Haunted Reads: Dark Eden series by Patrick Carman

Last year, I discovered Dark Eden by Patrick Carman — and found it to be filled with plenty of thrills and chills. If you’re looking for a scary book to read, look no further than Dark Eden and the newly-released sequel, Eve of Destruction.

Here’s what really sets the Dark Eden books apart from other scary stories, though. Carman has ingeniously incorporated a series of creep-tastic videos and an interactive (free) app that brings the story to life beyond the page!

Start by taking the fear test, and then explore the interactive website to see how you can become part of the story.

Dark Eden:

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.

Eve of Destruction:

Will Besting and the other teens whose phobias were “cured” at Fort Eden have been summoned back by Mrs. Goring. Her dying wish is to see them together one last time. Or is it?

Ensnared in a dangerous, ever-deepening mystery, Will must lead his friends through a perilous underground trap masterminded by two devious souls at war with each other. It’s a game of cat and mouse, and not everyone will be alive when it’s over. Can Will outwit both Rainsford and Goring, ending their reign of fear forever?

Patrick Carman’s”Dark Eden: Eve of Destruction” offers a harrowing journey into the depths of fear, love, revenge, and–ultimately–redemption.

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