Title: The Bane (Book 1 in the EDEN trilogy)
Author: Keary Taylor
Pub Date: March 5, 2013
Published by: Keary Taylor Books
Source: Digital ARC through NetGalley
THE BANE is fabulous mix of Sci-Fi, dystopian, and romance. It's really not that hard to believe that scientists could potentially create a robotic "cure" that could eventually overcome humanity. I mean, we've all seen the Terminator right. Keary has taken a somewhat mish-mash of genres and woven them together so seamlessly that you will be sucked into the world that Eden exists within. The science is just detailed enough that it's believable without being so in depth that you get lost in the details.
Beyond the world that Keary has created, are the amazing characters. Each character has his or her own flaws that make them relateable and believable. The characters are human and prone to anger, sadness, fear, and despair. Their relationships are complicated and their lives are stressful. They are believable, which I have found is sometimes a problem with science fiction characters. Often the author gets so wrapped up in the world and the story that the characters begin to act out of character. That is not the case in THE BANE. Keary has done a remarkable job keeping these characters true to themselves and I cannot wait to see what she has in store for them.
I'll tell you, I read this story when it was originally published as EDEN a couple of years ago and I loved it. I am so thrilled that has decided to turn it into a trilogy because that was my first question for her after I first read EDEN. THE BANE is basically the same story but there are some subtle changes that have a dramatic impact on where the story can go in the future. I am really looking forward to books 2 and 3.