Dark Eden by Patrick CarmanDark Eden by Patrick Carman

Dark Eden

byPatrick Carman

Paperback | April 24, 2012

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When Will Besting approaches Fort Eden for the first time, he knows something isn't right. With more terrifying secrets at every turn, he discovers a hidden fear deep inside himself, a dark mystery a thousand years in the making, and the unexpected girl of his dreams. But can he save everyone from the dangers of Fort Eden before it's too late?

Patrick Carman's Dark Eden is a provocative exploration of fear, betrayal, the power of memory, and the mystery of love.

Patrick Carman is theNew York Timesbestselling author of such acclaimed series as the Land of Elyon and Atherton, the teen superhero novelThirteen Days to Midnight, and the first two books in the Pulse series. A multimedia pioneer, Patrick authoredThe Black Circle, the fifth title in the 39 Clues series, and the groundbreaking Dark Ede...
Title:Dark EdenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:April 24, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062009710

ISBN - 13:9780062009715


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Anti-Climactic Thriller I give the author props for conjuring up a group of characters whose seemingly normal temperaments belie the crippling fears they have within. I give the author props for setting up a creepy world where you expect to be horrified at every turn. I give the author props for writing pages upon pages of ominous scenarios, settings, and landscapes. And as much as I want to say this book will the scare the pants out of you…I, unfortunately, cannot. I don’t know why anyone would say this book can be classified as a thriller when it wasn’t even mildly so. I’m not trying to be a jerk by trivializing these kids’ fears but I felt like the entire set up was beyond over the top. The author made a fanfare out of everything – promising too much without really fulfilling. It was disappointing. I read…and read…and read and waited for that moment when my heart would skip a beat but it didn’t happen. I’ll give you this: The twist near the end almost, ALMOST made reading this book worthwhile. However, it came out of the left field. It was one of those, ‘where the hell did that come from?’ moment. In the end, it was like the majority of the book was a fruitless practice because a major element of the plot was a surprise of an epic proportions. I think this is the first book I’ve ever read where the shock didn’t do much for me. Incidentally, there’s an app for this book. It might enhance your reading experience better. As for me, I think I’ll pass. I’m sitting here and resisting the urge to pull my hair off their roots. I’ve read reviews for this book and I’m completely aghast that once again, y’all left me at the bus stop. VERDICT: I don’t think I read the same book as everybody else. Or…there were some subliminal messages that I completely missed. All in all, this book was a disappointment and a half.
Date published: 2016-03-13

Editorial Reviews

“The added supernatural twist...maintains Fort Eden’s air of doom and gloom to the very end.