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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 n
Hardcover, 386 pages
Published January 10th 2012 by Razorbill (first published 2012)
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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
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
"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
Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]
Luthe and Orion here they come!!!


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
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.

Elder & Amy
Sercan Vatansever
İlk kitap bir yaz esintisi, bu kitapsa tam bir kasırga.

Öncelikle kapak gördüğüm en güzel kapaklardan biri. Normalde bir yoruma böyle başlanmaz, başlanırsa yorum olmaz falan felan. Ama kapak MÜKEMMEL. Elimde olmasından mutluyum. CİLTLİ OLSA DİYORUM? Neyse.

Kitabın ilk yarısı sıkıldım. Bence siz de benim bunu dememden sıkıldınız ama kimin umurunda? Benim değil. Evet art arda ilk yarısında kötü dediğim ama ikinci yarısında muhteşemleşen kitaplar okudum. (Bkz. Dikenlikler Prensi, Kızıl Yükseliş, B
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-

A masterpiece.


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
'' Silence... and stars''

It's actually a big accomplishment for me, that I have finally picked this up. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed the first one, but for some unknown reason I never continued on. Until now. And that's all because of my besties, who forced me to ! :P
And I'm so glad she did.
I freakin' loved the second installment. It was so much better than the first one!

The story itself is something I enjoy more than the characters. I like Elder, and I actually love Amy, even though
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
Lindsay Cummings
OH...MY...GOSH. This 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
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.
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!
"Love without choice isn't love at all." This is a great line and also befuddles me. This is how I felt about the whole book. Good and then also not making sense altogether.

I love the plot of this series. Very sci-fi. I love the book world. Pretty well constructed. I love Elder. The problem: Amy. Can't stand her. She's whiny and I get why. I've read and written books with whiny characters and bitchy ones. But there has to be something redeeming about them, like that they're really funny or snar
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
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.
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
Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
*4.5 Stars*

Emotion courses through my veins, choking me. I feel so insignificant, a tiny speck surrounded by a million stars.
A million suns.


Okay, so, first thing first-I adore Elder. There. I SAID it. I don't know why, I don't know how, but for some reason his frexing ass has become my favorite thing about these books. More on him later, now that that's out of the way...These books are extremely well written, they are not easy to put down, and they have a lot of underhanded mayhem that doe
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?
Giselle at Book Nerd Canada
Elder is now the “Eldest” and is command of the ship. He finds that the engineers are hiding a secret from him and when he finds out the truth, it could change the way people would see him as a leader. Ruling the ship without the drug makes all the people susceptible to chaos.

I really enjoyed the way Beth Revis tells her story. Having two viewpoints makes the story so much more interesting and you can’t help but like the characters more when you can understand their decisions.

One thing I didn’t
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.
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

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
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.
4.5 stars

Damn this was an amazing sequel! I loved it so much that I read it in one day! (I guess it helps that it was a snow day and I was stuck in doors...) But every time I tried to put it down I was like nooooo I need to know what happens next! I had so much fun making theories and then discovering whether I was right or wrong. It was more fun if I was right... But holy crap, I feel like I'm gushing. I haven't read very much science fiction, but after this trilogy I think I might want to dive
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
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
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.


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.
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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
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Other Books in the Series

Across the Universe (3 books)
  • Across the Universe (Across the Universe, #1)
  • Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, #3)
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