Dividing Eden

Dividing Eden

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Twins Carys and Andreus were never destined to rule Eden. With their older brother next in line to inherit the throne, the future of the kingdom was secure. But appearances -- and rivals -- can be deceiving. When Eden's king and crown prince are killed by assassins, Eden desperately needs a monarch, but the line of succession is no longer clear. With a ruling council scheming to gain power, Carys and Andreus are faced with only one option -- to take part in a Trial of Succession that will determine which one of them is worthy of ruling the kingdom. As sister and brother, Carys and Andreus have always kept each other safe -- from their secrets, from the court, and from the monsters lurking in the mountains beyond the kingdom's wall. But the Trial of Succession will test the bonds of trust and family. With their country and their hearts divided, Carys and Andreus will discover exactly what each will do to win the crown. How long before suspicion takes hold and the thirst for power leads to the ultimate betrayal?
Publisher: New York : Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062453846
Branch Call Number: FICTION Cha
Description: 318 pages ; 24 cm


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After the death of the king and crown prince of Eden, twins Carys and Andreus must compete against each other to determine which one of them will become ruler. Part of a series.

After the death of the king and crown prince of Eden, twins Carys and Andreus must compete against each other to determine which one of them will become ruler. Part of a series.

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Sep 30, 2020

This book was a very generic teen dystopian novel. Knowing Charbonneau's writing skills through the Testing series, I felt let down by the plot and characters that I was indifferent to. However, I did like some of the surprising plot points and the well-built suspense.

lgmosher Apr 20, 2020

Talk about a whirlwind of emotions!

Love, fear, pain, betrayal, loyalty, deception, anxiety, and anger.... It flows freely and all over the place. Like a down pour of rain on every pages

My issue with Dividing Eden was the fact that things just... happened and we were suppose to be on board with them.
For instance: All of the sudden she's okay with a handsome lord kissing her, her brother completely believes contrary to what he has believed his entire life. He has tried to stand out and be different from his father and brother yet that's how he thinks it's best to be...?

The characters, specifically the main two character, take strong character changes that don't gradually happen, they are quick and confusing. Not only are the character change confusing but events that happen. All of a sudden her brother is a cruel monster and she is trusting? It was off putting.

Imogen, let's talk about her. I couldn't stand her! She made Andreus stumble over his loyalty to his SISTER who had taken beatings and whippings for him throughout their life.... All because she was indulging him in his bed. Everytime she opened her mouth I wanted to scream! I was suspicious of her from the very start and wished that she would leave with her fraud, whore self.... and she deserved so much more than what she got!

Carys was overpertective, underaprechiated, and lacking in love... but her character was hard to care for and made you want to slap her in the beginning. Then as the book came to a close her character completely changed and you wanted to reach out and give her a hug because she was the kind of person that you would want to have as your BFF... um, what?

Andreus was my main man almost the entire time. I absolutely LOVE his character. Yes he let a woman control him through his bed but that happens more than people think in this world. Its true that love is blind, just as it was with him. The issue I had with his character was that he went from one extreme to the other. He went from loving, gentle, and kind... to hatred, cruelty, and maliace in a matter of hours in the books.

I did like the overall plot that I think was there. It was hard to focus in on where the story was headed and what we were suppose to be "striving" for. But it was a good enough book that I made it through with ease and want to learn more about the characters (Errik and Garret) that seemed to be so very important that only popped up a handful of times but we needed to know where key characters. (another flaw in the book.) her introduction to characters were lacking.

The book could have had so much more substance in it. But it was a set up book, and hopefully the second one will satisfy the confusion that the readers are left with.

Apr 05, 2019

Full of exciting court intrigue. Somewhat cliché occasionally, but an entertaining tale.

LoganLib_Tahnee Jul 29, 2018

When the king and his heir die suddenly in battle and the fate of the kingdom is left in the hands of the royal 17 year old twins, everything seems peaceful, until it is discovered that under the law, no two people can have the same claim to the throne, so one must be eliminated.

JCLChrisK Mar 23, 2018

An intriguing and fun story of royal plotting, betrayal, romance, and competition. Many secrets yet to be revealed.

letstakeashelfie Jun 22, 2017

The premise of this book was quite intriguing. Right down to the core, it feels very Hunger Games meets Game of Thrones. Curious to see where the author will take the story line in her next book.


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Aug 21, 2017

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