I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Eden-East by Janelle Stalder
Series: Eden #4
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
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New life, new deaths, and truths revealed. Everything ends now.
In the final installment of the Eden series, the King’s army prepares for their biggest battle yet. Aiden and his friends set out to find Aziz in his hidden mountain fortress and bring the war in Eden to an end. But secrets are being discovered along the way, and the weight of them could ruin lives. Aiden is coping with loss and the need for vengeance, as well as changes in himself he doesn’t quite understand. Thousands of lives are depending on him to stop Aziz once and for all, and this time Aiden is more than ready and confident he’ll be the one to do it. The stakes are higher than he ever anticipated on his journey east.
Elisa is embarking on a new phase of her life. She has the man she loves beside her, their group of friends have become stronger, and the end of war is in sight. Now she just needs to see it through so she can finally have her happily ever after. But she knows the truth that the others don’t, and it will test her loyalty and friendship more than anything ever has.
With two brothers side by side, and an army ready for war, the only thing left to be seen is who will live and who will die.
Welcome to the thrilling conclusion of your journey into Eden.
I really enjoyed the conclusion to the Eden series. Aziz was really a star here with his evil scheming and creepiness. Romances continued to grow, and we finally see the final showdown between all the powers that be. The book does really well switching between all the story lines and you don’t ever feel like Aiden is the main hero/character…. it is whoever the story is following at that moment (Jameson, Callum, Rain, Rose, Elisa, etc.). There are some really, really sad things in this book, and some amazing joyous ones. For some characters, it is a tragic ending. For others, it is a happy one. And for a few others, only bittersweet. Still, everything is closed really well and I’m satisfied with where the story ends. There is a lot of redemption in the book, and justice for those not redeemed. For a lot of series, the last book is hit or miss. In this case, I think it is a hit. It stays true to the series, has a ton of action and development, and resolves things very well. If you’ve read the first three, do yourself a favor and read this one.
While I would say this is a YA book, I would recommend it only for older teens due to some light profanity and sexual situations.