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Dark Eden (Dark Eden Series #1)

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6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Engrossing and Suspenseful!

Dark Eden is as engrossing as it is suspenseful, and it will have you guessing up until the end. The story revolves around a group of 7 teens, all which have crippling phobias. Together, they are sent to a rehabilitation center by their therapist, in an attempt to help ...
Dark Eden is as engrossing as it is suspenseful, and it will have you guessing up until the end. The story revolves around a group of 7 teens, all which have crippling phobias. Together, they are sent to a rehabilitation center by their therapist, in an attempt to help them face their fears. We read the story from Will¿s point of view. I found will to be a very interesting character. I was really able to connect with his character because we have a phobia in common, although mine is not quite to the extent that his is. I enjoyed reading the book through his eyes. The secondary characters were quite interesting as well. The other teens were well developed; I really enjoyed them, and would have enjoyed reading more about them. Each teen had a distinct phobia that set them apart, and I found them all to be interesting. There were a few characters in the book that were really mysterious to me. They are the ones that you will love to hate, mostly Rainsford. While the book was a bit slow in some parts, for me, it was just building the suspense. I just had to know what was going to happen! The book was still very quick paced, and I had it finished in just a few hours time. Toward the end of the book is where we see most of the action, and it was definitely an ending I wasn¿t expecting. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this book. It was definitely a lot different from a lot of the books I have been reading lately, and it was a really nice change of pace.

posted by thereaderbee on November 26, 2011

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Dark Eden

This book is way different from something i would normally read. Its a mystery book. Its from the point of view of Will. Seven teenagers go to this place, Dark Eden, where they get "cured" of their acute fears. The writing style threw me off at first, but then i got use...
This book is way different from something i would normally read. Its a mystery book. Its from the point of view of Will. Seven teenagers go to this place, Dark Eden, where they get "cured" of their acute fears. The writing style threw me off at first, but then i got used to it. For most of the book, the chapters were very dull and boring until the end, making me not want to read the book. Even though half the stuff in the book seemed pointless when i read it, there ended up being a point to almost everything that happened. I would recommend this book to someone who wants a short read and likes mysteries.

posted by 17184073 on July 1, 2012

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  • Posted July 18, 2011

    Best Carman Book to Date!

    Fifteen year old Will Besting is sent by his doctor to Fort Eden in hopes for him to recover from his crippling phobia. Will encounters other frights while at Fort Eden as well. Such as the curing of six other pacients, an uninviting, elderly camp host, the unexpected girl of his dreams and an insane madman. Can Will save tem all and uncover the truth before it's too late? Patrick Carman sets an amazing tone and pace to this story, and invites teens to experiance concepts through the novel that relate to real life. Advanced Reader's Copies of this novel are available through the Facebook website page, and on August 1, 2011, a fully imersive, interactive, multimedia app will be released, telling the story through sections, available through one week time lines, starting in September, and about halfway through the process, the book will be released. I myself have recieved an Advanced Reader's Copy, and anticipate the release of the app and print book. One of the best teen, sci-fi, paranormal stories ever written if you ask me.

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  • Posted June 29, 2011

    Fear is the cure!

    I've read the first chapter in advance from his wedsite and it was amazing! This is a must read!

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