Author: Elisa Nader
Release Date: August 18, 2013
I was slightly reluctant to read Escape from Eden just because the summary sounded so... intense. But I'm so glad I decided to get this eARC on Netgalley!
Mia is living a simple life in a harmonic and "peaceful" utopia called Eden. The people of Eden are controlled by the "sacred and holy" Reverend and his advisor, Thaddeus. But everything is not as perfect as it seems. When Gabriel jumps into the picture, Mia starts to doubt the environment she has grown up in and she finally melts the thin layer of ice that has been placed in front of her eyes like a shield. Mia sees Eden for what it really is. She and Gabriel make terrifying discoveries about a place many people call home and how the ones they have looked up to for so long are the biggest traitors in Eden.
This book was so incredibly good! There was never a dull moment in the story; it was very well paced. The action, romance, mystery, suspense, it was all there along with lovely narration. I also liked the fact that this book had such a unique story-line, which made it even more intriguing.
Gabriel. *cue involuntary sigh* He's the dark, gorgeous, bad-boy that comes barreling into Mia's life with no warning. He was a bit hot-and-cold, but you delve into the reason behind that in the story. Totally swoon-worthy. And, honey, I was swooning ;)
Isn't the cover so pretty? Love it!
There were some topics frequently mentioned that weren't exactly kid-friendly. So, I wouldn't recommend Escape from Eden to anyone under 13, but I do recommend it to anyone 13+ that loves unique dystopias that have sort of a diluted Hunger Games esque plot.
Overall, I'm giving Escape from Eden a 4.5/5 for the originality of the plot line and the brave characters.
♥ Get this book! You won't regret it!