Friday, January 25, 2013

Tour Stop: Seeds of War by Rachel E. Fisher: Review and Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour by Seeds of War by Rachel E. Fisher.  The tour his hosted by AToMR Tours.  You can check out all the other great stops on the tour via the link below.  Seeds of War is the second book in The Eden's Roots Trilogy.  There is also a great tour-wide giveaway going on, which you can enter below.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Seeds of War

(Eden's Root Trilogy #2)

Published July 16th 2012 

Seeds of War is the second book in the Eden's root trilogy.

The mission of Eden must be fulfilled and Eden’s best Seekers are needed. Forming a new group they dub the Seeders, Fi, Asher, and Sean are joined by a new addition as they set out to bring hope and support to the Topsiders in the form of radios and heirloom seeds. Their experiences Topside prepare them for the threat from marauding gangs they call Lobos, but it is a different, less obvious sort of threat that takes them by surprise. As radio broadcasts begin to reconnect Eden and the Topsiders, the Seeders stumble upon mysterious broadcasts from unknown stations. When two of their own new radio stations go silent within days of each other, Fi and her companions realize that something is terribly wrong. Eden finds itself pitted against a growing and unknown force as their very mission lights the flames of war.

My Thoughts:  It has been several years since the world has been devastated by the great famine.  Fi, Asher, Sean and the family have made it to Eden and have found their place there, all making tremendous contributions to the Eden community and what it stands for, each finding themselves in integral roles not only in Eden, but in the future of the planet.  Now the time has come for the second phase of  Eden's purpose, which is to reconnect the people living topside that have survived.  The great famine occurred as a result of the genetic modifications of plants and foods by man, which resulted in "sick food." They discovered that the genetically modified foods were the primary cause of  "the sickness," which took the lives of so many.  The sickness is a general term used for different types of illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and many many others that were a direct result tainted food.  Now as Seeders, they begin the reconnection process by distributing heirloom seeds and teaching others how to plant and grow the "true food," and connect them through radio technology not only to Eden, but to each other.  This is very important, and very dangerous.  Not only do they have to get people to trust them, they have to deal with the Lobos, which is a term they use for the people that want to raid, kill, and destroy.  The world has become a very dangerous place, which is nothing new to Fi, Asher, and Sean, but they soon find out that they have an even more threatening group than the Lobos who want to stop them at any cost.  

I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Fi, Asher, Sean and the others in Eden's Root, and was excited to see where Rachel Fisher took the story next.  I absolutely love Fi.  She is quite the heroine.  She was only 14 when all of this started, became and a strong, loyal, fierce, yet loving leader.  In Eden, she is considered somewhat of a celebrity, even though she can't stand to be the center of attention.  Now at 17, she finds herself as leader once again as her group embarks on their mission to reconnect the people.  Asher, and I love Asher, is Fi's fiance, he's a fierce warrior, and the one who is responsible for training the fighters.  He's also really hot.  Sean is Fi's best friend and he and his family have been with her since the beginning.  He is the technological whiz and the brains behind the bunch, but he is also a warrior himself.  We also see Sara, Fi's best friend and Sean's girlfriend in a much bigger role in this book, and are introduced to quite a few new characters as well. 

I loved the story and was sucked in from the start, my attention captured from beginning till end.  The story itself is very creative and realistic, which is kind of scary, because I can really imagine something like this happening.  I loved where Fisher took the romance in this book, especially between Fi and Asher.  There are some really beautiful moments, which add so much to the book.  In addition to the romance, there is also plenty of action, danger, intense fighting scenes, and drama, with just enough humor mixed in.  I also really liked the ending of the book.  It ends in an intense moment with a bit of cliffhanger, yet is excellently done, leaving you satisfied, while at the same time excited for the next installment.  I would highly recommend Seeds of War to anyone who loves dystopia, romance, science fiction, and adventure.  Seeds of War is a well written and entertaining novel that leaves you turning the pages for more.  

Eden's Root (Eden's Root Trilogy #1)

Published December 17th 2011)
The year is 2033 and the world hovers on the edge of explosion as unexplained crop deaths lead to severe global food shortages. In the United States, the Sickness is taking lives slowly, creeping its way into every family. Fi Kelly has already faced the Sickness in her own family, toughening her beyond her years. But a shocking confession from her dying father will push her toughness to its absolute limits. Saddled with an impossible secret and the mission of saving her little sister, Fi sets out to transform herself into the warrior that she must become to survive the coming collapse. Along the way, she will discover that evil can be accidental and that love can be intentional. 
You can see my review of Eden's Root here.  
About the Author:
I am a wife and entrepreneur living and working in Florida. I am also a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where I majored in Biology. It was always my assumption that I would end up making research my life. Though it did not work out that way in the end, my passion for Biology remains intact. 

I have always loved biology-based science-fiction and the young adult genre. It is in this vein that I offer my work.

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  1. Yet another great series I really need to try!

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    1. You are right about the spam. I've been getting it like crazy and I had to have to turn the Captcha on. These books do really make you think.

    2. Sorry Candace, I did read you comment and then accidentally deleted it when I was deleting all that spam. You are right. This book deals with some serious issues that could very well be a possibility in the future. It would be great if this could open up people's eyes more to it. Good luck with your heirloom seed garden in the spring.

  3. I won Eden's Root a while back, but I haven't read it yet. Might have to do that soon. :)

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

    1. I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by.

  4. It's nice when such a big story can pull you in. And yay for romance! Glad you liked this, Ellen.


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