Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening Apple Books.If Apple Books doesn't open, click the Books app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

Already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download

Shades of Earth

Book 3, Across the Universe - An Across the Universe Novel

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


The final book in the New York Times bestselling trilogy, perfect for fans of Battlestar Galactica and Prometheus!


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.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Customer Reviews

Love this series

I really love the whole series of across the universe. It had all the deal elements a book should have humor, romance, action, suspense, sadness, and some life skills as well.

A beautiful finish 😄

From the beginning, I've loved this book series, so I was hesitant to read the last one. Only because I was afraid the ending might be terrible. Fortunately, Shades of Earth kept me guessing until the very end. I think that anyone who enjoyed Allegiant, (or the entire divergent trilogy) but hated the ending will be a big fan of not only this book but the whole series.

A bit of a disappointment

I loved the first two books, but not so much this last one. It plodded at times, and then the ending felt so rushed. It seems like there should have been a fourth book at the very least. I also wasn't too happy that the author chose to kill off certain characters, and I was confused at Amy's reaction to the deaths of some of these characters. I thought she should have been much more upset. I'd give this two stars, but since I fell so in love with the world the author created, I'm giving it a three of five.

Other Books in This Series

Shades of Earth
View in iTunes
  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Sci-Fi
  • Published: Jan 15, 2013
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Print Length: 448 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 3, Across the Universe
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

Customer Ratings