In the year 2022, a group of unsuspecting travelers find themselves washed up on a beach in a remote area of New Zealand. They must now endure the wrath of the wild — all while wrestling with the mystery of their circumstances. But just when salvation seems near, they discover that civilization is not how they left it, and they have never been farther from home.
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When I first started reading the book, it came across as a wilderness survival type story, even with Mia's special gift. I usually don't read those types of books, but I really got into Eden. It was a great story and the whole wilderness survival theme lasts for about 97% of the story. I didn't get bored once. ----- I understand how some will immediately find the story corny, implausible, convenient, etc. You have a Special Forces operative, scientist, homeopathic nurse, an architect and a kid who happens to be a pro climber on one plane, not to mention Mia and her special gift. How could this group not survive? Seriously, the deck is completely stacked in their favor. ----- You'd be surprised. Holley gives a perfectly reasonable explanation as to how all these people happened to be on the same flight. In addition, even though they have amazing skills, it was fascinating how there were circumstances when it did not matter in the least. ----- I thought the writing was excellent and I had no problem getting into all the characters. I could feel their fear, frustration, pain, suffering and so on. Taking into account the ending of the book, which I will not ruin for you, and assuming Holley maintains the level of writing and character development, I expect to be giving the next book five stars. No pressure...
After their plane goes down a group of survivors find themselves stranded in a remote area of New Zealand. Through the eyes of the survivors we are shown a world that has been drastically changed after the United States was wiped off the face of the Earth because of a natural disaster that is still sending shockwaves throughout the rest of the world. Eden is the beginning of the end in the year 2022. There is no way to do this novel justice with a brief synopsis, first you have several unique characters each with their own story to tell, and then the story itself is multi-faceted with twists and turns that will leave you dying of anticipation of what will come next. This book is futuristic, with a touch of paranormal, and a dash of murder/mystery, and tons of action and adventure making certain to have something for everyone. What is great about this novel is though this book has so much going on the author manages to incorporate each action and reaction seamlessly into a cohesive and fascinating novel. This is certainly the beginning of the end and I cannot wait to find out what happens next. I was sent a free copy of this novel for an honest review.
I must admit when a friend of a friend recommended this novel to me I was plenty skeptical. Especially since this is a first time author. But honestly I have to say I was blown away! I am avid reader having just finished the Game of Thrones series I tend to like epics. Some of my favorite books are the Alchemist, Hearts of Darkness, On The Road, The Long Ships. Eden is right there with them. In fact I'm not sure if I have ever read anything like this book. The description seems pretty generic but it's not until you read it do you understand why the author is being so vague. The payoff is well worth the wait and this book is a real page turner. I read the whole thing in three days and I'm usually a slow reader. This is a thrilling story of adventure but one that has a lot deeper meaning than you would expect. The author brilliantly takes real world headlines and blurs them seamlessly to this future set in 2022 and does it in a way that it almost feels like your reading memoirs of real people. It's a beautifully haunting epic story that will put you at the edge of your seat. I can't wait to continue reading the rest of this series.