A Million Suns (Across The Universe #2)

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Loved, Loved, Loved
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I loved this book and was counting down the days untill the book came out. It was as amazing as the first book was.
The story continuned with Amy and Elder still abord the ship and A Million Suns started three months after the end of the first book. Lies are still abord the ship as there were in the first book.

I dont think that the book could not have gotton any better and I have nothing bad to say about the book. But, the only downside is waiting for the next book to come out.
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A Million Suns (A Room with Books review)
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
OMG FREAKING LOVED!!
I stayed up until 6am reading it if that tells you anything...
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I need the third book!
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
The book was just as amazing as the first.I had to put the book down several times because it got so good that I couldn't handle what happened next.Beth Revis has really done it again.She put everything into these characters.The relationship between Amy and Elder get tested.Amy must make a hard decision.I need the third book.I cant wait!
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Must Read
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5.0
This book was sooo good! The writing and plot were just as excellent as the first book. It goes much deeper than just telling a story, Beth Revis successfully portrays the character's emotions and human nature. I couldn't believe the secrets Amy and Elder discover and cannot wait for the final book! SOOO EXCITED!
Good Points
Really well written, it is very easy to connect to and the characters seem to come to life.
The story was just as good as the first and the secrets and surprises just keep coming!
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This book is frexing awesome!!!
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5.0
This book was so FREXING awesome, its just to hard to explain unless you read it. All of its parts were perfect, the plot, characters and the writing style. This book was full of plot twists, and I had to keep changing my prediction for the ending. At one point I thought that will discover a hidden fuel source that will help them reach their destination in time for Amy to see her parents again. Then I thought at one small part that Elder and Amy will die from the crazy Feeders, as the majority of them were insane. And section before the ending finished with another dramatic twist, which was just brilliant, and left me craving more.

I loved how Orion left those messages for Amy, it showed a softer and better side for the man we all thought a criminal. I still didn't get why Amy still hated him so badly at the end, all he ever did was to protect the people on board. I guess the idea of having her father nearly murdered probably didn't help, but he wasn't all that bad. I was also a bit worried about her mental state when she had tantrum about taking Orion with them on the shuttle, he's frozen, he can't do any damage.

I didn't understand why the people on the ship were so cruel towards Elder, especially after everything he did. He took them off Phydus, tried to rule the ship in a balanced way while dealing with the ship's slow death, and trying to solve the mystery of the engine. I saw the no reason to hate him, unless you the evil Luthor, who was just a cruel man. I understand how they must of been angry about being under the influence of the drug, but that's no reason to vent it all out on the one who stopped it.

I loved this book through and through, and every page was perfect, no, every sentence was perfect. This book was frexing awesome!!!
Good Points
-Love the plot twist(s)!!!!
-The messages/clues left by Orion
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Frex, this is really good!
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I thought this one was even better than Across the Universe.

In my opinion, I think the pot was the best part. It was so good, always introducing a new twist, so, just as you thought you'd got the ending, there was another plot twist. And then that ending left me wondering how I can survive until the next book comes out.

Phydus is no longer controlling the ship. Unfortunately, now that there isn't Phydus to keep the people in control, everyone wants to rebel do things their own way, you know how humans are. Elder is trying to maintain peace, but its difficult for him, especially when some people are doubting his ability to rule the ship. The result? Chaos. Lots of it. And Amy is in a bad situation as well, because the people blame her for all their problems. But Amy and Elder have even bigger problems, if that is possible. They have discovered a set of clues left by Orion, leading to Godspeed's biggest secret.

I liked the clues left by Orion, because it showed that he is not just an evil criminal, which is definitely more realistic than some other evil guys I have encountered in other books. Authors, the world isn't black and white! It was also great because it felt like the readers job to solve the clues. I can tell you, I was racking my brain right along with Amy and Elder.

One thing I didn't get. Why were the people so mad? He got rid of Phydus, got rid of the murderer, tried to rule the ship rightly, what wasn't he doing?

I also liked the character growth in this book. In Across the Universe, Elder was very unsure of himself, always second guessing himself, but its nice in this book to see him grow a backbone and more into the leader personage.

This book is perfect, the plot twists very interesting but not too weird, characters that aren't black and white, and a writing style that really draws you in.

I definitely recommend it!!! I can't wait until the next one comes out!!!
Good Points
- Good character growth
- Very interesting plot twists
- Loved those clues
- Everything else
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Wow. Left Me Breathless.
(Updated: May 17, 2012)
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I PRESENT: A REVIEW COMPRISED ENTIRELY OF GIFS

To see said review (since these features do not work on this site), visit my Goodreads review at http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/190196675 .
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HOUSTON WE HAVE A PROBLEM!
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I FREXING LOVE THIS BOOK!
CORRECTION: I FREXING LOVE THIS SERIES!XD
Yes
I said frexing
it is now part of my vocabulary (along with shite)
I'm going to annoy the frex out of my parents this summer with these words
anywho...
If you have not read ACROSS THE UNIVERSE do not continue. And I highly suggest reading it

So in the end of across the universe we have the lying leader dead, the psycho locked up in his own frozen prison, the happy drugs out of business, and Elder as the new leader.
So everything should be all happy and dandy, right?
WRONG
This book takes place about 3 months after book 1 and things aren't exactly going as planned...
Chaos is on the streets,riots, rebellions, people are thinking they can just do whatever.
Add the fact that a bunch of mysterious murders are going around with the ominous message Follow the Leader and that nobody seems to listen to their new leader, Elder.
Houston, we have a problem!
and of course we have the lies
lies
and more lies!


Anyway....
This book was frexing amazing!
SO READ IT!
And if for some reason you folks have not read ACROSS THE UNIVERSE
READ THAT!
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100 out of 100
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Convinced by Amy, Elder has taken off the Phydus in Godspeed’s system. This book is about Elder ruling without the drug, a LOT of twist, secrets, and shocking revelations. This book is a drug!

Aw man. Beth Revis has done it again. Seriously. I don’t know why you wouldn’t LOVE this book. It has everything! Just like the first book, from the moment you read the first page, the book will have you hooked on. Especially when the mystery stuff was thrown in there. OH MY GOSH. When you read A Million Suns, make sure you’re free because it will be really hard to take your eyes off of the book. What I also loved about this is it’s not just a story, I was surprised that it made me think about something. It had a connection with the real world even though it’s a ya science fiction book. It reminded me of us – people. How the people acted in Godspeed were so much like us. It made me say “wow that’s definitely how we are, and it’s sad.”

Another thing that I loved about it is that our main characters, Elder and Amy, matured and changed. Elder was definitely the one who changed a lot since Eldest is gone. He had to take on the role of Eldest and in this book, he realizes whether or not he fits in the role of being the Eldest in the ship. The other thing that I seriously loved about this book is when Orion ‘gives’ Amy clues about the “secret” of the ship. HOLY FREXING FREX. That’s like the best part of the book. No, that IS the best part of the book. It made me feel nervous, tensed, and excited! I still can’t get over it!

If you’re looking for a sci-fi book with a lot of mystery, adventure, and excitement, well I suggest you X out of my blog and read this book right now. ;) Just kidding. Really though, I recommend this trilogy to everyone, even to animals, trees, cells, houses, and whatever is on this planet. One more thing, I love how this book is as good as the first one. No disappointments at all! 5 frexing stars, no doubt.
Good Points
EVERYTHING
So many mystery that will leave you turning the page.
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A Million Suns
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
A Million Suns doesn’t open with the attention-grabbing bang that Across the Universe did, so for the first few chapters I was somewhat nervous about this book. I’d heard that it was better than the first, so I was wondering how Revis was going to turn things on.

Chapter 12 was where things started to get good. Amy receives a message from Orion, the “mystery antagonist” from Across the Universe, and through a series of clues, she and Elder try to solve a mystery and discover even more secrets surrounding Godspeed’s existence. After that, the next 60 chapters breezed by, and I was never once bored, annoyed, or unhappy with A Million Suns.

Okay, let me just say that A Million Suns is still predictible, but unlike Across the Universe, this predictibility is because Revis did everything right in setting up her mystery. There were suitable red herrings, interesting side detours, appropriate foreshadowing moments. See, if you write a good mystery, the reader should see the plot twist coming, just not 300 pages in advance.

Also, I’m really, really digging the romance that Revis puts out. Number one, there’s no love triangle. Number two, the relationship between Amy and Elder is the complete opposite of insta-love, and it’s fantastic. Amy’s an awesome female protagonist. Multiple times, she tell Elder that she doesn’t want to choose him just because there’s no one else their age to fall in love with. To me, that speaks of a rational young woman with a good head on her shoulders.

Oh yeah, and all the secrets! Just because I can see a big reveal coming doesn’t mean it’s not surprising or anything. If you look at it from Amy and Elder’s standpoint, you think you know something, but that’s a lie. And then you find out the person who told you a lie was being lied to, and that even then, those lies were being covered up because the truth was “too scary.” Very, very complex plot weaving here.

Verdict: I thought Across the Universe was pretty good for a YA debut, and I expected A Million Suns to follow along in the “prety good” vein. But A Millions Suns completely blew everything else out of the water; it was really fantastic, and it’s obvious that Beth Revis has learned from past mistakes and made an attempt to improve.
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