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Blog Tour: Eden's Root by Rachel E. Fisher- Review and Giveaway

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Title: Eden's Root
Author: Rachel E. Fisher
Publisher: Createaspace
Publishing Date: December 17th 2011
Pages: 371
Genre: YA Post Apocalyptic
Series: Eden's Root #1
Source: Kindle Provided by AToMR Tours


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 have waited quite a while before getting to this book. Not for any particular reason just too many books to read. I love dystopian and was really excited to finally get to read this book. I really enjoyed the book. It had such an original idea to add the to dystopian market. 

Fi is 13 almost 14 years when she learns from her dying father that the world is in trouble. Food has been causing people to be sick, food is at a shortage, and its about to be global. Fi's father tells her learn to fight, hunt, survive and save your little sister. Without any questions, she starts to train, she learns to shoot gun and bow, she learns to fight and defend herself, and she learns how to survive. Now she just has to wait until the day comes she has to leave her home to hopefully a safer place... Eden. 

Great story, original idea, good writing, and some interesting characters. Everything I need in a book. The book started a bit slow for me but it did take off and when it did, it was good. 

I think what stood out the most for me about the book was the setting and the story. I loved the idea of food poisoning and shortage for the Apocalypse. This seemed so much more real to me then some of the others out there. It really brought some of my paranoia alive. I can say that this book really creeped me out at times.  It didn't always feel like fiction. The author did an extraordinary job in the back story and the descriptions without getting to slow or boring. 

 I really enjoyed Fi as the protagonist. It doesn't seem very real that a 14 year old can mature and learn so much in such little time, but it was very believable in Fi's character. She felt very responsible from the beginning and I believe that bit of her personality made the unreal feel real. She had already suffered so much and when she is told that she needs to save her little sister, it became her mission.  A mission that would have been hard for anyone let alone a 14 year old. 

There is a bit of romance, it is sweet and not quite the insta-love. There is a bit of a love triangle but not enough to get me all upset. The romance is just a small part of the story but a really great part of the story. 

I really enjoyed the book and look forward to the next installment, which I have and will hopefully get to in the next couple of months. If you like dystopians, you need to check this one out. 

Seeds of War (Eden's Root trilogy #2)
Seeds of War (Eden's Root #2) by Rachel E. Fisher 

Seeds of War is the second book in the Eden's root trilogy.

The mission of Eden must be fulfilled and Eden’s best Seekers are needed. Forming a new group they dub the Seeders, Fi, Asher, and Sean are joined by a new addition as they set out to bring hope and support to the Topsiders in the form of radios and heirloom seeds. Their experiences Topside prepare them for the threat from marauding gangs they call Lobos, but it is a different, less obvious sort of threat that takes them by surprise. As radio broadcasts begin to reconnect Eden and the Topsiders, the Seeders stumble upon mysterious broadcasts from unknown stations. When two of their own new radio stations go silent within days of each other, Fi and her companions realize that something is terribly wrong. Eden finds itself pitted against a growing and unknown force as their very mission lights the flames of war.

Rachel Fisher

I am a wife and entrepreneur living and working in Florida. I am also a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where I majored in Biology. It was always my assumption that I would end up making research my life. Though it did not work out that way in the end, my passion for Biology remains intact.
I have always loved biology-based science-fiction and the young adult genre. It is in this vein that I offer my work.

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1 comment:

  1. I have this one on my kindle, I won it a while back. I haven't read it though. It sounds like something I really need to get reading. Great review.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever


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