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Book Review #14: A Million Suns by Beth Revis
Sample Passage: “That’s odd,” I say. ”How did this one get loose?”
”The fence has been ripped down,” Amy says, pointing to where the flimsy chicken wire has been ripped from a post and trampled, leaving a gap in the fence wide enough for a man to just stroll through.
”Do you think something’s happened?” Amy whispers.
I don’t answer her. I don’t have to. The body sprawled out in the middle of the field is answer enough.
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
SPOILER! IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE FIRST BOOK, YOU PROBABLY SHOULDN’T READ THIS!
It’s been three months. Three months since Amy had to endure the excruciating pain of waking up from a frozen sleep, and three months since she had to suffer dire consequences. She can be hopeful now, however. Elder is the leader of the ship. But taking his people off of Phydus, the chemical that makes everything nice, clean, and orderly, might have been a big mistake. Riots break out. Depression spreads. People are dying left and right. Meanwhile, Elder must worry about a mystery of Godspeed, a puzzle that, when solved, could save them all. But by the time he figures it out with Amy’s help, will it be too late?
Oh my gosh. I really did not like the first book. I know I didn’t review it, but that’s because I read it a while ago. But this book was really good. It took me forever to read. I think that’s because it’s just not my type of book. The suspense in this book is plentiful, however the plot developing leaves something to be desired. I can’t put my finger on what made me not want to read this book nonstop.
The writing, once again, is great. And there are a lot more conflicts besides Amy just being frustrated with the ship. I mean, she is, and she still is obsessed with her parents, but at least she’s DOING something. Elder is a bad leader though. Or at least, in my opinion he is. He lets the ship lose control. His childhood friend Bartie ends up being the main protester.
Luthor is also in this one. And you know how that’s going to be. And yes, Orion has a big part in this one actually. He’s the main issue. Okay, now we’ll get to what really made me like this book. The mystery was pretty suspenseful, and things just clicked together in this book. The suspense….I know I keep saying that but that’s probably one of the only reasons why I like this book. At the end, chills just ran up my spine.
I’d like to discuss something slightly irrelevant here. Shades of Earth, the third one, doesn’t come out until January. I’m going to forget what happened! I wish book release dates could come out soon.
I’m sorry this book review isn’t very good, but you should read this book. This series is actually pretty good and original. A lot of post-apocalyptic novels are completely copied from something else. And it’s annoying. This book has originality, or at least to me it does. I haven’t read a book like it. This is definitely a good read! :)