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"Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, #3)" by Beth Revis

'Shades of Earth (Across the Universe, #3)' by Beth Revis


"Shades of Earth," book three in the "Across the Universe" series, proved to be a great ending to this sci-fi thriller. Having traveled across the universe on a 300 year journey, Elder and Amy finally arrive to their destination: An earth-like planet called Centauri-Earth. After a rocky landing, the frozen military personnel and scientists from Earth are reanimated. The ship-borns and earth-borns will have to work together to understand this new planet. They encounter pterodactyl-like creatures and poisonous purple flowers, but larger mysteries need to be solved in this new habitat. Highly recommended for sci-fi fans or readers who enjoy dystopian series.

Reviewed by Taylor W.

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