The first cause of discord is difference.
The second cause of discord is lack of a strong leader.
The third cause of discord is individual thought.
Across the Universe is the first book in this trilogy by Beth Revis.
Godspeed is a ship carrying frozen passengers to a new Earth. But it is also a generation ship, with crew who will live, have families, and die within its walls.
Amy was supposed to be frozen until the ship landed, but something has happened and she woke up early. But she was lucky, other frozen passenger are unplugged and left to die.
Across the Universe follows Amy as she, and the future leader Elder, attempt to figure out what is going on, who is killing the frozen passengers, and how to stop them.
It also explores deep ideas, what sort of society might evolve in such an inclosed biosphere. How would this society deal with an outsider? And how will Amy adjust to her new life separate from everyone she’s ever known?
A Million Suns is the second book in the trilogy.
Amy and Elder are still working together. Elder’s society is breaking out of it’s stupor, and not everyone is happy about the changes. In fact, everyone has a bone to pick with him about something. Meanwhile Amy and Elder need to figure out what is wrong with the elderly Godspeed. They need to figure it out before the people all go stir-crazy.
I read Across the Universe back when it first came out. When I discovered both audio books available at my library I re-listened to the first before checking out the second. I love the way Beth Revis spins out her tale, providing enough clues to keep the reader guessing, giving us hints but never giving the full story away. I can not WAIT for the third book (Shades of Earth) to come out, but I’ll have to, because it isn’t due on shelves until January.
*I’ve linked to Amazon for ease, but please check your local book store first!