A Million Suns by Beth Revis
This second title in the Across the Universe trilogy will have fans begging for more. The plot is non-stop action, with some major mystery and suspense as important plot points. Amy has been awake from her cryogenic sleep fro three months, and the ship Godspeed has undergone huge changes. The tyrannical leader called Eldest has been killed, and sixteen-year-old Elder is stepping up to lead the over 2000 people aboard the ship. Even though Amy and Elder have some type of strong feelings for each other, they’re both afraid to look at this since Elder is trying to lead the people and Amy is still an outcast since she isn’t really from the ship and doesn’t even look like the genetically engineered multi-ethnic people aboard the Godspeed. Elder has ordered Doc to stop putting the Phydus (a strong tranquilizer) in the ship’s water supply, so people are “waking up” and beginning to think for themselves. Sadly, many of them are getting severely depressed, while others are clamoring for a revolution from the Eldest system of leadership the ship has been following for generations. Amy starts receiving mysterious messages, which lead her and Elder to look for the truth behind life on the ship and the possibility of ever reaching a habitable planet.
My only quibble with the book is that the alternating narrative voices of Amy and Elder are not that distinct. Sometimes I found myself forgetting whose narration I was reading; and then realized it didn’t really matter because it was so exciting. I recommend this to fans of Across the Universe, and all science fiction, fantasy and even romance fans.
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