↠ The Garden of Darkness || ☆ PDF Download by ↠ Gillian Murray Kendall

  • Title: The Garden of Darkness
  • Author: Gillian Murray Kendall
  • ISBN: 9781781082485
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Garden of Darkness explores the journey of four children who, after surviving a disease that seems to infect all but one adult, hope to find meaning by joining forces with this sole remaining grownup who says he possesses a cure These children discover, however, that the greatest meaning of all lies in the friendships they forge during the journey itself This groundbThe Garden of Darkness explores the journey of four children who, after surviving a disease that seems to infect all but one adult, hope to find meaning by joining forces with this sole remaining grownup who says he possesses a cure These children discover, however, that the greatest meaning of all lies in the friendships they forge during the journey itself This groundbreaking Young Adult novel shaded with despair like that in The Road and hope and renewal like that found in The Hunger Games shows the courage, tenacity and, finally, love necessary to create a new world from the ashes of the old.Their families dead from the pandemic SitkaAZ13, known as Pest, 15 year old cheerleader Clare and 13 year old chess club member Jem, an unlikely pair, are thrown together and realize that, if either of them wishes to reach adulthood, they must find a cure.A shadowy adult broadcasting on the radio to all orphaned children promises just that to cure children once they grow into Pest, then to feed them and to care for them Or does this adult have something else in mind Against a hostile landscape of rotting cities and of a countryside infected by corpses and roamed by voracious diseased survivors, Jem and Clare make their bid for life and, with their group of fellow child travelers growing, embark on a journey to find the grownup they believe holds the cure Their only weapon is Clare s dog, Bear.But Clare and Jem, as well as their followers, are hampered by the knowledge that everything in this new child led world had become suspect the love of diseased adults, alliances, trust, hope As Clare and Jem learn to stitch wounds, skin deer and survive in the ashes of the old world perhaps it is no surprise that they begin to find that friendship is as redemptive as anything they seek that friendship has its own kind of healing power And, at the end of their journey, in the face of the ultimate betrayal, they discover that out of friendship can come love.
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    I feel like Gillian Murray Kendell wanted to create a grim, darkly realistic take on the already massive young adult post apocolyptic genre. A young adult The Road if you will. Which would have been pretty cool, but unfortunately Kendell misses the mark here. The problem, the main one at least, is that she constantly pulls her punches. Maybe she was just too attached to her characters, I don't know, but she was constantly putting them in threatening situations and then pulling them out at the la [...]

    It took me a while to get into this one. The problem with survival/post apocalyptic novels lately for me is the backstory kind of just bothers me. Flashbacks felt a little strange and I didn't gel with the MC right away. Definitely was kept on board by the villain of the story and how he had his own chapters.

    Captain Doomsday
    Please note that this review is a modified version from my blog After The Last Day.The Garden of Darkness explores the journey of four children who, after surviving a disease that seems to infect all but one adult, hope to find meaning by joining forces with this sole remaining grownup — who says he possesses a cure. These children discover, however, that the greatest meaning of all lies in the friendships they forge during the journey itself.The Garden Of Darkness follows Clare, recent orphan [...]

    I really wanted to like this book. The premise seemed very McCarthy’s The Road, couple of people (in this case kids) with not really a goal other than survive the exposure and not get killed by freaky people who want your food. Replace freaky people with zombies, walkers, undead, infected, or whatever else they call them and you get the basic premise of what this book is about. The idea is not original, but that in itself doesn’t always necessarily mean the book is bad. But The Garden of Dar [...]

    Leeches? Seriously?

    This book…I hate to admit it, but scared the stars out of me. The Garden of Darkness authored by Gillan Murray Kendal sure knows how to make you scared of not only people but what may lie in the future. This book carries the theme of death like it needs that to breathe (of course books cannot do so, but you get the point) and horror. I have not been able to laugh at the characters, swoon at the males, (not even including Darien, but more about him later on) but instead I have been quietly scre [...]

    Karyn Buchanan
    Honestly, this book is unlike any other book I have read about the end of the world.It shows that love is a conquering force, and evil and darkness can be overcome. A wonderful cast of characters, especially Clare and Jen, and it shows how children can make a difference and don't always need adults. Really awesome book.

    This review originally appeared on my blog, Leeanna.==Sometimes when I finish a book, I feel gutted. In a good way. I’m sad that I finished the book. I’m sad that I won’t get to spend any more time with the characters, watching them explore their world and grow in the process. I’m sad that my adventure in reading the book is over. I find it hard to start another book, because I’m still thinking about the book I just finished. THE GARDEN OF DARKNESS made me feel that way. This book got [...]

    Jared Conti
    Gillian Murray Kendall’s The Garden of Darkness blooms with subtlety. This post-apocalyptic young adult novel is like a little plot of land: you till in early Spring, plant your seeds and sit back to watch it grow. In an age where these end of the world novels are shooting up like weeds, Garden blossoms and crowds out the others, soaking up the glory of the sun for itself. Sure you’ve got to water and weed it, but in the end, you’ve quite the bumper crop.As an overburdened field suffers fr [...]

    THE GARDEN OF DARKNESS is very, very darkt a book to read at night before you go to sleep. I can vouch for this because for the first time in a very long time my heart was pounding and I felt very, very upset at what I was reading. The ‘baddie’ in this story is heart wrenchingly bad; It is wonderful when you are so sucked into a story that you are so at one with events. Despite the, at times, overwhelming darkness of the story the actual plot was very believable – an out of control virus w [...]

    I absolutely loved the sound of this book, particularly the mentions in the blurb of friendship and very different teenagers being thrown together in the face of such adversity. I’d not long read a grown up post pandemic novel and loved it (Station Eleven) so was eager to read another such title.The book primarily follows Clare, she’s fifteen years old and all too close to adulthood – the time when Pest will catch up with her (it catches up with everyone eventually you see). To begin with [...]

    I enjoyed this. It's a solidly written dystopian YA novel with an edge of horror. If you liked How I Live Now, then this book is definitely worth a read.

    Sarah-Jayne Briggs
    (I received a free copy of this book from Rebellion, through NetGalley, in exchange for a review).(This review may contain spoilers).The blurb for this book was one that particularly interested me. It was really easy to get into, though some of the formatting made it a bit hard to read.I felt that this book has a whole lot of different plots/genres involved, apart from the obvious. There was a sense of chosen family running through the book, which was a really good thing. And I liked the fact th [...]

    I don't know where to begin with this story; there is so much to say without giving away any spoilers. Which, by the way, there is one at the bottom. I can say with certainty that I absolutely enjoyed The Garden of Darkness. There was so much suspence that I couldn't stop reading. The main point of the story revolves around a disease called PEST. PEST can hit a person at any age but many do not live past 18 and most of the adults with PEST have died. The adults who have received treatment for PE [...]

    A big thanks to Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book!My heart is still pounding in my chest. I finished the book just minutes ago; I'm still engulfed by its sorrowful beauty and complexity. Forgive me if this review is rocky, but I need to let these feelings flow out of me while they're still swirling through my mind.The Garden of Darkness is one of the most stunning and captivating reads I have come across in a very long time. For too long I have been wading through cookie-cutter [...]

    Denise Weintraut
    Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC from BEA. This was a scary ride with dark overtones throughout. A select group of children are suddenly alone after a pandemic kills off all adults within a few days. Most have few or no coping skills for this post-apocalyptic world. Supposedly the only adult to survive broadcasts messages enticing the kids to come to him to receive a real cure, for even though they have not yet died, most all children have a latent form of the infection that will surel [...]

    Taylor Hertz
    This is the first "pure" post-apocalyptic novel I've ever read, and, due to it's over-abused concept, I wasn't expecting much from it. I just thought it would be a series of action scenes accompanied by shallow characters.This book was actually the complete opposite. In fact, there isn't really anything in terms of action that occurs within the story, and whatever isn't provided through the plot is delivered through Gillian's amazingly well-crafted characters. True, it's a slow read - it took me [...]

    Heather Greenwood
    This was the first post apocalyptic book I've ever read. I get tired of seeing the concept get SO overused. I received a free copy of this book to review so I figured I'd give it a chance. The story delves right into what is going on and how devastating the "Pest" disease is. We follow our main female character throughout the story as she meets up with others along the way as they make their journey to find the promised cure, before it's too late. One of the great things about this book is the f [...]

    I received an arc of this book from the publisher Ravenstone two days ago and have just finished reading it.I am a big fan of dystopian novels and also YA. This book is so overwhelmingly outstanding it deserves a catagory all of it's own! I was completely unable to stop reading it.The story is beautifully written with a vast vocabulary. The world was built with expertise and flare by the author Gillian Murray Kendal. I won't dwell on the plot too much as it would be difficult to avoid spoilers. [...]

    Gina Shoen
    As I've stated before until recently I wasn't a huge fan of dystopian novels. This particular book has definitely changed my mind about the genre completely. I truly enjoyed this book more than any other dystopian novel I've read, and I've read a few recently that I did enjoy. The story line was particularly believable, a pandemic wipes out all the adults, and eventually all the children as they near adulthood. The characters and they struggles they go through were believable also. The realizati [...]

    Megan (YABookers)
    I received this free from the publisher via NetGalleyDNF at 27%I just couldn't get into it. The characters were plain and boring. The 27% that I read just seemed to drag and It just didn't capture my attention. Ok, i'll be honest, I did start this in the middle of a reading slump, so I put it down for a little bit, read a couple of books and I tried a couple more times to pick it back up but it just didn't hold my attention. After the first 15% I just found myself skim reading waiting to get to [...]

    Clare Carter
    *3.5*I had some trouble finishing this book--I put it down for a while, but when I picked it back up I ultimately ended up enjoying it. The world wasn't overly creative or over the top, but I think that was the point. It was more of a slow character study, which I liked because I love characters. The book was a little dry because the characters themselves weren't overly interesting, but they DID go through development, which I love too.I adored the way relationships were built, especially betwee [...]

    I received this book through netgalley in return for my honest review.I have got to say this is one of the best books I have ever read. It has a little action, a lot of suspense and live. This wonderful book starts out with almost all the adults dying of a pandemic that is known as The Pest. Children don't get the full blown illness but as they age, it mutates and they die from it too. The main characters are a group of children who come together and prove you don't have to be blood to make a fa [...]

    There was nothing unique about this story that seems to have popped with done-ness. I could certainly appreciate a reprisal, albeit YA version of McCarthy's The Road, but this fell way short and reminded me a Bick's Ashes series mixed in with some Walking Dead, Legend, Chemical Garden, etc. that became a stew of dystopian teen lit that wasn't appetizing. It hinged on either the kid characters since it would be their quest as all but one adult has died from this disease or the setting, but neithe [...]

    This was a great story. As a fan of dystopian end of the world YA fiction, I loved it. It does move slower with less action than the current hits out there. A warning: I think it may be a little dark for early middle school readers, since the villain is a psychopathic serial killer. I hope it isn't marketed to younger readers the way some YA books are. But, for older, TRUE young adult readers and adults, this is the type of story you don't quickly forget!

    This was the absolute best book ever. I loved Jem and Clares relationship! I love how at the end everything finally came together. Im sad that Bird Boy died but he did a great deed by saving Bears life. I was so sad that this book ended that I actually read the acknowledgements! I hope Gillian writes more books like this or at least i can find a book like this. But no one can ever write a book better than this one!

    I really liked this book. It felt very realistic. It something a little different going on than other pandemic apocalypse books I have read. My one problem with it was that the leech idea seemed way to easy and random, and it was never explained why that worked. Other that an really good book, I would definitely recommend it.

    My latest YA dystopian read (I am into this genre at the moment for some reason) was a good one. I thought the author handled the characters and plot pretty well - I was even okay with the ending, which is unusual for me. I could see this as a movie also. Very much a page turner, I read this in a day and a half.

    Emily Meadow
    This book is amazing! It will leave you terrified but wanting more. A story of death and survival, love and hate, it is a must read. Unlike other post apocalyptic stories, it explores the hardships of living in a dying world, the anguish in spending all of your time just fighting to survive, and the joy in finding hope for a better tomorrow. Shocking and engaging, I enjoyed this book immensely.

    I raced through this book. The dark atmosphere kept me drawn in throughout. I had to get through the novel to get to our brighter world on the other side. Some of the characters, I definitely wish we could've heard more about. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. A great summer read by a professor at my college.

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