Eden Rising (A Project Eden Thriller Book 5) By USA Today Bestselling Author Brett Battles. Reviewed by Author Patty L. Fletcher #Books, #BookReviews, #@CarlaLovesToRead

Eden Rising (A Project Eden Thriller Book 5) By USA Today Bestselling Author Brett Battles. Reviewed by Author Patty L. Fletcher #Books, #BookReviews, #@CarlaLovesToRead

Hey! All you readers.

Carla Loves to Read asks….

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (August 14, 2023) 📚📚

Here’s a bit from Carla.


Welcome to It’s Monday! What are you Reading? It’s hosted by Kathryn from Book Date, this is a weekly event to share what we’ve read in the past week and what we hope to read, plus whatever else comes to mind.

This past week had me travelling a bit and hanging at home. I golfed on Monday and it was cooler, so I enjoyed it much more. I got in the pool as often as possible, especially as I want to get my money’s worth after the relatively expensive repair last week. On Wednesday my theatre buddy and I went to Port Stanley (a couple hours away) to go to the theatre. We saw a production called, The Beaver Club, about 4 women who embark on a riotous cross country road trip taking them from Toronto to Dildo, Newfoundland. It was hilarious and we laughed a lot. The rest of the week had me working in my yard (the weeds are terrible this year), reading and trying to post on my blog as well as blog hop. I had the grandkids on Saturday,

So, what did I read or listen to this week? This week I was able to read or listen to 14 novels/audiobooks. 10 of them were on my TBR that I set, so I did better sticking to that list this week. I have reviewed 9 of these books, with 2 scheduled within the next couple of days, so I only have 3 more to post. I also have 8 reviews from the previous weeks to catch up on, so that means, I have 11 reviews that I need to get to.

Read Carla’s Book Reviews here.

And now, my answer to Carla’s question.

Eden Rising (A Project Eden Thriller Book 5)

By USA Today Bestselling Author Brett Battles.

Reviewed by Author Patty L. Fletcher

From thriller and suspense master Brett Battles comes the fifth book in the continuing Project Eden saga.

The Sage Flu pandemic is sweeping across the globe, killing almost everyone in its path. Those who have so far avoided its deathly grip struggle to remain among the living.

When the message from the man claiming to be Secretary General of the United Nations plays around the world, hope begins to bloom. But the message isn’t from the UN, and its promise of a life-saving vaccine is a lie.

Project Eden is working toward its endgame, when it will be in full control of what remains of the human race.

In Montana, the small group that has remained at the Bunker, after the rest of the Resistance relocated to a safer location, now has no choice but to leave. Daniel Ash needs more time to recover, but a storm is coming. Instead of heading for the remote Resistance base in Nevada, however, the Resistance’s leader has a much different plan.

A plan that could change everything.

Eden Rising is best read after completing volumes 1-4 (Sick, Exit 9, Pale Horse, and Ashes)

Here’s what others are saying:

“Sick didn’t just hook me. It hit me with a devastating uppercut on every primal level as a parent, a father, and a human being.” — BLAKE CROUCH, author of the Wayward Pines Trilogy

“Sick is a gem of an outbreak story that unfolds like a thriller movie and never lets up all the way to the last page. Absolutely my favorite kind of story!” — JOHN MABERRY, New York Times bestselling author

“Sick not only grabs you by the throat, but by the heart and gut as well, and by the time you finish you feel as if you’ve just taken a runaway train through dangerous territory. Buy this book now. You won’t regret it.”—ROBERT BROWNE, author of The Paradise Prophecy.

“Like a fever, Sick makes you sweat and keeps you up all night, wondering what the hell is happening. It’ll make your heart race like someone shot you with an EpiPen. You think Battles was badass before? He just cranked it up to 500 joules. CLEAR!”—popculturenerd.com

“Sick is Brett Battles at his best, a thriller that also chills, with a secret at its core that’s almost too scary to be contained within the covers of a book.” — TIM HALLINAN, author of the Edgar nominated THE QUEEN OF PATPONG

Get Eden Rising (A Project Eden Thriller Book 5) here.

I’m reading this book. I emailed Brett on Sunday evening to let him know this book was creeping me out. There’s one part of the book which made me stop and ask, “Did things like this happen in Covid lockdown?”

Ben, one of the characters, comes upon a lady trapped in a basement with bars on the window. Why was she there? What happened? Does Ben get her out? The answers made me cringe in disgust and terror.

If you haven’t read another series this year, you must read this.

Note to those reading by the bard.loc.gov program.

Not all the books are available on NLS website. They are, oddly enough, all available on Cartridge.

However you enjoy this book, it won’t disappoint.


Patty L. Fletcher

Author of the Pathway to Freedom Broken and Healed Memoir Trilogy (Book One)

Found here.

And Book Two found here.


  1. Thanks for the shout out Patty. I have this series on my Wishlist and hope to be able to dip into it soon. Glad to hear it is a great series and you are still enjoying it.

    1. It just gets creepier. But I’m coming to the end of book 5 and readying for book 6 so the climax is coming.
      Reading this after standing on the street, not the sidewalk but the real street during lockdown and hearing nothing but silence this book really creeps me out.
      I need to write about that some day but it was a very dark time in my life and still terrifies me.
      Anyhow, you’re welcome for the shout out. I enjoy this monday post.

      1. Lockdown is a time we will never forget.

  2. Some of it was good. Like my business growing and the publishing of my latest release. Some was hideous but I lived through it to tell the tale.

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