Shades of Earth by Beth Revis

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis

Shades of Earth is the final book in the Across the Universe trilogy. (Across the Universe and A Million Suns are the first two, which I read last year.) I truly love this series! I am going to try not to spoil or give away anything from the first two books, but please keep in mind this is the last of three and it is nearly impossible to do!

The series is about a spaceship, Godspeed, which was sent on a long-term space mission. A team of specialists are frozen, suspended in time, until Godspeed can successfully reach their new planet, Centauri-Earth. Until that time, the people on board are meant to keep the ship functioning, keep their own society going and, mostly importantly, to have babies in order to make the next generation of people to run the Godspeed.

But what happens if one of the Frozens is woken early? And what if things aren't going as planned?

Amy, with her fire-red hair, is awakened early, her frozen crypt sabotaged. Elder, the second in command on the ship, is in awe of someone so different from himself--the people of Godspeed all look the same. Between the two of them, Amy and Elder have to discover why she was unfrozen and why some of the other Frozens were sabotaged and didn't make it as well. Through the journey of the first two books, Amy and Elder prepare as best as they can for this new world.

What I loved about this series is the questions of humanity that arose while reading it, especially in the third book. There are a lot of "What would you do?" pivotal moments with deep questions and big consequences that make you think. What would you do if you had a choice to live the life you've lived for years, expected to live until you died and expected your children and their children to do the same, but suddenly you find the situation completely opposite?

There were a lot of questions the first two books left and Shades of Earth not only answered them, they answered them fairly believably, especially for a book set so far in the future, away from our current Earth. While the questions from that arose from the series were answered in the book, there was still a lot of things to think about in the end for the reader, especially concerning where our world is now and where it might be headed.

I highly recommend this series, especially if you're a fan of post apocalyptic/dystopian fiction like I am.

This review is also posted on GoodReads.

Shades of Earth

Shades of Earth

Shades of Earth 
I am unhappy with the new cover because it does not match my first two covers, which are beautiful space-themed covers. As you can see, they re-issued the first two books with covers to match the final book.

Shades of Earth

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