Series: Eden's Root #3
Published by Self-Published on April 30, 2013
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Young Adult
Source: Blog Tour
"I promise you, Sean. We're going to stop them."
The pieces on the board are in motion and with both sides gathering strength, each move will be critical. When the Truthers make a play for checkmate, the Seeders are forced to respond. Fi and her companions will face greater challenges and higher stakes than ever before, because this time if they fail, it's for keeps.
Today on the blog tour for EMERGENCE by Rachel E. Fisher, I have a review of the third book in the trilogy, EMERGENCE. The tour is hosted by Prism Book Tours, and you can visit the rest of the stops here. If you missed my review of EDEN’S ROOT or my review of SEEDS OF WAR, make sure to check those out. As part of the theme for the blog tour, which is aptly recpipes, I have a first on my blog: a recipe! Yep. If you know me and know that I’m pretty bad at cooking, don’t laugh! I’ve actually been doing some research into clean eating, so this tour and the ideas behind the trilogy are making me think about it even more.
Lastly, there’s a tour-wide giveaway for copies of the trilogy, so make sure and enter that after my review of EMERGENCE.
EMERGENCE is the epic, satisfying conclusion to the Eden’s Root trilogy. If you haven’t read book one, EDEN’S ROOT, or book two, SEEDS OF WAR, you’ll definitely want to pick those up first. This isn’t a series you can read out of order, nor should you. This review contains spoilers for the first two books, but I tried to avoid giving too much away about EMERGENCE.
EMERGENCE picks up right where SEEDS OF WAR left off. Fi, Asher, Sean, and Sara are on their way home from a summer Seeding trip when they discover that Eden, their safe haven, has gone completely quiet. No one knows what happened, so Fi and the others speed up their return trip … only to find the worst. The shock of seeing Eden attacked and empty is enough to send Fi into labor.
Needless to say, EMERGENCE starts off with a bang! I was quite pleased with the amount of action in this book, and due to the setup of the previous one, I knew just where it was going to end: war with the Truthers. We learn a lot more about the Truthers, and even get some passages from the perspective of their leader, Dr. Carter Lawson. He’s a pretty creepy guy, and I liked that we got a view into his head, because it a) gave the reader a more complete picture of both sides of the war, and b) showed what happens when you piss off a megalomaniac genius.
When the battle finally comes between the survivors of Eden and the Truthers, the author doesn’t skimp on the details or action. The last third or so of the book was my favorite, and I was satisfied with how it all went down. There was just the right mix of danger, suspense, and action to keep me flicking the pages to the end. I was hoping for a big fight, and I got one. Once you read EMERGENCE and find out what the Truthers do to Eden, you’ll want a big fight, too.
The other thing I really liked about EMERGENCE was Fi’s character development. Fi has come a very long way from the girl she was in EDEN’S ROOT. Though she’s been kick ass throughout the trilogy, I did have trouble believing adults would listen to a fourteen-year-old. In EMERGENCE, Fi questions that herself, something I appreciated it. But even better was watching her crack, the strain of losing Eden and her family too much to bear after all the other hardships she’s suffered. Fi emerged from the “nothingness” (her term for depression) an even stronger character, and I liked seeing her vulnerable, because that made her even more kick ass and realistic to me.
All in all, the Eden’s Root trilogy is a good one. I think the idea of apocalypse stemming from famine is a unique one, and that the author did a good job in bringing it to life. I recommend having all the books ready when you start the trilogy, because it’s one you’ll want to finish as quickly as possible.
Recipe: Chocolate Protein Mousse:
As I said at the start of this post, I’ve been thinking about trying to eat cleaner. I’m an incredibly picky eater, so I don’t know how well it’s going to work out if I try it, but I’m gathering together recipes to keep on hand for if I do. I also don’t know how much whey protein has been messed with, but I think it’s a staple of most muscle building diets. Full disclosure: I haven’t tried this, although it does look quite easy to make.
♥ 1 cup heavy whipping cream
♥ 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
♥ 2 teaspoons splenda sugar substitute
♥ 3 tablespoons unflavored 100% whey protein powder
1. Stir dry ingredients together.
2. Add cream and blend on low for 2 minutes, then high for 2 minutes.
*giveaway is tour-wide
About the author:
I am a wife and entrepreneur living and working in Florida. I am also a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where I majored in Biology. It was always my assumption that I would end up making research my life. Though it did not work out that way in the end, my passion for Biology remains intact.
I have always loved biology-based science-fiction and the young adult genre. It is in this vein that I offer my work.