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The Eden Conspiracy

(The Liberty Box #2)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  67 ratings  ·  32 reviews
Can the truth set you free?

The refugee caves have been destroyed, and most of the refugees are dead. The Potentate now knows of their existence and will stop at nothing to wipe them out completely. He suspects that terrorist Jackson MacNamera is among them, as well as reporter Kate Brandeis’s fiancé, hacker Will Anderson—and probably therefore Kate herself. Now that the Po
Kindle Edition, 253 pages
Published July 18th 2016 by Wanderlust Publishing
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Nicole Chinnici
I’m happy to say there was no sophomore slump here; The Eden Conspiracy was my favorite book in The Liberty Box trilogy. Easy to read and fast paced, this had plenty of action, excitement, and intrigue, and I had a hard time putting this down, completing it within a 24 hour period. Although some of the dialogue felt a bit cheesy, the characters developed nicely and began feeling more realistic in this installment. And it ended on such a cliffhanger, I had to pick up the next book immediately to ...more
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OH. MY. WOW! That ending!!! THE EDEN CONSPIRACY by C.A. Gray picks up pretty much where we left off. Will has now rejoined the few who remain of the rebel community and there is definitely some serious discord, particularly between Kate/Jackson and the Crone! Now that they’re on the radar of the Potentate, they don’t have much time to act. Will they save themselves or will they help set the other citizens free?

This book was fantastic! The pacing was excellent and we finally got much of the chara
Lelia Taylor
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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No one will ever accuse this book of suffering from sophomore slump, that’s for sure. After a successful opening in the first book, the action really ratchets up in The Eden Conspiracy and certain characters become more vivid plus I learned a lot more about the two factions.

I already knew that the Potentate and his minions exercise a sort of mind control over the people, brainwashing really, but here I learned that they can direct it at a particular person. Kate has bought into the resistance fu
Literary Lioness
Oct 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Caught in a web of numerous truths and lies, Kate Brandeis is struggling to make sense of everything. Trying to understand how her whole world has been flipped upside down when she awakens from the mind control of the Potentate is just the beginning.

Consumed with the loss of over 700 refugees, she is shocked to find out her presumed dead fiancé is actually alive. Confused and wondering who she truly is, she becomes determined to find a way to release the citizens of The Republic from the brainw
Guy Wheatley
Nov 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in “The Liberty Box” trilogy. It continues the story of Kate and Jackson as they fight, not only to stay alive but, to reveal the truth about the Potentate. While the story is action packed and entertaining, it also deals with real world concerns.
Author C. A. Gray explores deep concepts about self delusion and personal responsibility. She takes the human trait of allowing ourselves to believe what we wish were true to an exaggerated extreme. This book is as much about the
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
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I got an ARC in exchange for a review. Special thanks to Royal Social Media for sending me a copy!

I have only one problem with this book. The romance aspect. As I’ve mentioned before in my review of the first book, I’m not a huge fan of the romance scenes. In this book, Kate had a confrontation scene with Will (Kate’s supposedly dead fiancé), and it was horrifying. It was so…fake. It seemed forced. Like the author was in a rush to pai
Tara (Spinatale Reviews)
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Dystopian/Science Fiction Fans
Note: I received an advance copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review.

This book was a lot better than the first one in my opinion. The background was established and the plot well on its way. This book absolutely does not suffer from middle book syndrome. Rather than serve as a bridge between the first and third, this one could stand on its own. From here on down, there will be some spoilers from the first book so consider this your warning.

Will is back! And he’s prett
Jul 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rar, arc
This was a strong second book in the series. In this book, we see just how far the potentate is willing to go to keep control of society. We also see Kate getting back to who she was before the brainwashing.

Gripping plot and fantastic characters. I can't wait to read the conclusion.

I received a free ARC of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
Oct 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
AWESOME!!!! Full review to be posted shortly - but I will just say that it was wonderful and I can't wait until book #3! ...more
Joseph Spuckler
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction, ya
The Eden Conspiracy by C.A. Gray is the second book in the Liberty Box series. Gray is the author of the YA Fantasy Piercing the Veil trilogy, as well as the NA Dystopian series, The Liberty Box. By day, she is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD), with a primary care practice in Tucson, Arizona. Additionally, she writes medical books under her real name. She holds a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Arizona, with minors in Spanish and Creative Writing. She also t ...more
Lilly Charysma
Jul 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Yes!!!! I know the second book would be way better than the first one (review can be found here)! It completely blew my mind, I listened to the audiobook in one day. I was so eager to find out what will happen with… everything and everyone. We follow Kate’s love life, we follow the (now) two groups of rebels, with accent on the one our main characters are in, obviously, and we see all characters evolve. I absolutely loved it!

Kate is the one more in focus right now as she has a lot to deal with.
Thea Liza
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I LOVED the LIBERTY BOX so much, and I enjoyed that book so much that I had to find out what happened immediately! So I read book two as soon as school finished. I've had this stereotype that the second book may not be as good as the first one. But oh my gosh, was I wrong,  if the first book was good, this second book is even better like WOAH. You'll literally be so immersed in this dystopian world that you wouldn't be able to put the book down. It's a good thing I read this after the semester t
Ely Prawito
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The truth is: I AM COMPLETELY IN LOVE WITH JACKSON MCNAMARA!!! He is sweet, knight in shinning armor and he is an asshole in a good way too. I do not like him that much in the first book but I do now in the second one. He also teach me about compelling between the truth or a lie in every thing in your life.

But, I want to give the author advice about this: What is the point of giving the summary of the first book in the beginning of the second book? If u already written the summary, the reader w
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
Kate is reunited with her fiancé Will whom she thought was dead. Will tries to control Kate much like the Potentate but maybe in a little different. Will tries to control by using manipulation in order to make her believe that is she is incapable of doing things for herself that she needs him to take care of her. While the Potentate uses a kind of brain washing or hypnotism to control her and everyone else.

After the explosion at the caves the surviving rebels regroup only to be split up soon af
Ruth B
The Eden Conspiracy picks up where we left. At first, I didn't remember much about book one but once I started reading it all came back to me, the government deception and how they control mind waves and the dystopic and horrific world. It's easy to imagine a world like that and also quite scary because when you think about it idea behind the story, it doesn't sound so crazy.

Now that Kate knows that Will is not dead, she is torn between the love she once felt for Will and how she feels for Jack
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great one!

Wow! I just love these books by C.A. Gray. Every one that is have read so far had been so captivating. This one was no different. I read it in less than a day as usual. This story is so compelling and I love the characters! Also, even though the author stays away from gory violence, she definitely does not let that stop terrible things from happening. There were so many parts to this book that made me so sad but I loved the reality of it. With such a corrupt government leader,
Stephanie -BooksLessTravelled
* I received a digital copy from the author for review. This does not affect my review.*

I'm torn on this one. While I still loved the dystopian setting and the overall story and writing style, I'm struggling with some of the characters. I love Jackson's side, but Kate's POV is harder to read. Still, I enjoyed the story and can't wait to see what happens next! I just hope I can connect more with the characters in the next book.
Jodi Woody
Dec 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystopian
I got book one as a freebie on Amazon and I liked it so much I purchased the other two in the series. These need to be read all together and in order. They don't really work as stand alone books. Great read. Characters are teens. Dystopian society where everyone is under the control of a greedy tyrant. I can recommend for teens and up. No swearing or sexual content. There is violence. I give it five stars and really enjoyed the book. I actually liked book two even better that the first. ...more
Alex Norton
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
See the full review here:

Overall, I enjoyed the book and how it was straightforward but still enjoyable to read. I look forward to reading the last one in the series and I hope that Gray can carry us through to the end and tie it all up nicely (I’m sure she will).
Another solid book in this series. The reason for the lower rating - well to be honest, our heroine, Kate, annoyed me - alot. I just wanted her to be better and stronger and less unsure of herself....and then the end - cliffhanger much. OMG. Bring on book 3.
Nov 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As good if not better than the first book. One more to go.
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The second book is so well written. I really enjoyed getting to know these rebels. Some of the rebels broke away from where they were, because they realized their leader was starting to be like the Potentate. Their leader didn't want to go help others. I could see her point, however the way she ruled was not the right way either.
Now in this book we see Kate struggle a little bit to become her own person while on the run. For so long she was just the pretty face who told the news.
But in this seco
Oct 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed

(I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review)

Would you rather be aware that you are living in a dystopia, or be brainwashed into believing you are living in a utopia?

The Eden Conspiracy picks up where The Liberty Box ended. In this book, the refugees become divided into two groups; one group wants to follow the Crone and escape to New Estonia, and the second group wants to remain in the Republic and save the rest of the brainwashed citizens. Kate and Jackson are part of
Jun 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review, arc
(I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.)

Full review can be found at my blog.

I loved The Liberty Box, and I was so excited to get my hands on an ARC of The Eden Conspiracy! The sequel to a favorite book can sometimes be a little lackluster, but that is definitely not the case with The Eden Conspiracy. I may have loved it even more than The Liberty Box.

The writing is smart and drew me in right from the very beginning. I love the characters – especially Kat
zoë ❅ (fallxnrobin)
This review is long overdue. But in the time that I have been procrastinating this review, I have been thinking, and I have realised that I don't really care much for the characters, only what will happen to them and how the storyline pans out. It is a good story, but it's just one that I would read to burn time... it's not one that would stay with me forever.

4 stars

The Eden Conspiracy starts off a bit slow. Continuing where The Liberty Box left off, it starts with the surviving
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Eden Conspiracy is the 2nd installment in Gray’s Liberty Box Trilogy. This dystopian series takes us to a country in which war and a failed economy have left society with too few resources to adequately sustain its citizens. As rioting and discontent break out, Voltolini, a billionaire despot steps up with a technology that brings peace. The masses are subjected to brainwaves that convince them the government is kind and they are well cared for and prosperous, despite widespread starvation ...more
Jim Strawn
Oct 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Truth or Lie?

One of the premises behind The Eden Conspiracy is that even when we are removed from the Republic's mind control we continue to lie to ourselves. When the Refugees find a way to negate the government's signals, only about twenty five percent of the indoctrinated population become aware of the change. In The Big Chill, Michael Gold, Jeff Goldblum's character, challenges his friends to "...get through the day without two or three juicy rationalizations." So we do it even without a gov
C.A. Gray
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
The audiobook tour for #TheLibertyBox trilogy continues this week with The Eden Conspiracy! (There's an Amazon gift card giveaway, if you want to go check it out.) :)

What I enjoyed most about writing this book was Kate's growth as a character. She transforms from being weak and decorative, unsure of who she is, to a capable, bold and determined woman. She wasn't Jackson's match in The Liberty Box, but in The Eden Conspiracy, she becomes --as her brother C
Lisa Eiff
Aug 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved seeing how the characters in this series have grown and changed from where they started out in first book of this series by now. The writing is excellent, and this book ends in a cruel twist of fate...for at least a few characters. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book in this series.

Mind control is the devil. I would recommend this book for fans of dystopian style writing, and anyone that just happens across this review...if you're intere
Haley Keller
Jul 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
I think I loved this book more than the first one. It was fast-paced and left me desperately wanting the third book. If you want to know more about what I thought of it, you can check out my video review:
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C.A. Gray is the author of three YA Amazon bestselling trilogies: PIERCING THE VEIL (magic and quantum physics meet Arthurian legends), THE LIBERTY BOX (dystopian metaphysics and mind control technology), and UNCANNY VALLEY (dystopian coming-of-age with neuroscience and super intelligent A.I). She starts with some scientific concept that she’s interested in learning more about herself, and then cr ...more

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