Beth Revis’ fantastic Across the Universe trilogy concludes with this tightly-plotted and fast-paced book. Shades of Earth begins with the harrowing crash-landing of the Godspeed shuttle, and the following power struggle between Elder as the leader of the Shippers and Amy Martin’s father, who is in charge of the newly unfrozen military personnel. And after they crash, things really fall apart. The shuttle is beyond repair, they can’t establish a connection with Earth, and the planet is seemingly hostile---rife with flying pteros and fatal flowers. Not to mention the ruins scattered around
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