The sequel to Across the Universe, A Million Suns starts three months after Amy Martin woke up from being frozen the Cryo level. At this point, they have gotten rid of Phydus and stopped Orion from killing off all the frozen military personnel on Godspeed. Naturally, chaos ensues as the shipborns slowly “wake up” from the influence of Phydus. It is also at this time that Amy is given a wi-com by Doc which was made by Orion. Amy finds out that Orion had been leaving her clues as to the secret to Godspeed. While Elder tries to pacify the shipborns and to prevent a mutiny, secrets are revealed. As Amy follows the clues, it becomes apparent that she and Elder are slowly drifting apart. That is until both of them find out that they have reached Centauri-Earth.
I didn’t enjoy Across the Universe as much as I hoped and I was dragging to read the sequel. When it became available at the Los Angeles Public Library, I decided to borrow it. I thought A Million Suns was okay and a little bit fast paced than the first book. I felt Elder’s frustration and hopelessness in trying to control a ship with 2,000 plus souls older than him and expecting him to solve all their problems.
I also wasn’t impressed with Amy. She acted like a typical teenager who expected everything to be the same as it was on earth. Because she hated Godspeed, she didn’t understand that the people did not experience a life outside the ship walls and couldn’t understand that they wanted to be left there instead of going with them to Centauri-Earth.
I admit that the book was a little bit thrilling but it wasn’t what I expected. It became very hard to put the book down once I found out that they had already reached Centauri-Earth. When I finished A Million Suns, I immediately started reading Shades of Earth.