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Eyes of the Woods

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  568 ratings  ·  103 reviews
Eris Helgren knew her life was about to end. A daughter of the Priory--a generations-old family who protected their territories from nightwalkers--Eris was strong and independent. But on her birthday, her father would announce her betrothal. A year later, she would be forced to marry.

What Eris didn’t know was that the very beings she hunted were watching her, and that bein
Paperback, 250 pages
Published August 31st 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published August 25th 2014)
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Leigh Stuart
Sep 29, 2014 rated it did not like it
This book has an awesome hook. I mean the idea that she knows deep in her gut that on her wedding day she will die--which can be interpreted in so many ways and levels. I bought this book for its teaser, and about three pages into it started to regret my decision.

Several inconsistencies and paragraphs riddled with purple prose in the beginning had me edgy and biting my lips in dismay, but it wasn't until she made her (spoiler...just warning you...turn back now if you don't want to know...ok, th
Sep 30, 2014 marked it as will-never-read
Jamie McGuire's daughter.

'Nuff said.
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic debut novel, from this young lady!! I was so very excited to read this. In all honesty, I went in with the notion of finding a young adult book for my daughter. I hoped being written by a 15 yr old, it wouldn’t have some of the stuff many other YA books have. I have struggled with finding true YA books without sex or language. I honestly don’t think they exist. But this book blew me away. It had the perfect amount of action. It was the PERFECT amount of sweet romance. It wasn’t ...more
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing

After Twilight vampires became THE THING to read when it came to Young Adult fiction and for a few years that was pretty much all I read. I’ve got an entire bookshelf to prove it LOL, but as most fads go after a while vampires became clichéd and over done and I pretty much lost all interest in the topic. I haven’t picked up a vampire book in a couple of years and when I found out Eden Fierce had a debut novel coming out that was vampire-ish I had a few reservations about it. After all the buzz a
Sep 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
First of, I would like to put it out there that I haven't read any of Jamie McGuire's books - the polarizing reviews of her book, "Beautiful Disaster" has kind of put me off picking it up. However, I was intrigued by her daughter's book because: a) It's a genre I've been drawn to lately; and b) I was curious to see what a 15-year old could come up with.

I'm happy to say that this book did not disappoint. Even though vampires have been overused to death since Twilight, Eden Fierce was able to tre
Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fluffy-read, vamps, ya-pnr
Typical too much hype for a subpar novel. If the author didn't have a famous parent, I doubt people would even glance twice at it. I was one of the many who was curious about Eden Fierce's writing considering who her mom is.

The beginning was a bit confusing. I felt that the characters were introduced too fast and there was a fair amount of info dump. However, since this is quite a short standalone novel, it was a situation that couldn't been avoided. The world Eden imagined was rich and the stor
Aug 27, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
The story was entertaining but the ending was a bit absurd--it would lead to another Fall. Eris's family was convinced too easily and events came together too quickly--but that seems to be the nature of YA books. The story was very predictable. Eris jumping into a ravine was also very unlikely considering her skill and intelligence. I would have had her get injured in a more plausible way. The writing was better than some adult authors. I think this storyline had a potential to be better than it ...more
Lisa  Twilighter
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Eyes of the Woods was the most anticipated book of the summer for me and now having read it I truly was not prepared for it. It blew me away! I am completely amazed by Eden's talent at such a young age. She was only 14 years old when she wrote the book and now 15 on the date of its release. While I was reading I never got the sense of her youth. Her writing is very mature and her imagination is fierce. I was amazed by her use of vocabulary and descriptions. Her words painted a gorgeous illustrat ...more
Jan 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
This book was easy to read and interesting enough to keep me going, but once I finished it I was glad it was finally over. The characters were bland and the story advanced too quickly making it hard to actually feel anything whenever something interesting happened, so I ended up just reading for the sake of it instead of actually enjoying each important moment. Overall it wasn't a bad book, it just could have been way better.
Marjolein Viel
Dec 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-ebooks
Such a Unique book, and a really good debut novel. I liked the romance and the way everything was explained. I liked Eris, such a fierce and powerfull character with many talents and I love her protective family. I only gave it four stars because I would have liked a longer book.
3.5 stars
This wa an enjoyable story, I did find the pace a bit slow, and I did put this down quite a few times in order to do other things, but I liked it overall.
7 out of 10
Jul 23, 2015 rated it liked it
I liked it. I thought the story was unique and well-written. It could be turned into a movie.
Stephanie Barrett
Aug 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Keep on writing Eden Fierce, this is a great story!
I definitely felt that Eyes of the Woods had a similar feel to other YA books, Twilight in particular, but it was still a fun read. The ending was a little too easy. (view spoiler) Still, I enjoyed reading the novel and would probably read more by this author.
Aug 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Source: I own an ebook copy of this book.
Cost: Free

Title: Eyes of the Woods
Author: Eden Fierce
Genre: YA, fantasy
Overall rating: 3 stars

Eris and her family live in the Priory, protecting the humans from the Nightwalkers. She has been raised to hate them, but after a bad fall, and her near death. She is turned by a Nightwalker called Daniel, who was originally from the town too. But with her new found species and all that jazz, she realises that she literally knew nothing about Nightwalk
Linda Cotter
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
** Possible Spoilers **
The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!
When I first got this book, I will admit that I was a little apprehensive. I love her mother's work, but sometimes it doesn't translate from one generation to another. So, it took me a few days to decide that I wanted to read the book - WOW. Just, wow, and not what I expected, and amazing. She really made me feel for these characters! And, because I suck at reading the synopsis, I didn't even know what I was getting into. I love the
Sharon Mariampillai
Actual Rating: 3.15

First off, I commend Eden Fierce for writing this story. I can't believe that she wrote this story at the age of 15. That's pretty impressive and thanks for the story. However, I felt It went from okay to good at around 73% then the ending just boring. The world was a little bit confusing. The characters were good, wish there was more about Daniel. I felt sad that (view spoiler). I'm happy that (view spoiler)
Jul 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
I admit, I picked up this book mainly because it was written by Jamie McGuire's 15 year old daughter. But I was also intrigued by the synopsis.
Other than reading the synopsis, I really had no idea what to expect from Eyes In The Woods, but I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it was very well written, although very Twilight-esque.
It was very descriptive, and the storyline was well developed. I really liked Eris and her family. And though I knew there would be a battle between the Priory and t
Maybe 3.5

I really like that this one is a stand-alone novel. For this kind of history it's not a simple thing to write just a book and not a series, and so there are some things that are not optimal, there is too little space to characters development, for example, and the world building is just summary.
But the author menages to create characters that have their own personality and that you can easily identify. The story is a little rushed, but in the end it's not a bad reading, it's fast paced
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was ok
La idea y los personjes estan muy bien. Eris es una protagonista con mucho caracter y sentido comun, de Daniel no se distingue mucho y es una pena xq creo q es un persoanje con mucho q decir. El desarrollo de la historia es predecible y toda la lucha final es un poco no creible. De la noche ala mañana se tranforman todos y ganan una batalla imposible?
Jul 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4* for the story... +1 for the author..

For a debut novel of a teen author this book is more than amazing...I love the characters and the story very much...And yes in parts it can be obvious Eden's ages but nevertheless it's a great first attempt and looking forward to read more by her...
Sarah T
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Highly impressed by Ms. Eden's debut novel!! Was absolutely hooked from the beginning!! Loved the characters and loved the story! Different from anything I've read before!! Well earned 5 stars!
Laura Peggram
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was ok
Okay, but not enough. Read it in two days. Too much like other fantasy stories. Characters were too easy to predict.
Elizabeth "Liza"
Jan 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: vampires, ya, romance
I confess that I purchased Eye in the Woods because of its beautiful cover.  Really, look at it! It’s gorgeous!  How could I resist it? Well, obviously I couldn’t.  After reading the book and went to investigate more about its author, Eden Fierce, and I found out that she published this book when she was fourteen!  Now, that’s just plain amazing.

Eyes of the Woods has to do with nightwalkers, which translates to vampires.   Eris is the only daughter of the Priory and together with her three broth
Meaghan Royce- Love Infinity Book Blog
Loved it!!

Oh my gosh, this book is amazing. Eden's debut novel is a fantastic story about Eris, her family, and the supernatural world they thought they knew.
Gloria Green
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Eris Helgren was born into a life she would not have chosen. People from the outside and even her family see being in the Priory a honor. The Helgren family is strong and for generations have been responsible for protecting the people from nightwalkers. Eris's ancestors even made discoveries in ways to better destroy the monsters and use their remains to create a serum that could sustain a humans youthfulness. Eris has become a skilled hunter and though she loves her time in the woods, she will ...more
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.75 of 5 stars

If I am being 100% honest, I will tell you that I chose to read this book for only 2 reasons, the cover is amazing and the author is only 15 (14 at the time she wrote it)! That is pretty amazing in itself. Everyone knows that I love paranormal romance and this seemed like a win/win to read and review. Now, I am going to go ahead and tell you what you probably already know, this book is written by the fabulous Jamie McGuire’s daughter. Does that impact my review or feelings at all?
FMR Book Grind
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review By Fidah

Eyes of the Woods is a debut novel by fifteen year old, Eden Fierce. It is a paranormal fantasy book where two sides have been involved in a conflict foryears.

This book was a very quick and short read. It has less than 300 pages yet it felt as though so much has happened throughout the whole book. For that reason, I really admire Eden’s writing. The ability to make a short book feel as though you’ve been through a lot with the characters. Eden Fierce’s writing is simply remarkabl
Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eyes of the Woods is a debut novel by fifteen year old, Eden Fierce. It is a paranormal fantasy book where two sides have been involved in a conflict for years.

This book was a very quick and short read. It has less than 300 pages yet it felt as though so much has happened throughout the whole book. For that reason, I really admire Eden’s writing. The ability to make a short book feel as though you’ve been through a lot with the characters. Eden Fierce’s writing is simply remarkable.

Her writing
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the debut novel from Author Eden Fierce. I was impressed! The main character Eris and her family, a Priory, protect their village from the evil that lurks beyond the treeline. Eris has a few trepidations about what they do, what she does; but it's all she has ever known, and she knows she needs to keep her family and village safe. She also has trepidations about her upcoming betrothal. On the night of Eris' betrothal, her life is forever changed. She meets Daniel. What he tells her and s ...more
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Eden Fierce was born August 25, 1999 and lives in Enid, Oklahoma with her parents and two siblings. She published her debut novel, YA paranormal romance Eyes of the Woods, in August 2014, at the age of fourteen.

Eden enjoys writing, reading, XBox, and high school cheer and volleyball.