Friday, October 28, 2011

Dark Eden blog tour + GIVEAWAY

Welcome to the official dark Eden blog tour!

"Do you dare to face your fears? Turn down the lights, turn up your speakers, and answer the multiple choice questions to find out what you're really afraid of. Stuck in Books and Patrick Carman present the Dark Eden Fear Test."
Click here to take the test

How did I do on the test?  Well, it seems that I fear DEATH!  
I don't like not knowing what will happen next.  
Recommendation: Visit Fort Eden
My opinion:  The cure may be worse than the disease.  But for sure visit Fort Eden by reading the book!

Halloween is just around the corner and to celebrate the publication of Dark Eden, available everywhere November 1st, this month author Patrick Carmean will be visiting blogs to share spooky guest posts and sneak peeks form his brand new book and app. 

October 3rd: The Bookish Brunette
October 4th: The Reader Bee
October 5th: Novel Novice
October 6th: The Bookworms
October 7th: Girls in the Stacks
October 10th: Between the Pages
October 11th: Dark Readers
October 12th: Letters Inside Out
October 13th: The Book Faery
October 14th: Books Complete Me
October 17th: Two Chicks on Books
October 18th: Starry Sky Books
October 19th: Great Imaginations
October 20th: Once Upon a Twilight
October 21st: Me, My Shelf and I
October 24th: Fiktshun
October 25th: PageTurners
October 26th: Icey Books
October 27th: Truly Bookish
October 28th: Stuck in Books

Today on StuckInBooks, I have a review and a GIVEAWAY for you.

Source:  I received this book from Harper Teen in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Book Description: "When Will Besting approaches Fort Eden for the first time, he knows something isn't right. With more terrifying secrets at every turn he discovers a hidden fear deep inside himself, a dark mystery a thousand years in the making, and the unexpected girl of his dreams. But can he save everyone from the dangers of Fort Eden before it's too late?"

My thoughts:  

5 stars - a must read

I haven't read anything by Patrick Carman before.  I need to fix that because this book was great.  I was quickly interested in the world that he created for Will.  It seemed so normal but there is definitely something going on that's not normal.   I willing walked down the paths that Patrick created and he fooled me quite a few times.  Not an easy task.  I really enjoyed the mystery of this book.  I loved how we only saw things from Will's world and how the scenes we saw added to the mystery.  Will Besting is a fabulous character that I quickly liked.  He has a fear and while I think I know what it is, it takes a while to know for sure.  The other six fifteen-year-olds that go to Fort Eden with him also have fears.  I love how we found out about their fears.  The whole experience was this exciting puzzle set in a very different way.  It's really perfect for the app world that now exists.  I started talking to my students about this book.  The boys seem very interested in it.  If you like the paranormal world and a bit of mystery, then this book is a must.

I am not compensated for any of the links in this post.


Take the fear test and leave a blog post telling me your results.  Follow StuckInBooks and fill out the rafflecopter below for a chance to win an ARC copy + the swag pack.

The Fear Test DVD


  1. Apparently my fear is doctors and hospitals. Hmmm...I don't like them but not really afraid of them, oh well. LOL! It was fun. =)

    Valerie Long (Scorpio1974 on GFC)
    Jewelry Creations by V.S. Long -

  2. It said my fear was death.

  3. I fear PEOPLE! People!!! This does not bode well for my future and I'm definately concerned about what the cure might be. Had fun though. And I'm really excited about this book. It sounds like its going to be very different from most other books out there. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

  4. Mary DeBorde [M.A.D.]

    LOL it seems I fear THE DARK!!! Obviously I need the ... cure! :O uh oh ....

  5. This book looks so good! I fear the dark, apparently, but I don't really! I fear what could be lurking in the dark! haha

  6. I would told my fear is the dark, although I am not scared of the dark. LOL


  7. According to the test I fear doctors and hospitals! But in reality I hate CLOWNS!

  8. Ok, I'm afraid of People!! I am doomed to spend the rest of my life in the house alone, reading, knitting and crocheting, with my 15 cats!!! Yeah, I added the last part, but it could happen!

  9. Evidently I'm not afraid of very much. The test seems to think that I am afraid of one thing though...Death.

  10. I am not afraid of the dark...It was a very strange test. Most of the questions I did not relate to.

  11. According to the test my fear is that I am afraid of the Dark! I wouldn't say I am actually afraid of the dark but I will admit to keeping nearly all the lights on when I am home alone :)

  12. So I took the Fear Test and it said I was afraid of the dark...yep, totally true! And by the way, thanks for scaring the bejeezus outta me before I go to bed! Dark Eden sounds great and I am really looking forward to this read!!! Thank you for the chance to enter!

  13. It says my fear is the dark

  14. I'm pretty sure my results were like people or something i dont remember! Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. My fear is people, and it is so true!

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  17. My fear was Hospitals and doctors silly me I always thought I was afraid of mice lol

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  19. It said my fear was heights...hmm...that's actually kinda true :P Thanks for the great giveaway!

  20. Well mine said I am afraid of the dark which is strange because I am not lol. I totally expected it to say heights as I am terrified of going up! Maybe I should retake....

  21. Mine said I am afeared of Doctors and Hospitals. Very true, but then most of the possible answers would have been equally true. I'm a big ole sissy! lol

  22. Hmmm I fear people. While it is true that I really like being alone with a good book,my Ipod and cat I'm not really afraid of people I just choose to limit the number I call friends.

    Thanks for the giveaway and the fun test!

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  24. i am afraid of the dark..

  25. My fear was People, and I guess I'd agree with that. I don't like strangers.

    Jennelle S

  26. It is right on... I am terrified of the dark!!

  27. I apparently have a fear of doctors and hospitals! I love this test. It was very fun to take. Scary is definitely my forte!

  28. My fear is spiders and bugs, which is totally true! Creepy crawlies=ewww 0_0

  29. I fear people! how do you cure that?

  30. According to the fear test, I fear people.

  31. My fear is bugs and spiders and that would be absolutely correct. Sometimes I think i'd handle being locked in a room with a zombie better than a spider.

  32. I fear People.
    It's a bit accurate. I don't exactly fear them, but I try to avoid them whenever its possible.

  33. My fear is death. I guess its true.

    Damm it, those images were really freaky. It should have been afraid of the dark cuz I'm having lights on or pulling an all-nighter and sleep when the sun comes out.

  34. I really liked this book. Towards the end it got so good!

  35. I fear death!! OMG!! soo true!! =S

    Lissette_125 at hotmail dot com

  36. I fear spiders! Eek! Love your site! New follower here from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and All-Consuming Books blog hop. If you get a chance come stop by my blog for a visit! I'd love to have you!

  37. I'm afraid of the dark. Like absolute dark and outside in the country dark. I guess you could say I'm more afraid of what's hiding in the dark. :D