Monday, January 14, 2013

Shades of Earth Review

369 pages
Release date: January 15th, 2013

Amy and Elder have finally left the oppressive walls of the spaceshipGodspeed 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.

Review (ARC):
Wow the ending to this series was so explosive and exciting that I couldn't put the book down until I was done! The new Earth is nothing like what Amy and Elder may have imagined it to be. Centauri-Earth is dangerous and mysterious with a lot of secrets. There is so much more to Godspeed's story and what the connection is to the original Earth. Both Amy and Elder still have a lot of growing to do especially when they wake up the frozen people. Amy grew into a leader on Godspeed but having her parents back reverts her to their child again. Elder feels himself being pushed out by adults who don't know or understand what Godspeed has been through. There is a lot of action and mystery in this novel that keep things exciting and moving at a good pace. I definitely recommend reading this if you like dystopian and sci-fi novels but you should read Across the Universe and A Million Suns first.


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