Tuesday, January 1, 2013

3 Character Bucket List: Beth Revis, Amy, and Elder from SHADES OF EARTH

Happy New Year, Everyone! 

We wish you all the very best of everything in the coming year and want to take this opportunity to say thank you for all your support and friendship in the past!

To celebrate the beginning of 2013, we have a special Character Bucket List post from Beth Revis.

In the Across the Universe series, there are two main narrating characters, Amy, who was born on Earth and cryogenically frozen for a centuries-long journey to a new planet, and Elder, a young man born on the ship during the journey.

With the last book of the trilogy, SHADES OF EARTH, these characters have both had personal experience with death, and were definitely thinking about the things they wish they could do for their bucket list!

Amy Martin’s Bucket List 

1. See my parents’ faces again

2. Get off the ship and feel real dirt between my toes again

3. Punch Bartie in the face

4. Re-establish communication with Earth and find out what the heck’s been going on since the ship left

5. Make a real home with my real family

Elder’s Bucket List 

1. Prove to everyone—including Amy (and myself)—that I’m a good enough leader.

Whether or not these characters achieve anything on their bucket lists (or if they actually change what they really want) can be found out in SHADES OF EARTH!



Available January 15, 2013

(And we'll be giving away a signed copy here on the 11th!)

Godspeed was once fueled by lies. Ruled by chaos. Now it’s time to come home. But life on Centauri-Earth is far from perfect. Threats from the planet and from within the colony are tearing them apart, although Elder and Amy do all they can to keep it together. Because if the colony collapses? Then everything they have sacrificed–friends, family, life on Earth–will have been meaningless.




Beth Revis is the author of the NY Times Bestselling Across the Universe series, published by Razorbill/Penguin in the US and available in 17 countries. The first book in the trilogy, Across the Universe, is a “cunningly executed thriller” according to Booklist, and the second book, A Million Suns, was hailed by the LA Times as “a fast-paced, action-packed follow-up.” The final book of the trilogy, Shades of Earth, will be released in early 2013.

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  1. Happy New Year, Beth and Jan! And everyone! Great bucket lists. I am so looking forward to Shades of Earth!

  2. Happy New Year! I really enjoyed reading Amy and Elder's bucket list. Congrats on your upcoming book, Beth :)

  3. ns of the Across the Universe series will not be disappointed! This book has all the same factors that made me fall in love with the previous books. We have realistic devastation (not everyone makes it out alive), true horrors, political corruption, lies, manipulation, and romance. It's pretty awesome to have that all packed into one epic book!


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