Waiting on Wednesday (3)- Shades of Earth

"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
Pages: 400
Pre-Order: Amazon|B&N|Book Dep
Add it via: Goodreads

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?


  1. Sounds like an interesting book, I must check it out :)

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  2. I wasn't that into Across the Universe, but I heard that Million Suns was a bit better. Shades of Earth does look interesting, I like where Beth Revis took the series. Great pick!

  3. I've read a couple of chapters of Across the Universe. It didn't really intrigue me but that's probably becase I'm not usually into outerspace kind of books. Maybe I'll pick it up again someday and see if it gets better! :D

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  4. I have it on my to-read list and I'm really excited about it. It's about time we find out what happens in the end. Great pick!
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  5. Great choice for your WoW!! Sounds like an interesting read, but a bit of a wait too!! Can 2013 get here quick enough?

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  6. Thanks for sharing! Haven't heard of this.

  7. Me and my sister read Across the Universe when it first came out and loved it. Neither of us have read the second book in the series, but I want to. I'm glad you guys loved this series so much :)

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  8. I haven't read the first two in the series yet but am hoping too soon. I love the cover of this one though.

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  9. I've never had a true urge to read this series, but it looks like I've missed out. I'm glad it was all you hoped for and a great conclusion to the series!

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