The Bane by Keary Taylor #Review

What makes us human?

In a post-apocalyptic world Eve is committed to protecting her nomadic community called Eden. Cyborgs, known as the Bane, have taken over the world and are hunting the last humans. All a Bane has to do is touch a human to infect them. The infection spreads through their body transforming it into a Bane.

Keary Taylor describes the setting so well, the fear is palpable. The Bane are fast, smart and deadly. Their numbers are growing and it’s becoming harder and harder to hide from them.

Eve learns that her exceptional warrior skills are a result of being the prototype for the Bane. But she is more human than they are and her ability to feel emotions is increasing. The story of Eden’s survival parallels her story of self-awareness complicated by her love for two men.

Taylor pulls you into Eve’s world on the first page and doesn’t let go. It’s definitely flashlight worthy. A great read.

I recommend it for anyone who likes post-apocalyptic, new-adult romance. There is some violence. No sex.

I close with my favorite quote:

“I imagined myself sinking through the ground, of burying myself into the earth and disappearing. I had helped cause the end of the world. Whether it was my choice or not, I was a means to the end. I was now meaningless, an experiment forgotten about, no longer needed. I was a hollowed vessel with no reason for still being. They had got what they needed and moved on.”

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My rating: 5 robots:) robots

 

 

 


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the robots are from Pixabay

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All Roads Lead to Terror by Richard Schiver #review

In a world where the newly dead are brought back to life and civilization has collapsed, a group of young, teenage boys set out on a quest to recover children who have been taken from their encampment.

With mesmerizing descriptions, prose so rich it curls your toes and a well- crafted plot chocked full of surprises, Richard Schiver pulls you into a shadowy dystopia that tests the mettle of each of his characters and makes you think about life. The boys fight to survive physically and emotionally and their shared experience strengthens their ties.

My favorite lines were: “There were places where the fabric between realities was at its thinnest, where the past, present, and the future all occupied the same space. These silent places were inhabited by beings that bled across the lines of reality that had been blurred by the bending of the past and the future.”

5 SkullsAll Roads Lead to Terror is a fast, entertaining read. I recommend it for readers who enjoy well-written, dystopian adventures. Schiver’s writing reminds me of Stephen King and Edgar Allan Poe. I’ll be posting 5 skull star reviews on Amazon and Goodreads later today.


 

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If you would like to have your post-apocalyptic book reviewed check out my guidelines. I love reading good books.


Photo credits: The individual skull picture is from Pixabay. I created the picture on Canva.

Draft Guidelines for Book Review Submissions

What you need to know about me

  • I will only post 4 and 5 star reviews. They will appear first here and then later on Amazon and Goodreads. I will add to the review that I have received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
  • I read across many genres. I’m a sucker for a well-written book with suspense and strong characters.
  • I have a low threshold for violence and will skim gritty details or put the book down if my gut wrenches and rises in my throat. Sex, on the other hand, is fine.
  • I haven’t read a Zombie book, but I’ve seen the odd movie. I’m willing to try a Zombie book, but no promises.
  • I write full time. Reading  is my hobby. Translation: I will probably post reviews twice a month.
  • All my reviews are free. It’s my way of giving back for all the great reviews people have written for me. I think of them as a way of saying thank you to authors who spent hours crafting a work of art.
  • Credentials? B.A. in Eng. M.Ed, a lifetime of reading

What my reviews look like

I do not write book reports summarizing your plot. I write a paragraph or two about what I liked about your book. I state where I think it fits on “the shelf” and who I think it will appeal to. And I like to quote at least one of my favorite lines.


My Review Process

If you would like me to review your book, the process looks like this:

  1. You email me your book blurb and cover jpg. Type, “Book Review,” in the subject line.  (connect@Jo-AnnCarson.com)
  2. If your book interests me, I’ll contact you and request a mobi file (Kindle).
  3. When I receive it, your book will go on my tbr pile. I won’t guarantee you a review, because I won’t write one unless I really like your book.

Does this make sense? Let me know. I’m planning on tweaking it and making the final version a permanent page.

Cheers,

Jo-Ann


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