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Eye of the Beholder, #1

“Sinless” grabbed me from the first few pages. Within the pages is a wonderful fantasy that I just couldn't put down. It has a great blend of fantasy and a dystopian setting that is perfect for young adult readers. I really can't wait to read the next book in this series.

This book drew me in with a wonderful development of new ideas as well as old favorite sci-fi-fi themes. The main character, Grace Luther, was just right for the story and setting. She was fully alive and you just can't help feel for her and her situation.

The world building in “Sinless” is great. The author created a beautiful lush world that I would love to know more about.

This starts a brand new series and I can’t wait for book two.

Book Blurb for Sinless

With shades of Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies and Ally Condie’s Matched, this dark, cinematic dystopian novel—the first in the thrilling Eye of the Beholder series—is set in a near future society in which "right" and "wrong" are manifested by beauty and ugliness.

In Grace Luther’s world, morality is physically enforced. Those who are "good" are blessed with beauty, while those who are not suffer horrifying consequences—disfigurement, or even death. When the cleric’s daughter stumbles onto information that proves her world is more complicated than it seems, she finds herself at the center of an epic battle where good and evil are not so easily distinguished. Despite all her efforts to live a normal teenage life, Grace is faced with a series of decisions that will risk the lives of everyone she loves.

With each page, Sarah Tarkoff masterfully tightens the screws in this electrifying debut novel that plunges us into a nightmarish and all too plausible future. Full of high-drama and pulsating tension, Eye of the Beholder: Revelation explores essential questions teenagers wrestle with every day: What is beauty? What is faith? Where does friendship end and love begin? Do we take our world at face value and accept all that we have been taught—or do we question the mores of the society into which we are born?

Chilling and thought-provoking, Eye of the Beholder: Revelation is must reading for fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Maze Runner, The Giver, and Delirium.

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2017 4.00