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The Garden of Eden

(The Garden of Eden #1)

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  76 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Eden Daylesford is a sixteen year old Nephilim girl stuck smack bang in the middle of a war between angels and demons. And the bad thing is that she shares both of their blood. When her mother takes her to the Michaelite Sanctuary in London to try to get rid of the deadly trait that has started to appear – one that hasn’t been seen in a long time – it could stop Eden from ...more
Published August 31st 2013 by Vices and Virtues Publishing (first published August 30th 2013)
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Airicka Phoenix
Mar 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Okay so The Garden of Eden by L.L. Hunter is a spinoff of her really awesome The Chronicles of Fire and Ice series and I thought it was fabulous!
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So. Eden.
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Love this girl. She's badass!!
And Asher...
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I just love all of Ms. Hunter's men. They're all just delicious.
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But back to the book.
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So, The Garden of Eden is about 16yrold Eden, who is a Nephilim girl with some wicked strange powers. When said powers begin to manifest in ways that become a danger, her mother takes her to an institution where
Mar 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
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The Garden of Eden was really good, it left you wanting more, I think my biggest complain was that it felt too short, I could read forever about Asher and Eden. The twist in the middle concerning Eden seemed to surprise I so did not see her making that decision but I felt she justified it towards the end. I knew there was something off about Jazmine, I still don't know what it is. We only got glimpses of it in the story. I wanted to know so much more about the Nephilim and Eden's family backgrou ...more
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...................3.5 stars.

Song Choice: "Time Is Running Out" BY Muse, and "I Wasn't Prepared" by Eisley.

First thoughts: I am conflicted. On one hand I really liked this. On the other hand....I had some disagreements with it. Overall as this is my first thoughts, I thought this could have been expanded on, honestly I think it would have worked quite wonderfully as a full length novel, if not a longer novella. I will go more in depth about that later. But if i was to take
Jacinta Maree
Oct 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The Garden of Eden was the exact thing I was looking for, thank you to author L.L Hunter for this gorgeous, breathing taking book about the world of Angels and Demons. Poor Eden Daylesford is just sixteen years old, meant to be in the prime of her high school life but fate has other plans for her. Her mother takes her away to Michaelite Sanctuary in London, in hopes of removing a forming, deadly trait that has been nested inside of Eden since the beginning. A trait mind you that is far more powe ...more
Aug 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I just want to say that I think this is one of my favourite covers! It's perfect and I love purple! I enjoyed this novella because it was a mixture, it combined angels, demons and mythology! I found that to be pretty cool and make for a great read. I did find a few areas that were confusing I think if there had been a little bit more detail I wouldn't have been confused.i liked the little bit of romance even though it was
Heather andrews
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"Lakyn cannot help you. Come on, let's go in." Damn straight Lakyn can't help you he's all sorts of a**. Eden she's a saucy little thing, but know who he daddy is I expected nothing less, "I don't need help I'm fine, really. Anyway it's not like this place is like any kind of rehab." Asher I loved him (yes another one I loved Laura) "sorry, that's so rude of me. I was raised better. I'm Asher." Eden and Asher are kind of awkward towards one another at first it's cute it reminds me of a crush in ...more
Melissa Crowe
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
16 year old Nephilim Eden is on the run from the dark forces that run through her veins. Her mother has taken her into hiding with the Michaelites, but this only causes more dramas and sees her escaping.
A job offer from The Grim Reaper looks like it could answer some of Eden’s questions on who she is and help her harness her powers, but this only leads to further danger.
Great storyline. Great characters. This is a spin off to The Legend of the Archangel, which I have not read and do not feel li
Tammy Hall
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
The Garden of Eden is a great start to a what could be a wonderful well rounded series. I was totally into the story it is a grab you by the seat of your pants pay attention kind of book. I enjoyed the characters especially Eden and Asher. I was a bit confused by the story and I think had there been a little more back round to it there would be less confusion. Over all I completely loved the story and am looking forward to learning more about The Eden Chronicles. I can't wait to see where L.L. H ...more
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Holy Cow,I did not see that ending coming at all! L.L. Hunter takes you on a journey inside of the life of Eden.She is half angel and half demon.When her trait appears it can prove to be devastating. All Eden wants is to be a normal teenager but that is no longer an option when her trait becomes a danger to all.Her mother seeks refuge at a Michaelite Sanctuary in hopes of finding her help to control it.Meeting Asher, a boy who lives there,could be her undoing.The choices she makes can either sav ...more
Donna Harms
Jun 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is a must read after The Chronicles of Blood & Stone. Rachel takes Eden to the Michaelites for help with her daughter's gift. Regardless trouble finds Eden if she doesn't find it for herself. A great read and highly recommended!
Nov 24, 2014 rated it liked it
I won a copy of this from a takeover. It was alright but I wish I had an idea where the story was going. It was also too short for me with no questions really answered.
Jan 24, 2018 rated it liked it
A paranormal book that took the challenge of having a Nephlim as a main character. I don't see much of Nephlim books, or maybe I haven't read a lot of paranormal books. I can't say that it's great, but it's refreshing.
Ariana Woodson
Aug 12, 2015 rated it liked it
This book was pretty entertaining and was a fast read. It also has an interesting plot to it, but I felt as if it was missing a few chapters of information that ended up making some of the characters, and story to some extent, fall a little flat.

The story is about a 16 year old girl named Eden who also happens to be nephilim. She has a dangerous power that has kept her and her mom moving around quite a bit. It also prevents her from making any meaningful relationships in the event someone gets t
Hayley Guertin
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Garden of Eden was so good! The book starts out by throwing you right into the story, letting you learn as it progresses. It doesn't waste time on back story or explanation on how everything came to how it is, which I liked.

The book was well written. It was written in a way that made the story go by really fast, which had me read it in one sitting. The book was nice and fast paced, not lingering too long on the stuff that isn't really necessary for the story being told, which made the book t
Paula Ratcliffe
Eden has problems boy does she have problems. When she discovers that her trait can literally kill people her mother drags her to a monastery. Hoping this will help training Eden to be a nun, but Eden has other ideas and one of them is a cute boy named Asher. But can she really be with a boy when she can easily kill him?

I loved this book it was told from two points of view Eden's and Asher's. Eden has all sorts of issues I guess that is what happens when you dad is a big bad, and as much as Eden
Kimberly Schaaf
What has taken me so long to read L.L. Hunter??!! WOW!!

The story world that she has created with Eden and Asher was beautiful. Vividly described and vibrant!!

I truly enjoyed the snarky humor of Eden. She has a vibe that portrays confidence with an uncertainty that you would come to expect from a teenager with a very interesting and problematic trait. She has so much that she wants to know about herself and learn about how to navigate in the world and it was really wonderful to watch her transfor
Aug 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love this book. I started reading it last night. I read until I couldn't see anymore and then started up again as soon as possible today.

This is the beginning of a series of books dealing with Nephilim, demons, and the like. The main character is Eden. She is a young Nephilim who also has demon blood in her. She has the touch of death and is in line to become the next Grim Reaper. You follow young Eden to reap her first soul and are saddened when you find out who it is. This is the point when
LL HUNTER ROCKS!!! The Garden Of Eden is Breathtaking brilliant romantic and funny.. an action-packed and exciting world of Angels Demons & Love!!! I totally fell for all of the characters was hooked from the first page.. Eden is awesome a beautiful sassy fun heroine and queen of sarcasm! ASHER the total Smokin' HOT devilishly funny hero! Abraham MR. Tall Dark & Death yeah we get a sexy reaper hehe.. and Jaz OMG the evil BAD GIRL from hell lolz.. the ending was a killer I NEED TO BUY The ...more
Tahlia Jones
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The book was absolutely wonderful, as it used a creative setting. The book uses lots of different ways to see the other person perspective and see how the other characters are feeling. The book uses creative ideas on what each character should act to the different things that happen in there lives. It uses a good set out in which the events happen. I think that the character Eden was presented really we'll. Also Asher was a really cool character as he is a very open minded in what happens to him ...more
Jan 03, 2015 rated it liked it
I really like this book, of course i dont like how it ended because now i've got to get the next book to see what happens!! lol I havent decided yet if i am going to get the next book or not, i am reading a few series right now, deciding which ones i am going to continue. I think i might get the next book and continue the series, although it is a Young adult story, so its a lil less mature then things i normally read...but kinda refreshing...has interesting story line
Lauren Boehm Lynch
Jun 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved the chemistry between Eden and Asher! L.L. Hunter takes you on a wonderful ride as Eden and Asher try to figure out how to help each other and their growing love for one another. The Garden of Eden was a wonderful read! And I so can't wait to read the next book! I received this book for free for a true and honest review.
Angie Wood
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ms. hunter did it once again! garden of Eden is a wonderfully fast past book that I read in one setting and was on the edge of my seat the whole time. major cliff hanger that I just live! very much ready for the next book in this series!
Kate Robbins
May 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic book! Wayyy to short though. I need more. I need answers.
Unreadable. I kept starting this and getting two pages, tops, before I had to stop. Needs editing and a new set of characters. I hated Eden. Spoiled, egomaniacal and TSTL. Yuck.
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L.L. Hunter is the author of over 20 published works, including The Legend of the Archangel Series and The Eden Chronicles. She has studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science, and dramatic arts, but has always known her true calling was to be an author. She has been writing since her teens - everything from fan fiction, to song lyrics, to plays and musicals. When not working on h ...more

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