Eden Summer Review

Title: Eden Summer
Author: Liz Flanagan
Series: N/A
Publisher: David Fickling Books
Publication Date: 07 July 2016
Source: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pages: 289
Rating: 4 Stars
Reading Timeline: 05 October 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:

Shy, goth Jess and stunning and popular Eden are best friends. They've supported each other though some of the hardest things you can go through - death, bullying, love, heartbreak. They know everything about each other.

But then Eden goes missing and Jess knows she has to find her, and fast, because the longer someone is missing, the more likely it is they won't be found. So Jess starts exploring her memories, things Eden said and did in the last few months and she starts to realize that maybe they don't know each other as well as she thought.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I used to look past contemporaries but lately I have been obsessed with reading more of them. This one is no different. I remember reading the synopsis of this book for the first time. I just knew that I had to get my hands on this books. I am so glad that I am finally getting to it.

Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book! Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book in exchange for an honest review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

It is clear to see that the author knows how to write books. The book was filled with just enough of everything. The writing made it difficult to put it down. The book jumps between the present and the past but I believe that it has been done really well.

Plot Thoughts:

If you are looking for a book that you can read in one setting and can barely put down, then this is the book for you. I quite enjoyed this book. It was everything that I expected and everything I didn't expect. I love how everything unfolded. There are something things that seemed a bit odd but at the end of the who are we to question the way in which some people react to certain situations. 

I was sitting on the edge of my seat with this one. I just wanted to know what had happened to Eden but I also wanted to know what had happened to Jess. I loved that as Jess came to certain things, we were introduced to them. This book was a lot about accepting that sometimes life is full of bad and good things.

Character Thoughts:

I didn't like Eden, at all. I get why Jess was friends with in terms of the fact that they had grown up together but there are some things that I just didn't agree with. Eden got away with so many things before and during her grieving stages and Jess, along with everyone else, just seemed to let her.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I couldn't put this book down. It drew me in almost immediately. I loved the writing that just captured my attention and the plot that kept me focused on everything that unfolded. The only thing that I didn't really like about this book was Eden. She was just such a dislikable character and there is often no reason as to why she is the way she is. Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for providing me with a copy fo this book!

Yours in Reading,



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