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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A SEASON OF EDEN by J.M. Warwick

A SEASON OF EDEN
Author: J.M. Warwick (AKA Jennifer Laurens)
* I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Creek Publishing (October 20, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933963905
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933963907
SYNOPSIS:

He's my teacher. I shouldn't be alone with him. But I can't help that he's irresistible.
I let the door silently close at my back. He stared at me, and a taut quiet stretched between us.
"I like hearing you play," I said, moving toward him.
He turned, in sync with my slow approach. He looked up at me but didn't say anything. I rested my clammy hand on the cold, slick body of the baby grand. "May I?"
The muscles in his throat shifted, then he swallowed. "Eden."
My legs weakened, like a soft tickling kiss had just been blown against the backs of them. "Is it okay?" I asked.
His gaze held mine like two hands joined. He understood what I was really asking.
"Let me stay," I said. "Please."
"You're going to get me in trouble."

MY THOUGHTS:
After finishing this book, I am still wondering how to write up a review on this book.  It was amazing! That sums up my whole experience with this book.

Eden decides to enroll in Choir for her elective her senior year.  To her, it is just an easy A and to pass the last semester before graduating.  She is surprised and in awe when the new choir teacher appears and is instantly attracted to Mr. Christian. 

Now some people, myself included, feel that a teacher/student relationship is wrong. YES, it is. Yet, as your read this book, you will realize that this story is different and you will find yourself hoping the teacher/student relationship will happen.  Eden is actually 18. She is considered an adult even though she is in her senior year of high school.  Mr. Christian is only 22 and he finished his teaching credentials early and loves music. James, tries to not fall for Eden, but she is hard to resist.  The romance is actually sweet and believable. You feel the struggle that they both go through trying not to give into the feelings because of the situation. 

The writing was amazing.  You could actually feel the emotions and the struggle with every paragraph you read. It flowed beautifully and I could not put this book down. The only disappointment I had was the ending. It not only left you questioning the relationship, but it left you hungry for more of Eden and James. I didn't want the book to end. (yes, even emailed the author and told her this! LOL) Well done and a true masterpiece for young adults and adults as well.  

MY RATING:

Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf

For Rereading!

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Ana said...

Sounds like a great book! I will have to go find it :o)

June 16, 2010 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

Awesome review. I will have to move this book towards the top of my TBR pile

June 16, 2010 at 11:03 AM  
Blogger Zia said...

Great review! Sounds like a book I would really enjoy. I will be keeping my eye out for this one.

June 16, 2010 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

I just finished this book a few days ago. I wanted their relationship to work too. Do watch Pretty Little Liars? If so, did you picture Mr. Fitz as James Christian?

June 16, 2010 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger aLmYbNeNr said...

You have me hooked! I added it to my TBR! :-D

June 16, 2010 at 2:33 PM  
Blogger Leilani @Leilani Loves Books said...

Sounds really good!
I will have to snatch it next time im at the book store.

June 16, 2010 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Christie (The Fiction Enthusiast) said...

This sounds fascinating. I love books that go outside what is considered the norm, or socially acceptable. I’ll definitely look into reading this.

June 16, 2010 at 4:03 PM  
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June 16, 2010 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

This sounds like an amazing book! I'll be keeping my eyes open for this one!

June 17, 2010 at 9:49 AM  

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