What I'm Reading: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Friday, March 8, 2013

A Million Suns by Beth Revis

A few weeks ago I was looking for an audiobook to listen to, and I came across Beth Revis's Across the Universe. I know this isn't a new series, but I hadn't read it, so I jumped in. You can check out my review of Across the Universe here. I enjoyed almost every thing about it, other than the narrator. So I was excited to get into A Million Suns, but decided to go the paperback route instead.

Here's the summary from Goodreads: It's been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. Everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed. But there may be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He's finally free to act on his vision--no more Phydus, no more lies. But when Elder learns shocking news, he and Amy must race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed, all the while dealing with the romance that's growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart.

*no spoilers from A Million Suns, but there are some things from Across the Universe! 

What I Liked: 1) The change in leadership on the Godspeed. This added a whole new story arc to the series, and it became a little more serious. The fallout from taking everyone off Phydus is a lot of political unrest. It brought more of a sense of seriousness to the book that was missing in the first one. There was still a lot of humor in the book, but the air of seriousness made it obvious that Amy and Elder are both maturing. I really enjoyed seeing how they were growing into their positions. 2) The action. There were a lot more...big, explosive events that happened in A Million Suns. The action that was going on throughout this story was a huge part of keeping me more involved in the story. 3) Amy. I say this hesitantly because there were some points where I just did not like what she was doing. But for the most part, I appreciated who she was growing into on the Godspeed. Despite the continued hostility that she has to deal with from the citizens of the Godspeed, she is still concerned with their well-being, and trying to solve the mystery that was left for her and Elder from Orien. And I definitely liked her ability to make decisions for herself, and knowing that she didn't need to just settle for what was right in front of her.

What I Didn't Like: 1) Well, I mentioned that there were parts of Amy that I didn't like. Sometimes she seemed a little...immature. I had to remind myself that she was only 16 or 17 years old, and she was put in a world where no one knew or trusted her. But her one track mind got a little tiring. 2) Elder. I feel like Elder and Amy's love story is supposed to be a big part of this story, but there is just nothing about Elder that makes me think, ooo, Epic Love. Maybe it is because they don't know what real love is, since it's all been controlled by phydus. But the romance just didn't hold up in A Million Suns.

Overall Thoughts: I'm loving this series. There are things I love, and things that I don't, but overall, the humor and story arcs have definitely got me hooked. I'm glad that the third and final book is on the shelves and that I don't have to wait to find out how the story of the Godspeed wraps up!

My Rating: 4 shots

1 comment:

  1. I always felt like Amy was trying to decide if Elder liked HER or if he liked her because she was different and there were a limited number of available girls.


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