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I cannot believe I am just now sitting down to write this review.  I finished A Million Suns by Beth Revis over a week ago, and made some quick notes about my thoughts and then just walked away and did other things for a week.  As far as excuses go, having to do my real job is a good one though, right. You all promise not to hate me for it?

Anyway… to the book!  A Million Suns was a fabulous follow-up to Across the Universe, and the only thing it left me wanting was the finale to the trilogy. Elder is now Eldest, although he finds himself understandably uneasy about accepting the title.  He finds himself torn between Amy and her old ideas, which are new to him, and the ways that he was raised to respect.

Revis’ world-building continues to amaze me in its intensity and realism. If book one was a classic murder mystery set in a space opera, this new novel builds on those elements of mystery as Amy follows the clues Orion left behind. Clues which lead her deeper and deeper down into the rabbit hole. The clues are ingenious in their simplicity. Each twist and turn finds its own way to surprise you, and the whole story becomes a journey to unravel the truth. You might think you see the ending coming, but then it hits, and it’s exposed in such perfect detail that you forget that you kind of saw it coming… because it’s not in knowing how it all ends that this story finds its magic, it’s in the road it took you on to get there.

“Well, sometimes home is a person.”

~Amy, A Million Suns

A Million Suns meets the requirements for both the 2012 Speculative Fiction Challenge hosted by Baffled Books, and the 2012 Science Fiction Experiment hosted by Stainless Steel Droppings.