Twenty-five-year-old Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of more than 8.3 million teens and young adults through his playful, sweet, and inspirational YouTube presence. Already a best-selling author with his memoir, In Real Life, Joey now presents his first novel, Children of Eden.
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 16 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 - unleashing a chain of events that could change the world of Eden forever.
©2016 Joey Graceffa (P)2016 Simon & Schuster
It was such an easy book to listen to, I found myself finishing it in a single day! Amazing story line with so many unexpected turns, through out I was left wondering what was really going to happen. The characters were so real I could picture them beautifully in my mind. An extraordinarily executed book with an ended that has left me hungry for more.
Over the past days of me listening to this book I have felt included with the characters in the book while the happy times and and sad times happened in this amazing story, I hope that there will be a second book I have enjoyed every minute of it.
A big fan of Joey Graceffa
Ps I am looking forward too what comes next for Joey and know what every it will be it will be amazing. Thank you Joey Graceffa for sharing you story with me and many others.
This book is emotional,beautiful moving and going to be read over again. I can't wait to see if there will be another book following this to see how rowen grown and get justice for Eden.
What a fantastic book! I originally got this for my daughter and she recommended it to me. I couldn't stop listening to it, I really hope there is another book
Such a great read and such a great listen!
You realise more than when you read it to yourself.
Doesn't take up to much time and the story is still brilliant! 😀
Its okay but not the best for me, it annoyed me sometimes so I didn't finish
"Beware an awful ending"
The storyline was dystopian and interesting enough but There were definitely some cringe worthy moments, an unnecessary love triangle and a lot of repeat language, but I was enjoying it. Up until that awful ending. What a complete let down. But on the flip side the voice actor was great.
"Painful to listen"
Odd unlikeable characters, strange overly dramatic word choice. I usually like distopian stories. Not this one.
I liked the story concept, don't get me wrong. It was just the blandness and over detail of the story that turned me off. It seemed as though the characters were decided before they were actually written about and, therefore, they seemed to push through the plot instead of flowing with the plot. This made it hard to relate to the characters and hard to get into the story. All in all, I loved the world, but just couldn't get into it.
I can get it off my mind. It ended so abrupt and it has to continue because it was such a well developed story! Thanks Joey for all you do
"Love this book,but confused about the ending."
I really love the story line of the book, but I am kind of confused about the ending of the book. I also have a lot of questions that were not answered. like was Ash fine. what happened to Lark,and how did she get out,? Did Lachlan get back to the Underground? did they really poison her? was the whole forest and deer a Vision problem, or is the center lying about it all? what happens to Rowan?
You have to make a second book and a movie it can't end here! :3
This is an overall great listen/read/experience. I would recommend this book for almost anyone. I hope this wasn't the end and I'm patiently waiting for the next book. Really great work !
one of the best books i have listen to the detail was amazing along with the time period it was in i need more there has to be a movie or a second book or something!!!!!!
I'm going to be honest I hate reading and usually stop in the middle of books but I couldn't stop listening to this book it's totally worth the read (or listen)
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