arc book review: the human (the eden trilogy: book 2)

The Human (The Eden Trilogy, #2)The Human by Keary Taylor (publication June 18, 2013)

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I quite enjoyed the second installment in the Eve trilogy. In the first book, Eve and the rest of New Eden managed to stave off some of The Bane- the cyborgs who have taken over 98% of the human population on earth.

This book starts just where the first one left off. Eve is still receiving treatments which allow her to come to terms with her emotions. She has made her choice between the two men she thought she loved. Since many of The Bane were gotten rid of in the last book, the new conflict arrives when a group of 20 humans arrive unexpectedly at New Eden. They say they’re from the Redwood forests up north, but their pale skin and hints of untruthfulness suggest they could be lying. New Eden has to decide how to treat the newcomers, and the conflicts they bring.

What I enjoyed most in this book were the new developments in Eve’s story. When she’s captured and experimented on, it brings up a lot of memories she had previously lost, and we slowly uncover more about her true past. The tattoo on her head was a pretty nice revelation, and I think in the third book we might get more of that part of Eve’s story.

For fans of strong, fearless heroines and some enjoyable plot twists, I’d definitely recommend continuing with the series.

The pacing was similar to the first book, with lots of action and dialogue. Again, it was a very quick and easy read. I’m not sure if I enjoyed this as much as the first book, but there were enough hints about what’s to come to keep me hooked, and I look forward to reading the final book in 2014!

Thank you to the author for providing an advance copy of this book for review!

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