Saturday, March 16, 2013

Book Review: Shades of Earth - Beth Revis

Book Description:
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.


My Thoughts:
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SERIES! The author is fabulous! How it ended was FABULOUS! I'm completely happy with how Beth Revis decided to end this FABULOUS series.
No seriously one of the best finales to a YA trilogy EVER. There was much action, so many secrets, so many betrayals, SO MUCH EMOTIONS. *sigh* it was exhausting! 

No seriously guys, there's non-stop action—and deaths. Lots and lots of death. My was heart beating like crazy with every chapter. My hands were sweaty at every turn or the page, and my eyes devoured, every word. Be prepared to be consumed, to ignore your friends and family and just order pizza (if you can even take time to do that!).

 ok, ok, ok, enough blabbing about this book. Amy, Elder and everyone (left) of Godspeed finally land on Centauri-Earth, and it was everything and more that they were hoping for. 
As one goodreads review put it, "Beth Revis created a believable world reflecting a place that is elementally advanced and pure, archaic in habit and habitat, and deeply rooted in what it means to be human. To not simply want to survive—that's animal instinct—but to thrive. To want and love something so much you'll won't let it go, whether it be freedom from metal walls, a mind-numbing drug, or an oppressive body of people. I love how the author captured that idea from multiple facets in the series and within each book. No matter the location, the decade, or type of person, faction, or "species," people just want to live, really live. The intentions and desires were so clear. The emotions were palpable, and the character growth was fantastic! Even more, Beth Revis arcs the whole series around to the previous books. Nothing was superfluous or left unchecked and unresolved." (Raina RaindropSoup)

It was just fabulous and I enjoyed every minute of it! 

Violence: Heavy
Sexual Content: moderate (kissing and there is a part where it is implied that 2 people have sex-not graphic)
Language: moderate (if you consider Beth Revis created curse words bad but you get the idea)
Drugs/Alcohol: none 

1 comment:

  1. I love this series!!!
    *Slight Spoilers*
    I wanted to throw the book across the room about 2-3 chapters from the end with the stuff that happened... luckily it got better.

    Love love love this series so much.