Here is the book synopsis from Save the Pearls website:
- Save The Pearls Part One REVEALING EDEN Synopsis
- Eden Newman must mate before her 18th birthday 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 blond hair, blue-eyes and a tragically low mate-rate of 15 percent? In a post-apocalyptic world where resistance to the overheated environment defines class and beauty, Eden’s coloring brands her as a weak and ugly Pearl. If only she can mate with a dark-skinned Coal from the ruling class, she’ll be safe. But when she unwittingly compromises her father’s secret experiment, she is thrust into the last patch of rainforest, and into the arms of the powerful, beastly man who she believes is her enemy, despite her overwhelming attraction. Eden must fight to survive, but only if she can redefine beauty and true love.Acclaimed writer VICTORIA FOYT blends equal parts suspense and philosophy, adventure and romance, in this captivating novel set in a terrifying future, which is all too easy to imagine.
Revealing Eden was a very interesting read. It is different than anything else I have read. I love apocalyptic stories and this novel has a great visual feel of underground tunnels and people having their entire lives influenced by computers and holographic images.
The people in this book is divided into two groups. The group that was the minority in the old world is now the ruling majority. Coals vs Pearls. At first this aspect gave me pause. Because pearls and coals are just synonyms for whites and blacks. In this story black people (Coals) rule the world and white people (Pearls) are becoming extinct because no one wants to mate with the lowest class citizens. It is a very interesting idea but to me there is so much racial prejudice today that it seemed strange to base a futuristic novel on this same premise.
However, as the story progressed and a shift occurred from the community life to the more secluded jungle life. It became possible for the different races to push boundaries and develop connections. This was my favorite part of the novel. It became less about hate and more about accepting who you are and appreciating the unexpected beauty in others.
Revealing Eden is a very unique novel and I believe that anyone who reads it would be captivated and drawn into this new world that is similar yet strangely different from ours.
I am very excited that Save the Pearls is a series and there is more to come from author Victoria Foyt. The website that accompanies the books is amazing! It is so detailed with blog/vlog entries from the main character, FAQ, group forums and more. I have never seen a book website that was so all encompassing and expansive. You have to check it out! www.savethepearls.com
I can't wait for Save the Pearls Part Two ADAPTING EDEN to come out. It also sounds great.
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Save the Pearls: Revealing Eden (307 pages)
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