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