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June 16, 2014

EDEN FOREST by Aoife Marie Sheridan

Part One of the Saskia Trilogy 
Volume One

Miss Aoife Marie Sheridan

Four Banished Angels,
A world created by the hands of God,
A kingdom on it's knees,
A secret protected for Centuries.
And one mortal can save them all.
Step into Saskia

(from Amazon)
Sarajane Anderson is your regular twenty-one year old with family, friends and a normal job. She also happens to be the only person who can save Saskia, a parallel world to earth. When Sarajane is taken to Saskia, she could never have imagined the reality of the world that she is stepping into- a world where magical abilities are in everyone's possession. She must face a father she never knew, a world that is beyond her belief, a guardian who captures her heart; and a darkness that wants to take it. On her journey, Sarajane discovers her magical abilities, and realizes too that they come with a price. Sarajane is truly tested as her own loved ones are put at risk- the ultimate question she is forced to ask herself is, how do you choose who lives and who dies?
  • Paperback: 218 pages
  • Publisher: The Universal Publishing group; 1ST edition (September 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908417498
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908417497

Miss Aoife Marie SheridanAoife Marie Sheridan has loved reading from a very young age, starting off with mills and boon's books, given to by her grandmother her love for romances grew, by the age of 14 she had read hundreds of them.

Aoife had a passion for writing poetry or in her eyes her journal entries. It was something she did throughout her teens and into her twenties. Aoife won first place for two of her poems and had them published at a young age of just nineteen. Realizing she needed to get a real job (What writing isn't) she studied accountancy and qualified working in that field for many years, until her passion for reading returned and she found Maria V Snyder. Poison study one of her favorite books has been read and re-read countless times.

Aoife's first book Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy) came to be after a dream of a man and woman on a black horse jumping through a wall of fire and the idea of Saskia was born. Now with her first novel published and taking first place for Eden Forest with Writers Got Talent 2013, Aoife continues to write tales of fantasy and is currently working on her third book for the Saskia Trilogy amongst other new works. To find out more about Aoife Marie Sheridan you can visit her at: (see links below)

of the
Saskia Trilogy

I received an ebook for review purposes,
The book was a good fantasy read for YA's.  I had wished the characters would have been a little more developed.  The book, even though a fantasy read, lacked the realism feeling that , to me keep a reader attached to the book.  With the realism, you feel part of the situation, whatever it may be.  I just didn't get that from this book. I found it hard to see how a plain, middle class girl could go to being a princess in another world and not have a problem accepting it or questions as to why, how, where or anything else?
There was one part of the book, I found to be realistic and that was the romance part.  Sarajane, even though now in an another world, didn't forget the guy she left behind in her real world.
  I had a hard time finishing the book and when I got to the last page, it was a little disappointing.  Like it wasn't thought through, it was just written down just to finish the book.   I was left disappointed with the book. I just wanted there to be more descriptions, more realism, even though it was fantasy and more of a  strong ending.  A real cliff hanger that would want you to want another book.  I jut didn't feel that. 
As I try to always say,  The book is in the reader's eyes and mind.  Everyone sees the written word differently.  This review was just my view.  SO grab a copy and see what you think.  Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

I was given a complimentary copy of EDEN FOREST from the author,  Ms. Aoife Marie Sheridan, for my view of the book.  No other compensation took place.    

I would give this book   2   STARS.

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