Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Eve of Destruction by Patrick Carmen

Publisher: HarperTeen: KT

Series: Dark Eden (bk. 2)

Genera: Supernatural psychological thriller

Subjects: Fear, revenge, mental disorders, immortality

Length: 277 pgs.

HC/PB: Hardcover

Summary/ product description: “Will Besting and the other teens who were “cured” at Fort Eden are still experiencing the strange signs of aging
that were a part of their recovery. Now they are being called back to Fort Eden because Mrs. Goring is dying, and
for some reason she wants to see the seven teens together again.
But once Will and the others arrive at Fort Eden, they find themselves ensnared in a dangerous plan to finally end
the reign of Rainsford. Will must lead the group through a perilous underground trap masterminded by two devious
souls. Can he outwit both Rainsford and Goring and find a new cure?
Patrick Carman’s Dark Eden 2: Eve of Destruction is another terrifying journey into the depths of fear, love, revenge, and—ultimately—redemption.”

My Rating: êê1/2

My Review: For some reason I wasn’t very thrilled reading this book. Sure, I read it in one day, but I was mostly just skipping through it, confused what was going on. I was kind of bored. The setting was pretty interesting, and all the radio-active stuff seemed pretty scary, but the characters still felt pretty flat to me. I actually think that Dark Eden should have been a stand-alone. 13 Days Till Midnight was a stand-alone, and that book was awesome! So why the sequel? Having characters with all those aging related weaknesses, like Marisa’s sleeping, made me feel like they were weak.

The book is fast paced despite the long chapter set-up, but I couldn’t get into it. If there is another book, I hope it’s better than this mess. The ending was pretty satisfying though since they were truly cured, so there probably won’t be another book. Hope you all like this book better than I did.

Cover Art Review: I liked the other cover they originally had better. This one is boring. The people on it aren’t very interesting. And it’s not shiny!

~Haley G

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