YA Review: Shades of Earth by Beth Revis

Posted July 21, 2013 by Sophia Rose in Reviews, Young Delight / 0 Comments

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YA Review: Shades of Earth by Beth Revis
Shades of Earth

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Just. Wow! I was rung out of emotion by the time I closed the cover on this book. A Million Suns topped Across the Universe for me and I had hopes about the final book of the trilogy to continue the trend. It did. It was intense from page one and had very few moments when something wasn’t going down. It continued with that awesome formula of action, intrigue and incredible world building.

Truthfully, I don’t even want to attempt a summary of this plot because there are just so many exciting plot twists and things that a person just has to experience for themselves. That being said, I’m going to deviate from my usual path and not summarize.

I’ll just say that it pretty much picks up where A Million Suns leaves off so yes, read the series sequentially. Elder and Amy along with the frozens and those who wish to leave the ship are in the shuttle and headed for Centauri Earth. From there the biggest adventure of them all begins.

My impressions of the book were much better than I had reading A Million Suns. Amy’s behavior drove me nuts in that book, but in this one she comes into her own as does Elder though he has less ground to travel when it comes to that. I will say that there were a few times that I teared up so if you’re the type with tender sensibilities have a tissue handy. I’m also going to put out there that there were a few ‘ew’ moments too because things get a bit rough at times. But in the end, this book is just nothing short of gripping and I was sorrowful to finish the series. I wanted to continue along and see what happens after ‘the end’.

I would recommend this one to older teens and up just due to some of the graphic violence. Those who enjoy a good Sci-Fi Adventure should definitely give this series a try.

Yours Affectionately

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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