Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Student Recommendation: DARK EDEN by Patrick Carman

Title: DARK EDEN

Author: Patrick Carman
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (a HarperCollins imprint)
Release Date: November 1, 2011
Number of Pages: 336

          When Will Besting approaches Fort Eden for the first time, he knows something isn't right. With more terrifying secrets at every turn, he discovers a hidden fear deep inside himself, a dark mystery a thousand years in the making, and the unexpected girl of his dreams. But can he save everyone from the dangers of Fort Eden before it's too late?
          Patrick Carman's Dark Eden is a provocative exploration of fear, betrayal, the power of memory, and the mystery of love.


Many of us have had a fear in our life ranging from many different things. Dark Eden (by Patrick Carman) was a book about fear itself; it had you experience it with the characters in a way that was stunningly realistic. Dark Eden was able to mix horror and mystery remarkably, each page it had you on your heels making you wonder what would happen next.
One thing I think the readers will love about this book is its whole plot; each page will have you wanting more and more of the story because Patrick Carman has a way of wrapping you in the book not wanting to let the book down. I would give Dark Eden a magnificent 5 out of 5 stars; this book would probably appeal to middle school students and older people just because of the horror aspect.         

 All in all Dark Eden was one of the best books I’ve ever read so far this year. Make sure to pick up a copy, I’m sure it will be worth your while.  

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