Saturday, August 22, 2015

Eden's Creatures by Valerie Zambito

Eden's CreaturesBook Description:
Some rules cannot be broken. Ever. Until it happens. Twice. 

Cal Taylor hates his life. A neglectful mother, an abusive stepfather, and town thugs all conspire to tear him down. But, he never could have imagined that his dreams of striking out on his own would take him to a whole different world. 

When he stumbles into the mystical Faedin, he can’t help but be drawn to the beautiful girl who captures him. Stassi is everything he’s not. Confident. Strong. Ruthless. More animal than human really. Before he knows it, they’re caught in a dangerous struggle for survival and neither are prepared for the cunning of the serpent that slithers just out of sight.

My Thoughts:
I liked this book.  Cal has a horrible life.  His mother could care less about him, his step-father likes to beat him and his mother, and there are bullies at school.  The only bright spot in his life is his little brother.  Then one day, he accidentally enters another world and meets Stassi.  She is basically the opposite of him and together they make an interesting pair that must save the world.
I liked the land of Faedin.  I absolutely disliked Cal's home life and how he had to deal with all that horrid business but that is the life of some people.  The author made that part of it realistic ad I felt bad for Cal.  Stassi was an interesting character and I liked how different the Faedin were from humans and yet how similar.  The story flowed along well and I really liked it up to the end.  I had an issue with how it ended and just didn't like it.  I saw it coming toward the end but to me it just wasn't 'right'.  I would still recommend it because I liked the rest of the story and enjoyed it quite a bit.It was between a 3 and 4 for me so I will say 4/5 for this one.
Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book (via Reading Addiction Book Tours).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


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