Ok, that is a bit of an understatement. Let me correct that.
I am a horror obsessed, robot zombie junkie 14 year old boy stuck inside of a 30 year old housewife’s body.
Yeah, that’s a little better.
Anyways…because I am a tomboy I sometimes appreciate things WAY outside of the girly zone. Like ACTION. (stay with me…I have a point) That’s not to say I don’t appreciate a good love story (I do have those stubborn girly parts and like to peruse the Internet for steamy pictures of Ben Bass…hmm…that might have come out wrong, forget I said that) but I find that I get more excited by gun toting bad-asses like Alexis Stanton or Laura Croft than I do by Nicholas Sparks’ destitute (and always chronically ill) lovelorn beauties.
Why does this matter?
Well…it doesn’t really, (if I’m being completely honest…meaningless bullshit is kind of my forte) but I thought it couldn’t hurt to point out my opposing perceptions.
Because “Eden” by Keary Taylor is the first book, (in a very long time,) that successfully ended the gender confusion death match that my brain has been hosting for years. (aka loads of action with a healthy dose of “Does he love me?!)
“Eve knew the stories of the Fall, of a time before she wandered into the colony of Eden, unable to recall anything but her name. She’s seen the aftermath of the technology that infused human DNA with cybernetic matter, able to grow new organs and limbs, how it evolved out of control. The machine took over and the soul vanished. A world quickly losing its humanity isn’t just a story to her though. At eighteen, this world is Eve’s reality. In their Fallen world, love feels like a selfish luxury, but not understanding what it is makes it difficult to choose between West, who makes her feel alive but keeps too many secrets, and Avian, who has always been there for her, but is seven years her senior. The technology wants to spread and it won’t stop until there is no new flesh to assimilate. With only two percent of the human population left, mankind is on the brink of extinction. While fighting to keep Eden alive, Eve will discover that being human is about what you will do for those you love, not what your insides may be made of. And even if it gets you killed, love is always what separates them from the Fallen.”
Ok, first off…this is NOT a dystopian novel. (Several people are spouting this on Amazon, so I just wanted to clear that up.) This is a post-apocalyptic novel. That’s right…end of the world, lets “rebuild society” not lets “uptopian-ize” and then over-throw the government. If you need a better reference think: “Terminator” meets “The Village” meets “Resident Evil” (you are totally confused now aren’t you?)
I know…the concept sounds a little confusing, but let me assure you that it works. Why? Because it has EVERYTHING.
Want gun fights and mysterious men than show up in the middle of the night trying to steal food? Got it.
Want man eating robots? Got that too.
Want a very confused girl who suddenly has to pick between her mentor and the aforementioned mysterious man? Coming right up.
BUT that’s not all (cue cheesy infomercial music) you can also thank Taylor for her uncanny ability to stage a robot battle royal, complicated illnesses, death, black-outs, fires, and create not 1 but 3 very oogie (if I do say so myself) scientist. (Told you it had everything.)
So was it good? (Because let’s face it…that’s all you really give a rats ass about anyways.) Yes…it was AWESOME. So much so that I talked about it non-stop for more than a week and emailed SEVERAL of my friends and told them to purchase it IMMEDIATLY.
In short, the plot was amazing, the development of the characters (and the trials they were forced to overcome due to their very unfortunate circumstances) was spot on, and the ending was Fan-freaking-tastic. (God I’m turning into one of those people that can’t think of interesting adjectives.)
Plain English: I loved it! (and for a very cheap $.99 I can (almost…I’m not an idiot) guarantee that you will love it too.)
Snag this one people, it’s a ride worth taking.
Happy reading my fellow Kindle-ites and remember: Robots need love too.
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