Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, #3) by Beth Revis

Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, #3)

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...

Details Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, #3)

TitleShades of Earth (Across the Universe, #3)
Release DateJan 15th, 2013
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Romance

Reviews Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, #3)

  • Annabelle
    ***FINAL RATING: 3.30 STARS*** CATCHALL I love a good sci-fi series, especially the wild ones. It's not often we get to experience an entirely new planet, and it was fun to try that in this novel. It's fast-paced, almost a thriller, but doesn't quite reach this level. Even so, it's a major page turner that kept me up late into the night. This last installment was just as brill as the two books that came before. This review kind of makes it sound ...
  • Brad Sells
    Minutes after I finished SHADES OF EARTH: OH. MY. STARS. I CAN'T EVEN. I SERIOUSLY CAN'T EVEN. SHADES OF EARTH is seriously one of the best finales to a YA trilogy EVER. So much action, so many secrets, so many betrayals, SO MUCH EMOTIONS. I still can't get over how much I adore this book -- and this series.Guys, you are going to LOVE SHADES OF EARTH. It's definitely my favorite in this trilogy (and I love all of them), and Beth Revis jus...
  • Juliana Zapata
    Hace rato ni amaba tanto una trilogía distópica. La verdad es que después de Los Juegos del hambre creí que no iba a encontrar otra distopía que me apasionara tanto. Pero en 2014 encontré Legend y ahora en 2015 encuentro a "Across the Universe" Los tres libros son maravillosos la historia no deja de sorprenderte en ningún momento y el final es tan inesperado como maravilloso. Me ha encantado. Totalmente recomendada. Reseña Completa: http:...
  • Emily May
    3 1/2 starsI was so prepared to give this series conclusion four stars right up until that cheesy ending. I knew it was going to happen, I was hoping it wouldn't but, deep down, I just knew it would. I've given the first two books - Across the Universe and A Million Suns - four and three stars respectively, the latter rating being mainly because I thought the characters lacked development and personality, despite the fact that I love the idea beh...
  • Jon
    Seen at Scott Reads It "Space may be the final frontier but it's made in a Hollywood basement" - Red Hot Chili Peppers There will be spoilers for Across The Universe and A Million Suns. In this review there are no spoilers for Shades of Earth at all. You're probably asking yourself: "Why is he quoting the Red Hot Chili Peppers?". I have always wanted to go to space and discover new planets and stars. The likelihood of me going to space is proba...
  • hayden
    Wow. What a conclusion.And that's all I'm gonna say until closer to the release date. :)Hormonal Pre-Review NO. FUCK no. How could Penguin do this?Those original AtU covers are my favorite covers in the entire world. Out of every book in the world, those two book covers are my absolute favorites. And then they redesign them. Seriously?We should revolt at Penguin Headquarters. All of us. Let's go!
  • Jessica (The Psychotic Nerd)
    AFTER READING: This was a great ending to the series!!While I am sad to see the series go... I like the way it concluded. BEFORE READING: EDIT NUMBER... WELL...WHATEVER: The cover doesn't look as bad anymore. I still really really REALLY want a pretty star cover but now this cover doesn't look as flat as before. Am I making sense? Maybe? Well, I think the cover is okay... (I still don't like the cover changes though) EDIT NUMBER 5: WHY ISN'T THE...
  • Ninoska Goris
    Español - EnglishFinalmente llegan a Tierra Centaury, mucha gente se quedó en La Fortuna, pero se agregan mas cuando por fin despiertan a los congelados. La coexistencia no será fácil ya que al ser los nativos una raza monoetnica desconfían de los descongelados, que a su vez tienen su propia agenda y no aceptan a Elder como líder por ser tan joven.Al llegar al planeta se encuentran con evidencias de que no solo hubo vida humana, sino que es...
  • Hailey (Hailey in Bookland)
    I enjoyed this series. I thought it was interesting and unexpected, especially this book. However I just didn't really care for any of the characters or the romance plot line. I really liked everything else though!
  • Jennifer
    OH FREX THAT WAS LOONS!!!! Mind is totally blown! Maybe I'm just coming off my book high but it is 5am and after not being able to put the book down for longer than to eat and run to the bathroom a couple times I must say I thought it was a fabulously, nerve wracking, intense, epic, mind blowing conclusion!I was so excited to finally get the Frozens woken up and to see this planet and what is inhabiting it. As expected total epic chaos ensued! Di...
  • Katie
    This has been a really great series for me. I've enjoyed watching Amy and Elder's journey since the beginning, and I think the first chapter in Across the Universe is one of the most well-written first chapters in YA. I've been looking forward to Shades of Earth since I finished A Million Suns in November of 2011, and I'm here to say that this book provides great closure for a great series.First, I think it's important to note that this book is a...
  • Patricia
    Edit 1/4/13Sadly it didn't turn out as good as I hoped it would be. *sigh*Review to come. Pre-review:So, for Across the Universe we got this gorgeous coverAnd for A Million Suns, we were greeted with an equally stunning oneSo naturally, I was expecting something FABULOUS *fan girl moments* for the last installment, Shades of Earth. And lo and behold....That's a joke..... right?A personal flaw of mine is that I'm really OCD with having matching bo...
  • Nicole
    3.5 starsI might raise my rating to 4 stars not sure. This book was better than the second, in my opinion. I read it in one sitting and I liked Amy more in this one. However, I can't forget the "love-triangle" maybe it wasn't a major event but it was kinda useless. I hated how Amy acted around Chris oblivious to the fact that she has a "boyfriend".Full review to come. Maybe.
  • Trina (Between Chapters)
    3 or 3.5 stars?This was the most interesting installment of the trilogy to me and there were many moments that made me go 'WHOA' because of how it explored the sci-fi elements. However, some things were really predictable to me and a couple of things didn't feel fully explained in the end.It's a series that got better as it went along to me, but I would have a hard time giving a blanket recommendation for it. I needed some time to sit with the ty...
  • Braiden
    WHY DID I PUT Shades of Earth OFF FOR FIFTEEN DAYS?!!! ARGHHH! Yes. Fifteen days is a long time to put off a book that was number five on your ten most anticipated books of the year. And a book that. Was. Just. Soooooooo. Good. And evil! And Good! No… IT WAS AWESOME! ‘What is in our hearts is real whether we name it or let it exist only in darkness or silence.’ Okay. So. Beth Revis is evil … a genius … an evil genius. Why can’t all YA...
  • Adita ✨The Slumbering Insomniac✨
    (This is an all-inclusive review for the trilogy.) ★★★★★★★★★★[10/10]Divergent. The Hunger Games. The Mortal Instruments. I can't believe that they made movies out of those, instead of this. If they deemed twelve crazy districts and five pointless factions fit to be shown on screens, then they should have guessed that people would love to see Godspeed making its way across the universe too. The movie "Passengers" might be a con...
  • Yulitza Moncada
    Lo primero que tengo por decir es que este último libro me ENCANTO, pero dios no me gusto para nada el final es por eso que le doy 4 estrellas, y NO, no quiere decir que el final sea malo, simplemente no fue el mejor final para mí.Luego de terminar de leer el 2 libro quede con las ganas y la angustia de saber que iba a pasar con nuestros personajes, ya que El libro anterior finaliza en que una parte de los habitantes de la nave bajarán a Tierr...
  • Kat (Lost in Neverland)
    Ah, I'm very excited for this book. Know why? Aliens are coming. Aliens.Update: Seriously, what the FUCK is up with that cover? That does not match the first two and probably will look like crap next to my ATU and AMS.
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    This is definitely a 4.5 stars. The entire time I was reading this I was completely at the edge of my seat and dying to know more. This series was INCREDIBLE. WOW.
  • Rusty's Ghost Engine (also known as.......... Jinky Spring)
    Wow I'm still reeling...... what a wonderful end to a very well crafted series.Review to come
  • Sercan Vatansever
    İlk kitap bir yaz esintisi, ikinci kitap kasırga buysa kıyamet. Sanırım her kitabı bir öncekinden daha iyi olan, okuduğum ilk seri. Yazar çok cesur. İlk kitapta 'keşke başka bir yazar yazsaymış' demiştim, şu an Beth Revis yazdığı için çok mutluyum. Öyle manevralarla ilerliyor ki seri... İki kitaptır 'tıkanır burada' diyorum, ama tıkanmıyor. Son kitapta bile yepyeni şeyler sunmuş. İlk kitap cidden çok klostrofobikti...
  • Mia Nauca
    Una de las mejores trilogías que he leído en mi vida, para la gente que le gusta los buenos libros de ciencia ficción, supervivencia, thriller, amor y mucho más, lean estos libros. Son 5/5
  • Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤
    No going back now. Breathe in. Breathe out. Oh, stars, Amy, I'm sorry.Well...that was just wow. Remember when I asked for maybe just a little more peril for this final book in my last review? Well, Revis delivered. This book was everything the others were not-it had angst. It had danger. It was perilous. And I was so shocked when it became so angsty that my stomach twisted up in knots-the other books had all the things above, but in no way did th...
  • Lotte
    * 4.5/5 stars.Wow, that was so good! What a great way to end this trilogy. I loved the first book, Across the Universe, was a bit underwhelmed by the second book, A Million Suns, and then got pleasantly surprised by this one! The best part of the book was definitely the plot. Beth Revis had the tough task of introducing a whole new planet into the story while also wrapping up plot lines from the previous books, and she managed to do that oh, so w...
  • Kristalia
    Final rating: 5/5 stars "But there’s a difference, isn’t there? Between saying goodbye and death." One word: omfgthiswassofrexingepicthatihavenowordslefttoexpresswhatithink...there, i wrote it XDAnyway. Awesome conclusion to one of my favorite ya sci fi series. I am glad that Beth Revis didn't fail me with all her glorious plot twists and awesomeness. I liked every moment of it, and i just can't help but think that i would love if this bo...
  • Kristi
    It’s over. I am so sad. The last of the trilogy! But it was oh so frexing good! This was my favorite of the series. Just wow. So many secrets and betrayals, I don’t think I ever knew what was going to happen next. After the first book I had a hard time envisioning how Revis would keep the series going for two more books, but what she did was brilliant!Since this is the last of a series, I don’t want to go into the plot to much. I’ll just ...
  • shady boots | #WatchPOSE
    I have many, many problems with this series. Mainly the absolutely unbearable characters and romance. And another problem I've found myself having is how much Amy and Elder's voices mesh together for me. I could read several paragraphs before I realize "Oh wait, this is in Elder's/Amy's POV! Woopsies!" And don't even get me fucking started on the goddamn made-up swear word.But I do admit that I enjoyed the concept and the plot, and I thought it a...