"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
I'm so very excited to be doing our third Waiting on Wednesday here. Today, I will be talking about the upcoming book Shades of Earth by Beth Revis.
(Across The Universe #3)
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 that Amy had been hoping for. Amy and Elder must race to uncover who--or what--else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. But as each new discovery brings more danger, Amy and Elder will have to look inward to the very fabric 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 meaningless.
Release Date: January 15, 2013
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I first heard about the Across The Universe trilogy from my sister. She had read the first two books back-to-back and would frequently gush about them. She credits this series with getting her back into reading too. I have been trying to get her back into reading for some time, so I knew I had to read these books and see what magic they held between their pages.
I was immediately sucked in from the beginning. I love how Beth has stand-alone mysteries in each book, yet they both fit into the longer, series-defining one. Her writing effortlessly illustrated this magnificent world and I loved learning about the daily struggle of living on a generation ship. I loved Amy and Elder (and their blossoming relationship) and I could even sympathize with Eldest's plight and why he made the decisions he did.
I look forward to seeing how the series is concluded and if any more of my favorite characters will die. Beth Revis's writing style reminds me quite a bit of Joss Whedon, so I will definitely beware, but prepare for a satisfying yet bittersweet final chapter.
What are YOU waiting on this week?