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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 17mm | 217g
  • Harper Voyager
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062456385
  • 9780062456380
  • 1,263,565

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"Tarkoff's debut and the first in her Eye of the Beholder series challenges the reality of what it means to be beautiful." -- Booklist "What [begins] as girl-meets-boy escalates to geopolitical intrigue, espionage, daring rescues, and Grace's growing, bittersweet self-awareness of what it really means to be a good person. Clever worldbuilding elevates the story...and the plot is juicy enough to carry readers to the sequel." -- Kirkus Reviews "What if people had to wear their true disposition on their face? That's the question that Sarah Tarkoff asks in this page turning, sensationally original, piece of debut fiction. Throw God, spirituality and young love in there as well and you have a provocative and timely book." -- Amy S. Foster, author of the Rift Uprising Trilogy "A thought-provoking page-turner. Sarah Tarkoff's stellar writing hooks you from the opening pages." -- Alexandra Monir, author of The Final Six and Timeless
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About Sarah Tarkoff

Sarah Tarkoff has written for the CW series Arrow. Other TV writing credits include ABC's Mistresses, Lifetime's Witches of East End, and the animated series Vixen and The Ray. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in screenwriting (hence all the screenwriting), and currently lives in Los Angeles. Sinless is her debut novel.
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374 ratings
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