Thursday, July 19, 2012

EdenEden by Keary Taylor
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I wanted to like this book. I really REALLY did. It fits the type of book that I'm interested in now, the plot sounded fantastic and interesting, and it started that way. However. It slowly went downhill because of the so-called "love" triangle.

I don't mind love triangles. When they're done well, I think they're fantastic. I find it's usually best in a story like this when the love-triangle takes a backseat. For three-fourths of this book, it is the main storyline. I didn't feel anything for Eve and Avian. I didn't think he was really in love with her until he told her, and even then, I feel like it was only because West came in and stepped over Avian's "territory." I just didn't feel it.

A lot of the story dragged because Eve was teetering back and forth between West and Avian. She was such a tease! If she had any respect for them at all, she wouldn't have led them on as much as she did. While I was wondering what was happening at the forefront of the battle, Eve was pandering between who she loved the most.

What I was most disappointed in was how throw-away Sarah seemed. I don't know why or how, but I feel like her demise should have warranted a better send-off than she got. She was Eve's conscience, basically, but at the same time, she didn't seem to care that Eve was playing with Avian's feelings.

I also thought a lot of the action was coincidental. Running into the doctor that had a hand in what happened to Eve when she was a child? Talking about it, and in he walks? Seriously?

I commend Keary Taylor for attempting to build a strange new world, but I would have loved more description. More backstory. More of anything and less of that love triangle. I think West got the shaft, and he didn't deserve to go down like that. I might read more of Taylor's work in the future, but I don't think I'll ever read this one again.

Written by Rebekah Martin, author of Sugar and Spies

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