Saturday, 18 February 2012

(Review) A Million Suns - Across The Universe #2 by Beth Revis

Release date: January 10th 2012
Publisher: Razorbill
Page count: 386
Genre(s): Young Adult/Science Fiction/Romance
Buy it: Amazon/Book Depository
Add it on: Goodreads
Rating: 5/5

Godspeed was once fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos. It’s been three months. In that time, Amy has learned to hide who she is. Elder is trying to be the leader he’s always wanted to be. But as the ship gets more and more out of control, only one thing is certain: They have to get off the ship.

Synopsis from Goodreads

A year until the next book? Whyyyyyyy?

Wow. This book kind of blew me away. I read Across the Universe not too long ago, and though I enjoyed it, I didn't love it like a lot of people. I felt some moments of the book were a little slow and the romance wasn't as developed as I'd hoped. Well, there were none of those problems in this book. Beth Revis totally stepped up and took this book to a whole other level. I was gripped from the very first page. The story was so exciting, filled with tension and drama and twists and turns. I'm watching through Battlestar Galactica at the moment, and it reminds me of this book. You never quite know who to trust, and you can go from loving a character to hating them in the space of chapters. It keeps you on your toes! I also love all the secrets and questions that arise as Amy and Elder are sent on a bit of a wild goose chase. Towards the end of the book I was speeding through because I was so desperate to find the answers. And answers I got! I loved that the book both wrapped certain mysteries up but also kept me desperate for more. Seriously, I don't know how I'm going to survive until the third book comes out :(

The romance was also MUCH better this time round. I actually cared about Amy and Elder's relationship, and I got all giddy during their sweet moments. I also loved seeing the both of them grow. Amy barely annoyed me this time around and she was a strong but also vulnerable character that I could empathise with. The same goes for Elder. I already really liked him in Across The Universe, but now I love him. He had so much to deal with, and I think he showed a lot of courage and compassion but also moments of weakness that made him three dimensional. There were some new characters introduced, and old characters, and some of them made my blood boil, but they were meant to! So Beth Revis did a great job there as well.

Sigh. Writing this review is making me want to re-read the book. I definitely will before the third book comes out. If you liked Across the Universe, or even just thought it was okay, I'd say definitely give this book a go. It has everything good from the first book and much much more. Filled with mystery, sci-fi, romance, power struggles and emotion, what's not to love?

I give this 5/5!

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