Author: Patrick Carman
# of Pages: 316 (Hardcover)
Challenge: 2012 TBR Pile Challenge
Rating: 4 stars
Fifteen-year-old Will Besting is sent by his doctor to Fort Eden, an institution meant to help patients suffering from crippling phobias. Once there, Will and six other teenagers take turns in mysterious fear chambers and confront their worst nightmares—with the help of the group facilitator, Rainsford, an enigmatic guide. When the patients emerge from the chamber, they feel emboldened by the previous night's experiences. But each person soon discovers strange, unexplained aches and pains. . . . What is really happening to the seven teens trapped in this dark Eden?
Patrick Carman's Dark Eden is a provocative exploration of fear, betrayal, memory, and— ultimately—immortality.
My Thoughts: This was a creepy, twisted book, and I really enjoyed it. Will has a severe phobia and is sent to "camp" to be cured along with six other teens. Fort Eden has many secrets and Will is the only one suspicious enough to do a little digging. He does not know who he can trust, yet he finds himself falling for one of his fellow campers.
Filled with mysterious characters, secrets, suspense, and a little romance, this book kept me on the edge of my seat and left me craving for more when it ended.