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Godspeed: Die Suche

(Across the Universe #2)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  53,457 ratings  ·  4,094 reviews
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
Gebunden, 464 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Dressler (first published January 10th 2012)
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Mary If you count "frex" as a bad word, then yes. "frex" is their own version of a particular bad word. And it does talk about when a character was raped b…moreIf you count "frex" as a bad word, then yes. "frex" is their own version of a particular bad word. And it does talk about when a character was raped but I wouldn't even consider it as bad. all it says is that she didn't stand chance. :) I hope this helped!(less)

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Jul 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
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 cha
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
One way to describe this book: forgettable.

I think the story would have been way better if first two books were combined into one standalone novel and the third would have been cut out altogether. Only then do we get a complete story, with some character development and something that resembles a plot. I don't understand the need to stretch out a story over several different books just for the sake of having a trilogy. There is no trilogy material here. Why, Beth Revis, why?
Sep 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
"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 themselve
Jan 08, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, 2017
What I love the most about this book is the idea of it. Frozen people being transported to another planet, while others live on a spaceship and make sure it reaches the destination. I avoid sci-fi sometimes because I feel like they're dry, but this trilogy is not. I read Across the Universe a long time ago and dived in this book with only remembering the main plot and while I did enjoy it, I had many inconsistent thoughts about it. I'm not going into details since it's better to read this book n ...more
Whitney Atkinson
Mar 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2015
4.5 stars
Sep 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Your universe changed with book one.
Your heart stopped with book two.
And now, it's time to go home.
The journey is just beginning...
Silence and Stars.

A million things, a thousands feelings, hundreds of experiences, all melted together and sculpted into a book-shaped vessel.

The people are finally off Phydus, and now, the ship's in chaos.
Elder is now Eldest, the burden of responsibility weighed heavily on his shoulders.
Riots and the uprising of people. Rebellion. Fighting. Depression. Death.

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
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Holy shit. I love this series SO MUCH. Gonna start book three immediately bc I NEED TO OKAY.
Trina (Between Chapters)
Definitely better than the first book. Now that I know what to expect, this was fine. The writing and characters felt stronger than before, although I've been listening to this series on audiobook and the narrators were different so that could very well be due to them as opposed to the writing - I have a hard time separate writing from narration.

The story itself was more interesting to me as well. This book had more of a mystery to solve with clues to follow. I enjoyed that aspect, but I did fee
Melannie :)
Jan 31, 2011 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
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 ♥
Julianna Helms
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
Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'' 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
Jul 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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.
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
Jun 14, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"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
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!
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
Aug 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
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
Andrea Manzanilla
Ok, I don't know what happen, but I had a review on this book but apparently Goodreads deleted it or something because no longer appears. I refuse to do another one, again. So I'll get you the short version of it.

In conclusion, I found the book thrilling, addictive, with a lot more secrets than the first book and with a finally that make you want to read the next one right away.
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
OK it is not Space Odyssey. I admit, it might be a bit too cheesy and teenagerish at times...
But the plot, the atmosphere, the characters and the pacing of this second book of the "Across the Universe" series are all quite good. Overall, it has been quite a page turner. A pleasant science fiction novel. 3.5 stars rounded up to 4. Recommended.
Chelsea ✨Arielle’s Nebular Ally and Team Acrux✨
*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
A Million Suns was an okay-ish book. It has been a while since I've read the first book but I don't feel like I forgot anything. In it, you are still with the same characters - Elder & Amy - but they just annoyed me. Maybe even more than I did in the first book. I just feel like they were constantly making dumb decisions throughout the book.

Elder is just so dumb overall. He was constantly making horrible decisions and wasn't really helpful. Then there's Amy, who is trying to figure out the trut
Phoenix Olivia
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was very enjoyable. The first time I read Across the Universe I was immediately hooked. Like I couldn't even sit the book now. It is one of my favorites and I can remember why it was one of my favorites. I just had to wait for so long to read the second book! And I just hate that so much. But I loved this book. I would give it about 4 stars. It was very good but there's also just something holding me back.

The first book was basically about how this girl named Amy has to decide if she
Where do I even start?! This is the second book in the Across the Universe series by Beth Revis. It is YA Sci-fi. The first book in the series was 3 stars for me and it was a book needed for a book challenge. Oddly enough, this one was also needed for a book challenge or it very well could have ended up on my DNF pile. The first one was entertaining enough. This one was a solid 2 stars until the last hour and that last hour was painful enough to change my rating.

I know I'm not the target audien
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.
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Beth Revis writes books. She also eats too much chocolate, wishes she could travel more, and prefers puppies to people. Beth lives in rural NC with her boys: one husband, one son, two very large puppies.

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