A Million Suns by Beth Revis
Book 2 in the Across The Universe trilogy
Genre: YA sci-fi
I started A Million Suns right after I posted my review for Across The Universe, at about 12:30 pm yesterday, and I finished it half an hour ago, at 2 pm. It was that good.
I can’t say much because I don’t want to spoil the events of this book or the first one, but I will say that reading this was a wild ride. The plot-line was strong and early events were connected to current or later ones, if that makes sense. Regardless, it was really interesting to read about and I was almost constantly making predictions (whether they were right or not is a different story though XD ).
Amy was a lot easier to relate to in this book than she was before. Granted, I’m not in her situation, but I could understand her logic and relate to being scared, then deciding that a fear can’t rule your life. She was braver in this book, and thought things through more. She was, understandably, still kind of scared and apprehensive, but like I said, she eventually got over that. Overall she really developed as a main character, and honestly, I liked her more for it. However, I don’t know if I can say the same about Elder. He went through character growth as well, mostly because he became Eldest (but didn’t take the title). For the most part, I did like him, but there were times when I couldn’t stand how he treated Amy (because none of it was her fault) and I didn’t think he really tried. I feel like if he had put forth a bit more effort initially and calmed the instigators down, there wouldn’t have been as much of an issue. But at the same time, I do have to applaud him, because he made some respectable choices to save the ship and its occupants. I couldn’t stand a handful of others, though, and those were the antagonists. I can’t say much about them because I don’t want to spoil anything, but they caused a lot of trouble and I hope the ones that are still alive get punished properly.
This book also took place on the spaceship Godspeed, just like in Across The Universe, although a few new parts of the ship were revealed. The first glimpses of Centauri-Earth were given, and I believe that’s were most or all of the final book, Shades of Earth, will take place. I like Godspeed, but I’ll enjoy the change and I think it’ll be enjoyable to read about Amy and Elder exploring the new planet. 🙂
There weren’t really any relationships in this book. I thought something would start between Amy and Elder, but the chaos on the ship messed that up. In the very end I think something was budding again, and hopefully it will grow in Shades of Earth. There weren’t any friendships either, because nobody trusted Amy and nobody liked Elder. Amy and Victria seemed to be slowly becoming friends, but that didn’t work out in the end.
This book was full to the brim with twists and I loved it. A big twist was revealed in the very beginning, and it just kept escalating from there. A lot of surprising information was uncovered about some side characters, the ship, and the ship’s mission. I was guessing a lot, although they weren’t very good because I was also shocked a lot. XD This was a very entertaining read, to say the least.
This book was amazing, but I did have one problem with it. There were a few parts that were inconsistent. About halfway through, the food distribution building was burned down and there were food shortages, but then in the end, Elder says there’s still enough food for a few more generations. Where did all the extra food come from? There were one or two other situations I thought were inconsistent, but this was the one that bugged me the most.
A Million Suns was a great book, despite its flaw. It was a very enjoyable sci-fi book with a fun mystery too, and I can’t wait to read Shades of Earth. I’ll definitely be looking for it next time I go to the library (in January). 😀
my rating: 4½ out of 5 stars
I’m not sure what I’ll be reading next. I have four library books left to choose from, and those are Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, If I Stay by Gayle Forman, The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare, and Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout. What do you think I should read next?
Have you read A Million Suns? Is it on your TBR? If you have read it, what did you think? Feel free to let me know in the comments! 🙂
Until next time- Olivia ❤