Book Review: The Human (The Eden Trilogy #2) by Keary Taylor

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.

Release Date: June 18, 2013
Age Group: YA
Source: Purchased

I enjoyed book one in the Eden trilogy, The Bane (read my review here) but found it to be a little slow moving.  Taylor starts book two, The Human, by jumping right into the action, and the pace never slowed down for the entire book.  I loved that!  

The Human was action-packed, to say the least.  There was so much going on, and it was all very life-and-death, that it made the book feel very intense and fast-paced.  I love it when books have that feel to them.  I found The Bane easy to put down, but The Human was one of those books that I sped through, because it was just that good.

I liked Eve in book one, but I couldn't really identify with her.  I understand her so much better after reading The Human.  I really like Eve now, and admire her for her selflessness, strength, and devotion to saving the human race.  Learning more about Eve's tortured past really opened her character up to me.  I felt so badly for her, once I learned more about her history.

The actual premise of the human-turned-cyborg Bane was so neat.  I really like the world Taylor has created and her plot was so full of twists that I was continually surprised throughout this book.

The love story was also very well-done.  Taylor hit just the right balance of love and action.  I liked that while Eve is in love, it doesn't keep her from fulfilling her obligations to the citizens of New Eden.  What I mean is that I like that Eve is in love without it consuming her every thought and action.

If you haven't read Keary Taylor before, and you like a good sci-fi/dystopia, I highly recommend the Eden trilogy!

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