Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Review: Eden Rising (The Dark Sanctuary #1) by Shade Owens @ShadeOwens

Eden Rising

The Dark Sanctuary #1

by Shade Owens

Published: July 19, 2022

Publisher: Red Raven Publishing

Genre: Dystopian, Political Thrillers, Suspense


After men declared war on women, the world fell apart.

In a not-so-distant future, women outnumber men 7 to 1, and no one can explain it.

Threatened by this mysterious phenomenon, the government impulsively passes new abortion laws and strips women of their rights.

Meanwhile, eighteen-year-old Eve Malum watches the riots and protests through her television screen, terrified of the America she no longer recognizes. Unlike her mother and sister, however, she doesn’t have the courage to go out there and demand freedom for all women.

She isn’t like them. She isn’t a fighter.

But when something tragic happens, Eve becomes someone else… someone who will stop at nothing until justice is served, even if that means getting blood on her hands.

Chilling, twisted, and frighteningly vivid, Eden will draw readers into a dark dystopian world like no other.

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My Review:

Eden Rising is unlike any book I have read in so many ways but at the same time, it is very much like a lot of other books I have read in the dystopian genre. Eden Rising grabbed my attention with the summary. Once I read the summary I was hooked. I had to read it as it reminded me of what is going on in our world today.

Eden Rising is one of the best introductions to a new world I have ever seen. In ways, it also reminded me of The Hunger Games with the rules and regulations that are placed on women and their rights and the way the women live.

Women were beginning to outnumber men by 7 – 1 so of course, the men had to put a stop to it as they were afraid that the women would rise up and take control of them. They took away women’s rights to their own bodies.

Eden Rising is told from three different points of view. Parts of the story are told in flashbacks giving insight into what happened to the world and how it came to be where it is now. The flashbacks help you to know how the world came to be so divided.

Eden Rising is a world filled with greed, hate, evil, cruelty, and vindictiveness. It is a chilling and twisted read that will make you shiver from head to toe on some occasions. There are times that it will have you in tears and times that you will be filled with rage making you want to reach in and give some of the characters a great big shake or two or maybe even a little bit more than that.

Eden Rising had my emotions in turmoil but even so, I would still read the rest of the series as I am hooked now. What will happen next? Where will the next book in The Dark Sanctuary lead?

If you are into bone-chilling, twisted, and evil stories then I do believe you may enjoy reading Eden Rising. But I must warn you it does contain some violent scenes that could be triggers for some. Grab your copy of Eden Rising today to see how closely related it is to what is going on in our world today!

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