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Friday, May 3, 2013

mini Review SHADES OF EARTH by Beth Revis

Book Description

January 15, 2013 Across the Universe (Book 3)

The final book in the New York Times bestselling trilogy, perfect for fans of Battlestar Gallactica and Prometheus!

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.

About the Author
Beth Revis is the author of the New York Times bestselling Across the Universe series. Shades of Earth, the third book in the trilogy, will be published in Spring 2013. Beth lives in rural North Carolina with her husband and dog, and believes space is nowhere near the final frontier.

Source:  Borrowed


I am such a huge fan of this series and I cannot, WILL NOT, believe that this is the end of the story.  Even though the story happened just as I hoped, I was still a bit surprised at exactly how it all worked out. Amy had come such a long way and my fears that Elder wasn't quite right for her seem to be playing out.  I really want to say that when they finally get to Centauri - Earth, I was having Land of the Lost flashbacks - complete with bad special effects and everything, which, in my opinion was the BEST!  Talk about being able to lose yourself in a book!  There is a mini love triangle just to spice things up and the fact that the planet has been inhabited by Earthlings for centuries, just answers all of your Sci_Fi fantasies.  I really don't want to let these characters go, so maybe Revis will have pity on me and let them explore this new planet.


  1. I haven't actually read this series yet. I think I'll definitely have to seeing as I have spotted it everywhere. It's one of those books that you need to read, otherwise you'll feel like your missing out, right?

  2. Yes! I refuse to accept that there will be no more Godspeed. Have you read the novella (As They Slip Away)? It gave me comfort for at least a while longer :)

  3. Yes Rosie -- it is one of those series like Cassandra Clare's If you love Sci Fi, you will adore it!

    Ivana - TY - I didn't know there was a novella. Off to check it out. The ending was a bit open but I can accept it if we can't go back. I will be upset, but ok.



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