When seventeen-year-old Sage wakes up in a hospital with no memories, her only clue are the words written on her hand. With a deadly disease threatening to wipe out mankind, Sage must find out who she is and why most people would kill to get their hands on her--before it's too late. This fast-paced, futuristic thriller is a spine-tingling read!
Rachel McClellan was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she's not in her writing lair, she's partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel's love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was...
Escape to Eden is a futuristic sci-fi. I'd classify it as something distopian, as it is a future world after everything has been changed by the government, or humanity itself.
The story follows a teenage girl named Sage, who is trying to figure out what is so special about her. After waking up in a strange hospital, she encounters many variations of the human species, and comes to the wrong conclusion: That's she's unremarkable and far from special. However, as the story goes on, she begins to realize just how special she is. Of course, that's not easy when she's dodging modified humans and danger at every step of her way to a place called Eden. Only there can she be safe.
When I first started reading this book, I admit I was thrown off a little by the fact that it's written in first person present tense. Not many writers can pull that off without making everything sound campy, disjointed, and just wrong. Usually, when I read something in that style, I get thrown out immediately. Not so with this book. It grabbed me after the first few sentences, and hasn't let go yet. (I'm still reading it)
The characters are memorable. The world Rachel has built is as amazing as it is disturbing. I definitely hope society doesn't take this route. The pacing is... let's just say that it won't let you go.
One small confession, at the end, I couldn't help but cry. And I seriously hope there's a sequel because I really want to know what happens next.
So, I am definitely giving this book five stars. I'm sure I will want to read it again and again.
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