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Product Details

  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 8, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1469902109
  • ISBN-13: 978-1469902104
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,467,827 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

I am a wife and entrepreneur living and working in Florida. Though I grew up in the northeast, I can’t give up the sunshine and beaches of my adoptive home. My work is fictional and would be classified as science-fiction because it is rooted in science, but it is not the typical with robots, space travel, or aliens. This particular story is focused on realistic worst-case scenarios because those are what I find most intriguing right now. Favorite pasttimes...mostly outdoorsy things, and overuse of ellipsis.

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I am a tennis addict and entrepreneur living and working in sunny Florida. I think cliches are undervalued and that ellipses are just *asking* for abuse. :)

I fancy myself a Jeopardy winner in hiding, but know far too little about U.S. Presidents to stand a chance.

And since I was a girl I've been an avid reader, a science-fiction fanatic, and a lover of words.

A scientist by background, I've always loved biology-based science-fiction. It is in this vein that I offer my work



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Great story, original idea, good writing, and some interesting characters.
JennRenee
If you are a dystopian fan, then Eden's root is one of those books you definitely don't want to miss, and I highly recommend it.
Always YA at Heart
Because I have only read a few articles with theories on this, its just scary that this can really happen.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By anaavu on July 17, 2012
Format: Paperback
This review may seem a bit scattered, but that's because it was originally a co-review on my blog: book-spark.blogspot.com

Overview:
Rachel (the author) has studied biochemistry and biogeochemistry and other unpronounceable courses, she is now a nutrition expert and truly knows what she's talking about. She always is a bit of a word nerd and has a certain way with words. This fearsome combination makes for a book with a dynamite plotline. In her story, you can get the actual scientific reasoning behind the apocalypse in such a simple and interesting way, you actually understand and start to believe in it. Random thought - I think Rachel would make an fantastic teacher.

Plot:
My favorite thing about Eden's Root is the circumstances around which the apocalypse happened. It wasn't the plan of evil governments, it wasn't bombs or volcanoes. It was - quite simply - man's greed. Scientists had, for centuries, cross-bred plants and animals and added pesticides and preservatives, convinced that they were helping to make more food to end hunger. Instead, all the blind tinkering with food sources led to all the plants and animals quickly dying (resulting in a famine) and many people becoming Sick with cancer and other diseases. The most chilling thing is... the logic's really convincing. We know scientists have added all these things to our crops, this frightens people enough that they are willing to pay much more for "organic" food. So it's not difficult to take that leap and believe that some harm could come of this food. And Rachel Fisher, well, she could probably make me believe anything. =)

Narration/Tone:
I was planning to give Eden's Root three stars for the first half of the book. Why? Because the author felt the need to describe Every. Single. Event.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Moran on July 25, 2012
Format: Paperback
The entire time I was reading Eden's Root, one thought kept resonating: this wasn't just sci-fi - this was realistic science fiction. And for me, that is usually the most terrifying kind...the sort that isn't out of the real of possibility. This suspenseful novel forced me to think about possibilities that, although they scared me, also made me appreciate the Fi and her family live in, and the choices she makes to keep them safe. Ultimately, Eden's Root had a few issues that detracted from my enjoyment of it, but I still found it to be a wild ride I won't soon forget!

While reading Rachel Fisher's novel, I struggled a bit with some of the characters. I've waited awhile after finishing to write my review, and I think there was something off in the character's voices for me. I liked the actual characters themselves well enough - Fi was brave and loyal, Sean was protective and strong, Asher was devoted and swoon-worthy, and the other members of the Family all had important roles to play. But in retrospect, even though I understand she was forced to grow up fast, Fi never felt like a teenager, nor did Sean or Asher, really. The only way I can describe it is that maybe Rachel struggled to really find their identities as teens - even teens who had grown up before they should have had to, due to their circumstances. Also there was a bit of a distance between the writing and their voices, almost as if she was afraid to get to close to the characters.

However, I did find a lot to like about Eden's Root.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By (Hard Science Fan) Kitty on January 15, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
As a fan of hard science fiction, I have to say I was really satisfied by Eden's Root. Not only did the author create an action-packed romp, with tension-filled moments, hand-to-hand combat scenes and harrowing journeys, but she was able to weave in interesting real-world information about heirloom food and the all-too-real possibility that we are genetically modifying our food sources in perilous ways. This is the basis of the plot of Eden's Root, and I found it all too plausible and eerily prophetic. And, even though I am no longer a "Young Adult," I enjoyed the main characters of Fi, Sean and Asher so much. Their fumbling youthful attempts to find love or face rejection (sometimes outweighed by more pressing issues of simply staying alive!) took me back to those teen years of discovery, youthful insecurity and giddy possibility as if it was yesterday. I really hope to read more about these characters and their further adventures! Rachel E. Fisher is a talent to watch!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dawn Renee on December 23, 2013
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This story got me thinking, and I like that. It got me reading labels on my food choices without feeling foolish in doing so. The premise that HMO food/plant tampering can have other than optimal results is clear and tantalizing. What will be the end result of stopping pests from propagating their species on plants we don't want them on? Will strengthening the defenses of a plant opposing its perceived enemies kill the internal biological , developing a fast growth/fast collapse worldwide resulting in an acute die off of life on earth, particularly the human population dependent on such plants for human consumption? Included in the series is growth, awareness, love and loss, greed and maniacal obsession, and adventures galore. Not just for the teen market, thought provoking, and very, very scary. Highly recommended.
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