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Revealing Eden by Victoria Foyt
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Jan 07, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: dystopia, ya, 2012-read, arc-review-complete
Read from January 11 to 18, 2012

The synopsis of Revealing Eden sounded fascinating – a girl in a post-apocalyptic world where class is determined by the color of one’s skin, a little lurve, some science – what more could I want?

Well, a little more actually. The idea of Revealing Eden is a good one and there are so many themes that could be explored and the writing is good and flows easily, but at times a little too easily – scenes change quickly in the first part of the book and several times I found myself thinking “Huh, what just happened?”.

I also didn’t really take to Eden – I assumed she would be a strong, independent girl who wouldn’t be easily convinced, but instead she came across as needy, whiny and manipulated at every opportunity. The relationship between Eden and her love-interest could also have been fleshed out more – it felt a little bit too “insta-love” (or maybe I’m just a cynic!) to really pull me in.

Revealing Eden for me needed a little more world-building, there is so much potential that isn’t really tapped into apart from the opening chapters.

But there are definitely some positives to Revealing Eden, interesting science and biology, characters just waiting to be explored further, a beautiful setting in the second half and references to Aztecs and Mayan traditions and beliefs.

Would I read the next book in the series? Maybe, but only if I could be convinced that Eden matures as a character. There is a lot of potential in Ms. Foyt’s writing and I’ll be keeping an eye out for more of her work in the future.

Full review on my blog: http://theaussiezombie.blogspot.com

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Damali ooh, this looks interesting...

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