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.
After her extraordinary and successful debut novel, Across the Universe, I expected even more excellent things coming from Beth Revis's next sequel. Just like the first novel, I was fairly entertained by A MILLION SUNS and while it didn't exactly live up to my very, very high expectations as I expected from the new second installment, however it's fair to say that it was still a great follow up to yet another great sci-fi YA series!
I won't give away too many details of the storyline, especially for those who haven't read the first book, but this book picks up right after Across the Universe finished at, where Eldest is dead and now the young Elder must resume the duties of taking charge of the spaceship named Godspeed which is easier said than done. Elder, unlike his previous 'mentor', wants to lead his people in the right way and not like robots, however not everyone agrees with this sudden change of leadership and soon all of his actions will erupt into utter chaos. Now as for our main character, Amy, she on the other hand wants nothing more than to get off this ship and feel somewhat 'alive' and 'human' again. While she has strong feelings for Elder but not even her love for him seems to entice her to stay. But when she stumbles onto several clues left by Orion and together with the help of Elder, these two young teens will soon find the missing pieces to the puzzle that they have been searching for and quite possibly . . . they may even have a facedown with a revolt on the spaceship as well. The question is: Will they survive?
Despite some parts of the book being too rushed and a little confusing at times, but what kept me going was the characters. Once again Amy was a great heroine. She was still annoying as hell, and more so in this book than what we've previously seen of her from the first book (after all she's pretty selfish which can be understandable), but this time round I found her character offered more badassery and she had a wonderful mixture of bravery and intelligence to help guide her through the many hardships occuring within the novel which was great to see. And honestly . . . she's the only one whom seemed concerned with what's going on the actual ship, so once again her character shined. Elder however was someone I liked lesser and lesser in this book. Such a shame too. While I respected him trying to do the right thing by his people on board the spaceship and while I respected him in trying his best in caring for our leading lady Amy, but I thought he was incredibly naive and he always seemed to put himself in very difficult situations, which then led to him making even more poor decisions. It was very clear from the beginning that he had no idea what to do when the time came. But with that said, and aside from all of the teen angst being exchanged between Elder and Amy, I still thought they were great characters and offered a drive to the storyline.
Overall, despite a couple of problems I had with this sequel, I'm still really happy that I got the chance to read A MILLION SUNS. While it wasn't my favourite book so far of the series, but I'm very eager to start reading the third and final book of this trilogy, especially with how this book ended . . . it was quite unexpected to say the least!
The Rating 3 1/2 / 5 stars