Finding Eden by Mia Sheridan
**Finding Eden is the continuation of Becoming Calder. Both books will release simultaneously, October 5, 2014**
*Note I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*
Finding Eden is the second book and a continuation of Becoming Calder. While I enjoyed Becoming Calder, I did have a few issues with it (my review here). I thought I would enjoy Finding Eden more based on the first chapter of Becoming Calder and I was right. I did enjoy this story a lot more, but still it wasn't my all time favorite. It is not bad or anything, it was a good read, but it was a bit too mushy romantic for me. See I am not really romantic romantic. I read romances, but I don't like them if they are too sappy and mushy and lovey dovey. This book is lovey dovey. They characters are just soooo in love and they cannot live without the other and will never find anyone else they can only be with each other! It is not my thing, and they are like that right from the start in the first book. I finally realized that was the biggest issue with these books for me - they are too romantic for me. Most people will probably love it since most people like that kind of thing, it just was a bit much for my tastes. Still I did enjoy the book.
Finding Eden starts off where Becoming Calder left off. I was surprised by how quickly the story moved and I was glad for that. I don't really want to say too much about it since it is not out yet and I don't want to give anything away from either book, so this will be short. Both characters have a lot of change happening, they learn a lot of things about themselves that they previously didn't know, and they have a lot of issues to work through. Eden has to be really strong, stronger than the last book, and she is just a survivor. She does what she needs to do, but yet she still keeps her sweet, kind way about her. I did really like her and how she just kept going when it would have been easy to shut down or become jaded.
Calder has his own things to deal with, and he is not always as strong as Eden. I did enjoy the two of them together, but as I said at times it was a bit sappy for me. If you enjoy really loving books you will enjoy these. While their situations might not be all sunshine and roses, when the two of them are together they seem to see the world with rose colored glasses. A good read and I enjoyed it more that the first book.
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★
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