Up till now i have read 256 novels and i loved every single one of them because this world of stories is the in-between world for me and i can live countless lives in it. But i have never read anything like these series called Across the universe, A million suns and Shades of earth by Beth Revis. Yes i have read other amazing science fiction novels but these series are totally different and so very addictive. When i started reading it, i couldn’t stop and it was so full of suspense that i was dying out of curiosity. This is the first series i have read which was based in space and i loved every minute of it.
Across the Universe:
A love out of time. A spaceship built of secrets and murder.
Seventeen-year-old Amy joins her parents as frozen cargo aboard the vast spaceship Godspeed and expects to awaken on a new planet, three hundred years in the future. Never could she have known that her frozen slumber would come to an end fifty years too soon and that she would be thrust into the brave new world of a spaceship that lives by its own rules.
Amy quickly realizes that her awakening was no mere computer malfunction. Someone – one of the few thousand inhabitants of the spaceship – tried to kill her. And if Amy doesn’t do something soon, her parents will be next.
Now Amy must race to unlock Godspeed’s hidden secrets. But out of her list of murder suspects, there’s only one who matters: Elder, the future leader of the ship and the love she could never have seen coming.
A Million Suns: Godspeed was once fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos.
It’s been three months since Amy was unplugged. The life she always knew is over. Everywhere she looks, she sees the walls of the spaceship Godspeed.
But there may be hope: Elder has assumed leadership of the ship. He’s finally free to act on his vision—no more Phydus, no more lies.
But when Elder learns shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a mystery that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier. Their success—or failure—will determine the fate of the 2,298 passengers aboard Godspeed. But with each step, the journey becomes more perilous, the ship more chaotic, and the love between them more impossible to fight.
Beth Revis catapulted readers into the far reaches of space with her New York Times bestselling debut, Across the Universe. In A Million Suns, Beth deepens the mystery with action, suspense, romance, and deep philosophical questions. And this time it all builds to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship.
Shades of Earth: Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceship Godspeed behind. They’re ready to start life afresh–to build a home–on Centauri-Earth, the planet that Amy has traveled 25 trillion miles across the universe to experience.
But this new Earth isn’t the paradise Amy had been hoping for. There are giant pterodactyl-like birds, purple flowers with mind-numbing toxins, and mysterious, unexplained ruins that hold more secrets than their stone walls first let on. The biggest secret of all? Godspeed‘s former passengers aren’t alone on this planet. And if they’re going to stay, they’ll have to fight.
Amy and Elder must race to discover who–or what–else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. They will have to look inward to the very core of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed–friends, family, life on Earth–will have been for nothing.
My Feelings, thoughts and views:
When i was reading Across the universe, i was so intrigued by this space ship called godspeed and the fact that they were all in space with 3000 or so people living in the ship. This first novel was only the beginning of the mysteries. The characters of Amy and Elder totally became my favorites. It really felt like i was there in the space ship watching all this happen in front of my eyes.
Now onto the second novel of the series called A Million suns. This part of the series brought more suspense, drama and curiosity as well as such a deep mystery. I couldn’t focus on any one thing because so much was happening at the same time. I was waiting for the moment when the space ship will land on Centauri Earth. The way Amy and Elder were figuring out the clues that Orion had left was pretty impressive and still it seemed that there was a lot more going on than what they were figuring out.
Finally the last part called Shades of earth. Okay so finally they land on this Centauri Earth After 3 centuries and then Amy wakes up all the people who were frozen in the cryo boxes. The biggest challenges for these monoethnic people from godspeed and the 96 people from earth are: figure out the unknown danger on this planet as well work together with each other. They don’t know what types of creatures lurks on this planet. Amy and Elder have to come to terms with what they actually feel for each other. This is not all. The biggest mystery has yet to be solved which will blow your mind. In this last part, my breath was caught at every moment and my heart beat got faster in the anticipation of what will happen next.
Seriously, after reading this novel i realized how infinite space is and there are thousands of galaxies lurking in the space which we do not know about, yet. There can be another earth in any other galaxy. Also i truly felt how it feels to live in the confines of walls of spaceship and never feeling the true nature of earth. Then seeing another earth and fearing the unknown there, but also feeling the excitement of being on a whole new earth and realizing our planet earth is so far away. I strongly recommend all the book lovers to definitely read these series and be prepared to dive in the deepness of the story.