Tuesday, February 7, 2012
A Million Suns Review
A Million Suns by Beth Revis
"And here we are, in the middle, surrounded by a sea of stars.
A million suns.
Any of them could hold a planet. Any of them could hold a home.
But all of them are out of reach."
— Beth Revis (A Million Suns (Across the Universe, #2))
The second book in the trilogy following 'Across The Universe'. The story of a girl, Amy, waking up on a ship after being frozen for 300 years. And a young man, Elder, thrust into power before his time and having to rule a ship of 2200 people who are aware for the first time in their lives.
The story continues after the chaos of Across The Universe. The people have been taken off the calming sedative that has been put in their water for generations to boost productivity. Elder is trying to lead them with the people being awake but leading a group of people JUST discovering free will is difficult to say the least.
Secrets covering more secrets is all Amy & Elder find and the plot thicken when they discover something that will effect every person on the ship. But how much information can the people take before they snap and rebel.
Again, a lot going on in this book, like the first. I really enjoyed the VERY slow development of a relationship between Elder & Amy. There is something sweet there. Some unsavory characters return in this book and a few new ones rear their ugly heads. A good mystery set in space.
Good read and I am looking forward to the next novel in the series Shades of Earth coming Early 2013. They are quick reads and I enjoyed my first "space" series.
If you liked the first one you will really like this.
Rating: 3.5/5 - Strong Second Book.