Sunday, September 15, 2013
Reviewing The Bane by Keary Taylor
The Bane (The Eden Trilogy #1)by Keary Taylor 5*
BLURB: 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.
My Review: Complimentary Review Copy Provided by Publisher Through NetGalley. I read that blurb and had to read this book. It sounded like the perfect mix of dystopian story and Star Trek 'Borg'. Luckily if the Borg were the author's spark of inspiration her story was nothing like that. She has given depth of feeling to Eve that has the reader entranced from page one right through to the bitter end. She then adds in lots of action, pathos, intrigue and survival of the fittest to make for a wonderful story. The world building is so evocatively described that I can see someone with imagination making a film of it one day. I recommend this to anyone who really enjoys dystopian, end of the world, romances or just enjoys a truly captivating story.