Sunday, January 4, 2015

Review: "Shades Of Earth" by Beth Revis

3:16 PM


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 their stone walls first let on. The biggest secret of all? Godspeed's former passengers aren't alone on this planet. And if they're going to stay, they'll have to fight.

Amy and Elder must race to discover who--or what--else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. They will have to look inward to the very core of what makes them human on this, their most harrowing journey yet. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed--friends, family, life on Earth--will have been for nothing.




(taken from goodreads)


Do you ever start a trilogy and read the first two books like there's no tomorrow, but then when you get to the last one you get all slump-ish and in denial because you can't bare the idea of saying goodbye to all the characters and to the world that the author created? That, my friends, is an accurate depiction of me during the last 4 days.

The beginning of this book is just as gripping as the first two. We get a very strong opening scene that picks up just where the second book left off. To me the imagery of this book was spectacular. It was so amazing to imagine everything so vividly. Specially when it was set ON ANOTHER PLANET. There were so many crazy things like the pterodactyl-like animals and the deadly stringy flowers. It made me glad to be on planet Earth. I think Beth Revis did an exceptional job at creating this world everything felt real. I also love the way that Amy and Elder's love unfolded. I loved their relationship a lot more in this book. Mainly because it felt a bit more genuine.

My feelings were tampered with while reading this book. Although that is not necessarily a bad thing. I believe that when a book makes you feel things, it means that the author has clearly done something right. This book made me feels things alright. There were moments were I was so happy I was laughing out loud and all alone in my room (that earned me a few judgmental glances from my family) as well as moments were I was so frustrated that I had to drop the book ad take a breather. And let's just say, that a few tears were shed. 

Reading these books was a hell of a ride and I loved every minute of it. 


5/ 5


  1. I'm so glad you loved this! :D I have read and loved the two other books. I have prejudice against this one because they changed the beautiful covers to *that*!
    Still, I am too excited to see what happens to pass it up, especially after reading your review. :)

    Cucie @ Cucie reads

    1. I still wonder why they changed the covers! What irks me is that they did it for the LAST book. I mean, WHY? Still, I was able to ignore that and just enjoy it's content. Which was worth it because it was a great end to the series. :)


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