Escape to Eden

Escape to Eden

by Rachel McClellan


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ISBN-13: 9781462117772
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

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Escape to Eden 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Friz4 More than 1 year ago
Escape to Eden caught my attention right from the beginning of the story and held it throughout. Sage's amnesia combined with her skills to escape from her captors was very intriguing. Her journey to find out who she was, and then to help her family and those around her made for an intense story. 
I'm not typically a sci-fi fan, but the messing with DNA that changed society into so many crazy beings was really interesting. The characters were well developed, and the group that worked together had such a great dynamic. Their personalities varied immensely, but each member played an important role. I was definitely invested in the well-being of each of them. The only thing that I didn't really like about the book was the ending. It was done well, but I wanted more. As it was, it set things up well for another book. I'm not sure what the author and publisher have in mind, but hopefully another book that continues Sage's journey will be coming soon. If you are a fan of YA dystopian novels, I'd recommend Escape to Eden. Rachel McClellan is a talented author, and I'd definitely read more of her work. As far as content there is some swearing and violence.
WishEnd More than 1 year ago
ESCAPE TO EDEN was a fresh take on a dystopian society where everything appears perfect, or perfectly weird with enhanced DNA and very short lifespans. It pits the Institute, which pretty much runs the government, against the people who don't want to conform and those who have not had their DNA altered. There was a lot of danger and resulting action from beginning to end. There was also friendship, family, and a touch of romance. Overall, an enjoyable and suspenseful read. Let's talk about what I liked: -Loved the opening scene and how you slip right into a tense moment and where that leads. -Loved how the story felt unique and how altering DNA created all these different traits and then had damaging effects on lifespans. -Loved the idea of the "Originals" who didn't have the altered DNA, but were needed to sustain the population and at risk of being captured and used. -Loved Colt! He was a great character. I also liked Sage, Max, and Anthony. Jenna had her moments as did Tank. -Enjoyed the overall plot. Here's what I would have liked developed more: -There were some moments that didn't quite flow or work realistically for me. Why didn't Colt fly off when he heard them coming instead of waiting? Why didn't they kill the Canine earlier when they all got shot with the wind gun? -Some of the drama was a little overplayed and the characters didn't always feel consistent with who they were or what they would do in a certain situation. This was an enjoyable start to a new series and I'm definitely curious to see where the story will take Sage in the next book. Content: Quite a bit of violence, but otherwise clean. Source: I received a complimentary copy for review for tour purposes through the tour host, which did not affect my review in any way.