Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Review: The Eve by Keary Taylor

The Eve by Keary Taylor
Release Date: November 21, 2013

A plan was laid out as the Evolution crushed mankind, a plan that was right under Eden’s nose all along. And Eve is the key to everything. New Eden—mankind—they have a small chance at fixing their dismembered planet.  New Eden’s worst fears have become reality. The Bane are back in the city and they’re smarter and more aggressive than ever. They know where the humans are and they’re coming to finish what they’ve nearly completed.

Eve has been content with the family she’s found—Avian, West, Gabriel, Royce. But she’s about to discover she may have the one family Eve never thought she would: blood. With every odd stacked against her, all the lies and all the secrets of her origins will be exposed.  The past and the future are about to come full circle.

Wow!  I have loved this story from the very first book.  The Eve was a perfect, impactful and unforgettable ending to what has been a phenomenal series.  It's all been leading up to this moment, and the choices made in this book.

The characters were as perfectly drawn and exciting as ever, especially Eve.  This is a character you can believe in, sympathize with, and love.  She's mesmerizing in her strength and self-sufficiency, her power, and how self-sacrificing she is.  Aidan and West are amazing as well, both worthy love interests for her.  And yes, the triangle is finally resolved in the book, and the right man got the right woman.

The science behind the idea of the Bane is smart and kind of scary, because I could actually see it happening one day.  The descriptions of them are eerie and raise the hair on my arms.  Then the pacing of the book was just perfect.  This is definitely not a book where you want to miss a single word.  It moves and it moves fast and steady.

The shocking ending just about made my heart stop.  I did NOT see that coming in a million years.  I don't want to spoil it for anyone so I'll have to shut up there.  But I'll just say that Eve's absolute devotion to her people, her willingness to sacrifice herself again and again is one of the things that makes this series amazing.  If you haven't read it, get it!! You won't be disappointed.

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