Friday, April 1, 2016

The Watchers of Eden by T.C. Edge

Title:  The Watchers of Eden
Series:  The Watchers of Eden #1
Author:  T.C. Edge
Publication Date:  November 1/15
Length:  305pgs
Genre:  YA Dystopian
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

In the hot and humid farming region of Agricola, 16 year old Cyra prepares to be tested to discover what duty she'll hold for life. All school leavers across the regions are in the same position, and few expect anything more than to follow in their parents' footsteps and stay in the region they live in.

For Cyra, there was never a choice. With her father dead and brother and sister assigned elsewhere, she's desperate to stay close to her sick mother so she can take care of her.

On the day of the Duty Call, however, Cyra's world turns upside down in one stroke. She's to be assigned to Eden, the largest and most powerful sea city and central hub of control. Only the most important live there, and no one from Cyra's town has ever been assigned there in her lifetime.

So, she sets off on a journey away from everything she knows, without knowing what her duty will be. Soon, she discovers that she, along with a small number of school leavers from across the regions, has a special power; a gift that will pit her as a secret protector of the nation.

Only, it's not a gift, it's really a curse, and before long Cyra will learn that her once small world is filled with a great deal more corruption and injustice than she ever thought possible.

My Review:

What an intriguing start to this series. The author puts a great deal of effort into developing the world and the people that we read about. Everything comes to life in a clear yet captivating manner. The characters are enchanting. They’re the type of individuals that I want to get to know and go on an adventure with. The plot was intricately woven, not only inviting readers into the world, but also throwing in action packed twists and turns at every corner. While there is a lot going on, bringing forward different themes, the action packed dystopian feel can be likened to the Hunger Games and Divergent at times while also remaining completely unique.

T.C. Edge has definitely launched a unique series with this one. This YA tale will be enjoyed by readers of all ages.

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