By Shelby (age 10)
I recently was asked to review a book called Eden’s Escape, the second book in the series (so far). Eden gets freed from the lamp, which she spent the first 11 years of her life. When she finally gets free she begins her new life in New York City, where she meets Pepper, a genie, who is supposed to watch over Eden. She has a little time to look around before she has to return to her duties and help a man named David Brightly, the owner of a tech company. But David doesn’t care so much about making wishes than he does about finding out more about the lamp’s power and starts using Eden for tests. Eden has no way home. So she runs out of David’s Lab, finding herself in Paris. She puts herself in disguise and investigates the lab. She meets some new friends and puts herself on a quest to find the lamp and make sure that no one finds out about the legend of the genies.
This is the book I have chosen to do my first 5th grade book report on and I can’t wait to share Eden’s Escape with my class!
This is a wonderful book series and I cannot wait to read the next one….please write a third book!!!
About the books
(Eden of the Lamp #2)
By M. Tara Crowl
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Eden’s new life on earth begins in New York City under the guidance of her new guardian: Pepper, a petite, bubbly genie alum who’s also a Broadway actress. Before she has a chance to settle in, though, Eden is whisked away for a granting–only to find herself trapped in a laboratory. David Brightly, owner of the world’s leading tech company, cares more about tapping into the lamp’s power than making a wish and starts performing tests on Eden. With Brightly’s plasma shield around the lamp, Eden has no way home. Left without a choice, she escapes the lab and goes on the run. After her daring exit, Eden finds herself on the streets of Paris–home to Electra’s headquarters. Left in a strange city with a price on her head (courtesy of scheming Brightly), Eden has to keep her wits about her. She dons a chic disguise and flits around Paris incognito, investigating Brightly Tech. Assisted by Pepper and her old adversary Bola, as well as some new friends, Eden embarks on a quest to retrieve the lamp and protect the secrets of the genie legacy.
(Eden of the Lamp #1)
By M. Tara Crowl
Release Date: September 1, 2015
All twelve years of Eden’s life have been spent in an antique oil lamp. She lives like a princess inside her tiny, luxurious home; but to Eden, the lamp is nothing but a prison. She hates being a genie. All she wants, more than anything, is freedom.
When Eden finds a gateway to Earth within the lamp, she takes her chance and enters the world she loves. And this time, she won’t be sent back after three wishes.
Posing as the new kid at a California middle school, Eden revels in all of Earth’s pleasures–but quickly learns that this world isn’t as perfect as she always thought it was. Eden soon finds herself in the middle of a centuries-old conflict between powerful immortals. A ruthless organization run by a former genie will stop at nothing to acquire the lamp and its power–even hurt Tyler and Sasha, the new mortal friends who have given Eden a home. To save her friends and protect the lamp’s magic, Eden must decide once and for all where she belongs.
About the Author
M. Tara Crowl grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She studied Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, then received an MA in Creative Writing at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. She lives in New York City.