Monday, July 16, 2012

Review: Eden's Root by Rachel Fisher + Giveaway



The year is 2033 and the world hovers on the edge of explosion as unexplained crop deaths lead to severe global food shortages. In the United States, the Sickness is taking lives slowly, creeping its way into every family. Fi Kelly has already faced the Sickness in her own family, toughening her beyond her years. But a shocking confession from her dying father will push her toughness to its absolute limits. Saddled with an impossible secret and the mission of saving her little sister, Fi sets out to transform herself into the warrior that she must become to survive the coming collapse. Along the way, she will discover that evil can be accidental and that love can be intentional.

I apologize in advance for the poor formatting, I don't know why it is doing that.

Review: 

I enjoy Fi as a character. She is real. She has fears and struggles. There are so many gloomy moments for Fi, I just feel for her. She is just so young, and it just feel like her childhood is stolen from her. I just want to hold her. Haha, one more thing I love about her is that she loves to braid!
Sean and Fi are super cute together. I can't explain it, they are just cute. Yeah, the following pictures made me feel the same way, the "cuteness".






Yes I am have a Gin x Rangiku obession right now.
And HELLO! NO LOVE TRIANGLES!! WIN! JACKPOT! 
Kiara seems super adorable. It totally reminded me of my friend from Italy, Chiara. I mean their names are even alike. Maggie seems like such a sweet mother. She reminds me of Edward and Alphonse's mother, Tricia.

The story started off fast pace! Man, oh man, was it suspenseful! But as the book got a little more in, the pace I found become too fast and unrealistic. For example, when Mike, Fi's dad was telling 13 year old I how to prepare for the world's end, I think it happened way too fast. Sure, I don't want Fi feeling emotional and taking up 50 pages with her feelings, but I mean make it practical and reasonable. Fi is simply going to order stuff online, sent it to her dad's friend and practice how to survive? Um...Fi is 13. I don't think she can pull it off. But when I read on, I found it actually somewhat cute (yeah I am weird) that Fi can be so smart and determined. She lies and steals like a boss! She prepared for everything.
I love the science in the book. And I love how this book tackles the "Global Warming" part of the dystopian theme. The plot just scares me. What if the food I am eating now is like that in the book? Our future can definitely be heading into what Eden's Root is. Altered food is everywhere. I mean lab grown beef is an actual thing. This book definitely made me think. *puts down spoon*

Overall this book was great. Not the OMG-I-SHALL-FANGIRL-OVER-THIS-BOOK-FOR-10-YEARS type of books but it was good.
 

If you want to know the backstory to Eden's Root, check out Rachel's post.


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Seeds of War, the second book in the trilogy is now out. 

3 comments:

  1. I have soooo many favorites but one of my favs is Jane Eyre.

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  2. I would have to say Anne of Green Gables

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