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Posted July 28, 2013
First and foremost, thank you to the author for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. And honestly, this book is awesome!! I'm so glad I found this series, because it is quickly becoming on of my favorites of 2013. It is well-written, suspenseful, and exciting.
Eve is an amazing character. You would think that someone who has been sort of adjusted to not feel emotions would be boring to read about, but not so. She is learning to feel them, working through how overwhelming they can be, and evolving into a new person. What I love about her is her nobility. She cares so much for those she protects, and will do anything to make and keep them safe. Her bravery and courage, especially in the face of new emotions, is extraordinary, and just makes you love her all the more.
I love Eve's relationship with Avian. This guy cares so much about her, that you can't help but love him. Plus, there's that hint of vulnerability, an insecurity of her affection, that makes him so real and endearing. Although the relationship and romance are not the center piece of the story, I do believe the relationship between Eve and Avian reached a new level in this story.
As far as the story goes, this was an excellent continuation of the series. Everything I loved about the first book is present in The Human. There were moments of heart-stopping suspense in this story that left me gasping and on the edge of my seat. The mystery surrounding Eve is not completed. There are new revelations that are shocking and unexpected, and which keep the overall story fast-paced and completely engrossing. And talk about a cliffhanger! I'm now dying for the next installment.
Keary Taylor has created an amazing and unique story here with endearing characters, suspense and excitement. The writing was incredibly fast-paced, and the setting rich in detail. I love this series!!
Posted June 20, 2013
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Keary Taylor.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Eden’ Trilogy, and kicks off 2 months after the EMP that cleared New Eden of the Bane.
Eve is slowly adjusting to life without the constant threat of ‘The Bane’, and also to life with Avian. West is still not 100% recovered from his encounter with The Bane, and his repeated forgetting what happened to him means that Eve must keep reliving the decisions that she made, which is turning out to be difficult.
With New Eden Bane free though, the leaders have been sending out a radio transmission advertising the fact, hoping to save any humans that are still listening, something that Eve is very wary of. So when a group of 20 humans turn up, heavily armed, and asking more questions than they are answering, Eve is extremely suspicious, and wants nothing more than to get these people out of their city. It’s not that easy though, and when they make their move it leads to all sorts of problems for Eve.
What do these people want? Why are they so interested in Eve? And could their meddling destroy what is left of the human race?
This was a great sequel, with plenty of suspense and plenty of action.
Eve is once again a very strong, kick-ass heroine in this book, and it was wonderful to once again see this ravaged world through her eyes. I loved how in-tune she was with her surroundings, and how she listened to her instincts, even when she didn’t know what the actual problem was. I also loved how much she cared for people, and stood by them, even if they didn’t show her the same level of respect and caring that she showed them.
Eve had another rough ride in this story, and once again she discovered things about herself that she never knew, leading her to ask even more questions about her purpose in life, and the scientists true reasons for creating her. Thankfully some of these questions are answered this time around, although it seems that there is still plenty more to be discovered!
We once again got Avian and West in this book, although for the most part the love triangle has been resolved. It just seems that even though things are supposed to be settled, people’s feelings don’t go away quite so easily, so there was still a bit of tension in this respect - especially given West’s memory problems. There wasn’t a great deal of romance this time around, although for me the story didn’t really need it, so this wasn’t an issue.
I liked the storyline in this book. It was once again action packed, and there was constantly something going on and keeping you on the edge of your seat. I really appreciated the quick pacing, and the new developments in the story, and I have to say that this book was easily as good as the first which was great! The ending was good, but a bit of a cliff-hanger I suppose, and definitely leaves you wanting to read the next book!
Overall; another action-packed instalment in this fabulous dystopian trilogy.
8 out of 10.
Posted June 18, 2013
I received and eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I loved this sequel. It had a lot more action than The Bane. My complaint is that it ended with such a cliffhanger! And I have to wait until next year for the next book. I enjoyed the end, and it didn't leave me screaming, I just need to know what is going to happen now.
New Eden is cleaning up the city after they let off the Pulse in book one to destroy the Bane. Eve feels out of place and like she has nothing to do, and no use in the city. She yearns to be back in the outdoors. But then new humans come to the city and they are suspicious as all get out. They are ruled by Margaret. I hate Margaret. She never improved and only earned more hate as the story progressed. She is up to know good and is ruled by revenge and desperation.
West has recovered the best he could from his infection, but desperation causes him to make some unwise decisions that harm more than himself. And Avian is just as wonderful as before. He is not perfect, but he is perfect for Eve.
The Human was full of action and was hard to put down once I started. I took 2 days to finish since my eyes insisted on closing for bed. I love the dystopian future that Keary Taylor has created and can't wait until the third book is released in hopefully January.
Posted June 14, 2013
Keary Taylor does a great job of humanizing Eve, while also continuing to present her a as "bad ass". This is a great, somewhat chilling, but also hopeful story about survival in a post-apocalyptic world. Great plot twist at the end!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 2, 2013
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