Book Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Published January 10th, 2012
386 pages (Hardcover)
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. (From Goodreads)
I actually flew through this book in a few short hours.  Another frexing good book!  More lies revealed!

If you read my review of Across The Universe, you know wasn't a fan of Amy.  I am happy to say she grew on me, but still...  I understand that Amy is alone, on a spaceship where everyone else is monoethnic and doesn't understand how trapped they are, but geez.  She's annoying and refuses to understand their perspective.  I just want her to grow up a little.

I also still love Elder.  Not only is he now the youngest person on the ship, but he's in charge.  Poor guy.  I wouldn't wish that upon anyone.

My problem with this book... the lack of romance.  Yeah, there are a few roadblocks and conflicting emotions, but come on.  Seriously kids, you've proven you need each other, and all the feelings seem to be there. I understood the lack in Across The Universe, but I would have liked to see more on the romance front from this book.

Book 3, Shades of Earth, is due out January 2013.  I'm excited to see where the story is headed, given the ending of A Million Suns.

Much love, Samantha


  1. Great review! I have been debating reading this book as I read ACROSS THE UNIVERSE. I too was not a huge fan of Amy but loved Elder. I am glad she becomes a better character.

    1. Thanks! She starts too. I have high expectations for her in Shades of Earth.

  2. I agree about the romance. More Elder in his underwear, haha. I just cant help but skim when I read these books, I have never been hooked.

    1. Elder in his underwear! I tend to skim them too. I like them, but Amy gets to me.

  3. Hmm, have not heard of these, but you've peeked my interest might have to check them out.

    1. I have my issues with them, but I definitely still enjoyed them. Check them out ;-)

  4. I'm excited to read this one! I thought Across the Universe was okay, but I'm hoping this one will be better. Thanks for the review!

    I thought I'd let you know that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. It's okay if you don't really want it or don't have time to pass it on. You can see the post on my blog here: The Versatile Blogger Award

  5. I knowww! I skimmed through Across the Universe and A Million Suns and really did find the romance lacking :(

    Lovely review! I still like Elder more than Amy, you? ;D

    New follower now :)

    -Sel @ mystorywithyouandher.blogspot.com


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