Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, #3)

For those of you who have long followed the Across the Universe series, you will not be disappointed with the final book in Beth Revis’ trilogy, !  Amy and Elder have traveled through space and stars and finally reach their destination - Centauri-Earth.  With the frozens thawed and shipborns learning to cohabitate and settle on this new planet they find that there is distrust and prejudices but now they also find that they are not alone on this new planet, but who is the one to be feared?  Someone, or something else is alive on this planet and is slowly killing them one by one, but why?    New discoveries come to light as their quest for clues put them in grave danger. 

Revis does an amazing job in this fast-paced thrilling conclusion that you will not want to put down.  I would say, the last third of the book is so thrilling that I wanted to turn the pages faster than I could possibly read them.  Revis does such a wonderful job creating the world, inhabitants, nature, circumstance and atmosphere of Centauri-Earth that at times it seems like a very possible location of the future.  This story of struggle and conflict has it all: man vs. man, man vs. self, man vs. society, man vs. nature (literally).  Shades of Earth is a book not to be missed and is an electrifying ride unlike any other!  A real treat to read and the perfect ending to the Across the Universe series.

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