Goodreads: 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.
I really enjoyed The Bane. It was full of action, suspense, and romance. Taylor’s take on zombies taken over not by a virus, but by cybernetics, was a fresh twist that I enjoyed.
The heroine is tough and dedicated–she’s easy to root for, even though her failure to make a decision on which guy she wanted grew a little tiresome for me.
*spoiler alert* The story kinda reminded me of Battlestar Galactica, when one of the Cylons (a Sharon model) falls in love with a human and fights alongside them. The episodes where the humans are fighting on planets totally gave me flashbacks.
In The Bane, Eve doesn’t know she’s part Bane until close to the end, and she falls in love with a full human. Without her help, the humans don’t stand much of a chance against the Bane.
All in all, The Bane is a great bargain, at only $3.99, and I will be reading the sequel.