Monday, November 11, 2013

After Eden: Review


Eden Anfield loves puzzles, so when mysterious new boy Ryan Westland shows up at her school she's hooked. On the face of it, he's a typical American teenager. So why doesn't he recognise pizza? And how come he hasn't heard of Hitler? What puzzles Eden the most, however, is the interest he's taking in her.

As Eden starts to fall in love with Ryan, she begins to unravel his secret. Her breakthrough comes one rainy afternoon when she stumbles across a book in Ryan's bedroom - a biography of her best friend - written over fifty years in the future. Confronting Ryan, she discovers that he is there with one unbelievably important purpose ... and she might just have destroyed his only chance of success.


Apparently I'm not putting enough faith on new series. After Eden is better than I thought. No, it's actually very good. It's not about multiverse but TIME TRAVELLING for god's sake. It's infinitely more interesting than jumping between universes and more dangerous. The characters are mostly very likable in their own way and very strong. It has every aspect to become a big thing in its sequel.

Okay, so here's Eden, an average teenage girl living in Britain. When she encounters Ryan, a boyi knows things that normal people doesn't know and doesn't know things everyone knows. Curious, Eden is determined to figure him out, only finding herself unraveling a bunch of best-untold secrets and getting into a vortex of trouble and excitement. 

It's fast-paced throughout the book. Not the action-packed kind of fast-paced, more like the "omg did that really just happened" kind of fast-paced. Just the speed I like. It's not too long, which means the story hasn't been dragging through and that's good, since I hate hate HATE stories dragging. Eden is a very practical girl, more practical than I thought she would be. She's very realistic and not that stubborn. Which is good. Stubborn girls in a world where time travelling is possible can get into more trouble than they dare to think about.

Fast-paced and twisted. I think this is a book worth reading.

Rating: 7.5/10

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