Tuesday, 12 November 2013

After Eden #1 After Eden

Presenting After Eden #1 After Eden by Helen Douglas.

Here is the summary of the book:

Eden Anfield loves puzzles, so when mysterious new boy Ryan Westland shows up at her school she's hooked. On the face of it, he's a typical American teenager. So why doesn't he recognise pizza? And how come he hasn't heard of Hitler? What puzzles Eden the most, however, is the interest he's taking in her.

As Eden starts to fall in love with Ryan, she begins to unravel his secret. Her breakthrough comes one rainy afternoon when she stumbles across a book in Ryan's bedroom - a biography of her best friend - written over fifty years in the future. Confronting Ryan, she discovers that he is there with one unbelievably important purpose ... and she might just have destroyed his only chance of success.

There is time travel. There is Cornwall, England. There is a star-crossed romance (somewhat) and most of all it is a mission of the utmost importance and the fate of the Earth may very well depend on its success. Time travel stories seem to be in vogue these days and Helen Douglas' After Eden is a fantastic addition to the list.

A lot of novels tend to make us study..... come on now every now and then you would have come across stories that have the ability to that..... seriously this book actually made me do that.... and physics at that..... it was the topic of relativity I studied at school and made me research the studies on time travel......and that definitely does not happen everyday..... Although for me sci-fi books tend to do that a lot.

All right. All right. I bloody well loved it. The tale is quite easy to understand. Eden is the normal everyday high school girl, leading a normal high school life but things turn for the best when mysterious Ryan Westland comes to her school..... And he doesn't know what pizza is...... WOW. Ryan is on a mission to the past from 50 years in the future and Eden finds out that the safety of the Earth is in question..... definitely not a nice thought.

I absolutely liked the way Douglas told her story. As far the book is concerned only the 4th dimension time travel is mentioned and the thereafter customary detials but its good she didn't go descriptive on the science of the matter or readers would have gotten bored...... Characters are important ..... plot is too.... but most of all mission Earth is what takes first priority.

Eden & Ryan. Liked them both very much. Eden is the girl who loves to solve puzzles a lot and is a very simple and determined girl, very stubborn and loyal. to her cause as well. Ryan, well he is a mystery; doesn't know who Hitler is or what pizza is..... but on the other hand is very much a brainiac. It is when the two get together that things start to unravel. The planet, the future everything could be saved with the success of this mission...... You should read it folk, you'll enjoy it.

Helen Douglas did a fantastic job with After Eden. She took a simple but partially futuristic tale, gave it a good number of twist & turns and the romance...... don't forget the subtle romance..... Definitely excited for the sequel but got to say this book works rather well as a standalone.

"Enchanting & Unputdownable till the very end"
Genre :      Young Adult, Sci-fi, Romance, Dystopia, Time-travel

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Release Date: 7th November, 2013

My Copy: publisher & netgalley

Rate:              4/5 (Really Liked It)

Buy:           Amazon | Book Depository 


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