- Review: Eden’s Root & Seeds of War
- Series: Eden’s Root
- Author: Rachel Fischer
- Release Date: Published
(first published December 17th 2011)
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.
Seeds of War:
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.
Ok… funny story… Not funny hahah, funny as in I banged my forehead with my palm!
I have a Kindle (I never thought I would love this thing, but I admit it’s my baby!!) and I have this review tour, so I downloaded both Seeds of War and Eden’s Root. Not thinking I just opened up Seeds of War and started reading. I have to say, it was weird, I didn’t feel connected with the characters. I was a little disappointed. I hadn’t read the synopsis in a while but I knew I was really interested but I thought ok, so finish and read book two and maybe it gets better. Lo and behold book two was book ONE! I read them out of order~!! PALM – FOREHEAD!!
Now, I absolutely hate to admit when I’m wrong but I am doing that here so you know that you do not want to read these out of order!!! After started Eden’s Root and really understanding WHO these characters are, I was then emotionally vested. Something which helped greatly for book two. So, so, so much! Now, please understand the characters are amazing but without the first book it just didn’t feel like they were fleshed out. I was missing a full book!
After reading them in order my mind completely changed about this series. I love it! The characters are simply amazing! What they go through, and at such a young age is just ridiculous. It’s scary as hell. Book one is super scary as Fi is only thirteen and having to lead her Family. I don’t think I could have done this at thirteen, seriously! She is absolutely amazing. And she only gets better and stronger in Seeds of War!
How she and Asher meet is awesome! But honestly I don’t have a favorite main character. The four main characters in Seeds of War are fantastic and I don’t think this book could do without ONE of them. I just love them.
The plot is scary as hell but absolutely amazing and the empathy you feel while the world struggles to survive is amazing. Rachel Fischer does a great job at making you understand the dire consequences of what has happened and that people are going to die. And it’s not only the food scarcity that they have to worry about, it’s also the crazy ass people that are left behind! And I do mean crazy! Great plot full of human moments that brought such a happiness to such a crazy time. Exceptional!
Once I got everything straight the only thing that threw me off was knowing who was talking. It may have only been the Kindle version but it was hard to see when the person speaking changed. Didn’t take away much from the story and I’m sure the paperback is different so if you like Apocalyptic types of stories, do NOT pass this up because of that little thing.
I can’t wait to read the prequel, The Blight and coming soon the third in the series, Emergence!
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I am a wife and entrepreneur living and working in Florida. I am also a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where I majored in Biology. It was always my assumption that I would end up making research my life. Though it did not work out that way in the end, my passion for Biology remains intact.
I have always loved biology-based science-fiction and the young adult genre. It is in this vein that I offer my work.
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