Thursday, September 4, 2014

Garden of Ashes: Review

From Goodreads:
After four years as a prisoner in her parents' attic, hidden away from the Catchers, Eden never dreamt the very people she was hiding from would be the beginning of such impossible things. She's found freedom on the island like she never imagined. 

Eden is a sorcerer, with the power of the world in her fingertips. She is determined to never be helpless like she once was, and spends every minute of her spare time training to fight back. As she discovers more of her own power, she and her friends continue to uncover the secrets of the Council. Deadly secrets, hinting at something far larger than the island and the Catchers. Before they can find out exactly what the Council is hiding, Eden's magic begins to spiral out of control, and she loses it for just a second. Just half of a second, and it's enough to change everything. 

Suddenly, lives are put at stake, and Eden and her friends must do something no one else has ever dared. They have to escape the island, or they have to die trying.

My Review:
Oh, wow, I really enjoyed this book! I mean, I loved the magic, and all the various chances that people have to just betray each other, stab them in the back, and all the various new people that she meets, because there are some really unique characters in there!

I just loved to explore this world some more, in more deeper detail, because wow, there are some really shocking secrets, awesome mysteries, and some pretty cool discoveries out there. You just had to look, and yeah, Eden's looking.

So this book is a sequel, and it's not one of the ones that each book in the series can stand alone, there are things that were explained in the first one that were needed in this one, and that, for me, reading these books so close together, is a good thing. If there'd been space between me reading them, then it would've been harder, because I have a terrible memory!

I really enjoyed the short story at the end, seeing another characters POV, and yeah, there were some really interesting thoughts in there! And it was a nice bonus, being in the world some more, because yeah, it is a pretty intriguing world!

I really enjoyed this book, thoroughly enjoyed it, and I hope you guys check it out!

Author: Kate Cowan
Series: The Legend of Eden #2
Read: September 3rd, 2014
Source: Itching for Books Review Copy
Reason Why: Sounded good, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Publisher: Anchor Books
Published: April 2014
5/5 Hearts
4/5 Books
4.5/5 Stars

Kate is an artist, an animation student, a black belt in karate and now, an author. She didn't discover writing until mid-high school, when she began writing an (unintentionally) hilarious novel involving a teenage girl and a magic necklace. Her current novel series, The Legend of Eden, began as a story of Arthurian magic, but quickly transformed into something much different.

Kate currently lives in Ontario, Canada, in a zoo of a house. When she isn't writing, she's drawing, cooking, or browsing the Internet for new music.

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