Thursday, 13 March 2014

After Eden (After Eden #1) by Helen Douglas

After Eden (After Eden, #1)
  Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

After Eden by Helen Douglas

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

After Eden (After Eden, #1)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
16-year-old Eden doesn’t fall all over herself when new boy Ryan starts at her school, but she can’t help but develop feelings when he seems to like her.
There’s something odd about Ryan though, and Eden can’t help but notice that he doesn’t know who Hitler is, and doesn’t know other everyday stuff either.
Why is Ryan different? And how long will it take Eden to figure it out?

This was an interesting YA story about love and duty.

Eden was an interesting character, although she did come across as slightly stupid at times. I mean who doesn’t realise that there are planets out there outside of our own solar system? Who finds a suspicious book and only reads the first chapter? Who gets drunk and lets important information slip out? (okay, I’ll give her that one.)

The storyline in this was okay, although it did move quite slowly. This book seemed to take a ridiculous amount of time to get through considering how short it was!
There was some romance, although I wasn’t exactly bowled over by it, but the mystery aspect was good.
The ending was okay, although it did leave some questions unanswered. I did like that we finally got a bit of action towards the end, but again I thought Eden was a little slow on guessing who ‘the cleaner’ was, and what would happen to her.
Overall; an enjoyable story,
7 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. This one sounds pretty good even with the stupid MC.