It’s here! My review of the sequel and conclusion to Bethany Atazadeh’s debut novel, Evalene’s Number! I have to say that Pearl’s Number was the one book that I was dying to see released last year. If it wasn’t for the chaos of the last few months, I would have had it finished the day after it came out. Once my very full plate cleared, I had it done within a day!
I absolutely LOVED this book! I love dystopian novels, and the premise of Evalene’s Number drew me in right away. I actually found it to be a little bit more unique due to the Christian/religious elements that ran through it because I haven’t come across many books like this in the Christian market. And, while there is a focus on these elements in the story, Bethany Atazadeh does a wonderful job of presenting without preaching. It was quite interesting to see her take on what happens when men claim to speak for God as a measure of control over others, and how the characters responded with their own faith or lack thereof.