So here’s the second installment in the “Across the Universe” trilogy. I didn’t love this book as much as the first one….BUT it throws some great curve balls with the plot. I would sit there stunned or just stare at the page after I had read something and just go…”What. The. Heck.” Seriously…they were such good crazy plot ideas.
Title: A Million Suns (Across the Universe #2)
Author: Beth Revis
Summary (by Goodreads):
Godspeed was 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. And everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed. But there may just be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He’s finally free to enact his vision – no more Phydus, no more lies.
But when Elder discovers shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, unable to fight the romance that’s growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart.
In book two of the Across the Universe trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis mesmerizes us again with a brilliantly crafted mystery filled 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.
So….like I mentioned before, it did some crazy plot twists. Seriously…my face did this:
*MINOR SPOILER* in the first and third chapter you find out that the engines are having issues and that no work is being done to help the engines out…all help is going towards sustaining life aboard the Godspeed. Then to further complicate things it’s mentioned that not only are the engines having problems, buuuuut that they’re not actually moving at all. Godspeed. Is. Sitting. Still. In. Space. See?!? I told you it was crazy!!!! It made me do a crazy scream mixed with a WHAT? and why the HECK did no one say something to Elder sooner!!! *END MINOR SPOILER*
Amy on the other hand is really having issues with not being able to unfreeze her parents. She’s scared that Godspeed’s not going to make it to the planet in time for her to see them alive. She and Elder are still trying to figure out their relationship and Amy has complicated feelings wondering if she were on Earth…would she have picked him? Does she only have feelings for Elder because he’s the only one her age on the ship? Well, duh…she likes him cause he’s her age…she’s not digging the crazy older guys. It helps that he’s nice though and smart and the next leader…etc. etc.
To top it all off, since Elder has taken the poplulation of Godspeed off of Phydus (the drug agent in the water making the people act calm/easily manipulated) mayhem has been breaking out with the knowledge that they have free will. They can even make someone else the leader and take Elder down from his leadership role. It gets crazy…Luther just…ugh. If you’ve read the first book, you’ll know what I’m talking about.
Orion has left clues for Amy to follow saying that there has been a HUGE secret and he needs for her to find it out and for her alone to make the decision. She goes on this hunt for clues and she and Elder figure out just what Orion had found out about Godspeed. Holy. Crap. Along the way, someone is always one step ahead and is sabotaging their efforts.
I’m dyyyyyyyyyying for the next book. It’s not that this had a cliff hanger (although it felt like it), I just seriously want to know what the heck happens. The third book isn’t due out until NEXT freaking January. *cries* Why? *sobs* *wipes nose on sleeve* All I have to say is that if Beth screws up the last book in the series, I’m not going to be happy. *stares into camera* So…Don’t. Mess. It. Up. Revis. *smiles*