Sunday, May 4, 2014

Tasha's Review: The Bane

The Bane (The Eden Trilogy #1) by Keary Taylor
Publication Date: March 5, 2013
Genre: YA Dystopian/Science Fiction
Pages: 352


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.

To be honest, this quite possibly will sound like a negative review. But it's not. I promise you, I really did like the book, and do recommend it. But, it's easier to pick things apart than praise them.

The book had a good premise. And the plot had good bones. But, I feel most of that was overshadowed by the love-triangle. It felt like there was a lot added just so that Eve could ponder about who she loved. Half of that could have been taken out and the romance would've been still intact. And the plot was slightly predictable and not completely original. 

And the characters were characters. They, like the plot, were predictable and not too original. I really didn't even like Eve till the near the end. Maybe that was by design, but I just wasn't a big fan of hers. The only character I can honestly say I was a big fan of was Sarah.

Overall, the book had it's problems but I liked the book. It was a fun little read. And I'm curious about were the story will go.

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