Review: Dark Eden

Nov •  12 •  2011
Review: Dark EdenDark Eden by Patrick Carman
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on November 1st 2011
Genres: Young Adult- Supernatural/Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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"Fifteen-year-old Will Besting is sent by his doctor to Fort Eden, an institution meant to help patients suffering from crippling phobias. Once there, Will and six other teenagers take turns in mysterious fear chambers and confront their worst nightmares—with the help of the group facilitator, Rainsford, an enigmatic guide. When the patients emerge from the chamber, they feel emboldened by the previous night's experiences. But each person soon discovers strange, unexplained aches and pains. . . . What is really happening to the seven teens trapped in this dark Eden?
Patrick Carman's Dark Eden is a provocative exploration of fear, betrayal, memory, and— ultimately—immortality."

I think that I will be one of the few that will fail this cure. I do have a fear, once that I am not afraid to say but I will let you know at the end of the review. But first, the book.

Mr. Carmen presented such a great, freshly unique reading experience. I love the idea of facing your fear but curing it? It definitely caught my interest and held my every breath as I read through the pages. One unique twist of this book is the different point of views in the books. The reader see’s different characters face their fears one by one and be “cured.”

The mysterious of Fort Eden as well as the secrecy behind it had me reading the book faster. I love that the plot line never wavered far but kept you coming back for more. As the reader, you watch the seven teens face their fears and then become different almost robot like.  I loved that while reading this book all I could think about is not wanting the lights to go out or else I have to face my fear right then and there!

Dark Eden is a book like no other. Fear, experiments, no where to hide but no where to go. Dark Eden is dark and captivating having you hold on to what you fear the most. Will you face your fear? Read Dark Eden and find out!

I give it 4 BITES!

Did you have what it takes to face your fear? If you do the test correctly, you will scream just like me.Not only did it make me scream like a baby, but it guess my fear correctly. I am afraid of the dark.

Go to The Fear Test to face your fear. Are you brave enough?

Happy Reading!



  1. Deb
    Nov 12, 2011

    Hi, Savannah, Followed you over from Goodreads, re: Daughter of Smoke and Bone. Would you read my review on ? I’d really like to know what you think. I took a chance there…
    Very good review you have on this book. It’s on my list. Creepy summary I read drew me in to read it!
    I appreciate your taking time to stop by my blog and look forward to anything you can tell me about that review of mine..

  2. Giselle
    Nov 12, 2011

    Oh I loved this one! Really original and really creepy!

    Xpresso Reads

  3. Sounds really creepy!! I might have to check it out sometime!

  4. LoriStrongin
    Nov 13, 2011

    I’ve been looking forward to reading this one!

    …though I think I’ll end up keeping the lights on at night for a while afterwards.

    My fear: being buried alive. Don’t know why, but being stuck in the dark, unable to move, trapped alone with just your thoughts feels like the scariest thing on the planet!!!!!


  5. Shellie
    Nov 15, 2011

    Thanks to you I got to read this awesome book! I loved it, the ending was something that I so was not expecting! I love the twist & story line, it was a good read for sure.