It doesn’t happen very often that I say this about a series, but I’m going to – Beth Revis has written a perfect trilogy.
Elder and Amy’s journey is beautiful and heartbreaking, particularly in this book. Revis has brought these two full circle. Seeing what happens to them, and between them, in this book is a treat. I felt the growth and I watched the struggle, and it’s perfect, even with all the curveballs Revis throws at them.
The other interesting thing about this book is the survival elements. Revis manages to write a survival novel in the vein of Robinson Crusoe and Mysterious Island… and then she tossed it into a far distant planet in space! Brilliant! It works, and it works so well. Add in the complexities from the previous two books and you have yourself an ending that will have readers on the edge of their teeth. Or by the edge of their seats. Both cliches work.
Revis has cemented herself firmly into the pantheon of autobuy YA authors. I will pretty much read everything she writes from here on out. As for Shades of Earth it’s an obvious 5 star read. I loved it.