After Eden

After Eden

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The day Eden met Ryan changed her world forever. Actually, not just her world. Ryan has time traveled from the future to save the world. In a few weeks, Eden's best friend Connor will discover a new planet-one where human life is possible. The discovery will make him famous. It will also ruin the world as we know it. When Ryan asks Eden for help, she must choose between saving the world and saving her best friend's greatest achievement. And a crush on Ryan complicates things more than she could have imagined. Because Connor is due to make the discovery after the girl he loves breaks his heart. That girl is Eden.

Grounded in a realistic teen world with fascinating sci-fi elements, After Eden is a heart-pounding love triangle that's perfect for dystopian fans looking for something new to devour.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 279 pages
  • 138 x 204 x 25mm | 367g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 161963130X
  • 9781619631304
  • 2,828,725

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"Readers . . . will find their patience rewarded by a series of exciting revelations that ignite the action." --Kirkus Reviews

"Readers will feel like they are present in the story and will make predictions about the characters' next moves. By the end, they will appreciate the beginning and become fond of the characters." --VOYA

"Fans of the genre . . . will likely delight in the time-travel take on a narrative they love." --BCCB

"Romance, time travel, espionage, and teen angst all come to life in this novel." --Library Media Connection
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About Helen Douglas

A keen stargazer, one of Helen Douglas's first memories is of getting up in the middle of the night to sneak outside and watch the Perseids meteor shower. It was a telescope that she received as a birthday gift that helped inspire Eden. She lives in Cornwall with her husband and children. After Eden is her first novel.
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Rating details

2,074 ratings
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3 30% (613)
2 9% (191)
1 4% (89)

Our customer reviews

I love the premise of these kinds of books, time travel and mystery boys, I mean, how can you go wrong? Well, luckily Ms. Douglas didn't allow me to find out, because it was amazing. I got hooked right from the beginning, and really appreciated Ryan as a love interest, the friendship between Eden, Connor and Megan I connected with Eden as well. I am similar in personality to her, not the most popular, but on the fringes of all the groups. She is a normal teen, and easy to relate to. She is practical, and she handles stress admirably. I also appreciated the setting. We are in Britian for a change, and that adds a new spin on a few things. Ryan was funny, thoughtful and I wanted to know everything about him. Since he was obviously hiding things, it was my mission (well, maybe I needed Eden to help a little) to find out what. I wanted to know why he didn't know about pizza, as well as the reason he doesn't know who figures like Hitler were. Of course, I knew some because of the old synopsis, but not everything. The romance was sweet, and I had to wonder how it was going to work out as I did uncover some of the mysteries. But I was definitely rooting for it to work one way or another. He was attentive to Eden, he I did feel for Connor. I like the easy friendship and trust that he had with Eden, but unfortunately I couldn't root for him. It was obvious to me that he liked Eden more than friends, how she saw him only, but I def understand why Eden wouldn't see him that way. They grew up together, and she didn't want their comfortable to change. She saw him as the boy he used to be. I wish that he could've been in love with someone else, because he is a good guy and I want good things for him. I do wish that he wouldn't have been so rude and mean to Ryan, but I can see where he is coming from with that. The world building was fine. I understood all of the concepts but that is not why I like it, everything being well explained and deeply rooted in science. I am all there for the premise, the execution, the romance and the entertainment. But I wasn't confused, and it seemed like it is within the realm of possibility in the scifi sense. Some of the twists I actually saw coming, but it didn't mess anything up for me. The ending was sweet, and it tied everything up well. I can see where the next book is heading, because there is hint of the next conflicts, but It was hea even more than I expected because I didn't know how they would pull it off. Bottom Line: Quick read with sweet romance.show more
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