I am always intrigued by books with an environmental collapse since it is a very real possibility in our future. In this version, the Earth was slowly destroyed by humans, just as we are doing now. The hero in the story is shrouded in mystery, but Eden is working well and keeping people alive, unless you are a second child. I felt for Rowan’s plight and the unfairness of it all. There are some good parallels in here for strict population control measures that have taken place in the real world. I was very disappointed when Rowan almost loses it when she makes a stupid decision; however, this is when the action began to pick up. I enjoyed seeing Eden through her eyes and exploring the world that she had so far only heard about. Just when it seems that Rowan might be able to come out of hiding, everything seems to go wrong. Excitement, mystery and a daring thrill ride follow Rowan to the end where I was left on a ridiculous cliff hanger. A young adult dystopian that is different enough from others to stand out and deliver.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.
Joey Graceffa is one of the leading content creators and actors on YouTube. His memoir, In Real Life: My Journey to a Pixelated World, was published in 2015 and became an instant New York Times bestseller. Joey ranked third on Variety’s 2015 #Famechangers lists and has been featured in numerous publications such asPeople, Forbes, Entertainment Weekly, and The Hollywood Reporter. In 2013, between his daily vlogs and gameplay videos, Joey produced and starred in his own Kickstarter–funded supernatural series, “Storytellers,” for which he won a Streamy Award, and was recently announced for a season 2 in 2016 in partnership with Legendary and Style Haul. In 2016, he debuted Escape the Night, a surreality competition series for YouTube Red. Joey is a passionate storyteller and carries that sentiment into all of his projects, now with his latest fictional narrative, Children of Eden. For more information, please visit ChildrenofEdenBook.com.
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