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Dividing Eden

(Dividing Eden #1)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  6,015 ratings  ·  1,079 reviews
Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure.

But appearances—and rivals—can be deceiving. When Eden’s king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to
ebook, 432 pages
Published June 6th 2017 by HarperTeen
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warning: uhhhh lots of swearing ahead

my eyes. oh my god, my poor fucking EYES. i'm died. this book is just so fucking terrible, I'M FUCKING DIED FROM THE BULLSHIT.

i mean, it has a good concept and all. two twins forced to battle for the crown with lots of political intrigue and murder, but like, i was expecting them to come together and take on the council and have the ultimate greatest sibling bond or whatever.

instead, i got fed a McDick Andreus and his dumbass decisions. being a piece of shit
Simona B
Jun 25, 2017 rated it did not like it
DNF 10%

🢂 I wasn't sure whether I should rate this one or not, since a measly 10% doubtfully is enough to express a proper judgement on a book, so in this case I suggest you take the rating in itself with a pinch of salt.

The problem I had with Dividing Eden has many faces but can ultimately be summed up in two simple words: the writing. It makes everything seem so childish, silly and fabulously bland, and thus unworthy of attention. The first two chapters are the most unoriginal thing I can thi
Sarah Elizabeth
(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

“The council will create a series of trials for our prince and princess to participate in that will decide the true successor to the Throne of Light.”

This was a YA fantasy story, about a set of twins forced to compete for the crown.

I liked Carys, and I liked how much she looked out for her brother Andreus. She seemed to go above and beyond the call of duty to keep him safe and to keep his secret
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! I need the next installment asap to see where this series is going. This book has so a good deal of twists and turns, and a great mixture of characters to love and hate. It is a quick read but it really packs a punch!

I haven't binge read a book in one sitting for a while. Something about this book had me so hooked and I honestly couldn't put it down. It was pretty much everything I expected and I'm so excited to see where this story goes! It had a lot of potential and I definitely recommend checking it out when it releases.

The story itself was pretty cliche and straight forward - there's twin heirs to the throne after the rest of the royal family either dies or goes craz
Jasmine from How Useful It Is
About: Dividing Eden is a fiction novel written by Joelle Charbonneau. It will be published on 6/6/17 by Harper Teen, an imprint of Harper Collins, 336 pages. The genre is young adult fantasy. This book is intended for ages 13 and up, grades 8 and up.

My Experience: I started reading Dividing Eden on 3/24/17 and finished it on 3/28/17. I enjoy reading this book. I like the start of it and the fantasy world. There were hints of magic toward the end of the book, but I wish there were more of it th
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Reign meets An Ember in the Ashes. That’s what I thought of this book. Reign is a TV series that had a lot of court intrigue, which Dividing Eden had a lot of which makes me understand why people never finished this book or rated it lowly if they did.

I, however, loved this book. I’m a big fan of monarchial books and court intrigue. Naturally, I fell in love! An Ember in the Ashes comes into play when it came to the Trials the twins had to compete in to find out who will rule Eden because no on
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Trigger Warnings: panic attacks, relapse (alcohol), anxiety, parental abuse, alcoholism, and abuse.



Dividing Eden wasn’t really a book I was excited to read. That’s strange to write considering I really enjoyed it. But, I started it at the beginning of the year and put it down. My best friend pushed through and loved it but at that time the concept was lost on me. Now, I fell in love with it.

I was a tad turned off by s
Jun 18, 2018 marked it as dnf
Shelves: fantasy
DNF at 50%.

Couldn’t care less about anyone or the plot plus immature writing. Plus why does everyone in this have some type of sickness/issue ?
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
dnf around 30%
I HATE not finishing books, but I'm really not enjoying this and it's putting me back into a reading slump. I dislike the characters, the writing isn't my thing, the plot doesn't have me engaged, and I just don't see myself enjoying it anymore than I am right now if I were to continue. *shrugs*
Aly (In Wonderland)
Jun 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, young-adult
Freedom was a myth.

A lot stood out as original in Dividing Eden. I loved the premise, the characters and the overall execution of the book, but there was something that niggled me throughout the entire last half of the novel, something that stank of insincerity.

But I'm getting ahead of myself.

When the Crown Prince and the king are assassinated, twins Carys and Andreus find themselves next in line for a throne they never wanted. Losing their mother to the madness of grief, Carys and
High Lady of The Night Court
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy-read
I loved Carys's character from the beginning she is an amazing person who is devoted to protecting her brother no matter how it pains her. On the other hand I hated her brother by the 4th chapter- hated him

Again I felt like the blurb should have been a little more vague but I loved the plot of the story.
I loved the ending of the book and I look forward to all that will be revealed in the next book and since nearly everyone has secrets I am eager to learn about them.
(view spoi
Katherine Karas
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
*not a review*

For most of this book I was like: no. buttttttt I really like how it ended, it "surprised" me in that it wrapped things up "nicely". I had thought with the way the book was going it would end frustratingly but no, and thank the universe cuz this book was very frustrating and annoying but now that it's done I can see that it was all for something. Maybe it could've been done another way, maybe this was a good way, u know idk I'm having a book reviewing crisis
rowanthorn ✨
2ish/5 STARS

*sighs* okay, i honestly HATE giving books bad reviews. i truly go into each book thinking i'll love it, and most of the time, i do! or at the very least i enjoy it. spoiler alert: i did not love this book. I'M SORRY.

things i liked/didn't hate
1.carys. she was the only person in the entire book i kind of liked.
2.their city is lit and run from the power of windmills? windmills are cool.

okay. that is honestly ... it. SORRY x 5000

not so much
1. the main problem was that i was just 500% no

Okay, first I finished this book like 6 days ago and I'm just now getting to this review.
Second, I loved everything about this book! No, really I did.
Third, I kind of want to reread it again.. right now.

Before I dive into this review: I really REALLY want/need the next book ASAP!

This book will probably most likely remind you of other books like, An Ember in the Ashes or I guess in some ways Three Dark Crowns (because it deals with twins going for the crown).

I also have a love
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau is about two siblings up for one throne which one will make it to the top?

Okay so a little bit of a disclaimer. I hated this book. It was boring and just not really my type of book. I like books that are fast paced and action packed, this was the opposite. If you love this book or you read it in the future and love it. That's amazing and I am really happy for you. I will pick this up in the future and try harder to read it but at this momment in time I will no
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss
3.5/5 stars

Dividing Eden is the first book in a new YA fantasy series set in Eden about 17 year old twins Carys (girl) and Andreus (guy).

The narrators are Carys and Andreus. The book is told in alternating third person POVS.

Princess Carys and Prince Andreus are twins. When they were born a seer predicted that one of them would be dark and the other would be light.

The story kept my interest. Something happens fairly early on that forces a competition. I really enjoyed this aspect of the story.

Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight

This is going to be a really short review, and here's why: I liked this book a lot while reading it. Carys and Andreus were quite different characters, and I loved that I never could completely tell who I was supposed to be rooting for. I loved that they had to compete for the crown, and I loved the idea of games and betrayals and all that good stuff. There was romance involved too, of c
*Source* Edelweiss
*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
*Rating* 4.0

*My Thoughts*

Dividing Eden is the first installment in author Joelle Charbonneau's Dividing Eden series. The author is best known for her works on The Testing trilogy. Dividing Eden tells the story of twins Princess Carys, and Prince Andreus. After a series of unfortunate events that sees the King and his heir assassinated, a grand scheme of political machinations is created by The Council of Elders to force the siblings to face each othe
3.5 Stars

Well this one surprised me.

This book has always been on my radar because that cover is striking, but I never really knew what it was about. Oh a whim, I decided to download it from Kindle Unlimited and couldn't stop reading once I hit that half way point.

Eden is without a ruler. Both the King and the Prince heir were murdered and the Queen has been declared mad. Ruling now falls to the twins royals, but with both having equal claim to the throne, they must go through a trial of sorts
Zenki the Pixie
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I had the book cover set as my cell wallpaper, ready to be shown to anyone I see. And I seriously did that to everyone I hung out with, not that they appreciated it half as much as I did - and still do. I just can't stop gushing about this cover - it doesn't have the most intricate or interesting color scheme, it's basically a glistening black and white sort of color scheme, but damn do my eyeballs get anchored every time I look at it. I can stare all day and not mind. I give my admiration with
Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
I cannot remember the last time I gave a one-star rating. Holy crap, are there problems with this book.
I don't mind when authors take a plot and make their own version of it--just do it well. I'm so much more willing to respect an author for flopping if they do something unique. This book has the same "royal-heir-battle-off" that soooooooooo many other books have but it was not done well.

The entire logic of the battle off doesn't even make sense. Two heirs have equal claim to the to
Rachel Kathryn Wright
Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book the first time I read this as well as the second time around. The plot and all the twists and turns are great. There were a few plot twists that you could see coming though. I thought the writing was great and it was consistent throughout the story. And the world building was fantastic, I could easily picture it because of all the information that is presented about the kingdom and the court. As well as the history of Eden was very interesting. I also loved Carys, an ...more
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.75 ⭐️
The beginning kept me intrigued but then I got bored. I really liked the characters and the story but I recently read Ruined and One Dark Throne and it had the same feel as Ruined/One Dark Throne and I loved them so i think I will reread this in the future because i really did enjoy the beginning and the story was very good, but i wasnt in the mood for another book of Kingdoms and who will become king/queen.
Daniel Afloarei
Jun 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Un început anemic și previzibil, un final dinamic și stresant. I actually liked this one.
Farhina ↯↯ The Wanderer Of Inked Adventures
Okay so after while i have come back to this... to review and gather my Thoughts about this book! Now that I look back on it I don't think I liked this book very much. I had a lot of problems with it. It didn't quite life up to the level or wasn't what I expected.
General Summary
So Cary's and Andreus are two twins who are in line for the throne now. Since their brother and father have died. No one knows which one of the twins is the successor because no one knows who was born first so now they h
Melissa Souza
2.5 to 3 stars!!!

Where do I even start with this book? The writing is very clunky and the pacing is very slow. I was confused through at least 50% of the novel because nothing was explained properly. There's lack of worldbuilding as well. I was hoping for some descriptions regarding the magic system and the world that our characters were involved in but I didn't get anything of the sort. With regards to history of the world, even that was lacking. My basic idea is that the world is based on the
Whoa. I see what you did here, Charbonneau.

Nice plot twist. All is fine and good, I guess. I mean...

This fantasy had potential.

There were some great things about it. I loved the way romance was not the main focus in this novel, (most of) the characters were so great, and I was waving my blue flag for Carys the whole time.

Okay, there were a few things I really DIDN'T like, though.

⚡️ Carys was awesome. Andreus was NOT. Sexist lil jerk who can't see that his sister would legit die for him *cough c
Chelsies Reading Escape
This book just wasnt for me. I liked the sister well enough but her brother frustrated me to no end. I also found the manipulation so blaringly obvious that it took away from the mystery.
Jul 06, 2017 rated it liked it
3&1/2 stars
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I am a storyteller at heart. I have performed in a variety of operas, musical theatre and children's theatre productions across the Chicagoland area.

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