Blog Tour: Eden Forest by Aoife Marie Sheridan (Review+Giveaway)

Eden Forest by Aoife Marie Sheridan 

(Saskia Trilogy #1)
Publication date: September 28th 2012
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

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Sarajane Anderson is your regular twenty one year old. With family, friends and a normal job. She also happens to be the only person who can save Saskia, a world parallel to earth.

When Sarajane is taken to Saskia, she could never have imagined the reality of the world she steps into, a world where magical abilities are in everyone’s possession.

She must face a father she never knew, a world that is beyond her belief. A guardian who captures her heart, and a darkness that wants to take it.
On this journey Sarajane discovers her magical abilities and realizes they come with a price. Sarajane is truly tested, as her loved ones are put at risk. The question she must ask herself is, how do you choose who lives and who dies?

   I really enjoy a different kind of fantasy, and this is exactly what this book is.  I am a big fan of parallel worlds, which is one of the reasons I really wanted to read this book. I really liked the world that Aoife created, so full of beauty and suspense. The description of the Saskia was really vivid, which can be really rare in a work of literature. I could perfectly picture every stunning view and every creature that cross pass with our main character. The book will definitely create a rich story in your mind.  

   The plot of the story is the thing that truly lures you into this book. It is a very distinct plot, that will be like nothing you have read before. As I said the world is really unique but the story line is gripping. I also really liked the writing, I loved how you can read from the different perspectives in this book, the evil and the good.  I don't want to go into the plot a lot and spoil the book, because who loves spoilers? No-one does. Well the plot, writing, the creation of the world, everything was great. Now lets talk about the characters. 

   The main character that the story follows is Sarajane Anderson. She was just a regular girl until she gets pulled in into that new fascinating world. In the beginning I really did enjoyed her character, I loved how stubborn she was. But the moment she is in that world, that is when I started to be a little annoyed with her, her stubbornness turned into to much of it. She just didn't act as realistic as I would think a person would act if that get pulled in into a totally different beautiful but scary world. Because it was scary at first, and  the way she reacted to things...well there wasn't really a lot of strong reactions. I felt like she needed more emotions. I did though liked the evil queen. Her character was the best in this book, she even so realistic at times that it was scary. I also liked the mysterious Tristan, who is the love interest of our main character(; Let's discuss that.

   Tristan and Sarajane....I liked their relationship, but at the same time I feel like it needed to develop a little bit more. It felt rushed. It is kind of like an attraction at first sight, which I understand happens a lot, but it normally doesn't turn into love that fast. Other than the rushed feeling I have nothing else, well except that I wish Sarajane would listen to Tristan more, that might have gotten her out of trouble a couple of times. 

   I can say that i did enjoy Eden Forest, especially the world the story was set in. The plot was also really interesting. The characters weren't the best, well except for the queen(I am in love with how evil she is). The romance was hot, but rushed. I fell like the story might have needed a little more of development. I do think a lot of people will enjoy it, because despise Sarajane stubbornness, and the a little rush of the romance, the story was really good(: 

Aoife Marie Sheridan has loved reading from a very young age, starting off with mills and boon’s books, given to by her grandmother her love for romances grew, by the age of 14 she had read hundreds of them.

Aoife had a passion for writing poetry or in her eyes her journal entries. It was something she did throughout her teens and into her twenties. Aoife won first place for two of her poems and had them published at a young age of just nineteen. Realising she needed to get a real job (What writing isn’t) she studied accountancy and qualified working in that field for many years, until her passion for reading returned and she found Maria V Snyder. Poison study one of her favourite books has been read and re-read countless times.

Aoife’s first book Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy) came to be after a dream of a man and woman on a black horse jumping through a wall of fire and the idea of Saskia was born. Now with her first novel published and taking first place for Eden Forest with Writers Got Talent 2013, Aoife continues to write tales of fantasy and is currently working on her third book for the Saskia Trilogy amongst other new works.

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2 eBooks of Eden forest (part one of the saskia trilogy)  and 2 eBooks of city of secrets (part two of the saskia trilogy)

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  1. Your review sold me on this book, unique plot and excellent world-building? It's definitely going on my TBR list.

  2. I've heard of this book before and was wondering how it was. You just convinced me that I need to read it. I thought it could be good, but you confirmed it. Thanks!

  3. Great review this sounds like a really interesting read! I also love it when a villain it very well crafted and evil! Glad you liked it, Anastasia! :)

  4. Thank you so much for having me on your blog and for such an amazing review. :)

  5. Last year I read a novel about parallel world from an Italian author and since then I wanted to read something like that so badly! Thanks to your blog and of course! Aoife Marie Sheridan I finally found it!
    Love the plot, I'm going to read it for sure!

  6. I love the cover, it's so pretty! Thanks for the post, I'm adding this book to my to-read list :)



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