It's been three months since Amy was awoken from her cryogenically frozen chamber and found herself on the spaceship Godspeed traveling to a new planet. It was tough transitioning to a world where there are always four walls surrounding her, but she had Elder to help her. However, now that Eldest is dead, Elder has become the leader of Godspeed. While he is dealing with imminent rebellion of the crew, Amy is sent on a hunt to unlock the secrets of Godspeed....before it's too late.
I really enjoyed Across the Universe, the predecessor to A Million Suns, when I first read it. I was very excited to get my hands on the sequel, and I'm happy to say that A Million Suns did not disappoint. The story picks up right where Across the Universe left off, and even though many things were revealed at the end of that novel, there are still more secrets to be uncovered in this book.
I love mysteries, so I liked watching Amy hunt for clues and thought it was a very interesting way for Amy to discover new information about Godspeed. I guessed some of the secrets, but there were still plenty of twists and turns to keep me on my toes. On Elder's side, he is dealing with mutiny from the crew, who want a more equal form of government. While I understood the complaints of the crew, when reading from Elder's point-of-view, it's easy to sympathize with him. Even though he was not voted to be the leader, he still has the citizens' best interests at heart.
Even though A Million Suns was a great continuation of this trilogy, it still suffered a little bit of middle book syndrome. It wasn't quite as awesome as Across the Universe. That being said, I still can't wait to read the conclusion because this book left off with a huge cliffhanger.
Rating: 8 out of 10.
FTC: Flamingnet Book Reviews.
Release Date: January 10, 2012