23. sij 2014.

Blog tour: Escape from Eden by Elisa Nader

Hey all! Today Escape from Eden stops here. So check out my review and the giveaway and don't forget to check the rest of the tour!
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(This book is currently on sale so you can get it for 1.99 on Amazon till Jan 31st so hurry)

Book summary: 
Since the age of ten, Mia has lived under the iron fist of the fundamentalist preacher who lured her mother away to join his fanatical family of followers. In Edenton, a supposed “Garden of Eden” deep in the South American jungle, everyone follows the Reverend’s strict but arbitrary rules—even the mandate of whom they can marry. Now sixteen, Mia dreams of slipping away from the armed guards who keep the faithful in, and the curious out. When the rebellious and sexy Gabriel, a new boy, arrives with his family, Mia sees a chance to escape. 
But the scandalous secrets the two discover beyond the compound’s façade are more shocking than anything they ever imagined. While Gabriel has his own terrible secrets, he and Mia bond together, more than friends and freedom fighters. But is there time to think of each other as they race to stop the Reverend’s paranoid plan to free his flock from the corrupt world? Can two teenagers crush a criminal mastermind? And who will die in the fight to save the ones they love from a madman who’s only concerned about his own secrets?
         Recently while reviewing The Almost Girl I talked about dystopian books becoming realistic and how that scares me. Well, let me tell you this one was truly easy to believe in. You might not think the same but who knows what's happening in those wild parts of the world.

        Anyhow back to start. So this book is about Edanton, a place in South American jungle where people are supposed to experience "Garden of Eden" and by that they are given set of strict rules which they must follow. The work for the community and have strictly enclosed space they are kept in. Mia, a girl who's been part of this program since age of ten is starting the question the system and the idea of it. When a mysterious boy Gabriel shows up he finds that the truth is far from what they've been presented. When she sees what in reality they're there to do she cannot do anything different but fight and try to find a way out.

       All that with greatly pictured idea of people who are used basically as slaves with the shocking ways of controlling the minds. It was hard not to imagine this all in the wilds of Amazon forest and the whole corruption which seems too real.

      What I really liked in this story are unexpected twist which moved the story the right way and which kept the pace and you never knew what's happening next. That and the romance was enough to make me love this story with the addition of realty of the story.

       All in all, it's just everything I could ask for in dystopian story.

Rating: 4.5 stars.

About the author


Hi. I’m Elisa. I like cheese and reading and TV show marathons. Writing is scary, but not as scary as, say, Civil War amputations. I’m an Aquarius. Uh… let’s see… I’m not very good at writing my own biography. Or autobiography. I guess this is reading more like a slightly incoherent personal ad.

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Until the next time,

33 komentara:

  1. This one sounds really good and I love it when they are so realistic that they creep you out!

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    1. It was truly easy to imagine all this! Thanks :)

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  2. I've seen this one around but never gave it much thought. I love dystopia so it's great to hear this one has a lot of elements to make a good story.

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    1. Hope you'll give it a try. Thanks Alise :)

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  3. I haven't seen or heard of this one before, but I'm always on the lookout for a dystopian novel that might actually capture my attention unlike the typical thrillers they've been churning out lately, so thanks for drawing my attention to this one, Tanja - lovely review!

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    1. This one was quite different to me. Hope you'll give it a try. Thanks Keertana :)

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  4. I am quite a fan of unexpected twists and I love the setting in this one. Glad you liked it!

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  5. Romance plus a story with a twist? Count me in Tanja! I definitely don't get a dystopian vibe from the cover, so I'm glad I read your review as I'm a huge fan of this genre. Adding this to the list!

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  6. Wonderful review, Tanja. I love the sounds of this one and a book that can shock me with unexpected twists will always stay memorable for me! So happy you enjoyed it!

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    1. It is exactly that type of the book. Thanks Giselle and thanks for organizing the tour :)

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  7. Oh yeah, dystopian books are often so easy to imagine as real. Some of it is happening in some countries. Scary!
    This sounds wonderful, I might have to grab a copy!

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    1. It's scary but interesting at the same time. Hope you'll enjoy it :)

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  8. I totally agree, the dystopians I like the most are the ones with controlling governments and the ones that could really happen they are so chilling and addicting. I will have to check this out as I am on a dystopian kick again.

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy this one :) Thanks Heidi :)

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  9. I read another review today which also expressed how believable the concepts were. I love that in a dystopian novel! It definitely makes it easier to put yourself into that world. I'm glad you enjoyed the romance too. Lovely review, Tanja! :)

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    1. Yes it's easy to get into that world. Thanks Sam :)

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  10. Wow, this sounds like a very frightening and rather realistic dystopian story, and those are the sort that work best for me. I'm curious about the twists now too. Definitely want to read this one, lovely review!

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    1. I hope you'll get a chance. Thanks Lauren :)

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  11. Wonderful review and I so agree the more there realities parallel the real world the more creeptastic they become.

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  12. Never heard about this book before, but Escape from Eden sounds really good. Can't wait to explore its South American setting! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!

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  13. I really enjoyed this one :D the secret behind their whole 'Edenton' was not what I expected

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that. Neither did I :)

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  14. I read this last Fall, and really enjoyed it. I've always been fascinated with religious cults.
    Great review, Tanja!

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that Andrea. Thank you :)

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  15. I think I might have seen this book before but I haven't heard much of it. It's good that the story can make you imagine that the things can happy. Great review! I'll definitely Have to look more into this one.

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    1. I hope you'll enjoy it too. Thanks Janina :)

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  16. Wonderful review, Tanja! I've been off of dystopians for a while but this story sounds really good. I love twists and turns. :)

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    1. I hope you'll give it a try. Thanks Rachel :)

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  17. I haven't read (and I say this a lot but don't do anything about it) a dystopian in a long time and this is actually sounding pretty cool. I'm glad you liked it and great review!

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