Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Review: A million suns by Beth Revis

A Million Suns by Beth Revis
Published by Razorbill


Please note this is the American cover which I love. I hate the UK one with a passion and am pretending it doesn't exist

Godspeed was once fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos. It’s been three months. In that time, Amy has learned to hide who she is. Elder is trying to be the leader he’s always wanted to be. But as the ship gets more and more out of control, only one thing is certain: They have to get off the ship.

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I've had this problem of late. I read the first book in the series and love it. By the time it's come to the second book finally coming out I've usually forgotten what happened, lost interest and found the second book to be a complete let down. I'm glad to say that this was the case with this book.

a million suns picks up where book one left off. I would definitely recommend at the very least you reading the last few chapters of Across the Universe as you don't get those reminders that some books do to recap the story (this isn't a bad thing at all though as that can get dull fast).

I really like the split narrative in this series and enjoy seeing the action unfold from two differing viewpoints. It gives you a more rounded look at the thing that are happening in the story compared to if you just had the one view point.

I really enjoyed the pace of this book. The writing style is as such that you don't have a moment to get bored because you, as the reader, are always being built up to the next revelation or twist which is something I really enjoyed. The twists and turns that you do encounter are epic. I often found myself wanting to read back a couple of pages to make sure what I thought I had read was what I had read.

The end of the book is a killer as it is such a cliff hanger and I need to know what goes on next. That said I would also say that it was good because the story in itself feels like it is complete for that bit of it. What I mean by that is all too often you read a book which is a second in the series and nothing really happens at all because the author is holding it back for book 3. Definitely not the case with this book

The only thing I have to complain about is the UK cover. It is horrible. Literally horrible whereas the US is so pretty. Why couldn't it have been the same? My series won't match now either :(

All in all this book was as satisfying as book one and I'm eagerly looking forward to book three now!

2 comments:

Sarah@Catching Books said...

Great review!! I really need to get my hands on this one :D

Jesse Owen said...

Great review - I really need to read the first in this series ... but why can't we have the US cover? It looks stunning! :(