Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A Sad Day in Space: A Million Suns by Beth Revis

Just the facts:

Overall: 3 Stars

Addiction Level: I ignored the hubby and puppies until I finished the book.

Believe-ability: It was believable.

Dystopia Factor: The world has been turned upside down and all hope is lost.


   At long last, my review for A Million Suns! (Sorry it took so long!).

   A Million Suns picks up right where Across the Universe left off. Elder is in control of Godspeed, phydus is no longer in use, and the ship is losing steam as it’s headed for Centauri-Earth. Unfortunately, because people can finally think for themselves, chaos starts to break out and Elder needs to step up to be their leader. More people are dying and Amy stumbles on a new set of clues, left by none other than Orion (dun, dun, dun!). Revis keeps the tone of the book similar to Across the Universe and the murder-mystery-set-in-space plot is more of the same.

   As far as the dystopian world goes, there isn’t much to go on. A few elements are there – population control, lack of parental guidance, and a controlling government, but the book keeps a neat package without pushing the reader beyond the point of comfort. The characters seem to lack growth and the plot twists fail to impress. Overall, A Million Suns is completely forgettable, which makes me very sad. It seems to be a book that bridges the beginning and end of the story but does little for the middle. I hope that Shades of Earth can redeem the series.

Can’t Wait Books of 2012 Completed: 2/5

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