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Children of Eden by Joey Graceffa - year-old Joey Graceffa has captured the hearts of more than million teens and young adults through his playful. Children of Eden book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. What would you do to survive if your very existence were illegal?. Joey Graceffa is one of the fastest-growing personalities on YouTube. A popular brand Children of eden trilogy joey graceffa collection 3 books set. avg.
Really, they're fantastic. And the deeper meanings.
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Even if I hated the book, the deeper meanings behind almost everything in this series are so poignant, so important. This series touches majorly on the impact of humans and what our carelessness is doing to the planet, but also the things we do to each other. Man I just get chills thinking about some of the concepts this book pointed out, making you really, really think about the way you're living your life and especially about all the horrible things shootings, bombings, shitty political moves that hurt people like you and me, etc.
I just really liked this book and everything it stands for and in my opinion, it is a fun read, but more importantly, a necessary one. I'm sure I'll be back to add some more thoughts on this book, but I'm excited that there will be another book I assume because so much is still left to be resolved.
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I think this series will be getting a permanent spot on my bookshelf. View 1 comment. Oct 24, Grammar Grace rated it really liked it. Great book! Jan 01, Tali Bear rated it liked it. I have many thoughts on this book and I will be doing a video on my channel sometime soon but for now I will provide a short summary of my 3 star rating. The plot was complex but there were no details. The author attempts to build up a high-detail dystopian world but there's truly no world building.
The writing rule "show-not-tell" does not apply to this book. Everything is telling. The story itself was fun and quick but the writing was so bad that I truly had to force myself to actually finish t I have many thoughts on this book and I will be doing a video on my channel sometime soon but for now I will provide a short summary of my 3 star rating. The story itself was fun and quick but the writing was so bad that I truly had to force myself to actually finish the book. I hate doing negative reviews, truly.
I've maybe only done one or two before and especially to do one on a series Ioved when it first came out But I can't lie and say it was anything better than average.
Aug 14, Jenna rated it it was amazing Shelves: Elites of Eden is a fantastic sequel to Joey Graceffa's dystopian novel Children of Eden I won't say much in this review because I don't want to give anything away if you haven't yet read the first book.
However, if you have, you definitely want to find out what happens to Lark and the other second children next! I loved this book even more than the first, very exciting, not overly gory or violent, and we learn more about the Eco-pan and what's really going on with those in power. Fans of dystop Elites of Eden is a fantastic sequel to Joey Graceffa's dystopian novel Children of Eden I won't say much in this review because I don't want to give anything away if you haven't yet read the first book.
Fans of dystopia will love this series! Wow this was amazing. That ending has me shooketh to the core. I can't wait to finish up this series and find out how everything is going to be solved. I love the characters in this series and how realistic they are as no one is perfect. They all have their flaws which makes me love them even more. Elites of Eden Children of Eden 2 Author: Joey Graceffa Publisher: This is the one I really am excited to review!!
I loved the first book, Children of Eden and I have been dying for the sequel. And now it looks like there is another book comi Title: And now it looks like there is another book coming and I'm super excited! I reviewed Children of Eden here: Children of Eden Review I will tell you all about this one, but there might be some slight spoilers from book one.
I'll try to avoid them - the book itself is pretty good at being accessible to those who haven't read the first one! Ok, so I'm going to tell you about Elites of Eden Yarrow has everything she could ever want: Her mother is the Chief of Intelligence in Eden, the society where the only human survivors all live.
She goes to Oaks, an exclusive private school. She has all that she needs, and with her best friend Pearl, she can go where she wants and do what she wants.
As a teen, it's a privileged life. However, Yarrow is bored. And she feels strange about how desperate she is to please people, especially Pearl and the friends in her group. When a lilac-haired girl named Lark joins Oaks, Pearl immediately wants to make her life hell, and she knows just how she can: But Yarrow is torn - something about Lark makes her question herself and her motives Second children are illegal in Eden, so Rowan's very existence is illegal as well.
However, Yarrow and Rowan will soon realize they have more in common than anyone thought Graceffa writes like no one I have read before. I know most people know him as a YouTube sensation and am outlandish guy, but he writes Elites of Eden as if he's written so many books before. It flows right from where Children left off, and I was sucked in from the beginning I literally couldn't put it down.
You almost feel like you are Yarrow. Her feelings are raw and consume you.
The man is talented. I added this to the mini reviews because Elites is most definitely a segue book. It doesn't end and it doesn't technically begin the story I would and have mentioned that Children is an excellent book for a classroom setting, but Elites is too frantic unless paired with Children.
Yes, the book makes sense on its own, but there would be a major loss of connection to Rowan's character unless Children is read first.
It is definitely worth the continued adventure. Yes, I was frustrated knowing I would have to wait for another book with no publication date in sight, but I'm hoping that the success of the first book will carry to the second, which will cause Graceffa to finish the Eden saga.
Too often books are cut off at midpoint because book two sales aren't as good as book one. So I'll tell you right now: What are you reading? Jul 06, Abby rated it liked it. Rowan is back in action, but under a new name: She is now living in the Center of Eden absent of her former memories. New life, new memories.
But along comes Lark This book wasn't much better than its predecessor. There's definitely an overuse of exclamation points and the writing style is a bit juvenile.
But the plot is pretty decent. I really felt for the lives of the characters and still want to see how everything plays out. I am eager to see where it goes in the next book! Mar 06, Lydia Kleinhans rated it really liked it. I liked it a lot, but I really didn't like it when she was Yarrow. It wasn't how I would see Rowan. But it was still really good. I couldn't stop reading! Nov 15, What the Fluff rated it it was amazing.
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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I had to stop reading it for a few days because of the death. I was in denial. Way better than the first!!! First was alright. Great ideas and world. But this book just took it and RAN.
With the first book being left on a cliff hanger it was interesting to se that Rowan now yarrow had been taken by the center and turned into an experiment and a student of the school.
I wasn't too keen with Yarrows friends who portrayed the snobby popular student down to a T. I liked how we slowly began to see some of the characters from the first book come into the story again when Lark turn up at school.
I loved when they finally really enjoyed this second book in the children of eden series. I loved when they finally got to go back to the underground and Rowan got to see her brother again. I love happy reunions. I have nothing against lark though I think I just feel that her feelings towards rowan were rushed and I feel a bit bad for ash as hes liked Lark all along. Again this book was left on such a cliffhanger and was slightly confusing at the end. This book would have been 5 stars if I wasn't so confused at the end so because of that I'm giving it a 4 stars but its more like a 4.
Nov 29, Danielle Messier rated it really liked it Shelves: Joshua Lyon Goodreads Author. Want to Read saving….
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Sullivan Goodreads Author. Series by Joey Graceffa. Children of Eden 3 books by Joey Graceffa. Upcoming Events. No scheduled events. Add an event. Quotes by Joey Graceffa. My Journey to a Pixelated World. And although I knew I would probably never speak to any of those kids again in my life, I still felt that I had to stand my ground against them. When it came right down to it, I just didn't want to be gay. And part of me was frustrated that just because I acted feminine, everyone automatically assumed I was gay.
It seemed as if, instead of letting the characters and plot develop organically through the writing process, the writer s decided upon certain elements and wrote around them.
For instance, as in many, many, many, many, many YA novels, there is a preoccupation with eyes. In this story, it is a major plot point in which people of Eden get fitted with lenses that make them look "flat," or in other words, generic, normal human eyes.
But our unique snowflakes, the second-born, have "kaleidoscope" eyes. Then there is, of course, the government that is lying to everyone. Then there are the pubescent children who somehow, through great adversity, are able to break into government buildings and take down armed guards.
Of course, what's a story without love or, at the very least, affection that is immediate and unwarranted. But as a cherry atop this very bland sundae, there's a bisexual love triangle. What really gnaws on me most is that all of this would be fine, if there was some subtlety in the writing.
No characters announcing exactly how they feel. No rambling musings of the main character that are so devoid of It's just very amateurish. As much as I wanted to like it, I just couldn't. I understand why stories like this are so popular. It mirrors our fears, our own mistrusts. And, I think, all of us, adults or not, feel powerless against the larger scheme of things.
Personally, I feel helpless against injustices, against politicians and corporations who seem to disregard the greater good in exchange for money and power. I mean, if the 4. And in 4 hours we've managed to pretty much destroy the planet. So we read stories about teens who live in dystopias and fight for justice to get away from our own dystopia. I get it. I like dystopian fiction for that reason.
But I also love literature and language. I like good writing. In the 4 hours humanity has been here, language may be the best thing we've come up with.
Language is what helps us persevere against all odds. So, when I read fiction, especially YA books, I become critical. I think we deserve much more than just formulaic stories that are clumsily written, devoid of real-ness and humanity just meant to rake in the big bucks from readers and, yeah, fans. Big picture, the story is intriguing. I'll give you that. But if the devil's in the details, then this story is the Pope's diary.
I said it. And if that metaphor seems clumsy to you, because it is, then you know what you have waiting for you between the pages of The Children of Eden. Good luck. View all 28 comments. Sep 29, Mlpmom Book Reviewer rated it really liked it Shelves: 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 as 3. Set in a dystopian world that was every bit as believable as it was easy to imagine, it didn't take me long to get pulled into the story and become curious about the new world and Eden itself.
Filled with what if's and questions, this story was intriguing and kept me interested until the very end. And while not all my questions were answered and not everything explained, I am hoping that they will be in the next books to come. Overall this was a fun story that was too far fetched or imagined and one that I think fans of the genre and Joey himself, will enjoy. View all 26 comments. Jan 14, Jeff marked it as to-read. Has anyone read this?? The author is an amazing YouTuber so yah, definitely interested XD.
View all 12 comments. Jan 11, Kassidy rated it liked it Shelves: Nov 17, Taylor Knight rated it liked it. 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. I liked the concept of the book, I thought that was original and creative, but everything else was pretty basic. The writing style seemed inexperienced and the characters were a bit plain.
Overall, if you're a big fan of Joey, I think this book is worth downloading. It's not bad and if you're not a very critical reader, I think you might like this book. But if you're looking for an amazing read, I don't think book is it. Jun 28, Suzanne rated it really liked it.
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. View 1 comment. Aug 07, Whitney Milam rated it it was amazing. Nov 10, Silke rated it it was ok. Eyes are special! Why the hell does every book feel the need to tell me that?! 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: After that I went on goodreads to check out the reviews and that's when I first got really frustrated with everything.
Thousands of young teenage girls gave the book a 5 star review even though they didn't even read the book! Go do that somewhere else and not where people trying to legit decide if they're gonna pick up a book or not! After quite some consideration, I decided to pick up the book nonetheless an you see Don't get me wrong, I really wanted to like the book, I read genuine reviews that told me I would love it, even the not so good reviews that that the book is still decent, but I just don't think so.
It's simply not well written, the story has few nice twists but is unoriginal in itself. What I like about it: The world he created is believable and plausible, at least to some extent. It has a corrupt society and when you look at recent events I'm writing that on There's an underground that wants to rebel and all that jazz that I like in a good dystopian novel.
It was really promising at first. I also liked the characters again, to some extent , and the themes in the book are interesting. But here's the thing, if you keep every aspect of the modern-day English language, why do you feel the desperate need to give this society different swear words? Why wouldn't you just let them sewar normally? And YES! This really bothered me, because he didn't change anything else in the language and that makes it unbelievable and flat out stupid.
Also you can't recognize the swear words as such, they just sound like any other word that they say, only that you don't recognize it. The other thing is that my thought while reading this was mostly "why?
Next on my list is: Oh, you're still asking yourself why I brought up that I looked him up and what I saw when I did so? Let me explain: Everything I mentioned that he's obsessed with if you skipped that: All I could think was "seriously?
I know the 'author' for ten minutes and he brings up everything I know about him. How original! Especially since I'm so annoyed that eyes always have to have this special meaning, in every freaking book and this just takes the cake! I don't think they make a good plot point in the story. Sure they give you more suspense and apparently make things more interesting, but it just didn't do that for me.
I thought it was exasperatedly unnecessary. Can we make like a petition to stop romanticising eyes? I love my girlfriend's eyes, too, but I don't have to put them on a pedestal. Don't even get me started on the ending. I hated it, I honestly hated it so much, I couldn't stand it. It was unsatisfactory for the plot and dude, did you come up with that while you were high or something?
I'm so over this book. I really liked the beginning, and I was curious where he was going with it, but it got boring so fast and by the end I was exasperated and annoyed and I was glad that it ended. I can understand how people like it, I just didn't. View all 3 comments.
Sep 11, Dejanira Dawn marked it as own-not-read. 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.
View all 10 comments. Feb 20, Jessica rated it liked it Shelves: To me this book was a lot like the divergent series. There could have done a lot of different things to makes this it's own. Though I feel its way to much a like. I'm not sure which book came out first though.. Sep 25, Marty rated it it was amazing. 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. Sure, it might be using some common ideas from books like Declaration, Divergent, or the Hunger Games. But there's much more Okay, so first let me get one thing straight. But there's much more to "Children of Eden". The dystopian world presented here where the humans destroyed the environment to the extent that only a small group remained is so real, so plausible, that I would like to tell other dystopian authors: I need the sequel, like, NOW.
I am amazed at the way the world was constructed in this book, I adored the characters, and I simply couldn't tear myself away until the very end! The book starts off slowly, but even then it's interesting - the slow introduction lets us get to know Eden better. Somewhere halfway through, the plot speeds up, and speeds up, and speeds up Please it can't end like this.
It just can't. I wasn't expecting to enjoy this book so much. I really wasn't.
It's just so fun to read. Full Review on my blog! I used to watch Joey, from when he had k 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. I know there is no indication on the cover, it clearly states on the title page that it was written with Laura L.
And the second thing, while this book is ostensibly a standalone, it really is not. The story does not end with any kind of resolution and actually leaves more questions than have been answered.
I know there is a second book that was released a few months ago, whether I read it, is the question.. Alone is safe. Each family is only allowed to have one child, in order to preserve the little amounts of food that exists in Eden.
Second Children are illegal and are usually killed before they are even born.
Those who have been hidden away in secret by their families, usually live a life of imprisonment and are not able to live a normal life, unless they are able to obtain black market lenses that are used for identification, and assume a new identity. Rowan is a Second Child and comes from a well-respected family who have the means to download her a pair of lenses and a new identity. However, having this new identity and freedom means that she can never see her family again.
When Rowan learns about this, she has her first act of rebellion and escapes from her house for a night. There she meets a friend but this taste of freedom leads to dangerous and tragic consequences. Soon, she finds herself on the run from the Greenshirts and meets other Second Children along the way. How did we get to be so powerful, but so destructive? I have mixed feelings on the writing.
While most of the writing was good and much better than I had expected going into the book. I liked the world in this book a lot.
It was well conceptualized and nicely described. But there was too much focus on World-Building, I felt like the there was hardly any character building… In my opinion it seemed as if, instead of letting the characters and plot develop organically through the writing process, the writers decided upon certain elements and wrote around them. Like in many, many, many other YA novels, there is a preoccupation with eyes.
Then, of course, the government that is lying to everyone. And before I forget to mention the pubescent children who somehow are able to break into government buildings and take down armed guards. Another Classic! Love that is immediate and unwarranted. Also, a love triangle…but not any love triangle; a bisexual love triangle.
Her lilac hair tumbles over us, and though it I can see the stars shining. I thought it included some interesting elements, small twists and turns throughout the story that kind of kept me on my toes and turning the pages.
One thing that was distracting and took away from the gravity of the plot was the fake curse words that peppered in throughout the book… I felt like the fake curse words were a bit stupid and very unrealistic. It was an easy, quick read that was kinda fun. I recommend it to those of you that like typical YA dystioian books.
Oct 31, Evaguelis rated it really liked it. I know who Joey Graceffa is. I tried to remain as neutral as possible.
Are my keyword warriors appeased?I am the shameful second child who never should have come into this world at all. Do you know why? Paperback eBook. One day when she was going through the records she found an undocumented image of a night sky over a great chasm. The tiniest details enrapture me.
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