Tuesday, February 14, 2012

One In A Million

Published: January 10th, 2012
A Million Suns (Across the Universe # 2)
By: Beth Revis
ISBN-13: 9781595143983

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.


   Amy and Elder have spent the last three months trying to come to terms with life on Godspeed, without the people drugged up on Phydus.  Elder is ruling in a way Eldest never did, with people making decisions of their own free will - and it's leading to chaos.  They are rebelling against him, refusing to work, stealing, attacking others and murdering.  Also, Amy discovers a series of clues left for her by Orion, someone she considers evil for his attempts to kill the cryogenically frozen people that include her parents.  But there is an even bigger secret hidden that Amy and Elder could never have imagined in their wildest dreams.  While the people around them are reading about rebellion and beginning to enact it and someone is trying to do anything to stop them from discovering the truth, Amy and Elder may have to make a decision in the end that will affect the future lives of everyone on board.  Will it be the right decision?  And who is the one behind the sabotage of Elder's new regime on board?  This book was a great follow up to the first one in the series.  I truly liked the development of both Amy and Elder, given the horrifically difficult decisions they were forced to make.  It was interesting to get an inside look at why Orion felt the need to destroy the frozens and if/when the planet landing was truly going to happen.  The conflicted feelings of Amy for the person who is the cause of her sometimes misery (Elder) and even being awake at all were so heartwrenching and true.  For an honest, gut-wrenchingly suspenseful tale of murder and intrigue in deep space, this is definitely the book.  I cannot wait to read the next book!  Highly recommended and if you haven't read Across the Universe, get to it so you can pick up this one!

VERDICT:  4.5/5  Stars

*No money or favors were exchanged for this review. This book is now available in stores and online.*

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