Shades of Earth – book review

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Shades of Earth is the third and final book in the Across the Universe series by Beth Revis.

Amy and Elder have finally left the confined walls of Godspeed. Amy and Elder, along with two thirds of the population of Godspeed, have taken the shuttle down to the brand-new world below – Centauri-Earth. They’re ready to build a new life – a life that Amy has waited hundreds of years for. But this new Earth isn’t quite what Amy had been hoping for…

Not even until the shuttle lands on Centauri-Earth do Amy and Elder start facing problems. It seems that something – or someone – doesn’t want these new people on their planet. But Amy and Elder aren’t going anywhere. Godspeed has traveled through space for hundreds of years and they’re determined to make this planet theirs. Amy and Elder must race to uncover who or what else is out there before they wipe out the entire population, along with any hope of building a future on this planet.

As each secret is unraveled, Elder and Amy must make a heart-breaking decision about the future of the planet… and their future together. But they have to work things out, otherwise all they have sacrificed will be for nothing…

I loved reading this book! It was really absorbing and it entwined me into the lives of Elder and Amy from the very beginning. This book was again filled with twists and turns, making it a suspenseful and enjoyable read. I feel like this series has just gotten better and better as the books have progressed. Piece by piece, the truth is uncovered and all questions are answered by the end. I’m happy how things turned out. I got all the answers I wanted and everything came together smoothly. Amy and Elder were determined to overcome every challenge and this really showed how much they’ve grown since Across the Universe. I think Shades of Earth was the perfect end to the series, although I’m sad to see the tales of Elder and Amy end. I loved Shades of Earth by Beth Revis and I’d give it a score of 8.5 out of 10. I’ll miss you, Amy and Elder!

A Million Suns – book review

A Million Suns

A Million Suns is the second book in the riveting Across the Universe trilogy series by Beth Revis.

It’s been three months since Amy was unplugged and a lot has changed on Godspeed since then. Elder has assumed leadership of the ship and is determined to keep no more secrets from the citizens upon Godspeed. No more lies.

As the people of Godspeed learn the secrets that have been hidden from them for generations, chaos erupts. Elder and Amy try to regain control of the mayhem, but is seems what they’ve feared before is becoming a reality…

When Elder learns the shocking truth about Godspeed, he and Amy must work together to find the truth behind the never-ending mountain of lies and solve the puzzle that was created hundreds of years earlier. But will finding out the truth bring Elder and Amy closer together or tear them apart? One way or another, they must get off the ship…

I really enjoyed reading A Million Suns. I actually liked it better than Across the Universe because I found it exciting from the very beginning and it kept me hooked for the entire book. I feel like both Amy and Elder have grown and developed more in this book. I no longer felt like Amy was the poor, helpless girl from earth. Amy had become a stronger person and I really liked that. I loved seeing Elder trying to cope with his newly acclaimed role of Eldest (although he doesn’t take the title) and desperately trying to keep the whole ship from falling apart both emotionally and physically. I found this book very fast-paced. It felt like Elder and Amy were constantly chasing clues and solving mysteries, which made me want to keep reading. I couldn’t take my eyes off the pages! I really liked how there were again so many twists in the plot and I loved how this book ended. A Million Suns kept me guessing what would happen right until the very last page and I enjoyed every moment of reading it. I’d give A Million Suns by Beth Revis a score of 8.5 out of 10. I can’t wait to read the next book… I need to know what happens next!

Across the Universe – book review

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Across the Universe is the first book in the science-fiction fantasy series by Beth Revis.

Hundreds of years in the future, a space ship called Godspeed is travelling through space to a new planet to inhabit. 100 citizens from the original earth are cryogenically frozen on board and will be woken up upon arrival at the new planet.

17 year-old Amy expects to be frozen for hundreds of years and to be awoken on arrival at the new planet. She finds herself suddenly awoken 50 years from her destination. Confused and alone, Amy finds herself in the middle of a futuristic and strange society made up of people born on Godspeed over the generations. Amy soon realises that her awakening wasn’t just a malfunction of a computer on board the ship. She’s the victim of an attempted murder. And her parents could be next…

With nowhere to hide or run, Amy must learn to trust the only other teenager and future leader on board: Elder. Amongst all the mystery and secrets, Amy finds herself falling in love with Elder. But on Godspeed, who can Amy trust?

I had mixed feelings about this series. At the very beginning, I loved it. I loved how well being frozen was explained and it made me imagine what Amy was going through. I really enjoyed reading that part. But once Amy was frozen and up until half way through the book I found it quite uninteresting. For those hundred pages or so, I struggled to keep reading it and almost stopped reading it. But I kept reading (and I recommend you do too), and then it became more exciting. Only then did I become involved in the story line and got caught up in Amy and Elder’s lives. I really enjoyed reading from both Amy and Elder’s point of view and I found each character both different and intriguing. Towards the end of the book I began to unravel the secrets of Godspeed and I loved how the story unfolded. There were lots of twists in the story line, which I loved, and it was because of those twists I kept reading. If you are considering reading this book, be sure to read the whole book and not give up… although the beginning may be a little boring, the ending is really worth it. I enjoyed Across the Universe by Beth Revis and I would give it a score of 7 out of 10. I can’t wait to read A Million Suns!