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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Revealing Eden (Save the Pearls) - Victoria Foyt
Released January 2012
Sand Dollar Press
Book review by Tracy Farnsworth
In Revealing Eden, the first book in the Save the Pearls series, the world has changed. The air temperatures are well in excess of 100 degrees and solar radiation is deadly, especially to those with fair skin. Humans now live underground. Eden Newman's 18th birthday is six months away. Per current laws, she must mate before her birthday or she'll be tossed outside into the brutal heat where she's sure to perish. The problem is Eden is a Pearl. It's the "Coals" who are respected in this new world and anyone with pale skin is considered to be one of the lowest forms of life. As a result, Eden's potential matches are few and far between.
When the man Eden believed to be her potential mate betrays her, attempting to steal her father's top-secret experiment, she's forced to trust in the one person she loathes. Escaping to a rainforest, Eden learns a new way of life and struggles to save her father and herself.
Revealing Eden is part one of the Save the Pearls series. Typically, series novels end with an open ending that leaves you frustrated and wanting the next book to come out instantly. I appreciated that Victoria Foyt actually ended things so that I was both satisfied and eager to read more. Not every author can pull that off, but her talent is clear.
There is a convincing blend of romance, action, and adventure in Revealing Eden. If you're looking for a book that is part apocalyptic/futuristic novel, a study into the human race, and the quest to find true love, you won't go wrong with Victoria Foyt's latest.