“I promise you, Sean. We’re going to stop them.”
The pieces on the board are in motion and with both sides gathering strength, each move will be critical. When the Truthers make a play for checkmate, the Seeders are forced to respond. Fi and her companions will face greater challenges and higher stakes than ever before, because this time if they fail, it’s for keeps.
Seeds of War #2
The mission of Eden must be fulfilled and Eden’s best Seekers are needed. Forming a new group they dub the Seeders, Fi, Asher, and Sean are joined by a new addition as they set out to bring hope and support to the Topsiders in the form of radios and heirloom seeds. Their experiences Topside prepare them for the threat from marauding gangs they call Lobos, but it is a different, less obvious sort of threat that takes them by surprise. As radio broadcasts begin to reconnect Eden and the Topsiders, the Seeders stumble upon mysterious broadcasts from unknown stations. When two of their own new radio stations go silent within days of each other, Fi and her companions realize that something is terribly wrong. Eden finds itself pitted against a growing and unknown force as their very mission lights the flames of war.
Eden’s Root #1
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. Fi Kelly has already faced the Sickness in her own family, toughening her beyond her years. But a shocking confession from her dying father will push her toughness 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.
Set not too far away in the future, EDEN’S ROOT is the story about what happens when science goes too far and the struggle and journey one Family takes to make it to safety.
This story was scary. Very scary. The apocalypse that has taken over the world was caused by food. Yes, food. You all know the case: science has tweaked and enhanced and fixed crops and food to make them seem healthier and to grow faster. Genetic engineering, basically. For some reason, we can’t just let foods grow as they may. We have to speed up the process, add genetic mutations to make them “better” and last longer on our shelves. But what happens when this just becomes too much? The world goes into a global famine and more and more people are being diagnosed with cancer than ever before. The world goes into mass chaos over the shortage, millions die, and it’s hard to find something healthy to eat. This is exactly the world that Fisher has created in EDEN’S ROOT. Everything that led up to the current situation could very well be happening under our noses right now and we wouldn’t even realize it until it was too late.
The whole time while reading this novel, I worried. This extreme realism was terrifying and made me question everything. Fi is the Leader of her Family and has been given the burden by her late father to protect and provide for her Family and take them to a promised Eden, located in Canada. Supposedly there, only True, non altered food is grown and where no one is Sick. For a 15 year old, she is incredibly strong, determined, and has the world resting on her shoulders. I couldn’t imagine having the responsibility she has at that age. Her Family is growing every day and times are getting harder and harder. But she’s willing to do anything to protect her loved ones. She’s such an amazing heroine, I would only wish I could be like her in that type of situation. And even though she’s lost so much, she is extremely brave and never lets her sorrows show.
This story was told from 3 different points of views, all in third person. We have Fi, her childhood best friend Sean, and the newcomer Asher. I’m not usually a fan of multiple POVs but I thought Fisher did a magnificent job with the transitions. All three characters are so different, it was great seeing how they perceived certain situations. I loved both Sean and Asher. Sean has been Fi’s best friend since they were little and would do anything for her, even if that means loving her when she doesn’t feel the same way. Asher is an ex gang member who gladly trades in that life to be a protective Family member. He truly cares for Fi and understands the loss she’s experienced. He takes it upon himself to ease that burden from her and make sure she lives her life as normally as possible, aside from always being the fierce Leader she is. All the other characters in the book truly add to the plot. I loved all the members of the Family and thought it was great how they each offered something to the group. They come from different backgrounds, but you would never be able to tell that. Survival and family, it’s what it’s always about.
My one only major flaw was that it moved slowly at some parts. Some scenes, to me, were dragged out a bit longer than necessary. I also was taken aback in the beginning with Fi calling her mom Maggie sometimes and then just calling her mom during other parts. It made it sort of confusing, especially since I was just learning all the character’s names. Other than that, I really have nothing negative to say about this book!
EDEN’S ROOT is a journey of what happens when the world falls apart. Told from multiple POVs, you follow this great cast of characters through the hardships and suffering of surviving post-apocalypse. Despite everything that has been thrown their way, they have this incredible optimism and undeniable love for one another. Edge of your seat thrilling, EDEN’S ROOT is a great addition to this genre! You’ll not want to set this one down.
|4.5 Thought Clouds!|
I received an ebook copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
Rachel E Fisher
I am a wife and entrepreneur living and working in Florida. I am also a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where I majored in Biology. It was always my assumption that I would end up making research my life. Though it did not work out that way in the end, my passion for Biology remains intact.
I have always loved biology-based science-fiction and the young adult genre. It is in this vein that I offer my work.
August 12 – September 6
2 Winners each (international):
– eBook of Eden’s Root
– eBook of Seeds of War
– eBook of Emergence
2 Winners (international):
– eBook of the trilogy – Eden’s Root, Seeds of War & Emergence
1 Winner (US, Canada, UK)
– signed print copy of Emergence
In Rachel Fisher’s dystopian world, natural grown food has turned to poison or died before it can produce fruit. This idea was partly inspired by her own life and the necessity of creating vegan and gluten-free meals.