With such popular series as the Hunger Games and Twilight ending, voracious readers looking for the next great series devoured Beth Revis’s first novel, Across the Universe, catapulting her from an unknown to a bestseller overnight. Fans of that YA Sci-Fi romantic thriller will be thrilled to find out that the second book in the trilogy, A Million Suns, is now available.
In Across the Universe, protagonist Amy had her cryogenically frozen body unplugged before the spaceship Godspeed reached its intended planet. As a result, she was thrown into the midst of intrigue aboard the ship and its sheltered, strange community ruled by a tyrannical Eldest. That first novel held readers with its combination of exciting space travel, plots and counter-plots, and compelling main character’s romance with the one called Elder.
Now Amy’s back, and in even more dire straits: not only is the society aboard the spaceship ever more claustrophobic, but the Godspeed itself has begun to fall apart. With resources dwindling, how long can Amy and her allies and enemies alike—2,298 people—stay aboard the ship? And where will they go if not? The solution may be found in a centuries-old mystery about the Godspeed, which Amy and Elder must work together to solve. Whether readers preferred Amy or Elder in the first book, they’ll have their choice, as A Million Suns bounces back and forth between both viewpoints. The new book is getting as much praise as the first, with Kirkus Reviews calling it a “ripping space thriller” with “unforgettable” characters, in a starred review. According to Booklist it’s a “crackerjack read, with two game-changing surprises that will effectively drop jaws…Revis might just make straight-up sci-fi cool again.”
Revis has been a big supporter of group author tours, and she’s been traveling around the country as part of several of them: the Smart Chicks Kick it tour, the Ash to Nash tour, and a Breathless Reads tour. Check for an appearance in your area.