Review: Eden

Jul •  6 •  2011

I received this book for free from Author, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: EdenEden by Keary Taylor
Series: Eden # 1
Published by Self-Published on June 6, 2011
Genres: Young Adult- Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic
Source: Author, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion
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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.

The Bane is The Terminator meets The Walking Dead with a heart-twisting romance.

Previously published as Eden, due to reader demand it has been revamped and rereleased as The Bane: book one in The Eden Trilogy.

What can I say other then this book rocked my socks off! I loved it. It is a type of book that once you start you can not put down. It grabs you and will not let you. As soon as you start reading, you fall in Eden fighting against the Fallen.
I adore this cover. I think it matches the book very well. After reading the first chapters I turned back to the cover thinking, yeah this is gonna be good. And I was right. As you begin this story, the reader is immerse into a world like no other, a world filled with survivors and plague that is killing mankind fast. As the reader, I really fell into the story line cause of the great elements describes in the story. Ms. Taylor’s writing was excellent in describing the world to the reader and easy to read. I loved reading about the different characters life and how they live now.
The story line of the book is great. I had a fun time diving into the world and learning everything about it. The culture, the way the earth have change,the cities. Even the people in the book is great. One thing I love about reading is being able to feel the emotions of the characters. Ms. Taylor wrote the book so that the reader was right there, in every waking moment. I loved it. I felt excitement, happiness, anger, hurt, betrayal and most of all love.
I am a sucker for romance so when the opportunity presented itself in the book I was giddy I love the love interest in this book cause it was NOT a love triangle! Thank you God! I mean sometimes they work but I love how in this book Eve made her decision. There was no going back, confused, messed up girl.
Last is Eve. As the main character in this book, you fall in love with the girl. She is strong, confident, and oh no you didn’t mess with me! She is like no other girl taking charge of what needed to be done. I really enjoyed watching her grow and learn many new things. She is my type of gal!
Eden is a great book about the earth ending timing destruction.There was loads of action, fighting, and death.There is new discoveries, secret revealed, and secrets made. I would love to see this book as a movie. I know it would be awesome!
I give it 4 BITES!
Happy Reading!


  1. Savy! This book sounds fascinating! Truly – kind of Matrix-y, which I like! Thanks for the great review – you can tell you liked it because you went a lil longer than usual 🙂

  2. Oh this sounds like a book for me. Plus I know I’d love the main character! Oh thanks! I need to add this to my wishlist!

  3. Sounds awesome!

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  4. Keary Taylor
    Jul 6, 2011

    Thanks for the awesome review Savy! Everyone else: Eden is only $0.99 for just a few more days on Kindle and Nook so hurry and grab it before it goes up to $2.99!

  5. Mimi
    Jul 6, 2011

    It sounds great! The cover alone rocks my socks (I am such a cover whore) 🙂 I’m glad you liked it and thanks Keary for the top!!

  6. Alison
    Jul 7, 2011

    I don’t hate love triangles but it’s nice to have something different. I find the cover rather creepy but I can see how it fits with this book. I love a book that completely captures you!

  7. I didn’t love this book as much as you, but I think it would make an excellent film. Great review! 🙂