First Sun

First Sun

by Tara Tolly


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First Sun by Tara Tolly

When the bad boy son of the United States president sets his sights on Eden Warren, she is not impressed. The first son is dubbed "First Disaster" by the public for his questionable antics and Eden has no intention of becoming his latest conquest. What could this former playboy do to convince Eden that he has truly changed his ways, especially when she discovers he's hiding a government-protected secret that could permanently alter the course of life on Earth?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612359571
Publisher: Melange Books - Fire and Ice YA
Publication date: 10/01/2014
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Tara Tolly lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with her husband and four children (two human and two canine) where she spends her days shaping the minds of impressionable fourth graders and her nights and summers shaping the lives of her make-believe characters. She loves to escape the pressures of the real world by entering into the fictional worlds she creates within the depths of her imagination. When not immersed between the covers of a book (or in reality, the glow of her Nook screen) or typing away on her computer, she loves spending time with her family, running, and participating in other creative endeavors such as photography, crafting, and baking. FIRST SUN is her first YA novel and is forthcoming in September 2014 by Fire & Ice YA.

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First Sun 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
SecondRunReviews More than 1 year ago
Science Fiction with Heart First Sun is Tara Tolly’s debut novel and it is impressive. It is a young adult romance novel with a side of science fiction. For those readers who enjoy stories about falling in love and the sacrifices that go along with finding true love, First Sun is definitely a novel the deserves your attention. I identified with Eden as she was trying to find her way in a new school, a new larger city and then falling for the “wrong” boy. Most readers have probably experienced something similar to Eden and everything that Tolly describes felt spot on and real. My favorite thing about Eden was her love of history. As Eden starts to explore D.C. with Andrew, I could feel her excitement roll off the pages. I’ve been in Eden’s shoes in many cities. Seeing the things only explored in books and television documentaries come to life and become real is such a rush. I was able to relive that magic through Eden. For readers looking for harder science fiction, First Sun will not deliver. The event that drives Eden and Andrew’s relationship is a catalyst for them to explore what matters to them and determines how they will navigate the next level of their relationship. First Sun explores the emotional side of an end of the world event rather than the science side of it. The only disappointing aspect of the story, for me, is the reveal. Of course, being involved with the President’s son has it drawbacks and when national security is a top priority there will be people who will disagree with what’s being done. Eden’s life is in danger and the reveal of who was behind putting her life in danger just didn’t sit well with me. It’s a case of a character being introduced briefly who doesn’t seem to serve much purpose until the end. For me, as a reader, these are most disappointing who-done-its as there always seems to be ample opportunity to get that character more involved. Overall, I enjoyed First Sun. The relationship building set against the backdrop of a catastrophic event created an intense, page-turning read. As a debut novel, First Sun is a satisfying, character-driven novel that gets a thumbs up.
KHegg More than 1 year ago
A captivating and entertaining read, leaving you wanting more long after the last page has been turned. Looking forward to meeting up with Eden and Andrew in a sequel!
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
What could possibly have better to do than to start reading this book right here?!! It's a great read! Mystery, thriller, romance all in one! It was hard to put it down and had me turning the pages like crazy trying to figure out what was going to happen next! *Received For An Honest Review*
badkat17us More than 1 year ago
Eden was just a normal girl nothing special really. Her mom got a great new job so they moved to D.C. and she was going to go to school at the school her mom got a new job at. She was worried about starting over and didn’t really want to leave her best friend. Her friend was very encouraging telling her everything was going to be fine. Plus she was going to get to go to school with the first son Andrew Wellington. She talked about how hot he was and that maybe Eden should try and snag him. Eden wasn’t concerned about Andrew. After he had a horrible reputation for being a playboy and she didn’t want any part of being his next conquest. Eden had no idea just how HOT Andrew was and of course he was in her very first class of the day and sat right behind her. Andrew liked Eden from the minute he saw her. However she wasn’t interested in him. When he talked to her he told her that he wasn’t the same boy anymore and that he had changed. She didn’t seem convinced so he told her that he was going to prove it to her. And that is exactly what he did. Eden couldn’t figure out what Andrew saw in her, so was just a plain girl nothing special. He could have anyone he wanted so why did he choose her. When she finally gave into her feeling for Andrew she learned something that she wasn’t prepared to learn. A six mile wide asteroid was going to hit the earth and cause damage and death. The world had heard of this asteroid and told that is wasn’t going to collide with earth but just go by it. Now that Eden knows differently what will she do? Eden and her mother where brought to D.C. by fate or at least that is what Andrew and his Father say, Will she stay with Andrew or not want anything to do with him because he know this whole time? What will happen to the world? I really liked this book. Andrew worked so hard to prove to Eden that he was no longer the boy the tabloids made him out to be. He was like that in the past but has been trying to change. For the chance to be with Eden he will do everything in his power to prove and changed and never fall back into his old ways. Eden isn’t all that confident and is always worried that Andrew will realize he can do better or that she isn’t special enough for him and leave her. She is worried about getting her heart broken. Once she gets to know Andrew though she realizes that she was completely wrong about him. He may have been that party play boy once but that is not her Andrew at all. They have their fair share of problems as any characters or real people have. A couple times I wasn’t sure if they would continue to be a couple or not. I cannot wait to find out what happens next for them and the world. This book was very well written with great characters. Eden’s mom was funny and they had a great relationship. Eden goes through a lot emotionally throughout the book and learns just how strong she truly is and what she is willing to do for the people she loves. Andrew also learns a lot about himself as well as some of the things his father has to do and go through as the president of the United States. I look forward to learning more about the characters and what they go through next. I was given this book in return for an honest review.
Lane02 More than 1 year ago
First Sun starts out as a well-paced, but fairly conventional young adult romance. Girl-next-door Eden finds herself going to school in Washington D.C., and trying to deny the attraction she feels for the President's son, whose wild antics nearly cost his dad the most recent election. But Tara Tolly throws the changeup about halfway through the book, and the stakes get much higher. The relationship between Eden and Andrew is realistic and loving, but with just the right amount of conflict to make a good story. And Tolly lays the groundwork for the second half of the book very well. I'm looking forward to the next chapter of this story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing piece of literature. Tara Tolly has done a spectacular job creating a story that will keep you interested from start to finish. It's and excellent choice for anyone interested in a little young love and even some conspiracy theories and Sci-Fi. I started reading it and finished it within the week! It never lacks excitement. I definitely recommend this book and hope that there are many more books to come from Tara Tolly!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good easy read, had me hooked from the beginning. Add in the White House and I'm all in. I will buy at least 5 copies, one for me and one For each of my children.
AmyJoBo More than 1 year ago
It's always a good sign when you can't put the book down!  I love the mix of young romance with a suspenseful twist to it!  I could totally see this being made into a movie!  Congrats to Tara on a great first YA novel, and I can't wait for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well written account of a young couple forced to not only deal with the problems of social media, youth and growing up, but also the problems of the world. First Sun is a great young adult romance and the political twist just adds to the excitement of the story.