Patrick Carman's Dark Eden is a provocative exploration of fear, betrayal, memory, and— ultimately—immortality.
My thoughts: The mystery aspect of the story was what made me hold my opinion until the end. There was something very wrong going on at the Dark Eden institution, and all but fifteen-year-old Will Besting knew about it (excluding the creepy people who where in on it). This Rainsford guy was finding a way to take away people’s fears, but it was replaced with something worse. And what it was replaced with was actually kind of scary, but when it was revealed what Rainsford could do and why he could do it, nothing made sense. It was just really random. It was random enough that the last few chapters messed up the whole story for me. I just don’t like stories that have parts that don’t make sense to me, and that’s how Dark Eden made me feel, unfortunately.