Sunday, 7 July 2013

The Human (The Eden Trilogy #2) by Keary Taylor

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Keary Taylor.
The Human (The Eden Trilogy, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
The city of New Eden is cleared, but it won’t stay that way forever. The Bane continue to advance in horrific ways that will wipe humanity from the face of the Earth. A storm is coming, one none of them could have dared imagine.

When a group of outsiders come to the city, everyone is on edge. They have too many questions and not enough answers about where they are from or what they want. Just because they are human doesn’t mean they can be trusted.

Eve made a choice–one that could have deadly repercussions. Desperate hearts bring about desperate actions. Now she must make another decision as her world continues to crumble: come to terms with who she really is, or risk her sanity. She thought she had unlocked all the secrets from her past, but there are truths still buried that leave her questioning what is real and what is not.

The Human by Keary Taylor

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Human (The Eden Trilogy, #2)(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.