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The Human

(The Eden Trilogy #2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  1,034 ratings  ·  95 reviews
The city of New Eden is cleared, but it won’t stay that way forever. The Bane continue to advance in horrific ways that will wipe humanity from the face of the Earth. A storm is coming, one none of them could have dared imagine.

When a group of outsiders come to the city, everyone is on edge. They have too many questions and not enough answers about where they are from or
Paperback, 268 pages
Published June 18th 2013 by Keary\Taylor#books (first published May 31st 2013)
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Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
The thing that sets The Eden Trilogy apart from all of the other too-similar books that belong in the dystopian category nowadays is that Keary Taylor has a knack for keeping you on your toes and knocking your feet out from under you. She surprised me at the end of The Bane, and she surprised me in The Human.

The reason I gave this book four stars is because I'm still very much upset about the Avian/West decision at the end of The Bane. And what's worse, the love triangle was even more infuriatin
The BookWhisperer
Apr 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The Human was book 2 in The Eden Trilogy. Eve is continuing her journey protecting Eden, but the numbers after conclusion of book 1 have increased greatly. Eden has proven to be more this community of survivors than a location. Eve and her group a living in the center of Bane territory, so this book shows surviving in the middle of a war zone than avoiding it as we saw in The Bane. This new Eden location is quite advanced compared to what we had experienced, and has allowed our friends a bit mor ...more
Dec 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
Oh god this was so good, even better than the last one. I don't know why but it''s just...... I can't explain it.
Quite the twist at the end, thought I kind of admit I slightly saw it coming. Though mind you, it was just because I was rushing through the first one and was confused as to wether Eve was 1 or 2. :/
But I looooved this novel. I can't believe I went through it so quickly, I was so soaked into the book that I lost track of time, fantastic.
So F I V E STARS! Yay!
 ♥ Rebecca ♥
Mar 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Cinder and The Darkest Minds
Actual Rating: 4.5/5

I love Eve! She is an amazing YA heroine. One of my favourites. In book 1, The Bane, she kicked so much ass. But in this one, I love her for new reasons. She is incredibly selfless. She hates the city and almost always feels like she is on the brink of a panic attack. But she stays because she knows she is the last line of defense for her friends. She cant abandon anyone. Not even West, who had hurt her so many times. She is so strong. She handles everything she has gone thro
*I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Honestly? I have mixed feelings about this book. Better review to come once I've sorted them out. There were things I loved and things I didn't care for throughout the story. And I didn't like it as much as The Bane.

My review:
Okay, so I think I have my feelings sorted out. As soon as I finished this book, I rated it 3 stars but then I thought about everything. Let me explain why I gave it 4 stars instead.

From the very first pa
Oana D. H.
Apr 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I admit that i'm addicted to this kind of books and when i received an e-copy of this book i was very happy.Thank you so much!!

Eve's story from the beginning fascinated me.Not just because of what she was,but because of what really happened in the book.In the first book i learned about how people struggled to survive and how they fighted for their life everyday.In this book the need to survive,to do everything to kill the Bane was what made everything more intense.What people could do just to su
The Human, book 2 in the Eden Trilogy by Keary Taylor not only lives up to the bar set by book 1, The Bane, but may have surpassed it! Things seem to be improving in New Eden. Eve is undergoing treatment to help her control and feel her "more human" self, Avian is at her side, West is sort of recovering from his attack, although, he is an emotional mess and the Bane have been thwarted for now. Things are looking up for this small band of survivors in a world where over 98% of the population has ...more
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
When I read Eden (now, re-worked and re-published as The Bane) I fell in love with Eve, Avain, Gabriel and rest. Their story of survival from The Bane was in a continual tumult, but one also full of hope. When I read those last pages I wasn’t ready to let go, I needed more from this group, more about Eve and her struggles – that was two years ago.

Happenstance, pure and unfiltered. That was how I came across Taylor re-working the first book to create a trilogy, and more importantly, learning tha
Jan 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sf
Here Eve's story continues.

She's accepted that she's different. She's trying her best to become more human. Her newfound emotions are overwhelming. And on top of all that she had to deal with West's contamination and his obsession with Eve.

Eve has acknoledged her feeling for Avian for what they are: love, but she's feeling guilty towards West. But West has changed: he's bitter and angry. He's been contaminated, he went trhough decontamination with the Extractor (an excruciately painful treatment
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
It really surprised me when I ended up liking book 1 EDEN as much as I did. I was really excited to read more about Eve and the other characters from the series.

I hate giving away spoilers so I will stick to my feelings on some things without giving away details. It was extremely sad to read what Eve was put through for some of the book. I don't know how she was strong enough to get through it but I am glad it didn't change her as a person. I loved the addition of one character in particular. T
Jen Minkman
Apr 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to Keary Taylor for offering a review copy of this wonderful book to me!
I enjoyed every minute of it. I was a big fan of Eden when the book was still known by that name, and when I discovered miss Taylor was writing sequels to it I was beyond thrilled. The Human doesn't disappoint. We get to know all the characters better, we see a more playful Eve and Avian, we find out more about what happened to West, and we get to read about how New Eden is doing after the purge. I am buying the paper
Mar 29, 2013 marked it as sitting-at-home-tbr-soon
Shit, it's out? How did I now know?

Holy shit! That cover! :O

Wait, it's coming out in eight days? :O Holy crap!
Sharon Hughson
Dec 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book ends without ending. There's no way it can earn more than 3.5 out of five stars when the author shamelessly attempts to keep you reading by not stopping where the story ends.
I thought the love triangle would be over since Eve made her choice in book one. But it isn't. And that leads to all of Eve's problems in this book. ALL of them.
I've been enthralled in the post-apocalyptic world of Eden, and I've engaged with Eve as a character. She struggles with very human issues, although her la
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This second book in the series is so much better than the first.
The twists and turns of the story are unexpected right up til the end and just makes you want to carry on straight to no. 3.
A lot more is happening in this book, we get to know Eve better and her role in the Bane as well as an intense love for Avian.
Mar 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We learn about Eve's history in this sequel to The Bane. The love triangle between her, West and Avian comes to a head, which makes interesting reading. I found this to be a compelling story and look forward to reading the final installment.
Jennie Mitchell
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great characters

Fast paced with hidden twists. Love Eve but not sure I trust her ability to control the Bane. Looking forward to the next book.
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Truly enjoyable!

This one takes up a month or so after the last book. They're all living in new Eden. There's action, edge of your seat 'oh shits' and just excellent.
Ellie Wyatt
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
i enjoyed this one about as much as the first one. i saw those plot twists coming a mile away.
Kelley Midgett
May 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Michael Wood
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the Best Post-apocalyptic Novels Yet!


At the finish of the first novel in the Eden Trilogy, I thought that Keary Taylor had done a very good job with a difficult story form. She has done a better job with the second volume. I can't wait to read the next installment!

In this volume, our heroine has an opportunity to research her past, and an opportunity to grow and become a better warrior, human,
Katarina Silva
Review on: Katy's Readings

I have been looking forward to this book since I've read The Bane. The first book was the perfect introduction to this post apocalyptic tale and it was exciting and refreshing. I had high expectations for book two: The Human and it did not let me down at all. If so, it was far better than the first.

Now, Eve and her friends have managed to clean the city of cybernetic creatures and proceeded to assemble a real community to start over. The New Eden. But just when thing
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5/5 stars

When I first saw that Keary had a form to sign up for ARC's of her second book in the Eden trilogy I jumped at the opportunity. I really enjoyed the first book in the series, The Bane, so naturally I had to see what happened next!

We jump back in where we left off- Eve and the crew are settling in at New Eden, trying to establish a life, but always being wary of the threat of the Bane (soulless human machines that are the product of the virus TorBane gone wrong) However, Eve is restles
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Wow, I finished reading The Human by Keary Taylor in one sitting, lying on my bed, flipping page after page on my smartphone(Memo: get an e-reader). It was not surprising to see myself staring at the clock reading 3:00 AM on a school night, and I don't regret any moment of it.

What I was surprised however, was how short the novel was. At 263 pages, I thought that the descriptions, and the plot, could have been fleshed out a little bit more. I'm not saying that The Human felt unfinished; it was w
Mar 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, arr
Before I get started with this fantastic book, you should be warned: this is BOOK TWO (2) in The Eden Trilogy. This review may unintentionally include some spoilers.

When Keary Taylor informed her past reviewers that THE HUMAN was finished and ready to be reviewed, I probably jumped up and down. I loved THE BANE. (Read my review!) That book ended perfectly, but still had the reader begging to know more. There were problems left unsolved and I, for one, needed to know their resolution. You can ima
Rebecca John
Mar 12, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Feb 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I am obsessed with Humanity's escalating over-reliance on technology, no lie on the day Skynet finally comes online I will be the one yelling "I TOLD YOU THIS DAY WOULD COME! DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL!" or most likely tweeting about it...on my iPhone...yeah I'm going to be one of the first to go...

Keary Taylor's Eden series is robot crack for me. The literary edition of Terminator/Battlestar Galactica/Bladerunner, it ticks all the boxes I want in a sci-fi epi
Georgina Martin (Bookz and Bitz)

***This is book 2 in the series, there will be spoilers for book 1***

So I was fortunate enough to get an ARC/Egalley copy of The Human (THANK YOU!) and everything else in my life was put on hold whilst I FINALLY found out what happened after Eden (or The Bane if you are reading the series in its new format).

The Human picks up about four months after LA was cleared of the Bane (cybertronic zombie like terminators/daleks - seriously), by the activation of the pulse. Now renamed New Eden, the city
May 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to author Keary Taylor.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Eden’ Trilogy, and kicks off 2 months after the EMP that cleared New Eden of the Bane.
Eve is slowly adjusting to life without the constant threat of ‘The Bane’, and also to life with Avian. West is still not 100% recovered from his encounter with The Bane, and his repeated forgetting what happened to him means that Eve must keep reliving the decisions that she
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Now, I'll be honest and say that I recently re-read the first book in this trilogy, and I decided to do a re-read of the other books too! I could remember snippets of this trilogy, but not everything, so I was excited to re-read it! I read the first book in a few sittings and then I moved straight onto this book! I really enjoyed this book, and I think I actually enjoyed it more the second time around! It was packed full of twist and turns and there was a new enemy, which made things really exci ...more
Kristen Burns
4.5 Stars

Full Review:
They say middle books often struggle in trilogies, but that was NOT the case with this book. This book was even more emotional and intense than the first. I actually needed a moment to breathe after finishing it because it got all under my skin and riled me up. The first chapter alone nearly ripped my heart out!

All throughout the book, crazy, hit-you-in-the-face, heart-wrenching things kept slamming into me. Both present situations and bits of super well thought-out backstor
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Keary Taylor is the USA TODAY bestselling author of over twenty novels. She grew up along the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where she started creating imaginary worlds and daring characters who always fell in love. She now splits her time between a tiny island in the Pacific Northwest and Utah, with her husband and their two children. She continues to have an overactive imagination that frequen ...more

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