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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Indie Book Review: The Bane (The Eden Trilogy #1) by Keary Taylor

Author: Keary Taylor
Series: The Eden Trilogy
Number in Series: 1
Format: ePub
Release Date: March 5, 2013
Pages: 205
Publisher: Self-published/Keary Taylor Books
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Dystopian/Young Adult












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Synopsis from Goodreads 
Before the Evolution there was TorBane: technology that infused human DNA with cybernetic matter. It had the ability to grow new organs and limbs, to heal the world. Until it evolved out of control and spread like the common cold. The machine took over, the soul vanished, and the Bane were born. The Bane won't stop until every last person has been infected. With less than two percent of the human population left, mankind is on the brink of extinction.

Eve knows the stories of the Evolution, the time before she wandered into the colony of Eden, unable to recall anything but her name. But she doesn't need memories to know this world is her reality. This is a world that is quickly losing its humanity, one Bane at a time.

Fighting to keep one of the last remaining human colonies alive, Eve finds herself torn between her dedication to the colony, and the discovery of love. There is Avian and West – one a soldier, one a keeper of secrets. And in the end, Eve will make a choice that will change the future of mankind.

The Bane is The Terminator meets The Walking Dead with a heart-twisting romance.

Previously published as Eden, due to reader demand it has been revamped and rereleased as The Bane: book one in The Eden Trilogy.
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           The Bane is a post-apocalyptic story that follows the last of humankind. After the development of TorBane, the world is now completely run by the Bane. TorBane was technology started by scientists that had the ability to recreate human tissue, organs, and limbs. It went great at first until people started to notice that the cybernetic molecules that helped to create the new tissue would start spreading. They slowly start losing their ability to control themselves. They cease to be human and become machines. A young woman named Eve and her small group of survivors is trying their best to survive in this world. Eve is the strongest of the group, but she does start to question her strength after newcomers arrive and their leader West starts to mess with her mind. She doesn’t know what to feel for him, but she knows she shouldn’t trust him. She needs to find out why though.

            This book is described as The Terminator meets The Walking Dead. That really is the perfect description. I love the idea of being infected by machines. It is like an updated look to the zombie genre. It’s quite brilliant really. I had a blast with this read.

            Our main character Eve goes on the “great kickass heroine” list. She was amazing. I loved her strength and how much she did for her group. She wasn’t the leader. But she could have easily been though. She was found by the group at the age of thirteen and doesn't remember where she was beforehand. I love how much she was there for everyone and how much of a badass she was. I also enjoyed the relationship between her and the leader Avian and his sister Sarah. At first I thought Eve and Avian were more brother and sister, but Avian doesn’t start to show there is more until the new guy West shows up. West was an interesting addition to the story. He abhors secrets and Eve is trying to find out what they are. She finds out what he has been hiding and boy is it a big one and it explains a lot. 

            I loved this storyline. I am a sucker for these survivor stories. I love all the discoveries we make as the story goes along. West is the one that really opens the doors in this story. His arrival starts a flood in the story. There is also the discovery of the Bane as well. The Bane only hunt during the day and in the cities. So the group must stay in the country and are well hid in the woods where they call Eden. But when they run low on supplies, going to the city is their only option. I love the fight scenes that take place between Eve and the Bane. They are crazy and intense. 

            As I said before, things really pick up when West gets into the picture. He brings a long a lot of feelings that weren’t there before specifically for Eve. She seems to be void of emotions, but she knows she has some kind of connection to West. Then after West’s arrival, Avian starts to make his feelings known. I loved him, but I wanted to slap him for waiting until another guy got into the picture to show how he really felt. The story is split between the science fiction and the love triangle. I know how people feel about love triangles, but I like the way it is done here. It actually plays a crucial role for Eve in this story. Eve's emotions are basically nonexistent and with West appearance, new feelings come to light. She has every reason to be confused given her problem.


           I am trying to my best not to spoil, but the story just gets bigger and bigger. The last few chapters were action packed and exciting as hell. I actually thought this book was going to end like The Immortal Rules for a second, but it definitely took an exciting route. The ending was quite nice. But given certain events that happened, we don't know how nice it will be in the second book. The characters are likable and I loved the interactions they shared. Again, there is a love triangle, but I had no issue with it because it makes sense here. I would have been happy no matter who Eve chose. I do recommend checking this out. I know there is a lot more to this story and I am dying to know more. The world-building is great and I intend to read plenty more from Taylor.


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*This book belongs to the following challenges*
BCC's 100 Books In A Year Reading Challenge 2013!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Diana:) Sounds a great read & checking out a sample right now! Resisting the temptation to sell you a genuine Rolex:)

    Julia x

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