Friday, May 9, 2014

Shades of Earth #3 by Beth Revis

10345937Genre: Sci-Fi
Hardcover: 369 Pages
Published: January 15, 2013
Series: Across the Universe
            1. Across the Universe
            2. A million Suns
            3. Shades of Earth

Goodreads Synopsis:

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.


My Review:

1. What is up with the cover!? The first two covers were beautiful, but this cover is just egh! The saying, "a picture speaks a thousand words" definitely applies here. In my opinion the cover kind of made this book less interesting for me.

2. The plot is amazing. Elder, Amy and the members of Godspeed have now arrived at this new planet and of course things don't go as they are planned. There are secrets awaiting them and their lives are now more in danger. Elder and Amy find themselves in lots of trouble when they realize the loyalty of those around them is changing and there are people who infiltrated their camp to kill them all.

3. Revis isn't afraid to give her characters a hard time and throw twists at them at every turn. I liked how the book shows how far each character has come and how different they are now from when we first met them. The characters are also well developed and the romance is not the entire focus of the plot but it still manages to creep up on the reader. I admire Revis for being able to create such an intense situation while keeping the plot at a steady pace.

4. Overall, a wonderful end to this interesting series. I loved the characters and the plot was intriguing. If you're not sure about reading this then just give it a try. It will not disappoint. 

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