Tuesday, September 2, 2014

"Garden of Ashes" by Kate Cowan

Garden of Ashes
(The Legend of Eden Book 2)
by Kate Cowan

Garden of Ashes is the second book in Kate Cowan's Legend of Eden series. Also available: Garden of Eden.

Garden of Ashes is currently on tour with Itching for Books. The tour stops here today for a spotlight and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

After four years as a prisoner in her parents' attic, hidden away from the Catchers, Eden never dreamt the very people she was hiding from would be the beginning of such impossible things. She's found freedom on the island like she never imagined.
Eden is a sorcerer, with the power of the world in her fingertips. She is determined to never be helpless like she once was, and spends every minute of her spare time training to fight back. As she discovers more of her own power, she and her friends continue to uncover the secrets of the Council. Deadly secrets, hinting at something far larger than the island and the Catchers. Before they can find out exactly what the Council is hiding, Eden's magic begins to spiral out of control, and she loses it for just a second. Just half of a second, and it's enough to change everything.
Suddenly, lives are put at stake, and Eden and her friends must do something no one else has ever dared. They have to escape the island, or they have to die trying.

Book Video for Book 1

Featured Review
Amazing Second Half of the Story! Kate Cowan started of the story with a gritty realism and lands us in never never land minus the fairies, mermaids and pirates, instead we have crazy scientists, magic, and an Island that wants to devour them all!
The story takes quite a twist in this one where no one can turn their backs as they are never sure who is going to stab them in the back. We meet some new and interesting characters in this one as well. Tom and Adriane who have both been there the longest and then Dana a shy and quite girl who is Eden's roommate.
Adriane was by far my fav of the new friends, she was real and tough and didn't take crap from no one. I didn't much care for Tom I was always waiting for him to do something to mess them up or turn them in as his personality just had this slipperiness to it. I really liked Dana too although we didn't get to hear too much about her and her life yet and she is so shy. She stood up for Eden and Will and did a lot of stuff she probably won't have done before.
The Seventh Island novella threw me off a bit at first cause it went from all about Eden to all about Adriane. When I realised it was a whole another story then I began to enjoy it. I loved learning so much about her as she was my fav. I found it to be a fun and fascinating tale and I can't wait to read more of Kate Cowan stories!

About the Author
Kate Cowan is an artist, an animation student, a black belt in karate and now, an author. She didn't discover writing until mid-high school, when she began writing an (unintentionally) hilarious novel involving a teenage girl and a magic necklace. Her current novel series, The Legend of Eden, began as a story of Arthurian magic, but quickly transformed into something much different.
Kate currently lives in Ontario, Canada, in a zoo of a house. When she isn't writing, she's drawing, cooking, or browsing the Internet for new music.

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