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Evalene's Number

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4.19  ·  Rating details ·  148 ratings  ·  74 reviews
Fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent will love Evalene's Number and its incredible dystopian tale by Amazon bestselling author Bethany Atazadeh.

Everyone in Eden is assigned a Number, tattooed on their neck, which determines their value and place in the world.

On her Numbering Day, Evalene Vandereth anticipates joining the élite. Born in an upper-class family, she know
Kindle Edition, 397 pages
Published August 28th 2018 by Grace House Press
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Sep 02, 2018 added it
A fun dystopian story that somehow manages to fit a whole trilogy of events into one book!
J.S. Ellis
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Since I am such a great lover of Dystopia I made a must to get my hands on this book. I wasn't disappointed. I loved the concept, the originality of the story, and great world building. Told in the third person the story opens with Evalene's in her numbering day. In this society, people are ranked with numbers from high to low. I won't say much so I won't spoil it. You have to read to find out.
Kim Chance
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone is Eden is assigned a number that determines their place in the societal structure. Evalene Vandereth, who is born into an upper-class, expects to join the elite, but on her Numbering Day, Evalene is stripped of her status and forced to give up the only life she knows.

I've always been a big fan of dystopian novels, and I was really excited to read this one. It has a bit of a Divergent flare to it, which I love! From the first page, I was super intrigued by the society and immediately co
Vanessa Teixeira
Feb 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: physical-tbr
The first dystopian I really enjoyed, which is saying a lot. Great debut, couldn't put it down!!
Thank you to Bethany for sending me a copy of her book!
Review + Author Q&A on the blog
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I wrote a review of the second book in the series that accurately matches my thoughts of this book, so check it out if you're interested!
also just realized that this series is majorly similar to the Seer series by Rachelle Dekker; I read both series within a span of three months and kept having flashbacks of how similar they were. think of the hunger games and divergent and how people keep comparing the two... the Seer series and the Number series are so much more similar that they're nearly ide
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First off, I would like to thank the author for sending me this book! I enjoyed it so much! The story that follows Evalene and Jeremiah was very complex. The world that this dystopian was set in was very interesting. The numbers each person has places them into a category of that society. It felt very original!
The characters were great! Evalene was smart, and at times very brave! I found it very interesting and accurate that at times she was very timid. It matched the way she was raised and tre
Grace K
Dec 28, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a well-written book with the classic dystopian format, that just unfortunately was not for me.

I am a lover of dystopian novels, so I was intrigued by this concept. It had a lot of the classic elements about dystopian worlds that I like. Right off the bat, I liked the author's voice and writing style. There was nothing about this book that I hated, but it fell a bit flat for me.

Personally, I think it followed a pretty typical plotline, and there weren't any surprises for me. The thing th
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Full disclosure right up front, I'm rarely drawn to dystopias as a genre. Just not my particular flavor of tea. I read them when one gets so popular that everyone's talking about it (eg. 1984, The Hunger Games), but they're not books I generally pick up all on my own. However, I participated in the #indiecember challenge and I needed a dystopia to fill in my bingo box, so I went shopping and this one looked interesting.

What I didn't like: The story kept me interested and engaged until about the
Joshua Reid
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Evalene's Number by Bethany Atazadeh is a very interesting read. Like the book mentions, it is similar to the Hunger Games.

What I liked

• The Number System: The way that the Number system was created by Bethany is amazing and has a great concept, especially when it adds in the Christian undertones.

• The Christian Undertones: One of the things that I didn't expect to see in this story but a welcome surprise. The fact that a book like Evalene's Number has Christian undertones is amazing because th
Rosa S
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The story gripped me from the very beginning. The whole number system in this society is intriguing for sure. As a person of faith, I appreciated the Christian themes. Usually, I feel Christian themes can come across as cheesy and unauthentic in stories, but that's not the case for this story. I look forward to reading the second book.
Alissa Jones
Dec 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Evalene’s Number is a clever YA dystopian novel by newcomer Bethany Atazedeh.
Megan Oneail
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a lovely read by a debut author! Evalene is not your average heroine; she had her whole world turned upside down in an instant, and her sense of self-worth suffers greatly because of it. At her lowest moment, she meets Jeremiah, who recognizes something in her and helps her find security and inspires her to stand up for what’s right. I can’t wait for the next book in this series to come out; I have a feeling things are only just beginning!
Terri Bond
Jan 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ull of rich characters and hart stopping action. i cant wait to read book 2
Lacy Hess
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely LOVED this book! I love dystopian novels, and the premise of this one drew me in right away. I actually found it to be a little bit more unique due to the Christian/religious elements that ran through it because I haven't come across many books like this in the Christian market. And while there is a focus on these elements in the story, Bethany Atazadeh does a wonderful job of presenting without preaching. It was quite interesting to see her take on what happens when men claim to sp ...more
Maverick Moses
Sep 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lovers of YA fantasy and dystopian novels
I thought this book would be good, thanks to the countless positive remarks I read across social media, but I didn’t foresee it being this awesome. Evalene’s Number was such a fun read and was certainly a great debut novel for Bethany.

Bethany did an amazing job helping the reader connect personally with each character. The book is written in third-person, but the way she wrote it isn’t entirely omniscient as each chapter tends to focus on the emotions of one specific character. Obviously, Evale
Rowan Moon
Feb 21, 2020 rated it liked it
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Bethany Atazadeh
Mar 14, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
The Number Series is a duology and both books are officially released!

Evalene’s Number:
Pearl’s Number:

Curious about the stories? Watch the trailers here:

Evalene’s Number Trailer:
Pearl’s Number Trailer:


For more info about upcoming releases in 2019, visit:


For other authors, check out my resources for writers below:
YouTube Writing Channel:
Allisa White
Though there were some flaws, overall I enjoyed this book.

Set in a dystopian world 200 years in the future, Evalene has to face a world that judges her based on a number tattooed on her neck. After running away from the abusive numbering system, Evalene meets rebellion leader Jeremiah.

The first half of the book is soooo good! It's exciting, thrilling, and heartbreaking at times. It did drag in the middle, but by the end, the tension really picked up again, and it ended in such a good way (with a
Holly Davis
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Evalene's Number was such an enjoyable read and a strong debut for Bethany! I'm sooo glad she got me out of my reading slump because I had just DNF'd a traditionally published book. I know NEVER to judge a book by how it's published because I've read terrible traditionally published books and I've read amazing self-published books (like this one!). I was so intrigued by the plot and wanted to know what was going to happen to both Evalene and Jeremiah, and I love how their two worlds converged.

Renee Dugan
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I became familiar with Bethany Atazadeh's work at a time when I was suffering from MAJOR dystopia burnout on the heels of The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Maze Runner. I was tempted to pass Evalene's Number by, but a combination of Miss Atazadeh's genius marketing campaigns, lovely YouTube channel and the new cover release for EN finally convinced me to give the Dystopian genre one last visit.

I couldn't be happier that it did.

Evalene's Number brings a breath of fresh air to the tired Dystopi
Becca Smith
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was hooked from the very beginning! What an amazing world Bethany Atazadeh has created. It was a crazy fast read simply because I had zero desire to put it down! And to leave it on such a cliffhanger! I'm just relieved I don't have to wait long for the sequel which comes out in November!

The main character, Evalene, was very relatable and was definitely put through the ringer in this book. What I found most interesting is the fact that Evalene has no fighting skills, so the author had to get he
Anne MacTavish
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book! It pulled me in right from the beginning, and it never slowed down. There's something happening in every chapter, and the book continues to move at a consistent pace so there's always something new to learn and explore, and it never gets boring. The one thing I wish there was more of was depth and detail about the characters and the world. I feel like I only got a vague glimpse into who these people are and what their world looks like, and some of the things they went ...more
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Refreshingly different take on the dystopian fantasy! Wow! It's sometimes hard to find a clean dystopian novel but this is an amazing one. I love the way the author wove faith into the novel without it coming across as preachy or obnoxious. She inspires me in many respects.
At the beginning of the story, I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy the whole thing. But it wasn't long before I was hooked. The characters are well-fleshed-out, as is the plot. And the action is properly paced to keep you wanting more
Aug 30, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, christian, dystopian
DNF at 29%

Evalene's Number is a YA Dystopian Christian novel.

Evalene is 13 and a member of high society. She's excited to get her Number, which determines her place in society (higher numbers = higher status while lower numbers are the poor lower class). She's so sure that she'll join her father as a member of high society, but her plan's don't plan out as her world view is swept under her feet when she'd given a low number and her whole life is turned on it's head.

There are several reasons wh
Joey Paul
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I picked this one up after seeing the hype for it. I was so happy to sink into the pages and get to know Evalene and her world. The idea of people being assigned numbers that determine your place in the world intrigued me and the way the author pulled it off was beyond amazing. I loved this book! I loved ready about the betrayal, the twists and turns, the hint of hope and of course the love story blossoming between the pages. It was an amazing read and I am so glad I picked it up! Highly recomme ...more
John Jeng
Jan 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got my copy of Evalene’s Number through the author’s Kickstarter campaign. After I finished reading it last night, I lay awake for a while thinking about the Christian connotations in the book. Actually, I didn’t know I was reading a Christian book until page 260 and learned about the prophetic dreams. Other than the biblical allusions, I can definitely see some similarities with Divergent and The Hunger Games.
Eric Hancy
Jan 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Powerful Work of Art

Let me keep this simple as I am not a writer. My only complaint about this book is that it is classified as a YA book. Well, as an OA I respectfully disagree. I came into this hoping for a good first book and left thinking of this as a work of art. I am really looking forward to reading more from the author in the future and will be waiting (im)patiently for the next in the series.
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. I thought that the number system was a really interesting concept. I also really enjoyed the characters. However, I do wish that her father had been more of a round character. I would have liked to learn more about him, and how he felt about the number system and treatment of others.

I can't wait to Pearl's Number :)
Mandi Lynn
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love the concept of this book! It’s been a long time since I’ve read a great dystopian and I can’t wait to dive into book 2!
Marlow York
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: indie-books
Overall, I really liked Evalene's Number! I couldn't give it 5 stars because of some small issues I had, but they were minor and didn't take away from my enjoyment of the story.

There were many things that were done really well. Firstly, the dialogue was wonderful. Bethany did a great job of making the characters come alive through their actions and speech. Her details were very vivid and you could easily picture each scene as it played out. The story also flowed really well from one scene to the
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Bethany Atazadeh is a Minnesota-based author of YA novels and non-fiction. She graduated from Northwestern College in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a writing emphasis. After graduation, she pursued songwriting, recording, and performing with her band, and writing was no longer a priority. But in 2016, she was inspired by the NaNoWriMo challenge to write a novel in 30 days, an ...more

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