Review: ‘A Million Suns’ by Beth Revis

Review: ‘A Million Suns’ by Beth RevisA Million Suns by Beth Revis
Series: Across the Universe #2
Published by Razorbill on January 10th, 2012
Genres: Love & Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 390
Format: Hardcover
Source: publisher unsolicited
Godspeed was once fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos.

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 spaceshipGodspeed.

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 about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a mystery that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier. Their success—or failure—will determine the fate of the 2,298 passengers aboard Godspeed. But with each step, the journey becomes more perilous, the ship more chaotic, and the love between them more impossible to fight.

Beth Revis catapulted readers into the far reaches of space with her New York Times bestselling debut, Across the Universe. In A Million Suns, Beth deepens the mystery with action, suspense, romance, and deep philosophical questions. And this time it all builds to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship.

About Beth Revis

Beth Revis wrote her first books as a student in classrooms, when the professors did not hold her interest and she jotted down stories instead of taking notes.

Beth writes science fiction and fantasy novels for teens. Her debut novel, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, will be published by Razorbill/Penguin in Spring 2011. Beth is represented by Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House.

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Elder is now the “Eldest” and is command of the ship. He finds that the engineers are hiding a secret from him and when he finds out the truth, it could change the way people would see him as a leader. Ruling the ship without the drug makes all the people susceptible to chaos.

I really enjoyed the way Beth Revis tells her story. Having two viewpoints makes the story so much more interesting and you can’t help but like the characters more when you can understand their decisions.

One thing I didn’t understand was how Amy could forgive Elder for unplugging her in the first place. I felt it was out of character only because she gets mad at him often and to not get angry at him for doing that didn’t make any sense.

This book is action-packed and full of drama that I couldn’t put it down! Who knew science fiction had so much action?


Love without choice isn’t love at all. (58)
…before I’d started thinking about how life stuck on a shop wouldn’t be so bad if Elder walked around pantsless more. (166)
You’re good enough the way you are. Fight it. Be yourself. (353)
Victoria said before that we can’t choose who we love. I still don’t know if that’s true, but it doesn’t matter anymore. Because, choice or no, my heart is his. (374)





  1. Jaseena

    November 24, 2013 at 11:13 PM

    I simply love this series ! Its a great read…………

  2. Kaci Verdun

    May 31, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Thanks for the review! I’ve read the first book but haven’t read the other two. Glad you enjoyed it and that it’s action packed, i’ll definitely check it out!

  3. Jaime Lester

    April 17, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    I still do not know whether or not to read this series. I don’t read a lot of Sci-Fi, but I like it if it is more of a light Sci-Fi. I really don’t know if this series would be considered Light or not. I worry that if it is too sci-fiish I might not be able to enjoy it. I think that I will have to give it a try to know. So many people love these books, even people like me who don’t read this genre a lot, so maybe I will end up loving it too. We shall see. Thanks for the review!

  4. Brad @ BookYAReview

    April 16, 2013 at 7:58 PM


  5. almendra

    February 28, 2013 at 11:01 PM

    elder is so cute …. i love that book i hope to read … shades of earth soon

  6. Jennifer Ricketts

    December 26, 2012 at 11:43 PM

    I read Across the Universe quite some months ago, but I want to finish out the series. I’ll probably have to reread AtU before I begin this one. Thanks for your review! 🙂

  7. Ashfa

    November 19, 2012 at 2:29 AM

    Looks superb if it’s action-packed. Love the cover.

  8. Alyssa Susanna

    November 14, 2012 at 6:38 AM

    Ah, this book was amazing in my opinion! I loved the cover to begin with (don’t know WHY they changed them to those ugly things), and I loved the title. The actual book was so twisty and turny! I t was a great book. Can’t wait for Shades of Earth! Great review! 🙂

  9. Brent

    October 30, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    great review

  10. Samantha R.

    September 3, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    I’ve got reservations about this one, but glad to hear you liked it!

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  12. Pamela

    April 9, 2012 at 3:05 AM

    Heya! I advise you not to put the book’s “summary” in the review, only your feeling and insights. You know, to avoid unwanted spoilers.

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