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Shades of Earth (Across the Universe #3)

4.12  ·  Rating Details  ·  24,298 Ratings  ·  3,243 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 that Amy had been hoping for. Amy and Elder must race to uncover who--or what--else is out t ...more
Paperback, 369 pages
Published May 2nd 2013 by Penguin (first published January 15th 2013)
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May 04, 2013 Jude marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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 di
Brad Sells
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
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
Juliana Zapata
Oct 28, 2015 Juliana Zapata rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
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:
Emily May
Jan 27, 2013 Emily May rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, sci-fi, 2013

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
Jul 26, 2014 hayden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-favorites
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
Catriona (LittleBookOwl)
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?
Jan 19, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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! Distrust and lies continued. Murders around every co
Jan 20, 2013 Katie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, penguin
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
Hailey (HailsHeartsNyc)
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!
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....

That's a joke..... right?

A personal flaw of mine is that I'm really OCD with having matching book covers so I'm really, well kind of disappointed
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.

Yulitza Moncada
Mar 21, 2016 Yulitza Moncada rated it really liked it
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 Tierra Centauri para construir allí su nuevo hogar sin ell
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, ikinci daha az, buysa... neyse söylemeyeceğim =) Teması bu kadar iyi seriler var
Apr 18, 2015 Braiden rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 06, 2012 Kaede marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Initial Reaction: Damn. I love the title. Can't wait to see the cover!

Final Reaction: That cover is a joke...right?
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.
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 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
* 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 well. The story took so many twists and turns and I
Beatriz  Lins
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❤ (of BADGER and Snake)
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
Mar 15, 2013 Kristi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-arc
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
Maddie (Heart Full Of Books)
I found it really interesting that the 'Across the Universe' series followed a very similar pattern to 'The 100' series by Kass Morgan, so if you're aware of one, you're aware of the tropes of the other. I didn't understand some of the characters actions, and thought the addition of a second love interest type was COMPLETELY unnecessary. Overall, it was a bit too predictable to keep my engaged. The first book is still well worth a read, but the series goes downhill from there...
Satisfying conclusion of an intense series. First I was afraid it falls into some YA tropes at the end but it proves me so wrong. Half of the book was an action packed finale and I couldn't help but read it in one session. A lot of the things happened could have been avoided if people just talk to each other, but hey that's a problem even in reality ;-)

Totally recommend the series for people interested in Sci-Fi without a lot of tech talk and with reliable characters and some pretty good mystery
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
Jul 15, 2015 Gökçe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Çok çok çok iyiydi. Aksiyon hiçbir şekilde eksik olmadı, acayip olaylı bir kitaptı. Özellikle son kısımlarda kitabı okurken bacağımı sallayıp, tırnaklarımla uğraşmaktan canım çıktı. Zaten o son bölüm....


Ayrıca kitapta çok fazla yazım hatası var. Birkaç kelimenin ne olduğu anladım. Amaaaaa bu tip hataları görmezden geliyorum !! Sadece senin için Çırak <3
May 08, 2016 mary rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-favorites
Περίμενα με μεγάλη ανυπομονησία το τρίτο και τελευταίο βιβλίο αυτής της καταπληκτικής σειράς και ήμουν πολύ περίεργη για να δω πως θα εξελιχθεί η υπόθεση πλέον σε «διαφορετικό» ας το πούμε έδαφος.Αυτό που τελικά διάβασα δεν ήταν μάλλον καθόλου αυτό που περίμενα,μάλλον ήταν ακόμη καλύτερο και ακόμη πιο σοκαριστικό απ’ότι φανταζόμουν!
Η πλοκή και η εξέλιξη της ιστορίας για μια ακόμη φορά είναι φανταστική και η Beth Revis ξέρει πολύ καλά πώς να μας αφήνει με ανοιχτό το στόμα σε κάθε της σελίδα.Ποτέ
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Favorite Character(s)? 2 24 Nov 23, 2014 12:31PM  
Cover???? 16 191 Sep 20, 2014 12:56PM  
En Español, Please!: Dos Soles - (Agosto 2014) 1 7 Aug 01, 2014 10:19AM  
We ♥ YA Books! : Shades of Earth by Beth Revis ::finished:: 29 57 Jun 13, 2014 11:23PM  
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Beth Revis writes books. She also eats too much chocolate, wishes she could travel more, and prefers puppies to people. Beth lives in rural NC with her boys: one husband, one son, two very large puppies.
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“I learned that life is so, so fragile. I learned that you can know someone for just days and never forget the impression he left on you. I learned that art can be beautiful and sad at the same time. I learned that if someone loves you, he'll wait for you to love him back. I learned that how much you want something doesn't determine whether you get it or not, that "no" might not be enough, that life isn't fair, that my parents can't save me, that maybe no one can.” 144 likes
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