ReadingNook Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I've always loved books that focus on psychological issues, so as soon as I heard that Dark Eden played on the fears of the teens that are under evaluation there, I knew I couldn't wait to read this book. The "psychologits" are trying to cure the teens under evaluation of their fears that are partially crippiling their lives.
Will was a great and strong main character. The male POV was refreshing. His character was well-developed and I liked him as a character. When Will escapes going to the ward to cure himself of his fear he hides out in an adjacent buildings basement, where he finds a secret room that has moniters so he can watch the other teens undergo treatment, if thats what you want to call it. It seems great to be able to be cured of your fears, but at what cost??When you literally need to be scared to death, to be able to cure youself of your biggest fear, is it worth it?
This book was a page-turner, and it def. raised my heart-rate quite a few times, and made my palms sweat. It was intense at times and I flew right through this book. I loved it. If you like psychological thrillers, and/or an action-packed story, then Dark Eden is definitely for you. It's like nothing i've ever read, and while the rest of the characters weren't very well developed throughout the story, you really grew to be attachted to Will.