Sunday, February 24, 2013

Eden Book 1 by David Holley: Review

In the year 2022, a group of unsuspecting travelers find themselves washed up on a beach in a remote area of New Zealand. Having survived a horrific crash, they must now endure the wrath of the wild — all while wrestling with the mystery of their circumstances. Led by survivalist Noah Lockheart and his wife, Evelyn, the band of refugees must endure a harsh journey fraught with danger. But just when salvation seems near, they discover that civilization is not how they left it, and they have never been farther from home.
As the title indicates, this is the first part of Eden so expect some unresolved issues at the close of this adventure.  Even so, the author did a great job of closing off this particular episode and I was able to breathe a little sign of satisfaction after reading the last paragraph.  I got caught up in the story from the beginning; loved the adventure.  Washed up on a remote beach in New Zealand a ragtag group of survivors struggle across the formidable landscape in an attempt to reach civilization. I became invested in the characters and fully enjoyed their interactions, uncertainty, and bravery.  I love adventure tales and this book is a very good beginning to what promises to be an exciting adventure.
This book was given to me by the author in exchange for my honest review.
Reviewed by Laurie-J   


EDEN is the first novel by emerging author David Holley. After a career in advertising spanning two decades. David decided it was time for a change and to pursue a new challenge that would push his creative talents even further. Through the years David has worked across several mediums in the art world. Starting with street and grafitti art that spanned from New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen, to the Champs-Élysées in Paris, France. Over time, his street art evolved into fine art and he showcased that work in solo shows in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

David currently resides in Philadelphia with his daughter Mia, his girlfriend Abby, and his loyal bulldog The Mighty El Toro Diablo.
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Natalie Frampton said...

Sounds like a good read. I like survival stories so thanks for the review

Leigh Ann said...

Sounds like an interesting book, this is the first I've heard of it! I found you on Book Blogs and I am now your newest follower! I hope you are having a great Sunday and that you'll stop by for a visit sometime when you get the chance. :)
Leigh Ann
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