Revealing Eden (Save the Pearls #1)
Eden Newman must mate by age 18—or die! But who wants a lowly, white-skinned Pearl, worthless in a world ruled by dark-skinned Coals? In a post-apocalyptic world where resistance to solar heat defines class and beauty, Eden is at the bottom of the heap. All she has to offer is the secret to save the dying human race, a secret that may just get her killed. She hopes one Coa...more
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"I believe that anyone who reads the novel will understand its strong stance against racism."
-Victoria Fyot (Judging A Book By Its Cover Gives Birth To Racism)
Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you failed. Badly. To say Revealing Eden is offensive is such a massive understatement. I couldn't even stomach more that a few pages at a time. It was like taking a spork to your eye, but then it breaks leaving you with only the handle to carry out your dark deed. Even with the obvious racism...more
"Conceivably, if the book had not reached the African-American community of readers, if such a category still exists, perhaps there might be some backlash."
She did not just go there.
she did not just go there
-some guy on Victoria Foyt (no not really) (but still)
When I get depressed, I don't want to be around other people. I usually sit in an empty room. Sometimes I'll use art therapy and draw something glittery and happy to make me feel better. Other people? They like...more
Sometimes, people are convinced that they have the lower hand in life. They think the world's against them, that they are at the bottom of society's rungs. And sometimes, that is simply not the case. Victoria Hoyt has envisioned a world in which black people (or Coals) are at the top of society's social hierarchy because of their dark skin colour. White people (or "Pearls") are at the bottom of the hierarchy because of...more
This book was one of the most racist things I have ever read.
The bare bones of the plot: a world where black people are the oppressing majority and white people are the oppressed minority. Obviously, the concept isn't new. It was done - and well done, at that - by Malorie Blackman in her Noughts and Crosses series. If you're interested in the premise, but you dislike blatant racist propaganda, give that one a try.
You could assume this reversal would serve to de-con...more
EDIT: Apparently I've been told I have a fan club on the Stop the GR Bullies website! **Waves to all of the hypocritical people on that site**
Have you seen the youtube videos? Midnight Luster will increase your mate rate by 10%. You get to be a white person wearing black face, could this be any more racist?
I found the perfect gif to sum up my feelings on this book:
Am I taking crazy pills? What is this? -> http://www.savethepearls.com/ Blackface? Really? Does no one else on here get that this is completely ridiculous? GAH *headdesk*
All of you who are giving this book good ratings... I don't trust you. Seriously side-eyeing.
Save The Pearls – Revealing Eden is a Dystopian novel which came across as a mixture of ‘Nought’s & Crosses’, ‘Matched’, ‘Divergent’, ‘Beauty & The Beast’ and ‘Romeo & Juliet’, all great books and it made for a good read.
Eden is a ‘Pearl’ the name for White people, in a post apocalyptic sort of setting, there aren’t many white people left and those that are around are viewed as low class, practically worthless. In this s...more
1)Racist Implications: I'm sorry calling your oppressed class pearls while calling your other classes amber and coals rings alarm bells off in my head. Why? Pearl is suppose to be a precious gem, I get what that's implying book and I don't like it. Plus, there's the use of black face. Do I even need to discuss why this is wrong?
2) Bestiality: Okay, so he's not a total animal it says beast man. But still, the MC is...more
I think the IDEAS behind this novel are wonderful, but the execution left much to be desired. First, I kept stumbling over typos and spelling errors that derailed my train of thought. Poor editing is the easiest way to murder a book's potential. Then, I could not get past the main character Eden's ridiculous prejudices and whiny nature. I literally wanted to punch her in the face. For...more
The main character, Eden, lives in a world where darker skin is more advantageous because it can more easily stand the extremely hot atmosphere of the earth. She is a Pearl, a white person, which puts her at the bottom of society. When Ronsom Bramford, the most d...more
Supposedly by making white people an oppressed group and black people the dominant group this book 'turns the tables on racism' with the intent of showing readers that racism is bad. But in practise it seems to just be an excuse to frame black people and dangerous and threatening and white people as poor little victims, reenforcing racist stereotypes. Even the title of the ser...more
"Conceivably, if the book had not reached the African-American community of readers, if such a category still exists, perhaps there might be some backlash."- Victoria Foyt
And here is my response to this:
"The problem with Victoria Foyt is that she is ignorant. Is she really implying that African Americans do not read? How ignorant can someone be? Well, Victoria Foyt has obviously proved me wrong. There are still people as shallow and racist as her.
Not all African Americans are idiots, you...more
What I love about dystopian novels is their ability to make us look at ourselves and what the world can become if we're not willing to change--and author Victoria Foyt gets the reader to do exactly that. The premise of a post-apocalyptic world where, after a "Great Meltdown," humans with lighter skin, aka Pearls, are at the bottom of the c...more
Foyt takes readers on an all-encompassing, full-circle adventure in her second young-a...more
What's wrong with you, hmm? You're wasting time in your life to read bad books. And why did she have to call black people 'Coals', when every other race is a pretty gem? Why not Onyxes or Obsidians? Mm?
*claps hands* Well, at least I can write a review.
And I'd rather have a bracelet made out of coals than a bracelet made out of pearls (I'm not being racist to the white people, since I'm European and therefore white). But I genuinely like the shape, color, and textur...more
I wish I could say I found some redeeming reason for the blatant racism evinced by the cover or the names of the different ethnic groups but I can't. Men of color are described as Coals and beasts while the heroine is a Pearl named Eden who has to mate with one of them before she turns 18 for her own good.
This made me reach for the antacids and I'm not going to waste my time writing a long review for a book that...more
Imagine a world where everything you know and perceive to be is turned on its head...add a blend of DNA splicing and a hint of forbidden love. What do you get? Revealing Eden.
The story takes place in what feels like the very near future, where a ‘Great Meltdown’ changes the environment for t...more
Wow! What a way to start off the year! The story was fast-paced, action-packed, and caused me to officially fall in love with this book! (If you're wondering what happens when you fall in love with a book, it's quite simple: 1) Commence to Facebook and Twitter stalking the author, 2) Commence to adding all of author's works, but especially the sequel, as a to-read, and 3) Commence to writing a review with a lot of fangirling!) Eden is an inspiration t...more
While I love dystopian novels, this is by far the most different one I have ever read. After the first few pages I thought "This is going to be interesting." I started to prejudice myself a bit against the book before I ever gave it a chance. However, not long into the book and I found myself engrossed in the story and the character's lives. Eden has lost her mother to a dreaded sickness, called "The Heat". Radiation levels are higher during the day and no one ventures outside for f...more
Eden...I kind of had a love hate relationship with her. Which is the main reason that I am giving this book a three. I feel like she should ha...more
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mystery thriller (HarperCollins) was Recommended by The Center for Children's Books, and received a five-star, must read rating from Teens Read Too: “Foyt has created a compelling character and an electrifying story that will hold readers until the last page.”
Victoria co-wrote and starred in several acclaimed fea...more