Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Review: Eden by Janelle Stalder

Eden (Eden #1)
by Janelle Stalder
Pages: 236
Publisher: iUniverese
Published: September 20th 2011


Trapped within the cruel world of hormones and bullies, fifteen-year-old Aiden is convinced life has more to offer him. His instincts are proven correct on the night he is awakened by a voice calling to him from outside his window. As he sleepily peers into his yard, his eyes slowly focus on a woman who says she is there to take him to Eden. Aiden is about to fulfil the life purpose he never knew he had.

It is in Eden, a land on the brink of war, where Aiden will finally learn to trust himself and those around him. Accompanied by Wolf, his sidekick Logan, and the beautiful archer, Elisa, Aiden is soon thrust into a battle to save Eden. Meanwhile Elisa, the only girl in the King’s Army, is in the midst of her own struggles. Betrothed to a man she has no intention of marrying, Elisa is caught between the need to prove herself and her desire for true happiness. And now that she has met Aiden, she is more confused than ever.

In this action-packed fantasy tale, romance, adventure, and intrigue surround Aiden as he learns just what he is capable of when he discovers confidence and courage


*i received this book for a honest review from Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics! (Read 2 Review)

You had me at the title. Come on! Eden? E-D-E-N? You know, the garden of Eden? Adam and Eve? Ringing no bells?

The story is set in two different worlds. One, planet Earth, where we live with boring lives. However, when Aden is needed he enters world number two-the world of magic and warriors (which sounds more interesting than world number one.)

Janelle's writing is bewitching. Every time, you read it, it sucks you in and you can't get out of its spell.

The main character, Aiden, is a normal boy, he's normal and bullied at school. Let's just say he's not popular at school. Eden (world number two), the king has just died and now the oldest son, Jameson, rules the capitol and parts of Eden. However, when the high king-Jameson's dad-gave the crown to Jameson his younger brother, Callum, became angry and went to the "bad side". Now, ten years later, Eden needs a hero and Aden is the one, but how can he save Eden when he doesn't even know how to ride a horse or pick up a sword?

God, there are so many character in this book! Adien, the main character is a average guy. Elisa, daughter of the captain of the kings men; she's feisty and kicks ass with her bow and arrow. Wolf, and no he's not a wolf (that's what i thought he was for the first time) is the best of the kings men; a womaniser and he likes Elisa. Logan (doesn't that sound like Logan from X-Men), he's best mate of Wolf; he's great at running and the best with axes. see i told you there are so many character! However, Janelle makes it, somehow, easy to remember each and every character. Janelle uses different characters to show many perspectives on the story and again she doesn't make your head go crazy.

My favourite characters are Callum and Rose, even though they were introduced later in the story. I think they are really cute together, bit i keep on feeling sorry for them because of the circumstances Callum is in.

When i also read Eden it reminds me of Narnia. Just minus the wardrobe, lion, ice queen...ok, ok, it's not like Narnia but it still feels like it. (I thought i had to say that.)

Eden, is a great book if you need a break from all the paranormal and romance books, then read this book!

My rating:

Please, sir, can i have some more?
About the author:

I am an author of YA novels, as well as, and most importantly, a mother to my two beautiful children!

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