Thursday, February 21, 2013

Review: Shades of Earth - Beth Revis

Where I got it: Library
Rating: 5 stars  
Cover Rating: 5 stars (I really love these covers. Third time's a charm right!)
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: January 15, 2012
Publisher: Razorbill
Page Count: 369 p.
Buy it: Book Depository / Amazon
Add it: Goodreads
Sequel to: Across the Universe and A Million Suns

Elder and Amy and some of the crew from Godspeed have finally made it to Centauri-Earth. It is not quite what Amy expected though. This planet seems to be a lot more dangerous than her home was. When they wake up the Frozens it causes a rift between all the people on Centauri-Earth. The Shipborn don't trust the Frozens and vice-versa. Amy and Elder must keep every together and bridge the gap between them. There any many secrets on this new planet though and if Amy and Elder can't find the answers for themselves, no one may survive.

An epic end to an amazing series. I am going to have to re-read all of them soon. This book was more amazing than the first two and I think a lot of that has to do with the change of scenery. Beth Revis introduces us to this entirely new planet with lots of...quirks. There are a lot of strange and dangerous things on Centauri-Earth, plenty to make it interesting. Not only do we get a new planet, but we get a new cast too. The Frozens are woken up and added to the mix, so we get new faces.

The thing that bugged me about this novel (like the others) is how long it took the characters to realize something obvious. It was a little before the halfway point in the novel before Amy and Elder realized what the strange thing about the planet was. Meanwhile, it had seemed obvious to me for a long time.

Besides the predictable parts, this story was just amazing. I was biting my nails at the end, devastated yet hopeful. The end handful of chapters were just amazing, I liked the layout of them too. It was just perfect. I never wanted to put this novel down there was just so much happening so much pushing the story forward. Seriously read this book as soon as possible. Read this series as soon as possible. Just do it, you won't regret it.

First Line:
"'Wait,' I say, my heart clenching."

Favorite Line:
"The Little Prince is emblazoned on the cover, followed by an unpronounceable name."

1 comment:

  1. I've been shying away from this just because of the cover, but now I know from your review how wrong I am! Loved your review!

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