- Publisher: Sand Dollar Press Inc.
- Pages: 320 Hardcover
- Author: Victoria Foyt
- Genre: YA Dystopian
- ISBN: 0983650322 (ISBN13: 9780983650324)
Synopsis: (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.
My Review:I loved this book, it really took me by surprise. I am a huge Dystopian lover and read every one I can get my hands on, so when this ARC came to me I was thinking it would probably be a pretty good read but I'm usually pretty skeptical. I was very pleasantly surprised when I began reading it.
It peaked my interest from the very first page. I had to know what would happen next to this girl who didnt fit in and for a beautiful blonde haired blue eyed girl to be the ugly one was so strange to me. It was so opposite from anything I have ever read. Like I said it really interest me right from the start.
As I read further into the book I became totally hooked. I had to know what was going to happen next to Eden. The love aspect of the story was very good, it was not the instant love at first sight, it really blossomed over time, at least for Eden. The characters are very well written and I really like Eden, and I feel for her because of her relationship with her dad is so strange and distant. The story world is also very interesting, I mean a world where the sun is to much for most to bear and you have to live underground, and the dominate race is the ones who can survive the heat and the suns rays the best, is actually feasible. So its a believable world.
I think Victoria Foyt has really took the Dystopian genre to a new level. She didn't just jump on the Dystopian bandwagon she grabbed the horse by the reins and took it in a whole new direction. Its a wonderful fast pace read that will keep you on the edge of your seat wondering what happens next because it is so different from every other Dystopian or post Apocalyptic book you've read, I guarantee it. But beware once you enter Eden's world you will be stuck and pining for the next installment to the Save the Pearls books (just like me)!
I wanna thank Victoria Foyt and Sand Dollar Press Inc. for giving me the chance to read and review this really great book :)
I give it 5 out of 5 stars!!!