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A Million Suns: An Across the Universe Novel (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Beth Revis

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Title:A Million Suns: An Across the Universe Novel
Authors:Beth Revis
Info:Razorbill (2012), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 386 pages
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A decent sequel to Across The Universe. I'll have to read the third installment, Shades Of Earth. ( )
  ghostdog801 | Jul 17, 2014 |
Cannot WAIT for the final book! ( )
  MABoone | Jul 10, 2014 |
Cannot WAIT for the final book! ( )
  MABoone | Jul 10, 2014 |
This was such a lovely follow-up to Across the Universe, but the ending cliffhanger is going to kill me until the very day Shades of Earth comes out! ( )
  mylifeinverse | Jul 4, 2014 |
The First Cause of Discord is Difference.

The Second Cause of Discord is Lack of a Strong Leader.

The Last Cause of Discord is Individual Thought.

A Million Suns still splits its perspective from Elder and Amy. But now, Godspeed is a change ship. The population is no longer phydus addicted and free will is running rampant. Resentment, bitterness, fear are running deep and one of Elder's childhood friends is stirring the pot, causing the sparks of a mutiny and revolution.

Phydus made people pliable. It made them want to do work because the former Eldest ordered it so. Now with that pesky free will in the way, people aren't doing their work. Elder is being questioned for his leadership. It doesn't help that he still wants to be called Elder and not Eldest and that he keeps the wires from the now-defunct phydus machine in his pocket.

Amy is still dealing with being the freak on the ship. She still wants to unfreeze her parents. She still doesn't know if she wants to love Elder. Does she really love him or does she love him because he's her only viable option? Amy thinks it's maybe the former, I disagree.

Throughout the potential revolution, Amy is thrust into a mystery regarding Orion (the First Elder and the true Eldest) who has left her clues regarding the biggest secret of them all. A secret worth killing for:

Godspeed had been in orbit of Centauri-Earth the whole time!

Beth Revis pulled a pseudo-Planet of the Apes!

To add insult to injury, someone is killing off various members of the population with amped up phydus patches, with the message: Follow The Leader.

I liked A Million Suns better than Across the Universe even though I believe the "love story" between Amy and Elder kills it. Amy is very selfish and immature. I still can't believe she's 17! Elder showed some growth. At least, he didn't want to punch people all day long. He actually did punch someone! Then got his butt kicked. The story, itself, is the most interesting part.

The whole Causes of Discord have a very Hitler/Eugenics feel to it. The Phydus-addicted population? What happens when Free Will is introduced? On Godspeed, the entire network broke down. Are human beings better left to their own devices? Or do they need to be controlled on some level?

Finding Centuari-Earth could be any migration to America for the "American Dream." Do you leave the place you always loved for the Great Unknown? Would it work out? Would you be better for it?

What is the definition of "Freedom" or "Home?" ( )
  Y2Ash | Apr 16, 2014 |
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When Elder discovers shocking news about Godspeed, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on the space ship. They must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, unable to fight the romance that's growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart.… (more)

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