That was until Lark came into the story. A very good addition to the wonders of the first book. I also love how this book mainly children of Eden is centred around a bisexual love story. It is not integral to the story but it adds so much. A gay or lesbian love story in a book is not common, let alone a bisexual one. Oct 10, Hannah Neely rated it it was amazing. They robbed me of my identity, hid my memories, gave me new ones, tried to make me believe I was Yarrow, But I'm not, do you hear me!
Page by Joey Graceffa. This book is about two girls with two very different personalities, yet they are the same person. Rowan is a kind strong daring person and Yarrow is the girl she was brainwashed to be, she is popular week and follows people instead of leading them.
Elites of Eden (Children of Eden, #2) by Joey Graceffa
They live in the future whe " 'I know who I am now! They live in the future when the earth has been destroyed in a new world called Eden. Anyone who likes stories of romance, adventure, and mystery, you would love this book. The theme for this book is to stand up for what you believe in and to be strong. Mar 05, Kristen Moore rated it it was amazing. To say I was enraptured by this book is an understatement. It felt like finally finding a story that meant something, as this one does. If I could give it 10 stars, I would.
This is definitely a book everyone should read. Nov 01, Maddie Rae rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book had my heart tied to every page. Every chapter I finished kept me turning the next page for more. Every chapter had me wanting more and more. The characters grabbed my hearts more and more. You could feel the excitement, emotion, pain, and love in every sentence. Along with an amazing plot line and twist at the very end.
The mystery continued with each chapter, and I had countless sleepless nights reading and processing this book. Sep 18, Amy rated it it was amazing. I actually broke down in tears when I thought Lark was dead, and then she wasn't and I was so happy because Lark is my favourite character. Then the blowing up of the underground, which pretty much definitely killed Ash had me crying and yeah. I really hope that there is a 3rd book. Review to come ;. Oct 05, Samantha rated it it was amazing Shelves: S can you follow me on twitter Samantha thx love you bye!!!
Oct 20, HoneyBunny rated it liked it.
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I honestly did love Children of Eden and Elites of Eden. Brilliant, dystopian and yet so relatable. This author is truly brilliant, he has a way of creating characters that are so conflicted you begin to realize that in this novel their mindsets were controlled, but in reality in this era, our mindsets are still being controlled.
Humans essentially need something to grasp onto and believe and a very limited few dare to question. Lark could be considered her special friend, the girl who made Rowan realize who she is and find a place in a world that rejected her.
Lachlan is another second child, the one who rescued Rowan. I undoubtedly prefer Lark, because Lachlan allowed Flint to bully Rowan and seemed as if he would give in and torture Rowan himself if need be. How is that love? Rowan hated Pearl for knowing everything and deceiving yet she wanted Pearl to be let free.
Their minds are literally controlled and their memories are altered.. We ignore so many things that are changing humanity and eventually will destroy us and carry on with our lives and essentially this is what this book reveals, a system that could have been perfect but humans as usual have used to their selfish advantage, out of an intrinsic desire for power and pure greed. He did something awful when his twins were born and it changed him as a man.
He did something questionable to Rowan, knowing that it was wrong but his mind had been altered so he believed he was saving her. And he genuinely wanted his daughters forgiveness and his wife. I think as readers, we begrudgingly forgave him because we so badly want everyone to be rescued from the Centre. I gave this book 3 stars because the reader becomes attached to so many characters.
And at the end, Rowan makes it out alive. The rest are left in severe danger, even more so now that Rowan escaped. I do love Rowan, but I loved the other characters just as much. Oct 27, Casey Carlisle rated it liked it Shelves: This book was disorientating at the start and it took pages to figure out what the heck was going on. But when the story got going it was a doozy. I really enjoyed the second half of this book. I feel character development and relationships were sacrificed for action.
While I was totally engrossed with all the goings-on, there were many missed opportunities to build attachments to the main cast. She doesn't really get a chance to do much for herself, she's caught up in a whirlwind of colour, action, and espionage that it felt like she was treading water in a rough sea. I loved Lark's role in 'Elites of Eden,' but felt like the story changed gears as soon as things started to get interesting. Lachlan wasn't so prevalent and felt more like a prop to the storyline.
There are some banger twists and turns, none of which I predicted. It ends on a note that had me saying 'What tha! The story is not done yet. The writing style possesses a charm all of its own, an innocence, but overall the narrative felt choppy because of the departure from the first novel, and then lots of action after re-establishing itself. I loved all the plot points and am invested and intrigued, but this was a harder book to get into.
On a personal note I wish there was a little more hype and hint about this series - a year with nothing and then a release with little to no fanfare I was eager for more and surprised that with such a prolific author in the social media scene that Keywords did not market the novel more thoroughly. Maybe they thought his notoriety would sell it for them? Apr 17, Serena rated it it was amazing. I was really hesitant to read it based on the mixed reviews but, I was finally able to have both of them checked out at the same time and gave it a try.
I am honestly so glad I did, the first book was good but the second book just blew me away. Like it was just so different and even up until the very last page there were twists. When the book starts off I was kind of confused as to who I was really reading about, like I was trying to figure like what had happened to Rowan and why they were just focusing on some random elite.
I think the last couple of chapters though are what really made the book. She also hopes that she can rereverse what flame reversed, and who better to do that than daddy dearest. Except of course Rowan always thinks of everyone else first and hopes that she can recreate the earthquake by blowing up the underground. But when she goes to do that, the creepy voice that you conveniently forgot about up until then comes back and saves her and ash from the explosion.
Which luckily cdt chose to save her mother apparently and other randos. I make a silent vow I will do whatever it takes to save Ash to save everyone. I will destroy Eden. Apr 13, Leah Szepesi rated it liked it Shelves: In theory, this is a bad book. The plot is weak, the characters are weak, and the plot is nothing we haven't seen before.
Despite all that, I continued to enjoy this series!
Book two has the same strong pacing and themes that kept the first book moving along. There's plenty of moments where you're going to want to roll your eyes at the predictability of the plot and the heavy character-tropes, Rating: There's plenty of moments where you're going to want to roll your eyes at the predictability of the plot and the heavy character-tropes, but the one thing this book does incredibly successfully is get you attached to the characters.
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Not in such a way that you'd cry if they died, but just interested in how their story will play out and how our heroes will succeed despite all the pitfalls they face! I would point to Lochlan and Lark's relationship in particular to explain why this book is enjoyable despite how trope-heavy it is. Rowan is a bisexual protagonist who cannot choose between her love interests, just like every other female protagonist of every YA book ever, only instead of a dark haired and light haired boy, we get a sweet, sincere girl and a brave, responsible boy vying for her attention.
Rowan's part of the story is painfully stereotypical, but despite the tension between Loch and Lark, they both prioritize the safety of others and put their differences aside in order to do the right thing! This is so much better than the measuring competitions we usually get in YA books between male love interests, and its small elements like this that make the characters so easy to cheer for.
I'm also extremely impressed by the steady pace of the book; the edit is very tight and keeps the book from being slow. There isn't a lot of plot in this book, but none what is there feels extraneous. The themes are explored openly without resorting to long philosophical monologues, and I appreciate that about this series! Overall, it's a quick, fun read, even if it's not particularly intellectually stimulating. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Joey Graceffa is one of the fastest-growing personalities on YouTube. He grew up with his family in Boston before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in entertainment.
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Not only was the story fun, but the illustrations were perfect for the story and looked fun and richly colored. I thought it was great that there were facts about our solar system included at the end of the book for young readers to learn about. This will be a great read for both boys and girls into space.
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Spoiler for moms and dads if you want to know what the story is. He'd rather be in space. As he gets ready for school, he pretends he's on a mission for space. He ends up on a distant planet with an alien after having to leave his spaceship. The alien turns out to be his baby sister. His mom asks him if he is ready for school yet. He finishes his space journey to school with his mom and his baby sister. He'd been afraid a little to go to school, but after being in space, and having problems, he finds out that he can handle more than he thought he could.
But when she was captured by the government, her fate was uncertain. When these two girls discover the thread that binds them together, the collision of memories means that their lives may change drastically—and that Eden may never be the same. Joey Graceffa is a leading digital creator, actor, and producer, best known for his scripted and vlog work with YouTube. For more information, please visit ChildrenofEdenBook.