Thursday, August 29, 2013

Grand Finale #RECIPE Tour-at-a-Glance: Emergence by Rachel E Fisher

Emergence (Eden's Root Trilogy #3)
Eden's Root Trilogy #3
by Rachel E Fisher

"I promise you, Sean. We're going to stop them."

The pieces on the board are in motion and with both sides gathering strength, each move will be critical. When the Truthers make a play for checkmate, the Seeders are forced to respond. Fi and her companions will face greater challenges and higher stakes than ever before, because this time if they fail, it's for keeps.

Seeds of War (Eden's Root trilogy #2)
Seeds of War

The mission of Eden must be fulfilled and Eden’s best Seekers are needed. Forming a new group they dub the Seeders, Fi, Asher, and Sean are joined by a new addition as they set out to bring hope and support to the Topsiders in the form of radios and heirloom seeds. Their experiences Topside prepare them for the threat from marauding gangs they call Lobos, but it is a different, less obvious sort of threat that takes them by surprise. As radio broadcasts begin to reconnect Eden and the Topsiders, the Seeders stumble upon mysterious broadcasts from unknown stations. When two of their own new radio stations go silent within days of each other, Fi and her companions realize that something is terribly wrong. Eden finds itself pitted against a growing and unknown force as their very mission lights the flames of war.

Eden's Root
Eden's Root 

It is 2033, and the world hovers on the edge of explosion as unexplained crop deaths lead to severe global food shortages. In the United States, the Sickness is taking lives slowly, creeping its way into every family. Fi Kelly has already faced the Sickness in her own family, toughening her beyond her years. But a shocking confession from her dying father will push her toughness to its absolute limits. Saddled with an impossible secret and the mission of saving her little sister, Fi sets out to transform herself into the warrior that she must become to survive the coming collapse. Along the way, she will discover that evil can be accidental and that love can be intentional.

Rachel Fisher
Rachel E Fisher

I am a wife and entrepreneur living and working in Florida. I am also a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where I majored in Biology. It was always my assumption that I would end up making research my life. Though it did not work out that way in the end, my passion for Biology remains intact.

I have always loved biology-based science-fiction and the young adult genre. It is in this vein that I offer my work.

In Rachel Fisher's dystopian world, natural grown food has turned to poison or died before it can produce fruit. This idea was partly inspired by her own life and the necessity of creating vegan and gluten-free meals.

Find your apron and roll up your sleeves... it's time to celebrate Emergence with...

The Emergence Recipe Tour

12 – Launch
13  - Howling Books and Design - Review
I’ve never thought I would be looking forward to the ending to a series as much as this one. This dystopian novel drew me in from the start with it’s believable story of how a world changed by just having a few changes done to food we grow.
-          tHe crooKed WorD - Review & Recipe
No one is safe in this book. Everyone suffers something, and since I love these characters as my own friends, it's hard.
Vegan, Gluten-Free Alfredo Sauce
Navy Bean "Alfredo Sauce"

14 – Livinga Goddess Life - Recipe
Here's a fantastically healthy and tasty recipe using Farro...

-          Mel’s Shelves - Recipe for Quinoa & Black Beans 
I enjoy eating healthy and have immersed myself into it slowly.

15 – Buried Under Books - Review
 Ah, it’s so  nice to re-connect in real life with the people we learn to love and appreciate and the same is true with the book series we read. Fi and Asher, Sara and Sean, and many of their friends have stuck in my mind and it was a real pleasure to see them again...  
For my earlier reviews of the first two books, Eden’s Root and Seeds of War, go here.
Cinnamon Sticks - Healthy, Sweet Savory Crossover
Recipe for Cinnamon & Chesnuts

16 – Indiscriminate Writes
For those of you who are not familiar with Rachel E. Fisher's 'Eden's Root' trilogy, well, what have you been doing? ;)
Fisher doesn’t hold back. She never has. That’s what makes the ‘Eden’s Root’ series great. But I will admit... I did have a rewarding smile on my lips as I read the final pages. 
18 – Tiffyfit’s Reading Corner  - Recipes

Summer Chili * Sesame Nut Cookies

-          Mortal Moments
19 – MySeryniti  Emergence Review & Recipe
Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies!
What a fabulous end to an Apocalyptic trilogy. This story is just so intense, it drags the emotion from you whether you like it or not!
-          Rose & Beps Blog 
20 – FundinmentalEden's Root Review

tomato photo: Green Tomato DSCF0036_zpscad65374.jpg
The storyline seems so real to me... I always wonder what is happening to us right now. How many times have we been told something is good, only to be told ten years later it causes cancer, or something else.
22 – Christy’s Cozy Corner - Recipe

Fancy Ants on a Log

24 – Markedby Books – Review of Eden's Root
I also really enjoyed how Rachel Fisher looked at the way people can change when they really aren't given another choice if they want to survive, no matter who they started out as.
25 – LeeannaMe –  Review of Eden's Root
The thought that messing too much with our food, trying to feed more people with less, and that we’re using too much technology without thinking about it is kind of scary. The author develops this idea pretty well, giving easily understandable scientific explanations
-          Marked by Books – Review of Seeds of War
Man, this book was deep. It explored a lot of very prominent philosophical issues, like the nature of humanity, in a way that made it applicable not only to the events in Seeds of War, but also to our own world.
-          Diary of a Book Addict - Review of Emergence
First off I have to give a huge I mean HUGE Thank You to Rachel Fisher for giving us a great series. I have been reading this series since day one and this is a bitter sweet goodbye...
26 – LeeannaMe - Review of Seeds of War
In SEEDS OF WAR, we learn a bit more about how the Famine was engineered. Yeah, I said engineered. I won’t spoil the details for you, but I could see something like it happening in real life someday, which is also scary.
- Fundinmental Review of Seeds of War
 I read this slower than usual, devouring every word. It reads more like a history book than fiction, and my mind keeps reaching, trying to figure out what I would do in a situation like that or like that. These books will stick with me for a very long time.
-          Marked by Books - thoughts on cooking
My personal favorite recipe is actually not one of her copycat recipes, but something she came up with on her own. It's a deep-dish cookie pie. So what's the catch? IT'S MADE OUT OF CHICKPEAS!
27 – LeeannaMe Review of Emergence
The other thing I really liked about EMERGENCE was Fi’s character development. Fi has come a very long way from the girl she was in EDEN’S ROOT. Though she’s been kick ass throughout the trilogy, I did have trouble believing adults would listen to a fourteen-year-old. InEMERGENCE, Fi questions that herself, something I appreciated it. But even better was watching her crack, the strain of losing Eden and her family too much to bear after all the other hardships she’s suffered. Fi emerged from the “nothingness” (her term for depression) an even stronger character, and I liked seeing her vulnerable, because that made her even more kick ass and realistic to me.
Chocolate Protein Mousse

28 – TheBookish Daydreamer - Review of Eden's Root
The whole time while reading this novel, I worried. This extreme realism was terrifying and made me question everything.
Get Skinny / 2 large old bananas   1 cup of quick oats. You can add in choc chips, coconut, or nuts if you'd like. Then 350┬║ for 15 mins. THAT'S IT!29 – GreenMountain Couple
I also believe that this book hits home with me and our lifestyle because my husband and I are preppers. We prepare for the worst case senario, we have stored canned goods and even a bucket of food. We are working on saving heirloom seeds to plant again in garden next year.
I found this recipe on Pinterest. 

2 Large Bananas 
1 Cup of Quick Oats
Then add in things like Chocolate Chips, Shredded Coconut, Nuts, Dried Fruit... Anything you Heart Desires really. 

Bake @ 350 for 15 min! And your DONE!

30 – Grand Finale

Tour-Wide Giveaway:
August 12 - September 6

2 Winners each (international):
  - eBook of Eden's Root
  - eBook of Seeds of War
  - eBook of Emergence

2 Winners (international):
  - eBook of the trilogy - Eden's Root, Seeds of War & Emergence

1 Winner (US, Canada, UK)
  - signed print copy of Emergence

a Rafflecopter giveaway