- Title: Fall of Eden: Book 2 (The Healing Crystal Series)
- Author: Michele Poague
- Paperback: 456 pages
- Publisher: iUniverse Publishing (July 11, 2011)
- Genre: YA- Fantasy/Sci-Fi
- ISBN-10: 1462013066
- ISBN-13: 978-1462013067
- FTC FYI: I was generously given review e-copies
- of these books from the author in exchange for an
- honest review.
Fall of Eden is the second book in The Healing Crystal series. As I started this series I thought I knew what would be in the story. Let me tell you, if you have preconceived notions when you start reading, they will soon be thrown out the door. This series will lead you in one direction and as soon as you get comfortable, hang on, it soon switches gear and you are off in a new direction. I liked this aspect with Michele’s writing. There were many surprises that kept you on your toes and guessing what would happen next. You also are continually wondering who to cheer for. Who truly are the good guys and the bad guys?
What I have just described, is a lot what main character Kairma goes through herself throughout the first two books. She goes through a lot of wondering who to trust, who to love, and whether to take on the role she has been raised all of her life to ascend to. Kairma and her sister Kinter, have a love/hate relationship. Kinter thinks she should be the keeper of the crystal instead of Kairma. There were times I wanted to yell at Kinter for being a brat. Then of course we have a love triangle between Kairma, Collin and Naturi. Who will she end up with? The author stretches her writing skills, as she writes a story with many characters and the growth arcs that develop them along the way. This takes great talent to develop a diversified world that is found within the pages of The Healing Crystal series. As I read, I had so many questions come up. Let me tell you, the ending of Fall of Eden will still leave you with many new questions. The biggest question is, “Why can’t the third book be in my hands right now?”
The Healing Crystal Series Book Trailer (Go here to find out more about the whole series)