Jenn is part of an adventure group that races across the different Virgin Zones. The Zones were created to protect what was left of nature in hopes that it would begin to grow back after all the damage humans have done to the planet. Jenn’s boyfriend and father are also part of the group. Months before, Jenn’s mother went into this particular Zone and was never seen again. The Zone they are attempting to race across is Eden, the oldest and most wild of the thirteen Zones. Although this group has seen a lot and survived some terrible things, nothing will be able to prepare them for what nature has become when left unchecked. This Eden is no paradise.
I thought this was an interesting take on how nature responds to climate change and humanity’s destructiveness. The only negative aspects for me were the language and gore, but being a horror story, this was not unexpected. I also would have been fine with this book being longer and including more explanation about the science of what was happening. It can still be horrifying while being educational. Overall, it’s a fairly quick, easy read that brings the horrors of nature into your home. I would not be surprised if this is turned into a Netflix or Hulu original. So if you don’t want to read it, wait for the movie.
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