Sunday, September 30, 2018

Book Review: Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau

Synopsis:
Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure.

But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option—to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom.

As sister and brother, Carys and Andreus have always kept each other safe—from their secrets, from the court, and from the monsters lurking in the mountains beyond the kingdom’s wall. But the Trial of Succession will test the bonds of trust and family.

With their country and their hearts divided, Carys and Andreus will discover exactly what each will do to win the crown. How long before suspicion takes hold and the thirst for power leads to the ultimate betrayal?

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My Review:
I really enjoyed this book! I didn't think I was going to end up liking it. But I really did! It wasn't a five star read for me, though. If it were more fast paced, it would have been.

There are some other things that are making me rate this a four star instead of five. There were just so many things left unanswered. I'm sure they will be answered in the next book but I wanted to know them now.

I liked how the idea of this book was executed. I liked that there were actually trials for Carys and Andreus to see who will rule Eden. I loved all the betrayal in this book. I loved all the twists and turns.

This book did have a slow start. But once it picked up, I didn't want to stop reading. This book gave me a mixture of characters from which I could love and hate. I loved the variety of good and bad that was included. It had me aggravated at some characters for being so blind. It had me hurting for some characters that did nothing but good and were punished anyway.

I'm excited to see what happens in the next book, Eden Conquered.

4/5 Stars
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