind reeling – there's also philosophy. Meaning. Words that will make you think, as much as our protagonists. ”

    – Yes! Completely agree :)

    Fabulous review, Hafsah! So glad you loved this one too,

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    Lauren M

    January 16, 2012

    AMS took me by surprise, too! All those twists were incredible! Beth Revis seriously outdid herself. I loved this book. Great review, Hafsah! :)

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    ashelynn hetland

    January 16, 2012

    ooh, yay. i can't wait to read this one. :D

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      January 18, 2012

      same here liking the new layout hafsha

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    Juju at Tales of

    January 16, 2012

    OMG it's good? I can't wait to read this. Awesome review! I can't wait to see what they stumble upon.

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    Beth S.

    January 16, 2012

    So glad to hear loose ends are tied up. I am getting so tired of cliffhangers and unresolved book endings that I could scream.

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    Alexandra Lanc

    January 16, 2012

    Thanks for the review! I liked Across the Universe, but wasn't stunned by it. I'm hoping that I like A Million Suns better. Am looking forward to it. :)


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    Denise Z

    January 16, 2012

    Thanks for the review. I have been hearing a lot lately about Across the Universe and it is good to know that a second book is already here (hate hate hate a cliffhangerish ending or that feeling of needing more now LOL) I am torn as this is not my normal type of read, but I am an adventurous gal and think maybe I will have to broaden my horizons.

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      January 17, 2012

      This one book I am really excited for and hope it will be a great read. Great review!

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    January 17, 2012

    I'm excited to read this book! I'm glad to hear it's a good one.

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    January 20, 2012

    Glad to here this is a good one! I just won a copy of ATU so I'm looking forward to reading it and getting a copy of AMS.

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    Lovey Dovey Books

    January 20, 2012

    I felt butterflies fluttering around in my stomach after reading your review, I'll feel the same way before I sit down to read A Million Suns. I'm so excited to read it, thanks for the review!

    Candace @ Lovey Dovey Books

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    The Lovely Getaway

    January 25, 2012

    I still havent had a chance to pick up A million Suns, but I very much LOVED Across the Universe, so I can't wait to be back in Elder and Amy's world :) Thanks so much for sharing your review with us!

    Diana M.

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    January 30, 2012

    I couldn't agree more. Half way through I was like how is this book so good? I liked Across the Universe a good deal but after reading A Million Suns I loved them both! Excellent.

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    September 24, 2012

    I read Across the Universe and loved it! I still need to get a copy of A Million Suns. Great review! =)

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    October 23, 2012

    This sounds interesting! I’m not really sure how I feel about science fiction. It’s not my favorite genre but this sounds good. I will have to pick it up and see how I feel. :D

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    December 9, 2012

    Nice to know there's really no cliffhanger.