Monday, July 16, 2012

Eden by Keary Taylor

Read entire synopsis on Goodreads.

Eden reminds of the movies “I, Robot” and even “Terminator, Judgment Day” as in artificial intelligence/cybernetic matter becoming alive and taking over.

Sometime in the future, “technology that infused human DNA with cybernetic matter, able to grow new organs and limbs” get out of control, thus taking over the human body. The world comes to an end and only a few humans survive scattered here and there.

Here is Eve, a girl who survived on her own and came to live and protect Eden, a small community of survivors that took her in. In this community is Avian (one of her love objects and an adult) and later on, West, a YA who knows more than he leads to believe. Obviously, a love triangle blossoms between those three (Eve, Avian and West) and, since there are two males and one female, the most “fragile” sex must make a choice. But the choice is not easy, and even I had a hard time deciding who Eve should end up with.

The action (as in robot fighting) is just about right, too. I enjoyed the beginning of the story but somehow (and I can’t quite put my finger on it) my interest started waning. Why does a book that starts with so much promise ends up not delivering it?

As I said, I cannot quite tell what is it that I didn’t like about the story because I did enjoy it but didn’t go crazy about it.