Series: The Garden of Syn #1
Publisher: Chewed Pencil Press (2016 - April 26)
eARC (269 pages)
Via: Blog Tour
Synthia (Syn) Wade is a teenage girl who struggles with cystic fibrosis, an incurable life-threatening disease. One day she is pushed into a pond by an unseen figure and wakes up in a new world – a mysterious garden where illness and death don’t exist.
Welcomed by the garden’s residents and now free of her symptoms, Syn decides to stay. But, before long, she realizes that this apparent utopia holds many dangers and dark secrets.
Surrounding the garden is a fog that Syn is warned never to enter. She encounters bizarre creatures that defy reason. And always lurking in the shadows is a masked woman - a woman who may have a connection to the disappearance of Syn’s parents many years ago. A woman whom no one will speak of, but whom everyone fears.
While No One Dies in the Garden of Syn, Syn will soon discover that some fates are worse than death.
No One Dies in the Garden of Syn was a rather intriguing story. Synthia (Syn) has cystic fibrosis (CF), a terminal illness. When she was just a child, her parents disappeared. She has always wanted to know that happened to them and now she might finally have a chance.
Sitting at the edge of the pond in her garden, Syn finds herself pushed into the water. When she awakens, she isn’t in her garden anymore. The Garden, a garden with certain similarities to her own garden. However, in this garden, Syn is not suffering from her CF. She is healthy for the first time in her life.
The longer Syn stays in the Garden surrounded by walls of fog, the more she learns. Slowly she is able to piece some things together though she still lacks the full picture.
The further along the story got, the more guesses I was able to make. However, even with the guesses I did make, I did not guess the entirety of the conclusion. The ending also left a rather terrible cliff-hanger.
I think the overarching question posed by No One Dies in the Garden of Syn is how far one is willing to go to save one’s loved ones. Are their barriers that shouldn’t be crossed? Are there options that shouldn’t be discussed?
I received this book for free from the publisher via YA Bound Book Tours
for review consideration. This in no way affects my opinion of the title
nor the content of this review.