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Revealing Eden (Save the Pearls, Part One)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

This book is set in a futuristic Earth where the deterioration o

This book is set in a futuristic Earth where the deterioration of the ozone layer has poisoned most humans with radiation. Resistance to the overheated environment now defines class and beauty. The darker one’s skin is, the higher they are regarded.
Eden Newm...
This book is set in a futuristic Earth where the deterioration of the ozone layer has poisoned most humans with radiation. Resistance to the overheated environment now defines class and beauty. The darker one’s skin is, the higher they are regarded.
Eden Newman is the seventeen year old daughter of a high ranking scientist and while her skills in the lab have protected her, that is about to change. Eden is a Pearl; her white skin makes her a second class citizen in this post-apocalyptic world. If her mating option isn’t picked up by a dark skinned Coal, Eden will be exiled to the brutal sun baked surface to die.
Eden is willing to go to any length to ensure her survival and she makes many mistakes that set events into motion that change her entire life. Everything she thought she knew turns out to be different and she struggles to keep up with her ever changing world.

I very much enjoyed this book! Foyt develops the character wonderfully and while I may not have done the things Eden did, I understand her reasons as a desperate teenager. I don’t want to give away any spoilers, but all of Eden preconceived notions are challenged and if she has the strength to see it though, she could be happier than she’d ever dreamed. The male lead in this book is a Coal named Bramford and I absolutely loved him as a character! He is mysterious and foul tempered and very controlling. But as I was drawn further into this amazing book, the reasons for his behavior were revealed. I am a big fan of the ‘why’ in books, and Foyt does not disappoint.
I received a review copy of this book and was delighted to find that it was a signed hard cover copy. The cover art is captivating and unique. It came with a post card and a bracelet. This book holds a special place on my shelf and I will cherish it for many years to come. I loved that it dealt with a multitude of themes in a fresh and unique way and I would eagerly recommend this book to anyone looking for a bit of escape into another world.


posted by Mandi_Browning on March 26, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

WARNING WARNING *blinking red signs* This is just completely ra

WARNING WARNING *blinking red signs*

This is just completely racist, I read a lot of excerpts and I had to laugh to keep from crying or puking. Not only is the whole premise extremely offensive (blackface, "others", "the rest of them") and wrong (me...
WARNING WARNING *blinking red signs*

This is just completely racist, I read a lot of excerpts and I had to laugh to keep from crying or puking. Not only is the whole premise extremely offensive (blackface, "others", "the rest of them") and wrong (melanin does not actually act as any kind of decent sunscreen) but the narrative development is atrocious. I swear if this turns into a best-seller someone will have to stop me from throwing myself off a cliff.

posted by Simone_Maia on July 27, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2012

    Racism at its worst.

    Racism at its worst.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2012

    Unoriginal and racist drivel. Foyt uses racists slurs to refer t

    Unoriginal and racist drivel. Foyt uses racists slurs to refer to the dark-skinned "upperclass" in her book, who are know as coal. Dehumanizing and insanely insulting, this is clearly a horror novel with a target audience of white supremacists. Read "Crosses and Noughts" to see this premise done right.

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    Posted July 27, 2012

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