Monday, 7 October 2013

Review: After Eden

After Eden

Publication Date: November 7th, 2013
~A copy was provided by Bloomsbury Childrens UK, via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.~

Eden Anfield loves puzzles, so when mysterious new boy Ryan Westland shows up at her school she's hooked. On the face of it, he's a typical American teenager. So why doesn't he recognise pizza? And how come he hasn't heard of Hitler? What puzzles Eden the most, however, is the interest he's taking in her.

As Eden starts to fall in love with Ryan, she begins to unravel his secret. Her breakthrough comes one rainy afternoon when she stumbles across a book in Ryan's bedroom - a biography of her best friend - written over fifty years in the future. Confronting Ryan, she discovers that he is there with one unbelievably important purpose ... and she might just have destroyed his only chance of success


When Ryan Westland comes into Eden Anfields' life, she finds him strange. He doesn't recognise popular food, or important icons of history or anything a modern twenty-first century American guy should already know.
Unless he lives in a cult.

Or a religious sector that limits his information.

Though he drives.
Both she considers, and are viable, as his sisters just as weird as him, until she returns his jacket one afternoon and accidentally takes one of his books home with hers and finds one that catches her eye with an author whose name she knows.

Her best friends.

After Eden's set in Cornwall, which I've never actually been (shocker), it's a pretty popular holiday destination here, so I went in with no expectations.

I was still disappointed.