In a time of global warming and spiralling damage to the environment, the Virgin Zones were established to help combat the change. Abandoned by humanity and given back to nature, these vast areas in a dozen remote locations across the planet were intended to become the lungs of the world.
But there are always those drawn to such places. Extreme sports enthusiasts and adventure racing teams target the dangerous, sometimes deadly zones for illicit races. Only the hardiest and most experienced dare undertake these expeditions. When one such team enters the oldest Zone, Eden, they aren’t prepared for what confronts them. Nature has returned to Eden in an elemental, primeval way. And here, nature is no longer humanity’s friend.
Do you know when people say that a book ‘reads like a movie’? This is Eden.
As I have mentioned before, whenever I read an author that is new to me I manage to feel excited, intimidated, a bit anxious and happy—it’s a crazy mixed bag of feelings.
I had The Silence sitting on my TBR but ended up watching the movie before I had a chance to read the book. I rarely do that, but it does happen from time to time. I did enjoy The Silence (movie), but I can’t really tell whether the book is better or not. If I had to take a guess, I’d say the book is probably great.
So, when Titan Books asked if I wanted to take part on the Bookstagram tour for the upcoming Eden, I knew I had to jump right in.
From the bestselling author of The Silence comes a brand-new supernatural eco-thriller. In large areas of the planet, nature is no longer humanity’s friend…
I must admit that I have never heard of eco-thriller or eco-horror before. Yet, the term fits perfectly with Eden.
The connection with Tim’s writing happened immediately. He didn’t have to go deep into each character in order to grab my interest (this doesn’t happen often).
The story itself was very interesting and quite fitting: Nature being scary.
“Coming to Eden, she never meant any harm. She hoped to die on her own terms. She wasn’t expecting something worse.”
If you’ve enjoyed any of the movies/books below, give Eden a try:
Eden was a great surprise. Something completely different from my usual range of horror.
Was it a perfect read?
Nope. There were some elements that I didn’t enjoy.
Although it did force me to knock a star off of my rating, it certainly didn’t affect my overall enjoyment of the book.
Huge thanks to Titan Books and Tim Lebbon for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review. And for the opportunity to take part in the UK promotional tour.