A Million Suns

A Million Suns Viral Book I PRESENT A REVIEW COMPRISED ENTIRELY OF GIFSThis 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 SH

A Million Suns Viral Book I PRESENT: A REVIEW COMPRISED ENTIRELY OF GIFSThis 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.... 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 Phydus, no lies.But when Elder learns shocking nGodspeed 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 Phydus, no lies.But when Elder learns shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed They must work together to unlock a mystery that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier Their success or failure will determine the fate of the 2,298 passengers aboard Godspeed But with each step, the journey becomes perilous, the ship chaotic, and the love between them impossible to fight.Beth Revis catapulted readers into the far reaches of space with her New York Times bestselling debut, Across the Universe In A Million Suns, Beth deepens the mystery 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.. Popular Books A Million Suns Actual rating: 3.5 starsI'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 thing Revis does right, it's anticipation.I struggled with deciding what to rate this book. On one hand I really liked it much better than Across the Universe, but on the other hand the ending let me down a bit. I suppose I should back track a bit and actually talk about the things I loved first. Be warned: the second half of the review will have spoilers.The best part of the book was the plot and pacing. Elder is trying to maintain peace, but the people are making that very difficult. After being enslaved to Phydus for years, some are depressed, rebellious and paranoid. A few citizens prey on those emotions and cause doubt of Elder's ability to lead the people. The result? Chaos and not the beautiful kind. This puts Amy in a very precarious situation because the people blame her for their downward spiral. But Amy and Elder have another issue to handle after Amy discovers Orion has left clues to the Godspeed's biggest secret. I really liked how it felt like the reader's job to help Amy and Elder solve the mystery because this book is very fast paced. The sense of urgency is definitely there throughout the entire novel, never letting the reader catch his/her breath!I also really liked the character growth from Elder. In Across the Universe he was very unsure of himself and for a moment he is that way in the beginning of A Million Suns, but you get to see him grow a back bone along with a matching pair of gonads. This made me really happy because let's be honest, it was about freakin' time! We also get a chance to see Amy work her way through the personal issue on how she feels about Elder. She struggles with this at first because she isn't sure she is in love with him since they are the only two teenagers. She questions whether it is really love when you don't have any other choices. I would have liked to see more development from Amy besides whether she wanted to be with Elder or not.And that leads us into the bad.*spoilers ahead*What really ticked me off with this book was the ending. Everything was going perfectly well until the villain and the ship's secret were revealed. Orion has left Amy a series of video recordings of this huge secret he is sitting on and he tells her only she can make this choice and how it is such a huge decision...yada, yada, yada. That's great. Really. I can totally get down with that. What I can't get down with is the actual secret. (view spoiler)[We find out that Godspeed has actually been at the new planet since the "plague" popped up generations ago. But they haven't landed because planet scans reveal that whatever lives on the planet isn't friendly and they will probably have to go to war once they land. So the Elder system and Phydus were created to keep the people in check and prevent anyone from finding out the truth. So for all those years, Godspeed has just been orbiting around the new planet. All the while the food supply is quickly dwindling and the ship is falling apart. But what I don't understand is why they didn't communicate with Earth and GO HOME? Whose brilliant idea was it to stay on the ship that is falling apart FOREVER? (hide spoiler)]  *smacks forehead* Then we had a few plot inconsistencies.  At one point in the novel people are rioting over the lack of food. They even go so far as to burn down the Food Distro building, but suddenly at the end we are fed this BS: (view spoiler)["The scientists agree that the internal functions of the ship could last for at least a generation, maybe indefinitely if the biosphere is maintained and energy conserved." Then a few pages later Elder tells Amy they have enough food for a few more generations. WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN? (hide spoiler)] You can't tell us one thing and then completely say, "Oops, my bad, guys. My bad." at the end of the book. You do not get to change your book canon just to take an easy way out when it comes to ending your story. Oh, and remember that little flop at the end of Across the Universe? You know the one where Sir Isaac Newton's laws of motion are completely ignored? Yeah, that one. That little issue is cleared up in the very first chapter, but I noticed something that was a little off. (view spoiler)[Elder is told that the shippers lied to Eldest about the engine, that he didn't know the engine had stopped working. He thought they were still moving. But later when Amy is busy discovering Orion's clues we are told Eldest knew they were right next to the new planet and like the Eldest before him, he was keeping this from the people because he didn't think it was a good idea to land.  Now, wait one damn minute. If Eldest knew they were right next to the planet and didn't want to land, then how is it he didn't know about the engine not moving the ship? (hide spoiler)]And finally Amy, who suddenly became TSTL in the final chapters. (view spoiler)[So we all know Amy was almost raped in Across the Universe and that guy continues to stalk her until she and another character extracted vengeance on him. This made me very happy because Amy actually did something for once besides running around the ship. But then when the guy is found dead she hesitates before launching his body into space. I wouldn't have been able to push that button fast enough. But, okay. Fine, Amy. Then when the villain reveals himself and has a gun pointed at Amy saying he'd kill her, she later tells Elder she couldn't kill him even though there was a chance he could have killed them. Okay, maybe I can understand that. But here is where  the sense falls apart. The villain had started to reanimate Orion and you know what Amy says she wants? To let Orion drown in his cryo liquid! Now I admit, Orion wasn't the best guy in Across the Universe, but his crimes do not stack up against the rapist or the villain in A Million Suns and yet Amy has the most anger and hostility towards him. The guy who revealed to her that they had arrived at the planet. This does not compute! She even goes as far to have a tantrum about it like a 4-year-old. (hide spoiler)] I'm sorry, but that makes no sense. /end rantYet, despite all of my complaints, I did really enjoy this book. It had an unputdownable quality to it that can't be ignored. Fans of Across the Universe will more than likely enjoy A Million Suns. I'd even go as far to say even more so than Across the Universe. I just really wish the ending concluded on the same level of awesomeness that it began. I'll definitely check out the last book because I NEED to know how it ends!More reviews and other cool things at Cuddlebuggery Book Blog.

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  1. Beth Revis writes books She also eats too much chocolate, wishes she could travel , and prefers puppies to people Beth lives in rural NC with her boys one husband, one son, two very large puppies.


A Million Suns Comment

  1. I PRESENT A REVIEW COMPRISED ENTIRELY OF GIFSThis 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

  2. Actual rating 3.5 starsI 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 thing Revis [...]

  3. 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 books, and my expectations and standards have become higher As and 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 characters and relatio [...]

  4. I feel like nothing of what I read in the first book matters Discovering some of Orion s secrets was important, but a lot of the revelations turned out to be either wrong or unimpressive.And yet, I still preferred the first book to this one I loved the mystery, getting to know the characters and learning about the world building, plus I found Amy s inner thoughts lovely In A MILLION SUNS, we realize that everything we ve learned so far is incomplete or simply bad information.This book focuses on [...]

  5. Espa ol EnglishLa posibilidad de la vida en otros planetas es un tema que siempre me ha apasionado Recuerdo c mo a os atr s era uno de mis temas de discusi n favoritos Lo principal de estos libros me gusta una nave llena de humanos, viviendo generaci n tras generaci n para llegar a un nuevo planeta Lo que no me gustan son los personajes principales Elder tan indeciso en su forma de gobernar la nave, que ha hecho que la gente se revele contra el Amy quiere que todas las cosas se hagan a su manera [...]

  6. 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 not k [...]

  7. Una historia maravillosa, que atrapa desde la primera p gina, cada cap tulo esta lleno de sorpresas y descubrimientos Entre m s avanzas mas quieres leer, mas cosas necesitas descubrir y mas metido estas en la historia.Ya quiero leer el libro final de esta sagaRese a Completa bastvilard 2015 0

  8. 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 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 and the fact [...]

  9. Your universe changed with book one.Your heart stopped with book two.And now, it s time to go home.The journey is just beginningSilence 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.Eldest once sa [...]

  10. Luthe and Orion here they come From bethrevis Q Can you tell us anything about the sequels Beth Revis I can say this much about Book 2 It s called A MILLION SUNSIt takes place soon after ACROSS THE UNIVERSEIt does still focus on Amy Elder ENDNice detail about the book isn t it lolI LOVE THE TITLE thought

  11. 4,5 lk kitap bir yaz esintisi, bu kitapsa tam bir kas rga.Kitab n ilk yar s s k ld m Bence siz de benim bunu dememden s k ld n z ama kimin umurunda Benim de il Evet art arda ilk yar s nda k t dedi im ama ikinci yar s nda muhte emle en kitaplar okudum Bkz Dikenlikler Prensi, K z l Y kseli , Bir Milyon G ne Buradan ilk kitab okuyup sevmeyenlere sesleniyorum benim gibi ilk kitap bunun yan nda s f r Yazar kurguyu buram buram hissettiriyor O ilk kitapta geli ine yaz lm hava tamamen kald r lm ve yle y [...]

  12. 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

  13. 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 interesting to me as well This book had of a mystery to solve with clues to follow I enjoyed that aspect, but I did feel like the plo [...]

  14. 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 ReviewActual, 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 soaring into the sky [...]

  15. 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 than the characters I like Elder, and I actually love Amy, even though she annoyed me towards [...]

  16. 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 a lurch, [...]

  17. ESTE LIBRO ES LA PERFECCI N, DIOS MIO NO PUEDEN IMAGINARSE LO BUENO QUE ES.Beth Revis eres un diosa, A Million Suns es un libro maravilloso, extremadamente MARAVILLOSO, este libro fue una total monta a rusa de emociones, van a ver momentos en el que te vas a reir, momentos en el que literal se te va el alma del cuerpo, momentos hermosos y momentos espantosos, horribles, desastrosos, en este libro siento que mi amor por Elder aumento a muchos niveles, Amy aun sigue desesper ndome un poco, en vari [...]

  18. 2.5 starsAmy 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 Amy is str [...]

  19. OHMYGOSH This bookyou 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 anticipated reads in a looo [...]

  20. I just finished A MILLION SUNS on the plane from Boston to Portland and I wish there was 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

  21. Vay can na Ger ekten Uzun zamand r hi bir kitap bu kadar ba tan sona a rtmam t beni K l lar n F rt nas hari Bu kad n i i ger ekten biliyor Umar m son kitapta bat rmaz ve bu g zellikte giderse bitirmemesi i in dua edece im nk ok farkl bir konuma geldi kitap Meraktan l yorum yeni kitap i in umar m yak nda kar.

  22. This follow up book to Across the Universe didn t disappoint Amy and Elder are both so darn lovable and the story line kept me on the edge of my seat The subject matter is appropriate for MG.Though MG sci fi is not what I would normally choose to read, I am glad I found this lovely series

  23. I have mixed feelings about this book.The Good1 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 left that wou [...]

  24. 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, and sto [...]

  25. 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 snarky or great at f [...]

  26. 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.

  27. Ok, I don t know what happen, but I had a review on this book but apparently 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 secrets than the first book and with a finally that make you want to read the next one right away.

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