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Garden of Eden Tour: Review and Giveaway

It has been four years.
Four years since the day the Catchers found her family.
Four years since she escaped capture.
And four years since the day her mother locked her and Will, a boy she hardly knew, in an attic, 'for their own protection'.
Now, Eden White is fifteen, and sick of being a prisoner of parents who all but abandoned her. It was as simple as one walk down a beautiful, foggy beach, but it ended with Eden and Will face to face with Catchers - and this time, there is no escape.
When Eden wakes, she finds herself on an island, surrounded by hundreds of stolen children. Enrolled in the island school, Jordan Hall, Eden quickly learns that the island is not what it seems.
And, in the woods surrounding the school, she discovers a wild, beautiful magic inside of herself - one she has no idea how to control. With three unlikely new friends, Eden begins to realize that the headmistress is hiding much more than the stolen children - and what they learn in the laboratories below the school could cost Eden her life.

Garden of Eden
By: Kate Cowan
Series: The Legend of Eden #1
Release Date: October 22nd 2013
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Reviewed: eARC


“Garden of Eden” is a very interesting story. I have to say that it was very hard to get into because it was so incredibly slow. I think the story and plot were a great idea just too under developed. I was having the hardest time focusing because I felt like the story was just dragging on. Being the first book in the series they bring a lot of good ideas into the mix but there are way too many ideas that none of them are completed.

Eden is a strong female character that has a lot of hope in being able to escape. Eden has been locked away in a tower for years and she wants to get out. Will is the only other person that is in the tower with Eden and he is locked into a different room. These two planned an escape to get out of the tower and they end up being successful. It wasn’t long before Eden was captured again. The Catchers ended up getting both Eden and Will to bring them to the island.

The island is where they are trained to become soldiers. Eden enjoys the island at first because she feels so free but soon she finds out that there is something wrong with the island. Anyone who is over 18 is taken away from the island and no one ever sees them again. Eden believes that the island is awaking up something inside her. She feels like a magic power will end up consuming her and possessing her completely. The more she feels this magic, the more she thinks that Will and she are in danger. I think “Garden of Eden” is a decent start to the series, so I am hoping things will get better from here. 

I give "Garden of Eden" three out of five bookshelves.


Kate is an artist, an animation student, a black belt in karate and now, an author. She didn't discover writing until mid-high school, when she began writing an (unintentionally) hilarious novel involving a teenage girl and a magic necklace. Her current novel series, The Legend of Eden, began as a story of Arthurian magic, but quickly transformed into something much different.

Kate currently lives in Ontario, Canada, in a zoo of a house. When she isn't writing, she's drawing, cooking, or browsing the Internet for new music. |


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