College sophomore Bryn Dawson is a self-proclaimed poster child for normal. However, the day William Hayward enters her life, normalcy is the last thing Bryn will be able to count on if she wants to be with him. Too mysterious and appealing to be good for a girl, Bryn feels drawn to him in a way that seems out of her control—as if fate is orchestrating it.
Despite every red flag and warning siren going off in her head telling her not to, Bryn falls hard for William, knowing he’s categorically different from anyone she’s ever met. She never imagined how right she was. When William takes her deeper into the rabbit hole of his world, Bryn must decide just how much she is willing to sacrifice to be with him, knowing no matter what, fate always finds a way to have the last laugh.
Spinning a new twist on star-crossed lovers, Eternal Eden will put Bryn through a gauntlet of turmoil, challenging her to find the power within herself to become the heroine in her own story.
Setting: Organ State University
Point of View: Alternating first person Point of View (Bryn and William), each clearly marked.
Price: Regularly $2.99 but on sale for free on Amazon (as of 1/15/15)
Series: First in a series of 3 full length novels.
Length: 394 pages. Cliffhanger ending.
Loved it! There was so much depth and feeling in the characters. This is not your typical YA book where words are simple and used just to tell a story. The words in this book evoked feeling and were arranged in such a unique and beautiful way.
“There’s never been anyone but you, Bryn . . . ever. You’ve been that one shining star in the night sky, shining brighter than the others, until that’s all you can see in the surrounding darkness.” His lips rested over mine, for the shortest moment, before they fell away. “Your light is blinding.”
However, sometimes when an author is so good at painting a picture with the perfect choice of words they get carried away and the whole book becomes overly serious and poetic. That is not the case here. Yes, there are parts that are poetic, but there are also parts of witty, dry humor.
“You the one that got jumped?”
I didn’t think my blood-matted hair and debris ridden clothes needed an answer, but he was waiting for one. Not the brightest crayon in the box.
I have not gone into any detail about the plot in my review. This is intentional because so much of the story is unraveled throughout the book. It wood be impossible to explain more without ruining your experience. I do want to say one thing thought… Do not go into this book ready to compare it to Twilight. To me, it feels as if every YA romance is over analyzed until it can be compared to Twilight or called fan fiction. A similar character personality does not make the book fan fiction.
I’m on to the next in the series now and I hope the same quality continues.