In lieu of my Friday picture, I want to post a review of a book I just recently read. I rarely do reviews on my blog, but this is a follow up to Eden by Janelle Stalder. I recently received a copy of the book from Janelle, and I read it in less than a week!
So, here’s my review of her book that reminds me so much of Narnia, but with a little more modern twist to it.
I was anxious to get back to Eden after reading the first in the series, and I must say, the wait for Eden-West was completely worth it!
We start out seeing how Aiden is faring in high school in his world, and although I was itching for him to get back to Eden, I enjoyed seeing how his life had changed in his world since his Eden experience.
But it was when he was back in Eden that the real story started. Aiden is brought back this time a little differently than he expected. He ends up in the West, near the Riders where Wolf is originally from. He meets Wolf’s family and helps them with another battle that is arising from Brutus and Callum.
But there is something dark at play there, and he gets help from a most unlikely person.
Then, there is the story of Wolf, Elisa, and Logan who find themselves in the South of Eden, the city Nysa. Here they have some adventures, and well, the tension between Wolf and Elisa can be cut with a knife!
We also see the unlikely duo of Callum and Rose. I can’t say much without giving it away, but I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with their story either!
There were so many twists and turns that I didn’t see coming that kept me up all night reading! This one is definitely worthy of a 5-star review!
Blurb from Amazon:
New beginnings, new conflicts, and new adventures arise in the second installment of the Eden Series, Eden-West.
Months after his initial journey to Eden, Aiden is learning to cope with his own transformation. His social status has changed, his friendship with his best friend Ethan is in jeopardy because of it, and worst of all, he has heard absolutely nothing from his new friends in Eden. What has become of the world he fell in love with? Are his friends safe? Is the war over? With no answers, and no hope for contact, Aiden decides to focus on his life in his world.
Just as he makes this decision, he encounters a familiar bright light and thinks he knows exactly what it means. Except the light isn’t at all what he expects and neither is the person behind it. When Aiden returns to Eden, it is to a whole new part of that special world, and a whole new set of adventures.
Weeks after Aiden was returned to his own world, Elisa is sent to Nysa, the revered Southern city, to retrieve the one thing she’d rather avoid – Wolf. Captain Turk instructed her to get in and get out – but that is easier said than done. When she finds her missing friend, she also stumbles upon a great deal of trouble. This trouble goes by one name – Markus, the leader of the Sun People.
Follow all your favourite characters as they ready themselves for battle and fight for a world threatened to be destroyed.
You can purchase your Kindle copy here.