July 17, 2012
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The year is 2033 and the world hovers on the edge of explosion as unexplained crop deaths lead to severe global food shortages. In the United States, the Sickness is taking lives slowly, creeping its way into every family. Fi Kelly has already faced the Sickness in her own family, toughening her beyond her years. But a shocking confession from her dying father will push her toughness to its absolute limits. Saddled with an impossible secret and the mission of saving her little sister, Fi sets out to transform herself into the warrior that she must become to survive the coming collapse. Along the way, she will discover that evil can be accidental and that love can be intentional.
Eden’s Root by Rachel Fisher
Publish Date: December 17, 2011
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** This book was provided to us by the author for an honest review. We were in no way paid for our opinion **
I seriously had no idea what I more could expect from author Rachel Fisher’s novel Eden’s Root, after reading the synopsis on Goodreads, I was seriously pumped. The novel sounded just like my cup of tea and post- apocalyptic stories are always bound to be amazing, so I’m sure you’re wondering is something along the lines of: So was the story as good as you were hoping. Well… obviously yes! Or else I wouldn’t have started the review that way! Eden’s Root is a novel that I personally had high hopes for and it is a science fiction novel that you most definitely can’t predict yourself.
Famine is the one thing that has caused our world to destroy itself thirty years from now, the time that Eden’s Root is set in. Main character, Fi Kelly is given her father’s dying wish to protect her family by learning to protect them herself and by finding them a way to get them to Eden before it’s too late. Embarking on this journey with her new skills in hand and her group that is known as the Family, Fi heads off to find Eden and meets the challenges that come with this new world which consist of starvation, death, and Sickness.
If there’s one thing that caught my eye with this story is the main character. Fi Kelly is a strong female character who I personally felt a strong connection with. She reminds me a lot of Katniss Everdeen in the sense that she is willing to do anything and everything to keep her Family safe. Not to mention that just before she turns fourteen, Fi begins to train in martial arts and becomes a total butt kicking machine. She sounds a lot like me, in that sense *grin*. I loved Fi. I loved how Fi was so willing to kill anybody who could potentially harm her Family and of course, she wasn’t a character with a heart of stone even though she has a warrior spirit.
Fi still felt sorrow and other emotions such as… love *winky face*. The only thing about Fi that I found unrealistic was that, when she escaped from her hometown with the Family, she was described to have these really visible, really defined Catwoman muscles which… considering that she was a fourteen year old girl was really unrealistic since I train and work out just as much as Fi does in the novel… and I don’t look like Catwoman. Just saying. I envied Fi for that.
The world that Rachel Fisher introduced me to was one that I found myself falling in love with because it actually held a realistic reason for the world to end. It wasn’t zombies or giant bunnies destroying the Earth (the bunny thing will happen, mark my words), it was our own ignorance and need to be superior that caused our downfall in Eden’s Root. The food shortages were described as leaving people desperate, and I loved that Fisher actually described other characters who weren’t in the Family as being in a desperate state where they would create gangs and kill other gangs and groups for food.
But don’t worry, there was no cannibalism in the novel.
The romance portion of the novel is something that I personally described as young love when it came to Sean’s feelings towards Fi. But when it came to Fi and Asher, I have to admit that despite the age difference between the two, I was totally falling for Asher. He was so romantic, brooding and at the same time able to kick some major behind.
All in all, a story that I loved with a main character who is ruthless. I loved it! I would recommend Eden’s Root to fans of Post-apocalyptic novels, science fiction and readers who want a story with a strong female character who can kick some butt and then some.
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The second installment, Seed Of War, is due for release as well!
Here’s a little info:
Seeds of War is the second book in the Eden’s root trilogy.
The mission of Eden must be fulfilled and Eden’s best Seekers are needed. Forming a new group they dub the Seeders, Fi, Asher, and Sean are joined by a new addition as they set out to bring hope and support to the Topsiders in the form of radios and heirloom seeds. Their experiences Topside prepare them for the threat from marauding gangs they call Lobos, but it is a different, less obvious sort of threat that takes them by surprise. As radio broadcasts begin to reconnect Eden and the Topsiders, the Seeders stumble upon mysterious broadcasts from unknown stations. When two of their own new radio stations go silent within days of each other, Fi and her companions realize that something is terribly wrong. Eden finds itself pitted against a growing and unknown force as their very mission lights the flames of war.
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