Joey Graceffa Laura L. Sullivan
- Title: Children of Eden
- Author: Joey Graceffa Laura L. Sullivan
- ISBN: 9781501146558
- Page: 434
- Format: Hardcover
What would you do to survive if your very existence were illegal Rowan is a second child in a world where population control measures make her an outlaw, marked for death She can never go to school, make friends, or get the eye implants that will mark her as a true member of Eden Her kaleidoscope eyes will give her away to the ruthless Center government.Outside of Eden,What would you do to survive if your very existence were illegal Rowan is a second child in a world where population control measures make her an outlaw, marked for death She can never go to school, make friends, or get the eye implants that will mark her as a true member of Eden Her kaleidoscope eyes will give her away to the ruthless Center government.Outside of Eden, Earth is poisoned and dead All animals and most plants have been destroyed by a man made catastrophe Long ago, the brilliant scientist Aaron Al Baz saved a pocket of civilization by designing the EcoPanopticon, a massive computer program that hijacked all global technology and put it to use preserving the last vestiges of mankind Humans will wait for thousands of years in Eden until the EcoPan heals the world.As an illegal second child, Rowan has been hidden away in her family s compound for sixteen years Now, restless and desperate to see the world, she recklessly escapes for what she swears will be only one night of adventure Though she finds an exotic world, and even a friend, the night leads to tragedy Soon Rowan becomes a renegade on the run.
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Warning: this review is going to be very nerdy. Read at your own risk.I am the shameful second child who never should have come into this world at all. —RowanIt's an undeniable truth that dystopian novels have lost their popularity nowadays. The age of The Hunger Games has been over for quite a while now. I myself have been consuming a lot of fantasy and contemporary books, which tend to be more refreshing than their dystopian peers. With that in mind, Children of Eden might just rekindle the [...]
3.5 Stars!I wasn't familiar with the author in any capacity, either as an author of his biography last year or a “YouTube sensation” instead, I picked this up based on the intriguing synopsis and the allure of the cover. And while I wouldn't say this was a completely original story line, it did have some originality and it was a very entertaining one that had small twists and turns throughout the story that kept me on my toes and turning the pages. Set in a dystopian world that was every bit [...]
Oh boy. Where do I start?First, I was bored out of my mind the entire time I read this. It took me well around four hours to get through the 300 page tome. And I swear, there was a point where I closed the book and just sat there staring out into the void. I'm trying to understand my own dislike. What are my grievances? Why am I being so negative?Well, first, I don't like the writing. I just don't. The fake curse words peppered in throughout were just distracting and took away from the gravity o [...]
Has anyone read this??The author is an amazing YouTuber so yah, definitely interested XD
*3.5*I enjoyed the characters, but the world and plot were a little strange, especially toward the end.
I received an unsolicited copy of this book from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way. I'm not very familiar with Joey Graceffa other than I know he's a Youtuber. I haven't found a fictional book written a Youtuber, celebrity, or athlete that I was impressed by so I didn't have very high hopes for Children of Eden.This book isn't bad by any means but it was exactly what I was expecting. It was okay. It was a nice book but not all that remarkable, in my opinion. [...]
This was a fascinating story. The idea of second children being illegal to have made for an interesting story. I know China had a one-child policy (with some exceptions) for a couple decades for population planning, but the idea still seems dystopia like so Graceffa adding the plot of the living things on Earth having been destroyed a couple hundred years ago really made for an fascinating reading experience. I really enjoyed this book a lot more than I expected.
GET EXCITED FOR THIS!! Joey’s expansive imagination is put to full use in this novel, which is full of such interesting ideas, important themes, and compelling characters that I can’t wait for the rest of the world to fall in love with.
I don't understand why people think Youtubers can't write books.Being a fan of Joey's since I first started watching youtube, I can honestly say I'm excited for this book! It seems really interesting! Most youtubers write about themselves, only a few haven't and I really enjoyed those ones so far.
Okay, so first let me get one thing straight. I was asked to review this book for a publisher house back in my home country. Beforehand, I had no bloody idea who Joey Graceffa was. And to be honest, I couldn't care less whether he wrote it himself or not. Even if he only supplied his ideas and someone else corrected it - I don't care. Because this book is BLOODY BRILLIANT. Sure, it might be using some common ideas from books like Declaration, Divergent, or the Hunger Games. But there's much more [...]
I f*cking get it!! Eyes are special! Why the hell does every book feel the need to tell me that?!(for the actual book review skip the next 2 paragraphs)I heard that this Youtuber wrote a dystopian YA novel and that's my favorite genre, so guess what! I decided to check him out before picking up the book. From the first ten minutes of looking at his social media accounts and especially his Youtube channel I concluded that he is obsessed with 3 things: iridescent things, crystals and eyes. After t [...]
I think it was a good ya book, a dystopian novelAlthough I don't like those kind I wanted to see what this book was about since it was making waves Rtc
I really enjoyed the premise of this book. The characters develop in interesting ways, and if I'm not mistaken, I think the main character might be bi? I'm not against this storyline, I actually like how it emphasizes that she hasn't been shaped by society since she was kept away from it for so long. But I might be reading too much into that part. Either way, I can't wait to read the next in the series.
3.5 I have some serious eye envy stars!MY VIDEO REVIEW AND BOOK TALK CAN BE FOUND HERENow, now, let me be clear and upfront. I know who Joey Graceffa is. HOWEVER, I did not let that influence me either positively or negatively as I read this book. I tried to remain as neutral as possible. Are my keyword warriors appeased? Ok, moving on! This book is set in the dystopian world of Eden where people live in different circles based on their social standing while they wait for the world to heal itsel [...]
*Disclaimer!!!* This will not be a popular review/rant, so keep scrolling if you loved itI was really looking forward to this book when it first came out. So I finally got my hands on a copy of it this month hoping it would be as good as it sounded. But ya know what?? You just can't listen to hype, or trust synopses anymore. You just CAN'T. I was just SO friggin' disappointed with this book!!! I had to actually make a DNF shelf for the first DNF book I've had in like forever! I persisted through [...]
Full Review on my blog!I used to watch Joey, since he’s had 100k subscribers, but now I hardly even watch YouTube. I had seen Children of Eden the video he posted, and the synopsis sounded interesting enough that I eventually picked it up. There are two things that should be noted about this book before picking it up. The first being that it isn’t written solely by Joey. I know there is no indication on the cover, it clearly states on the title page that it was written with Laura L. Sullivan [...]
Rowans adventure in the EdenHow would you describe this eden if you'd lived there? Its a bit small, but large enough for Rowan to remain undetected as a second child in a futuristic utopian world. I'd followed her on her escape to meet Lochlan, another second child man who has some pretty cool altruistic and atavistic traits of loyalty and nobleness. The two soon bond and go on some pretty amazing adventures, like rescuing her brother Ash. Outside of Eden, Earth is poisoned and dead. All animals [...]
**3.5First of all, this book is not particularly well-written. It's pretty informal prose with lots of questions along the lines of "Who is this guy? I think I've seen him before. Could it mean something that we keep running into each other? Can I trust him?" and made up cuss words with no explanation or hints to indicate whether they speak a new language completely in this dystopian society or if cuss words are the only part of vernacular speech that have changed for some reason. Just like ever [...]
When every human must be accounted for, and everything is kept track of, a second child is a danger. Not only to their family, but to the delicate system that has been put in place to protect humanity. Second children are a burden on a system that is already working towards population reduction to survive long enough. Well, supposedly. Possibly. Maybe. But the more Rowan – a second child – learns about the world outside her family home, the more confused she gets.Children of Eden could be a [...]
This review also appears on my blog, Reading with Jenna.I had been seeing Children of Eden around for a while and the synopsis sounded interesting enough that I eventually picked it up. There are two things that you should note about this book before picking it up. The first is that this book isn’t written solely by Joey Graceffa. Despite there being no indication on the cover, it clearly states on the title page that it was written with Laura L. Sullivan. The second thing is that, while this [...]
HOLYYYYYYY. MAN I'VE READ A LOT OF DYSTOPIC NOVELS IN MY LIFETIME (THROWBACK TO MY MIDDLE SCHOOL OBSESSION WITH DYSTOPIA) AND THIS BOOK IS NOTHING LIKE ANY OF THOSE BOOKS I'VE READ BEFORE. SURE, IT HAS THE SAME CONCEPTS OF A TYPICAL DYSTOPIC NOVEL, BUT IT WAS SOMETHING NEW- SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY. IT WAS TRULY OUT OF THIS WORLD. I could not stop thinking about this book, nor could I put it down. I just wanted to keep reading. It was intense, man. Like what even. It was so cool, such a unique id [...]
Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa is another YA dystopian story. Rowan is a 2nd child and not allowed in Eden. Her parents have hidden her for all of her 16 years. Now they have a plan to insert her into society but someone betrays them. Now Rowan is on the run discovers some of Eden's secrets. If you saw Aeon Flux, then you know the setup for this book. Humans live behind a wall until the Earth heals. There is little originality in the story. To me it read like a middle school English project. [...]
This book had a lot of inherent problems. Most YA dystopians do, to be honest. But some of the things in this one were avoidable. Like how Rowan attaches to every person she meets like a leech. Add to that the most unrealistic love triangle I've ever seen. Problems aside, the story still kept my interest and was fairly enjoyable.
so this is definitely not a standalone and despite it's abrupt ending, I'm looking forward to book two
First, I read this because my niece asked me to. She wanted to get my feeling about the book. Okay. Luckily, she wasn't ecstatic about the book, herself. And I'll admit that I'm not a big fan of a lot of things that are standard, in YA writing. So take my comments as you will.Second, the only (minor) spoiler is hidden in a "spoiler" link. And it only spoils something from the first bit of the book.Graceffa has potential. I say that because I didn't just give up on the book, even though it was co [...]
Pros: engaging story, feisty protagonistCons: fairly predictable, created swear words are more distracting than usefulFor Parents: non-graphic gun and knife violence, torture scenes, some kissing, fake swearingEden is a closed world created when humanity was on the brink of destruction to save at least a few people until the ruined world was again fit for habitation. Rowan is a second child, illegal in Eden. Hidden by her family, she’s finally going to get a new identity and eye implants that [...]
Children of Eden was fast paced, had beautiful character development in not only major characters, but minor characters as well, and it was so beautifully written in a manner that I have never seen in teen fiction before. Overall, I hate most of the themes Graceffa tried to convey (very anti-government and anti-Christian) but I’m very pleased with the plot and the character development in the novel, which is ultimately what I look for in a good novel. Definitely would recommend, but would caut [...]
*sigh* Well that happened. Overall I was not a fan of this book. Yes, there were things that I liked and it has some redeeming qualities but overall it was not very good. First, I didn't like the writing. The narration jumped around between summarizing what was happening and giving us the ongoing dialogue wayyyy too much. It was almost like chunks of the book were skimmed for us because the author didn't want to bother writing out the dialogue. I also didn't really like the main character. She w [...]
Before you attack me, let me disclaim:All thoughts are honest about the bookish content and they are not direct to the author as a person (I feel like I need to write this because this is a book from a well-loved youtuber)LET'S REVIEW:So, Children of Eden is Joey Graceffa's first ever published work that is fiction. I did my research to find he also wrote another work of fiction online, so he does have some experience in writing and you can really tell he loves to share stories.At first, I was s [...]
Children of Eden is honestly the best book I've ever read in my entire life, no exaggeration. This book is about a girl named Rowan and she lives in a city called Eden. Eden is the last city on earth because the rest of the world was poisoned by the EcoFail. One law in Eden is that you can't have more than 1 child due to population issues, so if you do have a 2nd child, that child will be taken from the greenshirts (which is the government) and made a slave or even killed. Well, Rowan is a 2nd c [...]
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