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Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Eden book description:

Eve knew the stories of the Fall, of a time before she wandered into the colony of Eden, unable to recall anything but her name. She’s seen the aftermath of the technology that infused human DNA with cybernetic matter, able to grow new organs and limbs, how it evolved out of control. The machine took over and the soul vanished. A world quickly losing its humanity isn’t just a story to her though.

 At eighteen, this world is Eve’s reality. In their Fallen world, love feels like a selfish luxury, but not understanding what it is makes it difficult to choose between West, who makes her feel alive but keeps too many secrets, and Avian, who has always been there for her, but is seven years her senior. The technology wants to spread and it won’t stop until there is no new flesh to assimilate. With only two percent of the human population left, mankind is on the brink of extinction. While fighting to keep Eden alive, Eve will discover that being human is about what you will do for those you love, not what your insides may be made of. And even if it gets you killed, love is always what separates them from the Fallen.

My Review:

I admit, I was hesitant to read this book.  It was actually on my Kindle for over a month before I decided to read it.  I now wish I hadn't waited so long!  If you liked Hunger Games you will almost definitely like this dystopian novel as well.

Although the description portrays this as a love story, and in part it is, that isn't what really hooked me and I didn't feel like it was even the center of the story.  Eve, a young adult trapped in a world where survival is all that is left, struggles to keep those she has come to call family alive, with trying to figure out who she is and who she was in the past, and as an afterthought almost there is her newly discovered emotional side that is split between two men.

The writing is great and Taylor does a phenomenal job of making the reader really feel like they are there.  The characters really come to life.  When I finished I found myself wishing for a sequel.  The good news is that Black Forest Film Group has optioned this book for film production.  No release date but you can bet that I will be in theaters that weekend!

You can grab your own copy of the book by clicking the appropriate link below:
Eden on Kindle
Eden in paperback
also available for other e-readers

I purchased this book and it was not a gift from the publisher or anyone else. As usual, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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