Eternal Eden by Nicole Williams

Eternal Eden by Nicole Williams

Eternal Eden (Eden Trilogy, #1)

Goodreads Summary: College sophomore Bryn Dawson is a self-proclaimed poster child for normal. However, the day William Hayward enters her life, normalcy is the last thing Bryn will be able to count on if she wants to be with him. Too mysterious and appealing to be good for a girl, Bryn feels drawn to him in a way that seems out of her control—as if fate is orchestrating it.
Despite every red flag and warning siren going off in her head telling her not to, Bryn falls hard for William, knowing he’s categorically different from anyone she’s ever met. She never imagined how right she was. When William takes her deeper into the rabbit hole of his world, Bryn must decide just how much she is willing to sacrifice to be with him, knowing no matter what, fate always finds a way to have the last laugh.
Spinning a new twist on star-crossed lovers, Eternal Eden will put Bryn through a gauntlet of turmoil, challenging her to find the power within herself to become the heroine in her own story.

My Review: This book was one of the best paranormal romance books I have ever read. Of course it was super cheesy and stupid and boy meets girl and it starts out with them not liking each other at all and then BAM! Yeah, super cliché and I knew what was going to happen as soon as I started reading it (with the romance) but I loved it anyways! The romance was super adorable and I lived through it and I am in love with William and he is definitely swoon-worthy!

The plot didn’t really happen until like half way through and I thought I would get bored with the slow pace, but in this book I didn’t and I just enjoyed all of the happiness and tried to absorb it before the plot came in and twisted and ruined everything. The real plot though was super interesting, I thought these “Immortals” were going to be vampires or something but they aren’t and I don’t really know what they are, they share some vampire-like attributes but were pretty original. It was really interesting to read about them, and then the plot twist with the betrothal thing and with another character named Patrick, I won’t include any spoilers but the twists were interesting and I actually didn’t see them coming.

This book was amazing! I cannot wait to read the next two and see what happens with William and Bryn! This book was definitely worth every minute, it absorbed me and made me forget about real life! I was upset when I stopped reading and realized that William is not my boyfriend. Anyway, you can get Eternal Eden on amazon for free here! Read it if you like dumb books like twilight that you don’t want to like but you do anyways. If that applies to you, trust me.

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Throwback Thursday 8/14/2014

Throwback Thursday 8/14/2014

Princess Academy (Princess Academy, #1)

Goodreads Summary: Miri lives on a mountain where, for generations, her ancestors have quarried stone and lived a simple life. Then word comes that the king’s priests have divined her small village the home of the future princess. In a year’s time, the prince himself will come and choose his bride from among the girls of the village. The king’s ministers set up an academy on the mountain, and every teenage girl must attend and learn how to become a princess.
Miri soon finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls, and her own conflicting desires to be chosen and win the heart of her childhood best friend. But when bandits seek out the academy to kidnap the future princess, Miri must rally the girls together and use a power unique to the mountain dwellers to save herself and her classmates.

Throwback Thursday is a new thing I am going to be starting out where I basically pick a book that I read before I joined the blogging world and rant about it, good or bad.

Princess Academy is one of my all time favorite books. I read it when it first came out and have read it several times since then. It’s interesting because it isn’t something I would normally pick up to read because there is no magic, action, or forbidden love, but honestly I can never get tired of this story. The boarding school to train mountain girls to be princesses whether or not they want to do so and having a super mean teacher and just being in that kind of situation is such a great story line! I love the main character and even though she isn’t in a super traumatic situation, the story is so addicting! It’s a quick read, a wonderful story, super adorable characters and some weird almost magic? I am not really sure what to call it but it’s unique!

This was my favorite standalone novel until Shannon Hale wrote a sequel! The sequel was pretty good but Princess Academy was one of those books that would have been just perfect without one. I also recently found out that there is a potential third book being released in 2015 and I am not sure how I feel about that yet.

So that was basically all of my random thoughts on one of my favorite books. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a good quick read. Whether or not you read the sequel is up to you, it was good but not as good as the original. You can buy Princess Academy here.