Review: Shades Of Earth

Jan •  13 •  2013
Title: Shades Of Earth

Series: Across The Universe # 3
Genre: Young Adult-Fantasy/Sci-Fy
Author: Beth Revis
Publisher: Razorbill
Release Date: January 15, 2013
Book: Edelweiss


“The final book in the New York Times bestselling trilogy, perfect for fans of Battlestar Galactica and Prometheus!
Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceshipGodspeed 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.”

Alright, let me take a moment to catch my breath! HOLY MOLY! This book is so freaking EPIC, I have no idea where to even begin. There’s so much to say but I don’t want to spoil it!!
What I loved most about this book is the great plot. I literally felt as if I was in Sci-fi film  front row  and center diving into a thriving plot I no longer want to leave. I want to LIVE in this book. I want to explore every single discovery, every single secret, let every emotion flow over my body and by God live it all over again and again. YES! It is THAT good.
The love interest certainly brought some whole new aspects to the story. There is a lot of decisions made, lives lost as well as major secrets. But that does not stop these two. They fight for each other till the end. And there is this one part in the book where I kept reading, my mind scanning for any signs of life. GOSH! I never felt so tense, so much adrenaline in my life! Believe me when I say when I hit that page, I exhaled with relief  and the smile is once again plastered on my face.
The ending! AHHHHHH! I want to say so much but I can NOT! I want to spill every single bean and tell you! K, just know the when you finish this book, even when it’s over it is not enough. You will want more. It will be bittersweet, yet it sits in your mind for days. In fact, the day I finish it, I had a dream about it. It came to life inside my mind and I can not thank Ms. Revis enough for the wonderful story she has shared with the world.
Shades Of Earth is an story of epic proportions.  It will blow your mind away with every single page turn. A satisfactory marveling story, Shades Of Earth is a great ending to a awesome series. A vibrant vision of writing at its best, Shades Of Earth is stunning!
I give it 5 BITES!
Happy Reading!

6 Comments

  1. Annette
    Jan 13, 2013

    Thanks! I haven’t read the second one yet, so I need to get on that! Great review.

  2. Amy
    Jan 13, 2013

    I have the first two, but haven’t read them yet. I really do need to get to them. So sad that they changed the covers and the third one won’t match the first two.

  3. Taylor McBroom
    Jan 13, 2013

    I’m so excited for this book, I’m really glad you liked it! I have a love/hate relationship with bittersweet endings, though, so we’ll see! Great review!

  4. Passionate Bookworm
    Jan 13, 2013

    ahh… why did I read this ! I need to catch up! I still haven’t read book #2 >.< FAil ... haha thanks for the reminder !Michelle @ The Passionate Bookworm

  5. Wait… what? 3rd book already? I’m SO behind. Need to read this one and the second. Yep, *looks at review again* SO need to read them. 🙂

  6. Candace
    Jan 15, 2013

    YES! It was crazy intense! So hard to put down! And yes, impossible to look away from! I too had a crazy dream about it. I was reading it before bed and HAD to put it down, but it was getting to the last quarter or so and I desperately needed to know what happened and I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Crazy, crazy dreams!