Friday, January 24, 2014

Escape from Eden Blog Tour Review and Giveaway

Escape from Eden
Author:  Elisa Nader

Release Date: 
August 18th 2013
ISBN:1440563926 (ISBN13: 9781440563928)
Genre: Young Adult, Thriller

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Since the age of ten, Mia has lived under the iron fist of the fundamentalist preacher who lured her mother away to join his fanatical family of followers. In Edenton, a supposed “Garden of Eden” deep in the South American jungle, everyone follows the Reverend’s strict but arbitrary rules—even the mandate of whom they can marry. Now sixteen, Mia dreams of slipping away from the armed guards who keep the faithful in, and the curious out. When the rebellious and sexy Gabriel, a new boy, arrives with his family, Mia sees a chance to escape.

But the scandalous secrets the two discover beyond the compound’s façade are more shocking than anything they ever imagined. While Gabriel has his own terrible secrets, he and Mia bond together, more than friends and freedom fighters. But is there time to think of each other as they race to stop the Reverend’s paranoid plan to free his flock from the corrupt world? Can two teenagers crush a criminal mastermind? And  who will die in the fight to save the ones they love from a madman who’s only concerned about his own secrets?

Review (edit coming soon)
I never expect this book to be what it was. I thought it would be a dystopian futuristic type of deal but it wasn’t it was a cult of followers and a bad cult at that. Full of suspense and adventure it really drew me in and I loved every moment.
It through me for a loop when I realized the type of society called Edenton that Mia and her family was living in. I always found cults creepy and don’t want to know about them but this Edenton it surprised me how people let the person in charge do whatever he wanted to them.  Whether it was killing them or punishing them, they stood there and watched. Of coarse this society is located Spain far from anyone so no one can help these characters, which annoyed me most, but I’m glad it was our main character Mia and Gabriel who stood up to these people.
Mia really is a brave girl she asked questions when she shouldn’t and she even went against the rules. Most of the time the rule breaking was due to Gabriel. Despite how brain washed everyone was she kept true to her heart and fought the wrong doings of the place.
Gabriel well to describe what he is he’s mostly a stubborn brat. Though even though he has those quality’s he is a good guy. He never liked Edenton when he got there so right from the beginning he fought against the guards which was funny at times. And Despite his tough past Mia changes him for the better. I love his character and I love how both characters react to one another.
There was some romance in it and I loved the scenes shared between Gabriel and Mia. It was both cute and fun seeing them together.  Though during a few scenes it did go a bit far before it stop and I had to head desk a few times because I wanted there to be more romance.
Escape from Eden is a great book full of thrilling adventure. I really enjoyed this book and anyone who loves a good dystopian/cult book should pick this up and read how these characters fight against the people in charge.

4 out of 5 Howling Wolves

Hi. I’m Elisa. I like cheese and reading and TV show marathons. Writing is scary, but not as scary as, say, Civil War amputations. I’m an Aquarius. Uh… let’s see… I’m not very good at writing my own biography. Or autobiography. I guess this is reading more like a slightly incoherent personal ad.

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1 comment:

  1. Great review, Sarah! I like the sounds of this one and Mia seems like a great protagonist. I also like how it's not romance centered like so many books seem to be nowadays!