Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Revealing Eden by Victoria Foyt
Released: January 10th 2012
Publisher: Sand Dollar Press Inc.
Series: Save The Pearls, Book One
Page Amount: 320 (US Hardcover Edition)
"Eden Newman must mate before her 18th birthday in six months or she'll be left outside to die in a burning world. But who will pick up her mate-option when she's cursed with white skin and a tragically low mate-rate of 15%? In a post-apocalyptic, totalitarian, underground world where class and beauty are defined by resistance to an overheated environment, Eden's coloring brands her as a member of the lowest class, a weak and ugly Pearl. If only she can mate with a dark-skinned Coal from the ruling class, she'll be safe. Just maybe one Coal sees the Real Eden and will be her salvation her co-worker Jamal has begun secretly dating her. But when Eden unwittingly compromises her father's secret biological experiment, she finds herself in the eye of a storm and thrown into the last area of rainforest, a strange and dangerous land. Eden must fight to save her father, who may be humanity's last hope, while standing up to a powerful beast-man she believes is her enemy, despite her overwhelming attraction. Eden must change to survive but only if she can redefine her ideas of beauty and of love, along with a little help from her "adopted aunt" Emily Dickinson."
I’m not sure how to describe my thoughts and feelings on Revealing Eden by Victoria Eden. It is a world I could see happening in the near future. If we as the human race don’t start respecting the earth more. Being more respectful towards one another as well.
Eden is a Pearl, which is not a good thing in this society. Coals, dark-skinned humans are the well to do. Eden puts this dark coating that hides her light skin so she can find a mate. She believes finding a mate will keep her safe and her future will be safe as well. However things go haywire when the experiment her father is keeping under lock and key is discover by the FFP (Federation of Free People).
She, her father and Ronson Bramford her boss, all leave the world they’ve known. In order to keep the experiment safe. Throughout the time spent where they are. Eden discovers she has feelings for Bramford and is willing to do anything for him.
The ending has left me wondering where the rest of this series is heading. I look forward to learning more about this world and the characters.
4/5 stars, for those who are big dystopian fans should check out this book!!
Happy Reading, Ashley!!