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March 22, 2013

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis Review

Shades of Earth- Book 3 of the Across the Universe Series
    By Beth Revis

Pg. 369

Favorite Quote-"I want him to roar. to fight, to flip the table and attack us. That`s the Orion I understand" (pg. 119).

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Synopsis:


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.
FUELED BY LIES.
RULED BY CHAOS.
ALMOST HOME.

Review:
  I got angry, I cried, I laughed... This series is finally over and I wish it wasn`t. Elder and Amy will also have a spot on my shelf. This is Book 3 so I don`t want to spoil too much. There has been through three cover changes for this series and I think they finally got it right by the this one. It appeals to both gender audiences. There was this semi love triangle for a little bit of the book but I am really glad Amy pulled her head out of her A** and saw everything we saw in Elder. Speaking of Elder I think he is becoming the leader Eldest wanted him to become. He pulls some dangerous tricks but in the end I am glad he is true to his promise. We learn where Amy truly gets her haughty attitude and good looks from as well as what has been going on back on Earth. Godspeed is slowly dying and I wanted to jump on a shuttle and rescue everyone that stayed aboard. This is a series I will be rereading when I need my spacey sci-fi fill.


Overall Rating:
     Plot: 5/5
     Cover: 4/5
     Characters: 5/5
     Overall: 4.5/5

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