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Review: Eden by Keary Taylor

July 5, 2011
It’s no secret I love Keary Taylor and her Fall of Angels series. In fact, I profess my love on Twitter all the time. No joke. When I found out Ms. Taylor was looking for bloggers to review her new dystopian novel, Eden, I immediately signed up. I know the YA market has been inundated with dystopian stories as of late, but I think readers will really enjoy Ms. Taylor’s contribution.
Eden is yet another great example of Ms. Taylor’s talent with taking words and crafting a wonderful story. Her writing seems different in this than in her other series, but in a good way. I like this distinction, actually. She has given the main character, Eve, an extremely relatable voice, one that is so “human”. The other characters all have unique voices and personalities, as well, and although aren’t as fully fleshed out as others, I enjoyed each and every one of them.
There’s a fair amount of action and romance in the story, and both balance nicely with one another. Despite the fact that my world isn’t filled with violent cybernetic beings, I still felt the panic and terror of living in the world Eve and the others do, a world where humans are hunted down to be infected with the disease. This is just another example of how wonderful of a storyteller Ms. Taylor is. J The romance also plays out nicely and it involves a love triangle. I’m personally not a fan of triangles, but it worked well here.
All in all, Eden is a great addition to the young adult dystopian genre. It’s action-packed, dramatic (in all the right ways), romantic, and intense. It reminded me a little bit of Stephenie Meyer’s The Host—and that is a compliment as I adore Ms. Meyer. Don’t hesitate picking up a copy of Eden, as well as the Fall of Angel Series!


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7 Comments

  • Reply Jamie Manning July 5, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I just received a signed copy the other day and can’t wait to get to reading it…and that cover is awesome! As always, an excellent review, DJ!

  • Reply Liz. R July 5, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Ooh I love dystopian so I can’t wait to read this one! Glad to hear you enjoyed it – and the cover is amazing! Thanks for the review :).

  • Reply Samantha Young July 5, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I completely agree, I absolutely loved this novel 🙂

  • Reply Kelley July 6, 2011 at 1:36 am

    Oh, hey!! I’m halfway through reading this right now! 😉

  • Reply Erika July 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    must get to this one!! Great review!

  • Reply ZoeRainDasher July 13, 2011 at 7:05 am

    The cover of Eden is really …amazing. Might check this sci-fi dystopian novel out.

  • Reply Susan July 14, 2011 at 12:40 am

    The YA market is being saturated with dystopian, but I LOVE it! It’s always fun when I hear of new books in the genre – I’ll definitely be checking this one out.

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