Eden Newman must mate before her 18th birthday in six months or she'll be left outside to die in a burning world. But who will pick up her mate-option when she's cursed with white skin and a tragically low mate-rate of 15%? In a post-apocalyptic, totalitarian, underground world where class and... show more
Eden Newman must mate before her 18th birthday in six months or she'll be left outside to die in a burning world. But who will pick up her mate-option when she's cursed with white skin and a tragically low mate-rate of 15%? In a post-apocalyptic, totalitarian, underground world where class and beauty are defined by resistance to an overheated environment, Eden's coloring brands her as a member of the lowest class, a weak and ugly Pearl. If only she can mate with a dark-skinned Coal from the ruling class, she'll be safe. Just maybe one Coal sees the Real Eden and will be her salvation her co-worker Jamal has begun secretly dating her. But when Eden unwittingly compromises her father's secret biological experiment, she finds herself in the eye of a storm and thrown into the last area of rainforest, a strange and dangerous land. Eden must fight to save her father, who may be humanity's last hope, while standing up to a powerful beast-man she believes is her enemy, despite her overwhelming attraction. Eden must change to survive but only if she can redefine her ideas of beauty and of love, along with a little help from her "adopted aunt" Emily Dickinson.
Publish date: January 10th 2012
Publisher: Sand Dollar Press Inc
Pages no: 307
Edition language: English
Series: Save the Pearls (#1)
I could not and will not read a book that promotes racism, even if that was not the author's intention.
"Coals" and "Pearls"? Like, black people are rough and unsightly and heavy, and white people are smooth and shimmery and glowy? WHAT?!. . . No. Just no.
Wha...what the FUCK is this?Is this some twisted, perverted white supremacy fantasy? What the fuck? Black people are Coals? WHITE PEOPLE ARE PEARLS? WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK? Black men are beasts? What? No, what? I cannot...i do not...i just don't...comprehend...HOW!?How was this published? How was thi...
I don't know why this exists, and I'm seriously not ever going to even consider reading it. What was the publisher thinking? What was the author thinking?
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