Number of pages:329
Number of times read (including the time before this review): 1
Rating (out of five stars): 0
Warning spoilers! If you have any interest in reading this book (which I do not recommend), do not continue reading this post.
I honestly tried so hard to like and finish this book, but I just couldn’t do it. Normally, I wouldn’t have even considered reading In the Garden of Iden as it is a Science-fiction book, but as it was given to me by my aunt I decided to give it a try.
Firstly, In the Garden of Iden was boring. I didn’t exactly think that the saving endangered plants aspects would be all that interesting, I did however, think that the time traveling immortal parts would be at least moderately entertaining. This book made being immortal and traveling back in time to Tudor era England (which is a time period that I find fascinating) boring. Even for a person who is not a Sci-fi fan the premise of time traveling immortals sounds pretty cool. In reality, basically all this main character did that was of any slight importance was collect plant samples and make out with a guy.
Secondly, In the Garden of Iden does the same frustrating thing that Cinder by Marissa Meyer does by inventing futuristic objects and not explaining what they look like and what their purpose is. The reader is left sitting there saying “I have no idea what a (insert futuristic name here) is or what it does, but apparently it melts”.
Lastly, I’m not really sure why, as a human, I would want to read a book where the characters believe that all humans are worthless, horrible and stupid “monkeys” (In the Garden of Iden, roughly every other page). I understand that most of the characters are high and mighty immortal cyborgs (who were once human themselves) and that humans have done some pretty terrible things in the past, but why on earth would I want to read a book like that.
In conclusion to this rant disguised as a review, I couldn’t bring myself to finish In the Garden of Iden. It was boring, the characters were unlikable and it was (at times) confusing. Because of this, I give In the Garden of Iden 0 stars.