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New beginnings, new conflicts, and new adventures arise in the second installment of the Eden Series, Eden-West. Months after his initial journey to Eden, Aiden is learning to cope with his own transformation. His social status has changed, his friendship with his best friend Ethan is in jeopardy because of it, and worst of all, he has heard absolutely nothing from his new...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published August 14th 2012 (first published July 12th 2012)
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Love it
Rating: PG-13
Thumbs Up: 5 Shiny Stars
Overall: A book I read start to finish, couldn’t put it down.
Characters: Well written
Plot: Evil and good, lies and truth, ploys and romance, so much going on.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Absolutely!
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Callum & Wolf

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

This book was just as riveting as the first. Catch up in all the stories that make up this tale. Even when the POV changed, I was left wanting more and grate...more
Nikki (The Bibliomaniac)
Aiden has been returned home to his world so that he can heal. He continues to work out over the rest of the summer and decides to join the football team to keep him somewhat in shape in case he is called to Eden again. He misses his friends from Eden terribly, but at the same time is thankful to be back home. As the new school year starts he has changed in appearance and is gaining more attention from his female classmates. Even his crush Melissa is now aware of him. However, joining the footba...more
Jean
Yay for my first 5-star read of the year! *breathes contented sigh* I'm having a difficult time preventing this review from including a bunch of spoilers or (more likely) degenerating into incoherent babble about how much I loved the book and how much I need the next book Eden-South (Eden #3) right now.

The characters are the stars of this series. Ms. Stalder does an excellent job of breathing life into all of the characters - even the villains. I actually think one of my favorite characters is one of the "bad" guy...more
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Eden-West review on K-Books

"Everyone makes their own paths in life if they want to, you just have to try."


Wow! I have no idea where to even start with this review. I was lucky enough to receive Eden for review from the amazing Janelle last year and I fell in love with this amazing world so to be the first one to read and review the sequel, Eden-West, it's fair to say I was very very excited. I thought nothing would be able to beat the first book in this series but I was so wrong. Eden-West is p...more
Nicole
Sep 18, 2012 Nicole rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Nicole by: teens & adults
Wow .... Just wow. Janelle Stalder is a force to bereckoned with, her writing just keeps better and better. Eden West continues this amazing fantasy world, I really have not seen anyone better than her at world building in a long time. The plot thickens and the secondinstallment in the Eden series leaves you breathless for the next book.

Elisa is a strong female heroine any mother can trust their teen daughters to look up to. Wolfe, the party boy rake, seems to be growing up... a little bit anywa...more
Juls
Omg!! what a book!!
Ms. Stadler takes you back into the world of Eden and doesn't disappoint. this had it all, a proposal, betrayal of the worst kind, blood, war, and so much more.

Aiden is back home living the life of a regular teen. trying to fit in and before he knows it he is thrown back into Eden.
He finds an unlikely friend in Lilly. I see something blossoming there ;)

oh and Elisa and Wolf, a volcano is about to erupt between those two soon, I hope real soon!

even though Brutus is a bad guy...more
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
OK, review to come....

I received this book from the author, Janelle Stalder in exchange for a honest review.

This is a great YA fantasy series. Lines of good and evil are blurred, you find yourself rooting for everyone (well maybe not Markus... at least for me).

More to come!
Brandy
All I have to say is WOW. My next words are OMG and then throw in a WTH!! I am absolutely dying to know what comes next for our friends in Eden. I have been waiting for the sequel of Eden to come out and it did NOT disappoint.

In Eden West, Aiden is thrown from is "normal" life back into Eden except this time he is not with Wolf, Elisa, and Logan in the Capital. So Janelle Stalder gives us a few new characters in addition to the old ones to become familiar with. I bought this book this morning a...more
Danielle Smiley
Genre: YA (but really all ages) Fantasy
Publisher Type: Indie

My Review:
The hard thing about writing reviews of subsequent books in a series is that you tend to repeat yourself a lot. Just like in book 1, I can tell you that Ms. Stalder has an amazing gift for writing extremely complex characters with complicated relationships. I love that the protagonists and antagonists alike are dimensional and not purely good or evil. One of my favorite characters, Callum, is technically a "bad guy." Rose puts...more
Tiffany
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Not too long ago I read the first book in this series and thought it was great. You can see my 4 Star review HERE. Well, if Eden was great than Eden-West is epic! Janelle has wowed me!

You are almost immediately thrown back into the world of Eden. I really like that it doesn't start off slow at all. I also love Janelle's use of multiple points-of-view. This doesn't work for some but for this series it is amazing to be...more
Veronica Morfi
Our second trip to Eden is filled with more suspence, political plots, action and romance than the first one. Aiden returns back to find himself not in the company of all his old friends, but in the Riders city at the West. There he will live amongst them, meet the Forest People, Wolf's family and try to figure out why he has been summoned to a place that doesn't seem to be in danger. All the while, Elisa is send to the South to find and bring back Wolf and Logan, but even though the three of th...more
Tana
Eden – West by Janelle Stalder

Janelle Stalder has outdone herself in the sequel to Eden, Janelle’s writing is fantastic and Eden-West will not disappoint anyone who is reading this series. When I picked up Eden-West, I found I couldn’t stop reading it till I reached the very end. It’s an outstanding read!

Aiden once again is back in Eden, though he is not with his friends from Eden, we are introduced to some new characters but of course we do get to see our favorites Elisa, Logan and Wolf. Eden-W...more
Emerald Barnes
Wow. This book is completely amazing! I was anxious to get back to Eden after reading the first in the series, and I must say, the wait for Eden-West was completely worth it!

We start out seeing how Aiden is faring in high school in his world, and although I was itching for him to get back to Eden, I enjoyed seeing how his life had changed in his world since his Eden experience.

But it was when he was back in Eden that the real story started. Aiden is brought back this time a little differently...more
Lola
I got a copy for review in exchange for an honest review.

I was so looking forward to this book and it certainly loved up to my expectations. This book is full of action, mystery and conflict. I loved every second of it. It was a great book and even better than book 1.

The story is one of the best things of this book. So much is happening and even though there are many point of views it keeps interesting. I wanted to read more of every story and wanted to see how it all connected. This book is so...more
Hazel G. (I ♥ Mr. Grey) *Craves the Angst Reviews* .
Sep 12, 2012 Hazel G. (I ♥ Mr. Grey) *Craves the Angst Reviews* . rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
Recommended to Hazel G. (I ♥ Mr. Grey) *Craves the Angst Reviews* by: PR&UFF!
Eden West is a YA Fantasy written by Janelle Stalder and the second book in the Eden Series. I read this as a R2R with Paranormal Romance & Urban Fantasy Fanatics! As always, a special thank you to the mods and author for allowing me to participate.

Definitely a winner! Loved going back to Eden!

The Review:
I was so excited to return to Eden! I’ve been waiting for this book for a while now and the author did not disappoint! This was a truly excellent read and the adventure was even better t...more
Shieka( Doctor's Notes)
I have to say I am so excited when I found out the Eden West was coming out. I couldn't wait to get my hands on a copy Once again I was in love with the world of Eden. We once again meet up with all the old characters we loved and learn more about them. Aiden is back in his own world not feeling like he is apart of it and wondering how his friends are doing. He is living his life as a normal teenager when he is sucked back into the world of Eden but this time he ends up in Eden West.




The world bu...more
Maghon Thomas
I’m going to start with this… Ms. Janelle, I HATE YOU… BUT I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!!!! First, I hate you because it’s ALL YOUR FAULT THAT I HAVE SUCH STRONG ATTACHMENTS TO FICTIONAL CHARACTERS!!! I am so invested in this series, it’s crazy. And HOW ARE YOU GUNNA LEAVE ME HANGING LIKE THAT!!! I am using lots of caps, because if I had a physical copy of this book, it would probably have gotten damaged hahahaha I do love me a cliff hanger, and you have just pulled off THE MOTHER of all cliff hangers!!...more
★Ruth★
So I liked Eden but I LOVED this.

It is rare that YA authors venture into the world of fantasy writing as it is a daunting genre with some real giants to measure up to. Also it is so hit and miss. Many have tried and failed. It can be difficult to create a new world that people can relate to and believe in. But Ms Stalder has pulled it off. And seems to be improving with each book she writes.

In the previous book Calum & Rose were my favorite characters which is such a credit to the author as...more
Anne
Aug 31, 2012 Anne rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: nook
I love a well thought out, epic fantasy series and this installment in the Eden series totally delivers. Janelle Stadler does a great job with the necessary plotting, planning, backstabbing, political positioning, heartache, uncertainty, battles of various sizes and the ever present evil sorcerer that has plans he hasn’t shared with anyone yet as her band of characters grows in number as well as individually. The alternate reality she created is imaginative while still enabling the readers to re...more
A.M. Hargrove
Eden West, the second book in the Eden series does not disappoint. Janelle Stalder delivers an epic tale filled with several stories woven together that keep the reader dying for more. This can be difficult to do, but not once did I feel confused because Stalder has a way of making the reader fall in love with each of her characters. Eden West introduces you to more of them too, and they are as interesting as the ones you loved from Eden. The book is filled with rich descriptions of the differen...more
Olivia ツ
This is a great series. Fantasy with what feels like a modern twist. So many questions still unanswered and another layer of evilness revealed!

Aiden gets summoned back to Eden. But not to Central Eden as before but to the West. Home of the Riders. Right away the summoning is a bit off and we get a feeling things aren't as they should.

What I like about this story is the author's ability to make all the characters enjoyable. Even the bad guys. You find yourself wondering if they really are evil an...more
Shay
This was a good read. Had lots of excitement, well written and the characters are well developed. Great second book of a series.
H.Lee
Fantastic Read! Now, I am patiently waiting for the next book!
Sara Bree High
Eden West (Book 2 Eden Series)
Janelle Stalder
Reviewed by Bree High YATR

If I repeat myself, please ignore me. LOL! Eden West, the second book in the Eden series was great.. it picked up and the two books came together perfectly. The second book packs the same punch and it allows us peeks back at book one. She weaves the hints in slowly and they allow the story to flow easier from book one to book two. Perfectly!
Eden West introduces even more characters, and I love them just as much as book one....more
Penumbra
I received this book through the Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Fanatics group for an honest review, thank you.

Eden West is the second book in the Eden Series.



(view spoiler)...more
H. M.
I received a copy through Goodreads First Reads. Thank you!

Wonderful story, terrific writing, it was great to get back to Eden and see all the old "friends" and meet some new ones. Fast paced, you just want to keep reading until the end.

Although it felt as alot of the book was rehashing Eden, the plot did advance, and I must say that the ending was a nice cliff hanger, and I will eagerly await the third installment!

Thank you for an amazing adventure, look forward to more adventures in Eden!
Tanya Lea
Kudos to Janelle Stalder who blew me away with this sequel. Many complained over an abrupt cliffhanger on the first book, but I let it slide having that feeling that she was going to improve on the next. Boy, did she not disappoint! Total modern twist to a fantasy world that just plain works. I love underdog heroes and to see Aiden's growth from insecure teen to confident is awesome....

For more of my review check out my blog:
http://tleabookquest.com/eden-west-ed...
Renée - Novel Nutcase
Finishing thought: "Kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, nooooo!"

Review:
Eden west,the sequel to Eden, is just as amazing as it's prequel!

Every character is very lovable, which makes you root for both opposing sides!
Gin
I'll have to write a review later, because I need to start the third book now!
Alexandra
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