Google+ Reading Teen: Book & Audiobook Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Friday, February 3, 2012

Book & Audiobook Review: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Reading level: Ages 12 and up
Hardcover: 386 pages
Publisher: Razorbill
Audio CD
Publisher:  Penguin Audio
Readers: Tara Carrozza & Lucas Salvagno
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Buy the book: Amazon
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     Godspeed was 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. And everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed. But there may just be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He's finally free to enact his vision - no more Phydus, no more lies.
But when Elder discovers shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. 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.
In book two of the Across the Universe trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis mesmerizes us again with a brilliantly crafted mystery filled 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.

To see my review of Across the Universe, the first book in this series, click here!

About the Audiobook:

     Honestly?  It was pretty rough. I almost quit listening to it and went out and bought the book because it drove me so crazy.  The guy who reads Elder's parts is mono-toned and makes Elder sound like he's forty, which was irritating because I love Elder.  On the other hand, the girl who reads Amy's parts wasn't terrible, but she definitely didn't make up for the awfulness that was the other guy.  All in all, you should go buy the book and read it, because the audio's pretty disappointing.

My Review:

     Oh, Elder.  He can't seem to catch a break.  He's takes the whole ship off of Phydus, and it's madness.  Now that people are thinking for themselves, they're thinking that it would be a good idea to cause a lot of mayhem, and no matter how hard Elder tries he just can't quite fix everything at the same time.  But I love how hard he tries, he can be bombarded with five-thousand different things, all at once, and his main objective is still: try to give everyone on the ship the best life possible.  He says it multiple times, his job is taking care of the people, and even though he's still a teenager he does a pretty fantastic job, there's only problem, not everyone's goal is to live in harmony, and Elder is seriously outnumbered.

     Meanwhile, Amy has found clues left for her by Orion and she's trying to save the ship in her own way.  She's discovering shocking new information about Godspeed, information that Orion had, but she soon realizes that she's not the only one who knows about the clues and if she doesn't find the last one, she might be stuck in space, forever.

     I thought this was a fantastic sequel to an amazing book.  I read it so quickly, and just couldn't get enough.  The writing is phenomenal, and the story is just as crazy and amazing as the first.  If you liked Across the Universe, which I'm quite sure you did, then I would definitely recommend reading A Million Suns!


  1. Agh! Across the Universe was an amazingly quick read. I can't believe I haven't started reading this one yet. Shame on me!

  2. I thought this one was better than Across the Universe. I can't wait to read Shades of Earth next year.


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