here. A Million Suns was just as good as the first book. I would say this one was much more YA appropriate, unlike the first book. There is another mystery in this one. Orion has left Amy clues throughout the ship that will reveal some important secrets about Godspeed. I won't give any of them away because it would really ruin it for you.
While trying to help Amy out, Elder is now Eldest and is trying to navigate his way to becoming a leader. Meanwhile, all of the inhabitants of Godspeed are off the drugs that kept them emotionless for so long. I thought this was really interesting because they are all of a sudden trying to learn how to be a civilized society with only ancient books telling them what to do. As you can imagine, chaos is rampant! A Millions Suns ends on another cliffhanger of sorts. I was pleased that lot of unanswered questions from the first book are answered here. I look forward to the last in the trilogy, Shades of Earth, that comes out in 2013!
It was nice to see all of the other characters in this one. The scene with Owen and his mother in the kitchen was just too funny! I could not stop laughing! The humor between the brothers was a lot of fun as well. We learn a bit more about the resident ghost and that story line is turning out really interesting. The last in the series, The Perfect Hope, comes out in November 2012.
As expected, the brother and sister team save the day with help from their friends. They also learn some lessons along the way. While I am a sucker for romance, I felt like the "romances" between Carter and Zia as well as Sadie and Walt/Anubis (that kind of creeped me out a bit) were unnecessary to the story line as a whole. The books would have been fine with out them and would have made for a better ending.
In Insurgent Tris and Four are battling the ups and downs of their relationship and I think this was part of my problem. I just wanted Tris and Four to be happy. I didn't understand why she couldn't just do what he wanted so they could be happy and normal together. But they're also waging a battle against the Erudite and trying to get and keep the factionless on their side so all that is putting strain on their relationship.
Overall, it was a good second book in a trilogy. Usually, seconds are fairly worthless, but this one wasn't too bad. I'm ready to read the third, but I'm going to have to wait until sometime next year I guess. It doesn't even have a title yet...although I've seen some jokes going around saying it was going to be titled Detergent :)