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Eden Conquered

(Dividing Eden #2)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  2,108 ratings  ·  321 reviews
The electrifying conclusion to the Dividing Eden series by the New York Times bestselling author of the Testing trilogy, Joelle Charbonneau..

The Trials of Virtuous Succession have ended. Prince Andreus is king—and Princess Carys is dead.

But even as he’s haunted by what he did to win the throne, Andreus discovers that his dream of ruling only brings new problems. The people
ebook, 320 pages
Published June 5th 2018 by HarperTeen
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High Lady of The Night Court
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-read
I’m not sure what I was expecting from this book, but overall I think I got what I wanted. Both books put together from a single story with a pretty straightforward goal and a limited amount of plot twists therefore at some points I felt like they could’ve been combined to form one book, but the story being separated added the mystery as to where Carys went so in the end I agree with these books being a duology. The beginning of this book felt dragged out a little, and each chapter alternates in ...more
Jasmine from How Useful It Is
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: edelweiss, fantasy
I started reading Eden Conquered on 12/5/2018 and finished it on 2/7/2019. (Please ignore the date in this case because it has nothing to do with the book being good or bad. I experience the worst reading slump ever.) This book is another great read! Definitely a duology for those readers who don’t like romance in their YA fantasy. I do like to read slow burning romance so the little bit that this book offers is too little for me. Both Princess Carys and Prince Andreus are among people who swore ...more
Jun 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Eden Conquered
by Joelle Charbonneau

4 out of 5 Stars!

The second and final installment of 'Dividing Eden' duology. I absolutely adored the first book that it became one of my favourite books of all time, unfortunately the second book was a bit disappointing but I liked it, just not as much as the first.

The story is told in third person and alternates between the royal twins Princess Carys and King Andreus.
So, as much as I love seeing closeness and understanding between siblings I also love seeing
Rachel Kathryn Wright
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Dividing Eden duology. And I really enjoyed it, and I what made this great was the character development and arcs. The characters that were clueless in book one finally understand the game that was being played with them. I enjoyed all of the characters and the small romance that was there was great. I love the authors writing style for this book and I was hooked from the beginning. And the pacing of the story helped hook me in as well as making the plot more inten ...more
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11 August 2018
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Dividing Eden was that book that had a lot of mixed reviews and it was clear that it was also the type of book that you were going to like it or hate it. There was no in-between thoughts. There was something that seemed interesting to me and I knew I had to read it. However, I had to read with caution as I never really enjoyed stories that w
Mar 19, 2021 rated it liked it
Not my favorite duology but it had its moments.
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


I was super excited about this sequel, as I found myself a fan of Dividing Eden last year. This one fell a bit short for me, but I was still glad I read it. Let's break it down, shall we?

What I Liked:

Carys is awesome, and I kind of wanted to read all the chapters from her POV. Andreus just irked me- and I am well aware that he was supposed to- and Carys and her adventures
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
This was slightly better than the first book but it's still just not interesting for me. ...more
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
Dude this was so boring I don’t even know anymore. DNF at 60%.
Apr 02, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: tbr-at-home
“Most would think that foolish. After all, he was King!” (p. 211).

And that’s it, that’s the whole book.

No one:
Andreus: I am King! I am KING! I AM KING!

Look, it wasn’t bad. It just wasn’t amazing. There could have been so much more done with it. I wanted to love even just one of the characters, and it just kind of fell flat. I didn’t love Carys, I didn’t love Andreus, I didn’t even love to hate the bad guys. I can’t even really picture the evil mountain creatures because they weren’t really act
*Source* Edelweiss/Publisher
*Genre* Young Adult / Fantasy
*Rating* 3.5-4


Eden Conquered is final installment of author Joelle Charbonneau's Dividing Eden duology. Like the first installment, this story alternates between royal siblings Princess Carys and King Andreus. Betrayed by everyone they believed to be allies, the siblings continue to fight to determine who will reign over the kingdom. But now, one sibling has changed the game. 6 days after the end of the Trial of Succession, Princ
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
More like 3,5 stars.
I find the universe missed some deepeness about magic in particularity but it was a fun and quick reading
Mar 12, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, ya, fantasy
Eden Conquered is the sequel to Dividing Eden and the final book in the duology. Similarly to the first book, the book is told through the viewpoints of the two royal twins - Andreus and Carys.

While I feel that overall, the writing of this book was stronger than the previous book, a big problem I had with this book was the pacing. It started out well enough, but about 1/3 of the way into the book, the book just starts doing twist after twist, that honestly don't make a ton of sense. Also, there
Unfortunately, Eden Conquered isn't quite as good as its predecessor. It's less interesting, less plausible, and far more stereotypical. The ending was not satisfying in the least. ...more
Mikala Deck
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
I don’t know how I didn’t realize the same person who authored The Testing (which I really didn’t like) authored these, and I still managed to buy them. Just yikes. I’ve read a lot of good writing and unfortunately, this just ain’t it y’all. It KILLED me to finish this book. The first one was slightly better but barely. The only actual good piece of writing in this series is the Into The Garden novella. Other than that, this is all choppy- to the point there were a few times I had to go back and ...more
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 31, 2018 rated it liked it
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Not a bad sequel. It wasn't quite as exciting as the first one, but there was a lot of intrigue and wondering who you could trust and who had their own agenda. I liked seeing Carys learn more about her wind power and getting closer to Errick. Andreus finally pulled his head out of his butt and saw what was happening. Max was a cute kid and I'm glad Andreus took him in. I would've liked more information about the Xhelozi monsters and that whole storyline was left a little open I thought. The endi ...more
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Jan 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed every second of Eden Conquered. It was fast paced and thrilling. There were many twists that I did not expect. And things that had been left unresolved in the last book were given endings that I found very satisfying. The only thing is now I want more. The characters and the world grew on me, and I wish I could read even more stories, especially about Princess Carys.
Anna Holland
Son 2'5 más bien... review in the making! ...more
May 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
The ending was a hoot!
C.L. Cannon
Jun 28, 2021 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, but not as much as the first one. Although to be fair, the first one was pretty hard to top! Still an excellent read and one I'd recommend to anyone who likes YA Fantasy! ...more
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This sequel keeps the reader on their toes.
Eden Conquered is the conclusion to the Dividing Eden duology. These books are YA fantasy. You must have read Dividing Eden before reading this book.

This book picks up right where the first book left off. Eden Conquered has two 3rd person narrators (Andreus and Carys).

Both POVs were interesting. And the story kept my interest. I enjoyed learning about Carys' powers and I liked seeing Andreus try to figure things out. However, I would have liked more from the romance.

There were definitely some in
Jul 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
(Spoilers ahead)

“Dreus was her twin. He was her brother, and they would stand together not because blood dictated they should, but by choice-tonight and always”

Okay, WOAH. That was a roller coaster I was NOT prepped for- neither were my emotions. 

This book started off soon after the first, and trouble was there from page one. Carys struggled to control her power, learned that Lord Errik was- a Bastian?? An enemy?? Her one and only??

It seems that no matter his background, Carys is destined to tru
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another spectacular feat by Joelle Charbonneau! I super appreciate that this was only a duology because if this had been made into a trilogy I feel like it would have been dragged out. I would HIGHLY recommend the novellas as they were quite good and added to the story. In some ways I feel like the novellas helped me already sort of know what the ending was going to be, however, it was still wonderful to get confirmations of my guesses! Such an enjoyable novel and the ending was pretty epic! I d ...more
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars, rounded up for now. I'm really on the fence about rating both books. It's not Charbonneau's best writing (I've loved her other books). The pacing felt really slow in this one. And the story bears some similarities to a couple of other popular fantasy books. ...more
Kelley Wood
Jun 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
I liked parts of this book better than the first. I wanted to “see” more of Carys’s power - like wind-riding power. I liked the growth of Andreus and the plot twists. Definitely recommend to my middle schoolers.
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Exceptionally well written. Wasn't expecting the emotions this one drew at the end. I really enjoyed it. ...more
Anna Ransom
May 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Character rating (1-10)- 7
Plot rating (1-10)- 7
World building rating (1-10)- 7
Ending rating (1-10)- 7
Overall rating (average)- 7
I wouldn't read it again.
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