Romance, YA, Fantasy
February 27th 2018
Since the beginning of time, tales have been told about Eden. But all the stories are wrong.
Running parallel alongside Earth, but never touching, there exists not just a garden, but an entire world of vivid colours and breathtaking beauty where the Seraph reside.
Jazmine has lived in ten different foster homes, in ten different towns and all her life she has felt like she doesn’t belong – not in the trailer park which happens to be foster home number ten, not anywhere on Earth.
After a universe shattering revelation, she discovers why. Far from being the nothing and no one, with no past and no future, that Jazmine had always believed herself to be, she discovers that she is in fact an heir to one of the seven remaining Seraph Dynasties.
She is Jazmine Evenstar, the last heir to the sovereign Evenstar Dynasty.
Thrust into the world of wealth and privilege in which the impossibly beautiful and equally cruel Dynasty heirs reside, Jazmine is forced to manoeuvre the tangled web that holds the Dynasties together.
Against the backdrop of breathtaking star filled nights, sweeping coastlines, grand marble halls and decadent palaces, Jazmine tries to find her place in this beautiful new world whilst fighting not to lose herself in the process.
But the fairy tale quickly unravels.
Half human and the illegitimate daughter of the late suicide King of Eden, the other Dynasty heirs make it clear that Jazmine does not belong in their world.
Raphael St. Tristan, heir to the rival sovereign St. Tristan Dynasty and next in line to the throne of Eden, the guy with the face of an angel but who is as wicked as the devil himself, promises to break her.
Jazmine quickly learns that the beauty of Eden is nothing but a deception as she uncovers the secrets festering at the heart of it. But can she disentangle herself from the web of deception and intrigue that the Dynasty heirs have spun? Can she stop herself from falling into Raphael St. Tristan’s trap before he can fulfil his promise to shatter her completely? Or are those stories about Eden true after all and will she be foolish enough to taste the forbidden fruit that is Eden itself?
uhmmmm what was this again? Wasn’t this supposed to be a Fantasy?? Cuz I am sooo confused at the moment….
Alright so the beginning was very promising, I really liked how it started, you just get a glimpse of the whole mystery part surrounding Jazmine and you are left to wonder what is she? who is she actually? and what is going on, so yeah I did like that.
I also very much appreciated the whole artsy part and loved Dani and her band.(which honestly I found more interesting than the rest of the story and the other characters)
And that’s it my love ends here.
I was expecting world building, magic, magic system, some mild romancy thing going on and lot, lot of political conflicts that are faintly mentioned at the beginning of the book. But instead I got angry teenagers with sever hormone malfunction or should I say over-function? if you know what I mean
Do not get me wrong, nothing wrong with that, in fact if this was some contemporary YA book I would have really enjoyed it, but this is not the case, I was promised something completely different and I did not receive it.
However this is not the part I had issues with, the most annoying parts were the over-usage of the same phrases and repetition of ”how beautiful he or she is”, ”how muscular and gorgeous and wet” I get that there is no need to keep reminding me about this through the whole book
I was not attached to Jaz not Raph, I found both of them immature and just
Most of their dialogue was ridiculous and so unnatural? I guess this is the word I am looking for here.
It was not for me unfortunately, although I really wanted to love it and had high expectations.
Overall I gave it 2 stars out of 5
I still enjoyed it, but as I already explained I was expecting something completely different.
Disclaimer: This book was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions on it are my own.