Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday (25)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that allows bloggers to share which books we are most anticipating.
This week, I am waiting on Shades of Earth by Beth Revis (1/15/13):

Description on GoodReads:
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 Amy had been hoping for. There are giant pterodactyl-like birds, purple flowers with mind-numbing toxins, and mysterious, unexplained ruins that hold more secrets than their stone walls first let on. The biggest secret of all?
Godspeed's former passengers aren't alone on this planet. And if they're going to stay, they'll have to fight.

Amy and Elder must race to discover who--or what--else is out there if they are to have any hope of saving their struggling colony and building a future together. They will have to look inward to the very core 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 for nothing.

I’ve somehow managed to not read the whole description until just now…And it sounds so awesome! I’ve also read a couple reviews for this one already (it’s only a matter of weeks before it’s out!), and so far, it’s unanimous that this one rocks! It’s supposed to be full of twists and turns, and frankly, I cannot wait for this! I remember having to twist a few arms to get certain friends of mine to read this one because of its obvious sci-fi elements, but pretty much everyone I know who has read this series (even the reluctant), are anxiously anticipating book 3. Revis shocked me with how good her first book was. And she continued to impress me with book 2. I’m hoping for a similar reaction to the final installment…I wish the cover wasn’t so ugly and that it continued to match the first two books, but oh well –can’t win them all. I’d much rather the story be good!


  1. I've heard about this series but I haven't read it yet.
    My WOW

  2. Heck yes! I just got this one this week! :-p

  3. I cannot wait to see how this wraps up!

  4. How have I not heard of this one yet?? Great choice - Sounds all crazy and cool :)
    The Brunette Librarian's Waiting on Wednesday Blog

  5. Great pick! I love Beth Revis and her books! She also so hilarious and funny!
    Happy Reading!

    My WoW -

  6. UGH, do NOT get me started on the ugliness of the new covers!! WHY?! It makes me sad because the original covers were some of my favourites. I guess they feel the new covers seem more guy friendly.

    ANYWAYS. I am dying to read this, too! Beth Revis is the master of surprise reveals and plot twists, so I think we will be in for a fun ride!

  7. YESSSS I'm dying to read this! I need to know how everything wraps up. I quite like the new covers, though I'm not pleased at all with them changing half way through the trilogy. Couldn't they have waited until all three books were out? >.<

    Books of Amber