Saturday, December 24, 2011
Save The Pearls
About the Author: (inside book cover)
Victoria Foyt's previous novel, The Virtual Life of Lexie Diamond, a young adult super-natural mystery, met with critical acclaim, including a Must Read, five-star review from TeensReadToo.com: "Foyt has created a compelling character and an electrifying story that will hold readers until the last page."
An accomplished screenwriter and actress, she graduated from the University of Miami in her hometown of Coral Gables, Florida. She speaks fluent French and Spanish, and lives in Santa Monica, California.
You can connect with her at VictoriaFoyt.com or Facebook.com/VictoriaFoyt.
Summary: (inside book cover)
Would you betray your loved ones-and maybe your entire race-to avoid a horrible death?
In a post-apocalyptic world where resistance to an overheated environment defines class and beauty, Eden Newman's white skin brands her as a member of the lowest class, a weak and ugly Pearl. The clock is ticking: if Eden doesn't mate before her eighteenth birthday, she'll be left outside to die.
If only a dark-skinned Coal from the ruling class will pick up her mate option, she'll be safe. But no matter how much Eden darkens her skin and hair, she's still a Pearl, still ugly-cursed with a tragically low mate-rate of 15%.
Just maybe one Coal sees the real Eden and will save her-she has begun secretly dating her handsome co-worker Jamal. But when Eden unwittingly compromises her father's secret biological experiment, she is thrown into the eye of the storm-and the remaining patch of rain forest, 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. To survive, Eden must change-but only is she can redefine her ideas of beauty-and of 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.
I'd Recommend to...
Its the future. Global Warming has threatened to take out the planet, and most of it is too hot for people. People are forced to live underground in tunnels, and the Meltdown has wiped the population of most whites, rearranging the system.
Eden Newman is a Pearl (a white). She is upset by this an wishes to be a Coal (black). She must mate in the next 6 months, or else they leave her outside to die in the heat, with no Oxy (the drug everyone is on in the time period). She's been dating Jamal, a coal, hoping he would be her mate. Unfortunately, he turns against her and was just using her. She sets the place on fire, and Bramford saves her and her father, taking them to the Rainforest. Many feelings are experienced and expressed, and Eden grows in several ways.
I would totally recommend this book and I can't wait until the next one comes out. I liked the uses of the Spanish language in it, how it wasn't all English. I also enjoyed the scientific names of all the creatures that were included-it showed that Victoria Foyt really knew what she was talking about and that she is a very intelligent woman, much like the Spanish words did.
I was captivated before I even opened the book! The cover had me hooked and the story just kept me going. On the cover, the title is pushed forward, as if it was brial. So I was already almost mesmerized as I opened the cover of the wonderful book. As soon as I started reading, I truly could not stop. I wouldn't go to bed until late at night, because the book would keep me up; I just simply had to finish! Finally, I did. And it still leaves me wanting more! I cannot wait to read the next book in the Save the Pearls series and find out more about the adventures of Eden, Ronson, and Logan.