Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Review: Fall of Eden by Michele Poague

The first thing you should know about this book is that it's a sequel. It is the second book of The Healing Crystal trilogy. You can find my review for the first book HERE.
Just like the first book, the thing that stood out most to me about this book were the characters. The main character, Kairma, is very relatable She has emotions like the rest of us, loses her temper like the rest of us, and definitely feels helpless at times, just like the rest of us. The characters around Kairma that support her each have personalities that are unique from the others, but also common enough that a person might relate to them as well. Between the group of characters, there is easily one that you can slip into the shoes of and fall into the story with. Each of the characters feels almost alive, as they struggle through their trials and grow from them.
Another plus for this book is the settings the author puts her characters into. Her descriptions allow you to see what the characters are seeing, feeling, and going through. You experience the dryness of the desert and the chill of winter along with them, letting you get deeper into the story.
One thing I felt this author was great at, in her writing, was keeping you in the story. As the villain chases the group of main characters through the wilderness, always lurking just behind them, you simply don't want to put the book down. The urgency and suspense that she lays out keeps you turning pages until the very end. Indeed, up to the very last sentence.
That brings me to the ending. Now, I won't spoil it, but the ending frustrated me beyond measure. It opened up this entirely new idea in the story, gave me an entirely new perspective on everything I'd read so far, then ended, right there, leaving me hanging, wanting more.
All in all, I'd say this book, like the one before it, is definitely worth a read.
Link to Michele Poague's website:
Link to the Barnes and Noble purchase link for Fall of Eden:
Link to a trailer for The Healing Crystal trilogy (which gives a very good impression of what the books are about, I must say):
Along with the blog tour, there is a raffle with awesome prizes. Keep reading for information on it.
Grand Prize Giveaway
As part of the tour, Michele is generously offering 3 AMAZING giveaways to the blog readers. 
  • The first winner will receive signed copies of the entire Healing Crystal trilogy. 
  • The second place winner will receive a signed copy of Fall of Eden as well as a $10 gift certificate. 
  • The third place winner will receive a signed copy of Fall of Eden. 

To enter to win these prizes, simply fill out the Rafflecopter form provided HERE.
  • Open from September 8 to October 8.
  • Must be 13+ years of age to enter
  • US mailing addresses only
Earn entries by doing any/all of the following:
  • Leaving a blog post comment
  • Liking The Healing Crystal Trilogy on Facebook
  • Tweeting about the giveaway (once per day)
  • Writing a review of Fall of Eden
  • Posting an interview, the book trailer, or a link to the tour.