by Rachel Fisher
Publication Date: March 5th 2012
by CreateSpace (publisher)
Book Source: Author
Summary from Amazon: It 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. Thirteen year old Fi Kelly has already faced the Sickness in her own family, toughening her at a young age. But when her dying father makes a shocking confession, Fi realizes that her toughness will be pushed 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.
Crystal’s Review: I will admit this book was a slow read for me at first. I struggled with the idea that a 13yr old girl managed to perfect her skills in so many different areas in such a short amount of time all while keeping a terrible secret to herself. However, I am glad that I continued reading because as the story and characters developed the premise became more believable and more interesting. The first thing that caught my attention in this book was the reason behind the main problem of the story. Many authors have done the strange virus turns people into zombies thus causing an end of the world story line scenario, this author choose a scenario that hits much closer to home and because of that the story seems more real and intense. The author also managed to seamlessly weave a bittersweet love story into this sad yet empowering story of a young girl forced to grow up not only to protect herself but to save her family. Eden’s Root is a wonderful story and a must read for all.
Content: Violence and graphic descriptions of violent scenes. Mild sexual tension among characters.
About the Author: Rachel E. Fisher is a wife and entrepreneur living and working in Florida. Though she grew up in the northeast, she can’t give up the sunshine and beaches of her adoptive home. Her work is fictional and would be classified as science-fiction because it is rooted in science…but it is not the typical with robots, space travel, or aliens. This particular story is focused on realistic worst-case scenarios because those are what she finds most intriguing right now. Favorite pasttimes…mostly outdoorsy things, and overuse of ellipsis.
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