Sinless (Eye of the Beholder #1) by Sarah Tarkoff

Sinless (Eye of the Beholder #1)

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 t...

Details Sinless (Eye of the Beholder #1)

TitleSinless (Eye of the Beholder #1)
Release DateJan 9th, 2018
PublisherHarper Voyager
GenreScience Fiction, Dystopia, Young Adult, Fantasy, Science Fiction Fantasy

Reviews Sinless (Eye of the Beholder #1)

  • Shelley
    *Source* Edelweiss*Genre* Young Adult, Dystopian*Rating* 3.5*Thoughts*Sinless, by author Sarah Tarkoff, is the first installment in what appears to be a trilogy called Eye of the Beholder. Set in the year 2031, where a supposed Revelation took place 7 years before that brought about the arrival of the Great Spirit, Grace Luther’s world is a place where morality is physically enforced. Those who are “good” are blessed with beauty, while thos...
  • Qwill / The Qwillery
    Sinless by Sarah Tarkoff is the first novel in the Eye of the Beholder trilogy. This is a YA novel with very strong adult crossover appeal. The story is told from the point of view of Grace Luther, the teenage daughter of a cleric. The setting is the near future America after the Revelation when the Great Spirit revealed itself to humanity. Belief in the Great Spirit has become universal. All other faiths have faded in the overwhelming onslaught ...
  • Ryan Denson
    Sinless is a masterfully written, especially considering that this is Tarkoff’s debut novel. It is a refreshingly original take on the dystopian genre, which has become so overused in recent years due to its immense popularity. The characters are well developed and the progression of Grace Luther, the protagonist, through the novel proves to be an insightful story. In describing the world of Sinless, Tarkoff strikes a perfect balance between cr...
  • RLR
    The world in which being "good" makes one beautiful and being "bad" makes one ugly is fascinating. It has a quick-moving plot, with lots of twists and turns, but also invites you to think about deeper issues of what is good vs. evil. I couldn't put this one down! The only downside is that now I have to wait for the sequel!
  • Ana Florit
    If you like a smartly written story that makes you think while at the same time never fails to entertain you, if you like a compelling protagonist with a real arc who actively takes part in the story, I couldn't recommend this book more. It is indeed a page turner that will not stop surpassing you, a very well rounded story and over all just a good read.
  • Ann
    Sinless is complex in its themes, yet felt effortless in its execution. It’s the kind of book you keep thinking about once you’ve finished reading— I already can’t wait to see where the author takes us in the second part of this trilogy!
  • Crystal Olguin
    A brilliantly written, page turning novel that hooks you from the start. Sarah Tarkoff has a way of capturing the reader and reeling them in with relatable characters in a dystopian world that somehow feels so entirely plausible. Short chapters make it easy to read for the young adult (or the busy adult) and I could easily see this being made into a movie or series! Looking forward to her future novels!A+
  • Francais Parker
    What a fantastic read! Sarah Tarkoff created a remarkable world in which to tell this story! The details, characters, and twists are astounding!World-building: A++Mythology: A+Suspense: A+++Plot-Twists: A++Girl Power: A+Guy Hero: A+Love Interests: AFeels: A+++For you clean-readers: this one does NOT have mature content.
  • Jeffrey J
    Sinless is so good, it is " Sinful! "I loved the sci-fi elements along with the love story. It was a great blend of the two and I loved every page. I can't wait for the next two!!!!
  • Jennifer Jamieson
    Grace barely remembers what life was like before Great Spirit was there to personally ensure every person on earth lived a rightous life. Since Great Spirit let their will be known via the Prophets, the righteous, pious and good are rewarded with beauty and health. Any wrongful act is Punished immediately, and Punishment can consist of everything from just looking a little dull and ill to outright swelling of the skin and death. In this world, yo...
  • Nicolas Lontel
    Bien que Sarah Tarkoff a déjà (co)-scénarisé plusieurs épisodes de télévision (incluant plusieurs de la série Arrow), il s'agit de son premier roman et ce dernier est impressionnant de par sa maîtrise de la plume et on n'a pas l'impression de lire un scénario de série télévisée (comme certain·es auteur·es tendent à faire), mais bel et bien un roman qui utilise les moyens du livre pour communiquer ses idées.La prémisse n'est pas...
  • Leigh
    A compelling tale that grips you from the very first page. Not only is this story fascinating and Grace an endearing character, this is a book that incites high emotions. Faith is expected to be a journey of individuals. Each person finding their own way in a dark, confusing cacophony of swirling religions and beliefs that covers our world. Part of growing up is learning the difference between right and wrong and determining our own sense of just...
  • Cristine Mermaid
    I liked this book well enough. The plot was brilliant. Raptures take over the world and change people so that when you commit a sin, you become deformed and may even die if it was severe enough. Those who are virtuous are beautiful and unblemished. The main character, a cleric's daughter (under the new one world religion of worshiping 'the great spirit') is one of the beautiful and a believer until conflicting circumstances cause her to question....
  • Scott Harris
    Excellent book. The story line and the characters kept me wanting more. I couldn't put the book down. This is a must read for everyone. What an imagination! First time Author "Sarah Tarkoff" is a true talent. I can't wait for book two to come out. 5 stars for "Sinless"Eye of the Beholder......!Scott Harris
  • Carolyn O'Doherty
    This was a great read - fast paced, with a unique vision of a future world. The story is compelling and, while its an easy and fun read, it also presents the reader with serious moral/ethical questions about the price of peace, organized religion, conformity, and the role of beauty in our judgement of others, Definitely recommend!
  • Guitarguy
    It's a fast-paced story set in the near future where good and bad are manifested in a person's looks. It was hard to put down. The concept of this Dystopian world is very intriguing and makes you really think about right and wrong, religion vs. science and to always question your reality. I loved all the twists and turns. I can't wait to read the next in the series.
  • Kimberly Read
    This book was too much hopeless-teen-girl-saves-the-world. She repeatedly screws up and has to be rescued by men. Gah!
  • Krissy
    Ridiculous and annoying teenage angst.
  • Doug
  • Nadia
    There is definite Young Adult Crossover potential here. Dystopian novels can be bleak, with major consequences and this debut novel skyrockets with great influence. Humanity always searches for constant passage; even though with this genres of novels, there isn't a beautiful endpoint, it seeks to plummet into a reasonable future.