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
This book was amazing, it was unpredictable with lots of twists.
The end of the book left me with so many questions and feeling like there must be a 2nd. I so hope that get to make a movie out of this
The story was amazing
How the reader invites you in to the story really had me not want to leave and it was overall amazing and brilliant
I am the Lower Secondary Teacher Librarian at an international school. I'm always looking for reading recommendations for teens.
The book will have a strong appeal with middle school readers (12-15 year olds), but the non stop challenges and crises go on just a little too long. It's obvious that the aim is to write a sequel, but the abrupt finish will disappoint many readers.
"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.
"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
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
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)
i need more 😁😁 loved it! cant wait for the next one ! xoxo 😁
I would recommend this book to nearly everyone reader I truly enjoyed it, and it's getting harder for me to find a good book anymore.
"Omg sooooo goood"
The reader really captures the characters and it is so detailed I binge listen to the whole thing in 2-3 days
"That's not aloud! !!!"
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.
The best book ive ever read hope there is a second one coming out! 😋
Amazing book, full of adventure and being narrated by Sarah Grayson makes you feel like your part of the story!! Would highly recommend to anyone. love you joey, great work xx
"I loved listening to this book"
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.
"Exciting dystopian novel"
Didn't leave me bored at any point. Exciting and gripping, not too far fetched either
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.
an amazing story, post apocalyptic world-builds are my favourite, hope another book continues the story
"great story "
the narrator voice was great made it well worth reading and the story is incredible one of the best stories I have ever read, hardly a love story through:(
"Couldn't stop listening to this book!!!"
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
"ADDICTIVE LIKE CAFFEINE! 🙂 "
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! 😀
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