Book Review: Save the Pearls Part One: Revealing Eden by Victoria Foyt

Synopsis (from Goodreads.com): 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 received a copy of this book in return for an honest review.* Revealing Eden was a great read. It was different, and sort of refreshing, and unexpected. The characters and plot were well thought out, and a lot of fun to read about. There were also a few fast-balls thrown in that caught me a little off guard, and kept me on the edge of my seat. I liked how original it was, and how there was a lot of Emily Dickinson's poems included. I also liked how the characters' ideas of "Save the Pearls" was completely different from what I expected it to be. The end left me hanging, and I can't wait to read the next book!

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  1. This is exactly the kind of read I'm looking for right now. It sounds like a fantasy romance in a sci-fi setting. Excited to check it out

  2. This book looks super cool! It's on my GoodReads list so hope to get it soon.


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