Shades of Earth

Shades of Earth

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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

What People Are Saying

“A tense and delicious ride — one that satisfyingly brings the series full circle.” –The Examiner

“[Revis has a gift] as a propulsive storyteller with a knack for jarring surprises and raising the stakes.” –Booklist, Dec. 1, 2012

“[Shades of Earth] brings it home on a planet far from home.” –Kirkus, Dec. 1, 2012

“Does Beth believe in a ‘happily ever after’? I’ll NEVER tell. … Few series end as perfectly as SHADES OF EARTH.” –Jenna at MTGReviews

“Revis totally kills it in her Across the Universe trilogy ender, taking her plot-twisting mania to entirely new levels. Readers will never know what’s coming next as Revis completely goes for broke. There are so many layers and themes here amongst the shocking twists, beware of whiplash. It’s super awesome.” –RT Times Reviews, 4 1/2 stars, Top Pick Selection

“Beth Revis is a master of twisty plots, and the fact that she kept the surprises coming all the way through her three-book trilogy is truly a feat to behold. … If you want to fly among the stars in 2013, Revis is the author for you.” –Elissa Petruzzi, RT Editor

Awards & Accolades

  • Publisher’s Weekly Children’s Frontlist Bestseller List, Week 3 of 2013
  • Top Pick novel for Romantic Times, January 2012
  • Nominated for a January Seal of Excellence recipient, Romantic Times
  • Book of the Month selection at Seventeen Magazine
  • Indigo Must Read List for January
  • Read more about how Beth built the world of Shades of Earth in this exclusive article at io9.
  • USA Today recommendation and review (And read an exclusive USA Today article by Beth on romance in sci fi here)
  • Top Ten Children’s Bestselling Novel at Malaprops Bookstore
  • Recommended Book for Teens from the Washington Independent Review of Books

    Special Video Content

    To celebrate the release of Shades of Earth, my publisher, PenguinTeen/Razorbill, sent Across the Universe into space!


    Hardcover, 400 pages
    Published January 11th 2011 by Razorbill
    ISBN 1595143998 (ISBN13: 978-1595143990)

    Audio Book also available in January 2013.


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