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Bane (Vampire Apocalypse #1)

3.99  ·  Rating Details  ·  781 Ratings  ·  49 Reviews
The world as we know it is gone. The ice caps have melted and shifted south, devastating the northern territories and eradicating major cities such as New York and London, which are now under water and frozen. Humans died off during an epidemic prior to the ice disaster, and many more died during the floods at the start of this new ice age.

These events have forced vampires
Paperback, 1st Edition, 304 pages
Published April 2012 by Laree Bailey Press
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Izzy Lightfleur ~ ON HIATUS
I GOT TO GET AN ARC{Advanced Reserved Copy} AND IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D:D:D

Bane is the most awesome vampire book I've read. The main character is Kahli, a six-teen-year old girl who is wicked awesome and is super cool!!!!!!!

This book's main conflict is; How will Kahli escape?(Hehe, doesn't make sense to you guys huh? Well....READ THE BOOK!)

The story line is amazing, I love the character(*cough, cough* KAHLI!). I like the action in the book and, again, I Kahli. ;) The
ZARIA (Sheldon Cooper lover)
A firm Did-Not-Finish for me.

Again, did I read the same book as everyone else???
Characters were not developed the story was pointless,I was rolling my eyes from the first page.
A massive ice burg broke off of the Artic Shelf, its width spanning nearly half the ocean. The massive pile of ice fell into the sea and caused the ocean to rise. As the mini-continent floated further south, it sank towns along the shore, bringing another ice age with it.

As decades passed, the free humans disappeared, die
Willow Brooks
Jan 17, 2016 Willow Brooks rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Will & Kahli
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Loved this story!!!

Finally $4.99 well spent on a a story that lived up to the hype. I was engaged from the very first chapter.

Kahli is the only original human left on earth and for that reason she is a true delicacy worth more than anything on earth. Her untainted blood has the power to restore the vampire race to its former glory, but exactly how to go about it is the question.

Kahli is young and bad-to-the-bone. She survived on her own since she was seven without ever coming
Sep 23, 2012 Shirley rated it it was amazing
Can I just say I loved this book!!! To me it was wayyyyyyyy better than Demon Kissed! Kahli is badass,Will is super hot and I can't wait for book 2!!!!!
B at Spare Time Book Blog
Jun 22, 2012 B at Spare Time Book Blog rated it it was amazing
Bane kind of took me by surprise. It was completely different from any kind of vampire story I have ever read. The whole concept of the apocalypse is awesome then you throw in vampires and it makes it an even more amazing story. Kahli is probably one of my favorite female characters. She's strong and independent and can definitely survive on her own. She has a will to survive like no one I have ever read about. The concept of the Bane was really unique too. I would love to learn more about them! ...more
Jul 20, 2012 Piseog rated it liked it
3.5 stars
I was very excited about this book, but it turned out alot different than how I thought it would be. Kahli is the only wild human left and hasn't spoken to another human in almost 10 years. You wouldn't think it. The author did not take this fact into account when creating the character. She's pretty well adjusted and becomes aquainted with the royal vampire life quite fast. She even references pixie sticks. How would she know what they are? How would she even know much about sex? It's
Sep 08, 2012 Yovana rated it it was amazing
Serious loved this book! It was different from her other books. Yet even though it was different, i was still transported into that world when reading. From the setting to the plot to the ending. Kahli being the last wild human and having to endure so many hardship and attacks. Being so exotic gave her something of an edge when she was captured and sold. Even after everything she went through she will not give up her wild personality. Even though Will was the one that sold her, there was somethi ...more
Sep 21, 2012 Rhodolitejail rated it really liked it
This book. This author. They are awesome. I had put off reading this book in the beginning as I tend to get distracted easily. Anyway, once I started reading it, I was drawn into this new vampire world HMWard had created. Seriously, I love this woman.

There is a vampire monarchy in this new world. You will be sucked into this world for sure. The prologue will give you your first short of stress– anticipation and you will feel like Kahli is feeling. – you don't want to be found.

Our protagonist Ka
Sep 05, 2012 Teiamarie rated it it was amazing
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Jul 01, 2012 Judy rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Such a fresh look on the vampire theme with strong characters in Will and Kahli. Really liked the romance too. Wish the second book was out so I could start it tonight!
Aug 17, 2012 Andie rated it really liked it
Holy smokes! I just read this from beginning to end in less than 4 hours straight! It was way better than I was expecting! I can't wait for the second one!!!
Aug 31, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
This book is AMAZING!It had me hooked from the beginning .The story line is so original and I love the two main characters.I want more! : )
Aug 24, 2015 Sabrina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
The premise of this book sounded really good and it got quite good reviews here on Goodreads. Now I wonder if I read the same book as everyone else. It's a hit or miss when it comes to vampire books, and this was a miss.

Let me start with something positive: I really liked the first couple of pages, where we are introduced to the world, and the whole concept of a frozen world and vampires in control. And that's the end of the positive.

The writing sucks. It seems like the author couldn't decide on
Jun 22, 2012 Nereid rated it it was amazing
What a great new series, we have the opening chapter where Kahli's mother is being pursued by Trackers and manages to hide Kahli in a thicket and a vampire boy finds her but does not give away her location. Her mother is dragged off and not seen again so Kahli has to fend for herself in the wild against Trackers and wolves. The world as we know it has changed, humans have died out and vampires are following close behind. Camps have been set up to breed humans and the royal family have some in th ...more
Aug 26, 2012 DeeDee rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, e-books
I really loved this book! I was expecting it to be another typical vampire story, but it was a lot more than that. It was a combination of paranormal, dystopian, romance, and fantasy. It had a kick-butt heroine, a loveable love interest, bad guys, angst, mystery, etc. It had quality writing that hooked me in and kept me interested. It did seem a little short, but maybe that's because I was enjoying it so much. I hope book 2 comes out soon! I really want to know what the runes mean.
Black Queen
Feb 03, 2012 Black Queen marked it as to-read
Everyone has said they love the book review on this book..and know a giveaway I thought this book would have almost about a hundred enters. I know this book will be over awesome just read the book review on it..:D
Oct 12, 2015 Belinda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, ya, dystopia
Sometimes the POV changed in weird ways and I was wondering "who the hell is thinking this now???" The writing is pretty mediocre and there were a few typos.
Plus I only just realized now, after finishing this book, that the author has apparently abandonded this series :( just my luck

But I loved the idea behind this and the story was pretty entertaining and surprisingly not 100% predictable. I loved both main characters, which is pretty rare. Kahli is a kick-ass heroine and Will could drink from
Nov 21, 2014 bosoxgurl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This review is my personal opinion and may contain: spoilers, quotes, rants, cussing (sometimes I cannot help myself) and a possible full on recap. I in no way want to ruin anyone’s book reading experience so please read my words with caution.

17 year old Kahli has been on her own ever since her mother was killed by Trackers (vampires capturing humans to send to farms for their blood) nearly 10 years ago. She became independent, strong and has survived on her own
Jun 29, 2012 LeAnn rated it it was amazing
Aaaaah! This was amazing!! Definitely a page turner and I cannot wait for the next book! You've done it again Miss Ward!
Jul 27, 2012 Megan marked it as to-read
I'm not usually in to books like this but I did here it was pretty good.

Book 1 -
A Ya Post Apocalyptic , paranormal romance

This book is set in a harsh unforgiving future. A massive iceberg separated from the arctic shelf and flooded the word. A new ice age has begun. Humans are food and Vampires rule the world.... what little is left of it.

Humans are contained in farms for food , but much crossbreeding has weakened the blood supply. Humans are weak and are dying out.

The Vampire race has 2 distinctions: Regents- the ancient , pale faced traditional vampire or Ban
Anita Powers
I have had this book on my TBR list for so long and finally decided to read it and I loved it, wow so good and so different. I am a huge Holly fan for her steamy romance books but now I am in love with these books of hers also. I love Kahli, she is strong, feisty, independent, loyal, loving, and alone. I was saddened right from the start with what she had to deal with and witness. I knew that the boy with the blue eyes that she met when she was barely seven was going to play a part in her future ...more
Dec 20, 2013 Melanie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vampires, action, blood, physical attraction, struggle for survival, intrigue, a kickass girl and a hot, hot guy!

I loved this story and can't wait to read the sequels. I love paranormal stories involving vampires and I love H.M. Ward's style of writting. Put the two together and, BAM! Insta-hit for me! It goes on my "to-read-again" list.

At the time of posting this review, there are 2 books out in this series (Bane & Catalyst) and the 3rd one (Divergent) is in the making.

This is a paranormal
Jess Haines
If you can look past the many spelling and grammar errors and have no problem suspending disbelief or logic, I can see this appealing to a younger mind-set. The relationship was very Twilight-esque, though Kahli, the main character, had more backbone than Bella ever did.

Unfortunately, due to many errors, I can't recommend this book. There were an incredible number of homonyms (e.g., "chase" instead of "chaise," "plated" instead of "plaited," "snip-its" instead of "snippets," etc) littered throu
Mar 09, 2014 Mellora rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Although I love getting more than the heroine's perspective in a story, I also like to be able to tell who is speaking. With this story it was rarely clear, which left the dialog and story flat.

Pass on this book unless you're in a pinch and there's nothing else to read. There are so many talented writers out there, H.M. Ward included, who have rich and vibrant stories to keep you engaged and panting for more.
Shannon Mcfarland
I was quite surprised with this book. I have read everything else by H.M. Ward and I surprised that she had written a book about vampires. Seems so out of the realm of her steamy romances. I was glad I picked this one up. I love paranormal type books and this one definitely delivered. The characters were awesome and the storyline was great! I can't wait to see where this is going!
Feb 25, 2013 Amanda rated it liked it
I really need to be careful that I don't accidentally download "Young Adult" books.

I started reading Bane and became intrigued with the story line. The plot is decent but I think the overall character development of the lead female needed some adjustments. For being the "last human in the wild", she somehow knows enough about pop culture (pixie stix etc) and there are some other oddities (safe houses being built and having electricity/generators?)

The male lead intrigued me and I think the twis
Feb 19, 2013 Holly rated it really liked it
What can I say about this book? Do I hate it? No. Do I love it? It's up for debate. The story line was good and twisted. Who would have thought to mix the end of the world apocalypse with Vampires, Humans, and half breeds known as the Bane (human/vampire). Not including mix in a little romance that is slowly unfolding, throw in a group of kids trying to survive, and vampire's putting humans in camps to use them for blood, and you get a good Young Adult vampire novel that is sure to thrill some a ...more
Carrie Robinson
Jun 01, 2014 Carrie Robinson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it! Super fast read, great story. I'm already on book two immediately after finishing the first book. So you know it's great. But yes it has spelling mistakes and grammar mistakes. Who publishes this book and no body proofs it first?? So weird. If you just want a fun read. Then go for it!
Jul 02, 2014 Raj rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So awesome......... I didnt want the King to claim Khali first tho............... I want her and Will to be together.........
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