The Bane by Keary Taylor 4.5 Stars
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.
|West and Eve|
Characters: Eve, West, Avian
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Book Boyfriend: Avian
Genre: Sci-Fi Apocalyptic
Sex Scenes: Nope
So the wonderful author Keary Taylor has outdone herself again! This was an amazing book! I loved, and I mean loved Eden.(The Bane's previous title before becoming a trilogy) I thought it was perfect the way that it was. But I wasnt too upset either when I found out the author decided to make it a trilogy. This book is like revolution, plus falling skies plus the terminator all rolled into one. there was plenty of action, plenty of mystery and a little love twist. I also appreciate the love story, which is not the focal point of the novel but instead a piece of it. Overall LOVE this book!!!
Changes- I think its worthwhile to note the changes the author made between Bane and Eden. The point of view is different, its all done in Eves voice, and the plot issues are more resolved and developed accordingly. The concern with West is also gone, which I liked.
PLOT- This book takes you on quite an adventure. I think what sets this book apart from all the other apocalyptic books is that the event that caused the world to begin to die out is not aliens, or zombies, or even natural disaster, but is actually man made technology that turns into a disease (instead of a biological disease as a weapon or technology alone) and considering where the world is going these days, I find it one of the most interesting twists in this genre.
I really enjoyed getting to know all the characters in The Bane, all over again from Eden.
Eve is so admirable. She is caring, and loving, kind, and protective. I love Avian and Eve they are so wonderful and amazing!!! Eve as a character really begins to grow and learn when we meet her. She learns who she really is and begins to deal with that realization and the impact it has on her is interesting to read through. She is daring, and honest and I think that makes her more raw yet genuine. Every moment with Eve feels so normal and sincere. Her relationships are of interest, finding West and figuring out her feelings for him, versus Avian and figuring out how they fit into her life if at all, kept it interesting.
Avian is so sweet and kind, but honest, determined, and true to himself. He does his best to protect everyone and be everyone's savior all the while holding a flame for his beloved Eve. All he wants is to protect the ones he loves and Eve is no exception. His passion and love is amazing and beautiful. I loved reading as they became closer in a more intimate relationship. And Avian trying to figure out how he fits into the world, Eden and New Eden and with Eve and her newfound persona.
West- Oh West. I want so badly to love him, I want to get to know him, and yet I completely understand Eve and her distrust, I completely know where she is coming from, her trust issues, her concerns and her desire to understand and know her past which comes with knowing him. I think West means well, that he loves Eve in his own way, and in his immaturity and knowledge of living in the past keeps him from seeing what damage he is doing to her. He is selfish, yet loving, determined and brave, but not quite mature enough to be good enough for Eve, at least not in my eyes. I like the love triangle angle too, it brings an extra element, not just the love aspect but her past to the forefront.