Monday, 30 April 2012

Book Review - A Million Suns

Title: A Million Suns
Author: Beth Revis
Series: Across The Universe (book 2)
Publisher: Puffin
Release Date: 5 April 2012
ISBN-13: 978-0141333687

Trapped on board the spaceship Godspeed, Amy trusts no-one.

The ship's ruler is dead and a rebellion threatens. Amy wants to help Elder as he tries to take charge, but she's torn between her feelings for him and the chaos that's pulling everything apart. As more harrowing discoveries are made about Godspeed, Amy is caught in a desperate race to unravel its secrets. Only one thing is certain.

They have to get off this ship.

The heart-stopping sequel to Across the Universe: a story of love, murder and madness - set in space.

My Review
I don't actually take book covers into consideration- rating wise - as it's the content that is important, but I have to say I really Don't like this cover. And covers are an important part of books, of course.
The American cover is beautiful and looks great next to book 1 - they fit together and are sparkly and pretty, but this, this is just odd. I would never pick this up based on the cover alone. It's only because I know and love book 1 and had to read this one that I did. Why did they insist on changing it, WHY????
OK, moan over, I've got that out of my system.
Knowing and loving 'Across the Universe' had me desperate to read this book, I've been stalking the author online, checking release dates obsessively and basically being a bit of a fan girl. I bought this on the day it came out and was super excited. However I didn't get straight to it and then kept putting it off, I think I was worried it wouldn't live up to book 1 (that cover was pressing on me) so I was almost scared to read it. I had looked forward to it for so long I didn't want  to be disappointed. I really shouldn't have worried about it. This book was Frexing awesome!
This book takes you so much deeper into the world of 'Godspeed'. Things are starting to fall apart on the ship, now people have freedom of thought, they also have choice and anger. Elder worries he made a mistake, Amy worries she will always be an outcast, and that she will never get off the ship.
A rebellion is surfacing and no one knows if Elder is strong enough to cope with it, and throughout all that the ship has other problems too, secrets, lies, murders, mysteries and deceit are all coming out.
I was so drawn in by this book I practically devoured it, I didn't want to put it down and when i had to I just wanted to pick it up again. Beth Revis' writing is so gripping and it has a pull to it, a way to drag you in and then hold onto you. It's beautiful and flowing and exciting.
This book was everything I wanted it to be and more, so many twists and turns and new surprises. I did have a suspicion as to who the culprit behind everything was and I was right but I still enjoyed the suspense. I did doubt myself a few times.
Overall this book was just as incredible as the first if not more so, and I am now sad that I have to wait another year for the next one. I need more!!!

My Rating


Laura (All of Everything) said...

This was an awesome sequel!! The twists and turns totally had me guessing the entire way. And there were some crazy reveals! I can't wait to see what thy discover in the last book!

barmybex said...

It really was great, this book deserves all the hype it gets.
Happy to meet another Beth Revis fan!
Bring on book 3! :D

Celeste said...

OMG the ending totally surprised me. Can't wait to find out what happens.

barmybex said...

I know!!! So long to wait for more. It's torture.