1 Sept 2014

WW4BB & IFB Present: A Spotlight, Review & Giveaway of Garden of Ashes by Kate Cowan

Posted by wiccawitch4 on 7:42:00 am

Series: The Legend of Eden #2
Release date: September 1st 2014

Publisher: Anchor Group


After four years as a prisoner in her parents' attic, hidden away from the Catchers, Eden never dreamt the very people she was hiding from would be the beginning of such impossible things. She's found freedom on the island like she never imagined. 

Eden is a sorcerer, with the power of the world in her fingertips. She is determined to never be helpless like she once was, and spends every minute of her spare time training to fight back. As she discovers more of her own power, she and her friends continue to uncover the secrets of the Council. Deadly secrets, hinting at something far larger than the island and the Catchers. Before they can find out exactly what the Council is hiding, Eden's magic begins to spiral out of control, and she loses it for just a second. Just half of a second, and it's enough to change everything. 

Suddenly, lives are put at stake, and Eden and her friends must do something no one else has ever dared. They have to escape the island, or they have to die trying.

My Review

Garden of Ashes by Kate Cowan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amazing Second Half of the Story! Kate Cowan started of the story with a gritty realism and lands us in never never land minus the fairy's, mermaids and pirates, instead we have crazy scientists, magic, and and Island that wants to devour them all!

The story takes quite a twist in this one where no one can turn there backs as they are never sure who is going to stab them in the back. We meet some new and interesting characters in this one as well. Tom and Adriane who have both been there the longest and then Dana a shy and quite girl who is Eden's roommate.

Adriane was by far my fav of the new friends, she was real and tough and didn't take crap from no one. I didn't much care for Tom I was always waiting for him to do something to mess them up or turn them in as his personality just had this slipperiness to it. I really liked Dana too although we didn't get to hear too much about her and her life yet and she is so shy. She stood up for Eden and Will and did a lot of stuff she probably won't have done before.

The Seventh Island novella threw off a bit at first cause it went from all about Eden to all about Adriane. When I realised it was a whole another story then I began to enjoy it. I loved learning so much about her as she was my fav. I found it to be a fun and fascinating tale and I can't wait to read more of Kate Cowan stories!

do not wait to get these stories! TBR today and get your copies!

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Kate Cowan is an artist, an animation student, a black belt in karate and now, an author. She didn't discover writing until mid-high school, when she began writing an (unintentionally) hilarious novel involving a teenage girl and a magic necklace. Her current novel series, The Legend of Eden, began as a story of Arthurian magic, but quickly transformed into something much different.

Kate currently lives in Ontario, Canada, in a zoo of a house. When she isn't writing, she's drawing, cooking, or browsing the Internet for new music.


Book 1
Garden of Eden

It has been four years.

Four years since the day the Catchers found her family.
Four years since she escaped capture.

And four years since the day her mother locked her and Will, a boy she hardly knew, in an attic, 'for their own protection'. 

Now, Eden White is fifteen, and sick of being a prisoner of parents who all but abandoned her. It was as simple as one walk down a beautiful, foggy beach, but it ended with Eden and Will face to face with Catchers - and this time, there is no escape.

When Eden wakes, she finds herself on an island, surrounded by hundreds of stolen children. Enrolled in the island school, Jordan Hall, Eden quickly learns that the island is not what it seems.

And, in the woods surrounding the school, she discovers a wild, beautiful magic inside of herself - one she has no idea how to control. With three unlikely new friends, Eden begins to realize that the headmistress is hiding much more than the stolen children - and what they learn in the laboratories below the school could cost Eden her life

My Review

Garden of Eden by Kate Cowan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wonderful book! I couldn't put it down! the characters were amazing and the story brilliant. Kate Cowan is a wonderful writer who brings so much realism and raw feeling into her story that you can't help but feel as if you are there.

Eden and Will were such beautiful and sad characters I wanted to go into the book and rescue them time and time again from their sad life. They were strong and resilient though and didn't let their situation define them or get there spirits to too low.

I felt as this was the perfect beginning to the story as it sets up the tale slow and easy then it has whirlwind ending that leaves you dieing to read the next one!...lol

I highly recommend this book and series as it is amazing!

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