Friday, February 8, 2013

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (Across the Universe book 3)

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven't read the first two books in the series, Across the Universe and A Million Suns, Stop! I don't want to ruin one of my favorite series for you.

“Fueled by lies. Ruled by chaos. Almost home.”
Picking up where A Million Suns left off, Shades of Earth finds Elder and Amy attempting to form a new colony on Centauri-Earth. Amy thaws out her parents and the remaining citizens from Earth, things quickly sour when Amy’s father, Colonel Martin. Refuses to see Elder as a leader and takes charge. With flying monsters and an unknown world outside, the shuttle suddenly begins a lockdown sequence. Immediately it becomes apparent that in order to survive, everyone must vacate.
A lack of time together, an eager young soldier from Sol-Earth and interference from Amy’s parents become issues for Amy and Elder outside of the Godspeed. Soon, people begin disappearing and then turning up dead, the two return to the shuttle to see if Orion will provide any answers. Finding him on the verge of death, Orion gives them one last clue. Amy uncovers the book he is talking about and begins to ponder the possibilities. Elder begins to wonder what secrets Colonel Martin is keeping from everyone. They quickly realize that they are not alone on Centauri-Earth.
What secrets does Centauri-Earth hold? Will Colonel Martin reveal what he knows before it is too late? Who is murdering the new inhabitants, how and why? Can Amy and Elder survive and possibly find their happily ever after?
In this stunning conclusion to the Across the Universe trilogy, readers will be gripping the edge of their seat until the last page.

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