A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2)
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Godspeed was once 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. Everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed.

But there may be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He's finally free to act on his vision—no more Phydus, no more lies.

But when Elder learns shocking ne...more
Hardcover, 386 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Razorbill
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Hayden Casey
I PRESENT: A REVIEW COMPRISED ENTIRELY OF GIFS

This is how I feel.



I would like to do this to Beth Revis.


This is what it's going to be like waiting for SHADES OF EARTH.




When SHADES OF EARTH comes out, I'll be like this.


Until SHADES OF EARTH comes out...
Steph Sinclair
Actual rating: 3.5 stars

I've been really eager to read A Million Suns for a while now. I'm a Sci-Fi geek and I'm not afraid to admit that. (Hear that, Kennedy?! I'm owning that!) So I think, in a way, I am prone to getting swept away with this series. And just as with Across the Universe, I was immediately sucked into the story, walking around my house with my face glued to the book, sitting on the edge of my seat trying to figure out the mysteries surrounding Godspeed. Because if there is one t...more
Emily May

It's been a while since I finished Across the Universe and gave it a mostly positive review. Since then, I have changed a lot, read many more books, and my expectations and standards have become higher. As more and more time has been put between my finishing Across the Universe and starting A Million Suns, I've been wondering if I would be quite so forgiving of some of the issues I had in the first book if I were to read it again now. You see, despite the pretty sparkly covers, it is the charac...more
Ariana
"And here we are, in the middle, surrounded by a sea of stars.
A million stars."




What an intriguing story.. in a way, even intriguingly sad.
This book finds us right where the first one left us. Somewhere between Sol-Earth and Centauri-Earth, suspended in time and space.

There is no more Phydus to control the people around the ship and they are quite out of control. People don’t work, people start to fight, they suffer from depression.
They start having feelings, they start thinking for themselves a...more
Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]
Luthe and Orion here they come!!!


From http://www.bethrevis.com/

Q: Can you tell us anything about the sequels?
Beth Revis: I can say this much about Book 2:

It’s called A MILLION SUNS
It takes place soon after ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
It does still focus on Amy & Elder -END


Nice detail about the book isn't it? lol
I LOVE THE TITLE thought!
Melannie :)
Jan 22, 2012 Melannie :) is currently reading it
Shelves: most-anticipated
I can't wait to read about Elder taking the role of The Eldest,
and ohhh man! I don't think they should relax with Orion still alive,
and that Luthe guy has to be watched closely.

______________________

“Will you stay with me?” I whisper.
“Always.”

Elder & Amy ♥
Julianna Helms
Jan 15, 2012 Julianna Helms rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: EVERYONE, especially those who despite Sci-fi
Recommended to Julianna by: Myself
Quick Reaction: THIS BOOK WAS SO. FREXIN'. GOOD. I can't even-
Goodness, this book, I-
I mean, I-
Well, I-
The thing is, this-
I CAN'T DO THIS. THIS IS TOO HARD. I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH I WANT TO HUG THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE RIGHT NOW. I CANNOT TALK COHERENTLY.

A masterpiece.

There.


Starred Review

Actual, full review: Original is here. (Note: Due to copy-and-paste, most formatting and links have been lost.)

Reading A Million Suns was like hugging the entire universe in its aggregated starry glory. Like soari...more
Reynje
3.5 stars

**Note: Review contains spoilers for Across the Universe**


If you’ve read Across the Universe, you’ll be familiar with its intense and chilling first chapter – a powerful piece of writing that opened this YA sci-fi trilogy with a bang. While I enjoyed Across the Universe, for me, that claustrophobic induction into Amy’s point of view was its highest point. That said, I wanted to see where Revis was going to take the story next. Having left her characters and the Godspeed in something of...more
Phoebe
A full review will go up Friday at The Intergalactic Academy.

I'll admit that it's a bit difficult to discuss A Million Suns, Beth Revis's follow-up to last year's NY Times bestselling Across the Universe, without gratuitously spoiling it. That's because its very premise is predicated on the kind of twist that's made all the more delicious when it sneaks up on you; where once the "spaceship fueled by lies" tagline seemed mildly snark-worthy, its spooky accuracy soon becomes clear. So please bear...more
Lindsay Cummings
OH...MY...GOSH. This book...you guys... I am over the top excited to be able to review this book. I had no idea it would be heading to me in the mail, and when I got a package from Razorbill, I made myself SWEAR not to get too excited as I opened up the envelope. But there it was. A shiny, brand new copy of Across the Universe's sequel, for me, who probably tormented Beth Revis by sending her so many pictures and "holy crap Beth you're amazing" tweets. This was absolutely one of my most anticipa...more
Ferdy
2.5 stars
Amy and Elder are adjusting to their new lives onboard Godspeed. With the death of Eldest, Elder has now taken the reigns and assumed leadership. Elder's decision to stop using Phydus - the drug that calms people down and makes them subservient - has awoken the people onborad on Godspeed. People have stopped working, resources are running low, there's violence, death and chaos. Elder spends much of his time trying to maintain order, keep the peace and diminish the flames of rebellion.
A...more
Colleen Houck
I just finished A MILLION SUNS on the plane from Boston to Portland and I wish there was more! Very much looking forward to the next and final book in the trilogy. Beth is awesome and her books are too. Love the slang! This book is so brilly!
Jennifer
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, a...more
Trinity
This review and other such fun can be found on my blog Trin In The Wind

4.5 stars
Frexing awesome

You guys I realised something while reading this book, space scares the dickens out of me. And I love it.
Like it's predecessor A Million Suns sucked me into its claustrophobic world and didn't let me go. At times I felt that I was the one running to the walls of Godspeed and trying to claw my way out. I felt tapped, uncomfortable, I needed more air, I needed the sky, I needed to run, oh wait that was A...more
Caitlin
I have mixed feelings about this book.

The Good

1. The characters all have their flaws. No one comes off as heroic, nor does anyone come off as evil. Everyone struggles with who and where they are. No one is satisfied, yet no one is entirely unhappy. It's a realistic feel to it.

2. The plot was interesting and satisfying as a sequel (but predictable). Unlike Across the Universe it wasn't as blantantly obvious who was behind the chaos, but it doesn't take much effort to figure it out (Well who's lef...more
Freckles
PANEBOŽE!! Já chci další díl!! Kdy bude další díl? Já chci vědět co se stane v dalším díle! :D Pokud jste to četli, určitě mě chápete. Protože tenhle konec byl jak další ukončení Catching Fire/Síly vzdoru! A mám velkou potřebu psát vykřičníky!!!
!!!

Na začátku se mi zdálo, že Milion sluncí je horší než Loď mezi hvězdami, ale pak jsem se okolo poloviny začetla a nedokázala jsem to odložit. Bylo to epesný! Tak epesný, že musím použít slovo epesný!
Už jsem zmiňovala, že se nemůžu dočkat dalšího dílu?
Burak Uluışık
Vay canına. Gerçekten! Uzun zamandır hiçbir kitap bu kadar baştan sona şaşırtmamıştı beni. ( Kılıçların Fırtınası hariç.) Bu kadın işi gerçekten biliyor. Umarım son kitapta batırmaz ve bu güzellikte giderse bitirmemesi için dua edeceğim çünkü çok farklı bir konuma geldi kitap. Meraktan ölüyorum yeni kitap için umarım yakında çıkar.
Anita
It has a title! It didn't have one before! How I look forward to A Million Suns! I love how it says:
“The plot of this book is currently a secret...”
And now it's not a secret and I adore the cover--even if it doesn't match the first, ohmygoodness. I am excited for this release just about as much as I am for Cynthia Hand's Hallowed.
Kristi (The Story Siren)
Whew…. this book is so good! SO GOOD people! Now this is a second in a series, so I’m not going to get into much of the details of the story. Basically it’s a story about a girl and a boy and they are living on a humungous space ship. Oh, and the girl, Amy…. was FROZEN and she was woken up, er thawed out, before she was supposed to be. Thus mystery and intrigue happen, among a few other things. And that is book one. Then in book two, I thought for sure that Beth Revis wouldn’t be able to surpris...more
Teresinha
Druhý díl je docela jiný než první. Nedovedu říct, jestli horší, nebo lepší, ale prostě jiný. Beth Revisová musela najít nový způsob, jak čtenáře zaujmout, protože v první knize se svým způsobem vyčerpala. Pro Amy už není Universum tak nové a záhadné a divné a jiné. Už si trochu zvykla a na její odlišnosti se už druhá kniha vystavět nedá - což autorka věděla a je to moc dobře. Proto použila vyloženě detektivní metodu - dvojka je tak mnohem akčnější než jednička, mnohem víc se tam toho děje, a je...more
Isamlq
3.5/5

It kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat. I definitely enjoyed it more than I did Across the Universe. That the first book was one of my first reads into what would be YA sci fi slanted toward space, might explain my lukewarm reception of it. And while I did like the idea of a world prior to something like A Knife of Never Letting Go, (which is what I thought it would be,) perhaps I was underwhelmed by the Elder-Amy connection that was thrown in. Except, I must admit I was thrilled *r...more
Kate
There are so many five star ratings here on GR that it makes me feel like I must have read a different book. I was iffy on Across the Universe, but this one I really just didn't like at all. For me it was too unbelievable and the characters were crazy annoying. Also, there's just no chemistry between Amy and Elder... it's just weird.
S.J. Pajonas
Done! Couldn't put it down! The children watched a weeeeee bit too much TV so that I could get absorbed into this universe again.

Things I loved:

The dichotomy of Elder and Amy. They both have struggles that pull them in opposite directions, and it's very believable. I can feel the tension. I can understand the choices they make and that makes them real.

Beth's writing style is so accessible which is very important in YA (and adult!) fiction. You can easily slip in and out of reading and feel like...more
Jessica Khoury
WOW WOW WOW. That pretty much sums up how I feel about AMS. ATU was really, really good, but AMS is even better. Like, I read the whole thing in a day--and it is no lightweight. My favorite parts were definitely Elder's; it was fascinating watching his character growth through the novel, and how he dealt with the burden of leadership. Made me think of Ender Wiggin. And that right there should show you how wonderful this book is. Beth has certainly outdone herself with this one. The pacing is exc...more
Enna Isilee (Squeaky Books)
Oh. My. Frex.

Almost NEVER is the second book in a trilogy better than the first. But boy howdy, this book is.

AMAZING!!!

But that ending... yeesh. Here's the warning label I made up for it:

*Warning: the end of this book will leave you so far off the edge of your seat that falling is a serious danger. Beware injury.*

Stayed up until 1am to finish.
Sarah (saz101)
4.5 stars

From the very first chapter of Across The Universe, I was hooked, and months later I was still haunted by the gorgeous writing, eerie stillness and quiet menace onboard Godspeed. So to say I had high expectations for A Million Suns would be a tiny bit of an understatement. As if I expected anything else from the brilliant Beth Revis--A Million Suns delivers without missing a beat.

While the first chapter of A Million Suns lacks the abject horror Across The Universe inspired in me, it's e...more
Anja
update August 2012: deutsche rezi hier: Beth Revis – Godspeed: Die Suche

4.5 stars to be exact
the time has come. today i will put a million suns on my "in love with" shelf ^^ yeah, i love this book so frakking frexing much. it's even better than Across the Universe, but still i had to subtract a modicum of starshine.

but first things first. i feel the urgent need to heap some praise on Beth Revis. she's just freaking brilliant. she knows how to construct a striking plot. and the writing, oh the wr...more
♥ Becky  22
If "A Million Suns" were told from the perspective of any other person on board of the spaceship, Elder would be the villain of the story.
And how interesting is that? It makes you wonder about all the other villains in dystopian novels- what if they're just trying to make things better? What if they're just trying to do what they think is right?

Like, I know Phydus is wrong, and people should never be put into that mindless state, but I actually found myself thinking that maybe Elder should just...more
Idunsses
I am so glad I didn’t give up on this series, because A Million Suns was exciting, interesting and good! The writing is still slightly bugging me, but there were a lot fewer "WTF, has this even been to an editor"-moments in this one than in Across the Universe.

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The plot was really good, even though I had already kind of figured out the biggest plot twist ((view spoiler)) long before the characters. I loved the whole Orion-...more
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Jul 10, 2011 Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!* marked it as to-read
Shelves: dystopia
Oh, my gosh. Okay. I just want to say ... the cover is so pretty. O_O I know, how superficial of me. But really. I love it.
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Beth Revis wrote her first books as a student in classrooms, when the professors did not hold her interest and she jotted down stories instead of taking notes.

Beth writes science fiction and fantasy novels for teens. Her debut novel, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, will be published by Razorbill/Penguin in Spring 2011. Beth is represented by Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House.

Beth also runs a blog on writing...more
More about Beth Revis...
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