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Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3)

4.17 of 5 stars 4.17  ·  rating details  ·  15,231 ratings  ·  2,512 reviews
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-nu...more
Hardcover, 369 pages
Published January 15th 2013 by Razorbill
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May 04, 2013 Jude marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2013
Updated Version:

LOOK AT THAT UGLINESS!!! I'm exited to read it though :3


What in the F*** where this people thinking when they made this cover!!!????

Thank You for Ruining My Collection!!! This will just clash fabulously in my shelf! THANKS A LOT!

Annabelle Marie Veronica

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 like I didn't love this book, but believe me, I did...more
Minutes after I finished SHADES OF EARTH:


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 just made this awesome and epic and wonderful and inc...more
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 probably is about as likely as me winning the lottery j...more
Emily May

3 1/2 stars

I 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 behind the story. On that front, I think Ms Revis fi...more
Hayden Casey
Wow. What a conclusion.

And that's all I'm gonna say until closer to the release date. :)

Hormonal Pre-Review

No. 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 (Goldenfurpro)
This was a great ending to the series!!
While I am sad to see the series go... I like the way it concluded.

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)


And if you...more
OH FREX THAT WAS LOONS!!!! Mind is totally blown!

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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! Distrust and lies continued. Murders ar...more
Katie Stout
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 lot different than the first two in that it doesn...more
Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
Jul 08, 2012 Catriona (LittleBookOwl) marked it as to-read
no no no no NO NO NO!
I hate these new covers. NO!
And now: < / 3
They will not match as well OHMYFUCKINGGODNOOOOOOO
Not happy. Can you tell?
Edit 1/4/13

Sadly it didn't turn out as good as I hoped it would be. *sigh*

Review to come.


So, for Across the Universe we got this gorgeous cover

And for A Million Suns, we were greeted with an equally stunning one

So naturally, I was expecting something FABULOUS *fan girl moments* for the last installment, Shades of Earth. And lo and behold....

TA-DA! Cover reveal!




That's a joke..... right? please say yes please say yes pleeaassee I beg of you

*waits for response*

What did y...more
Kat (Le Pauvre Cœur)
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.

Jul 06, 2012 Kaede marked it as to-read
Initial Reaction: Damn. I love the title. Can't wait to see the cover!

Final Reaction: That cover is a joke...right?
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 evila genius … an evil genius. Why can’t all YA authors be like her? Seriously. All those other authors need t...more
Final rating: ★★★★★/★★★★★

"But there’s a difference, isn’t there? Between saying goodbye and death.

One word: omfgthiswassofrexingepicthatihavenowordslefttoexpresswhatithink...
there, i wrote it XD

Anyway. 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 book was longer! It seemed to me too short, but still, t...more
Beatriz  Lins
Jul 06, 2012 Beatriz Lins marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2013-release, jan-13
What the hell!? I was hoping the cover would be BEAUTIFUL, and breath-taking, just like Across the Universe and A Million Suns, and this is what I got?
Why do you keep changing the covers??

I'm so disappointed. Seriously.
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 they compare to the level they reached with this ins...more
little machines
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 all ended nicely until that very final chapter that...more
Feb 08, 2014 PaperFantasies rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to PaperFantasies by: Laura
Oh my frexing phydus! 2013?!?!? Ok fess up who changed the publication date????? Huh!? That better be changed pronto!!! Ughh shite I'm suffering here!

Update (4/25/12) It's been too long. Is it out yet? NO?!?! Well why the phydus not? Arghhh any longer and I might consider freezing meh-self to save myself from the wait....

FREX! 2013 emerge!
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 refer you to my review of book one: Across the Universe. S...more
Aug 06, 2012 Lindsey marked it as to-read
2013?!?! As in, NEXT YEAR?!
There's no way I can wait that long!!!
*Locks herself in cryo chamber*
Unfreeze me when the book arrives.


Um, wow, guys. That's just the redesign cover. No need to get upset.
I'm sure there'll another better one. One with beautiful stars and silhouettes. Something that stays true to the other two books.
Amber (Books of Amber)
I'm feeling a lot of different emotions now that I've read this book. Across the Universe is one of the first debuts and series that I started reading when I was a baby book blogger, and now it has come to an end. Since reading the first book, I've experienced so much both as a blogger, in 'real' life, and as a reader. I am so happy that such a good series has been with me along the way. Does that sound weird? Probably.

Full review here:
Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]
Apr 22, 2011 Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ] marked it as excited-for
2013? dang!
"Don't you see? Those monsters you've been so worried about. Not aliens. People. The monsters have always been people."

What a thrilling ride to Centauri-Earth and back! Not counting the hours I slept and I had breakfast I read the final volume of Beth Revis' Goodspeed trilogy in one go. I enjoyed it a lot more than the second volume - of which I don't remember much apart from that the heroine had been running against time through the spaceship like a Wonderland rabbit on Speed with literary clas...more
Shades of Earth presents a stunning conclusion to the Across the Universe saga. Following Amy and Elder through their final, life-altering choices and revelations, it brings this space odyssey down to earth.

Godspeed has arrived at Centauri-Earth. Despite warnings of monsters below, Amy and Elder take over 1000 of the people on the ship down to the surface along with all the frozens, leaving Bartie to lead the people left on Godspeed. Once they reach the surface--after a very bumpy ride down--Amy...more
Beth Revisová se s tím vskutku nepáře, poslední díl je pořádně strhující čtení a chvilku jsem uvažovala i o pěti hvězdičkách... pak se ale všechno vystříbřilo, odhalila se tajemství a já mohla posledních dvacet třicet stránek s čistou hlavou přemýšlet. A ačkoli jsou Milion sluncí i Všechny barvy Země skvělé knihy, v mnohém podle mě zaostávají za Lodí mezi hvězdami. A vlastně to ani není jejich vina. První díl měl být samotný a jedinečný. Další dva jsou zkrátka trochu přídavek, a proto úplně jiné...more
Not cool dude. Seriously, seriously, not cool. I mean, 2013? What if all those crackpots are right and the world really does end? Then we'll all be sitting around the afterlife wondering what the hell happened to Amy, if the creatures of Centauri-Earth were friendly, or defeated, or if they ever resume contact with Sol-Earth, or what happens when Amy opens her parent's cryo-chambers! I mean seriously! I've been waiting to see their reaction to her since about the beggining of book 1! And you exp...more
Colleen Houck
I got really worried towards the end. Talk about nail biting action! If you like Sci Fi this series is for you. Not only is Beth an awesome writer, she's also just an amazing person. If you haven't picked up this series yet I'm telling you, you'll be hooked after the first chapter. Favorite part of this book: Pteros, purple flowers, thumb scanner thingie, and I can't say much more without giving too much away.
Why can't ANY publisher stay with their original cover design?! Is your opinion on something you came up with yourselves really changing that much in three damn years?!
I'm so not happy with this!
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Beth Revis wrote her first books as a student in classrooms, when the professors did not hold her interest and she jotted down stories instead of taking notes.

Beth writes science fiction and fantasy novels for teens. Her debut novel, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, will be published by Razorbill/Penguin in Spring 2011. Beth is represented by Merrilee Heifetz at Writers House.

Beth also runs a blog on writing...more
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