Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Revealing Eden Review
( Big thanks to Netgalley, Sand Dollar Press and Victoria Foyt for allowing me a chance to read this book)
Revealing Eden by Victoria Foyt
Released January 10, 2012
Summary from Goodreads:
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.
Revealing Eden had an interesting premise . Foyt created an different source of casting in this society, that had me captivated. I felt sad for Eden for she was an outcast all because of the fact she was a "Pearl" or light skinned , something she clearly had no control over. Her age and skin color hung over her like a time bomb for if she did not find a mate before age 18 , it could spell her death. Foyt did an amazing job with creating a wide array of characters . Eden's Father a man that dived head first into his work , after the death of his wife , practically forgetting he had a daughter. Bramford the richest and most likely the most desirable Coal, was clearly someone that stirred Eden and Eden's character was merely an insecure but determined girl, who needed to get trapped in the jungle cut off from her life all in order to truly find herself. Eden is forced to embrace the inner beast inside her in order to find who she really was and to learn that people aren't always what they seem. This book broke the bounds of color and casting , proving you can't judge a man by his color , his social graces or even his species. I would give this book a 3.5 stars only because sometimes I felt a little lost with the technological jargon and I felt I had to meddle through a bit, other than that I really liked this book and will be checking out the part 2 of this book when it comes out. If you haven't read Revealing Eden yet you should really check it out .
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