Release Date: June 6, 2011
Eve doesn’t remember anything before the Fall. As far as she knows, her life began when she was thirteen, found by Avian, Sarah, and Tye. They live together in a safe haven called Eden, away from humans turned into killing robotic machines.
Scientists have created a way to regrow human parts, replace organs, etc and allow the human race to live free of pain. They didn’t expect the cybergenic pieces to turn and mutate into a living organism… a killing machine.
Eve discovers more humans one night while hunting. These humans show up in Eden; West, Victoria, and Brady. Eve is strong, valiant and guarded. She’s much stronger than the other humans and does not require much. She doesn’t have much for feelings, that is until West opens her up to what love is. Then there’s Avian. Avian has known her since Eve’s life started at 13. West has known Eve her whole life. How does West know who Eve is if she doesn’t know herself? You’ll have to read to find out!
During the downfall of humanity, this love triangle takes over most of the book but does not take you away from the plot. Eve’s choice, towards the end is good and the ending of the book is fantastic. Set up as a one time novel, the author could easily write up a sequel but it’s not necessary. It’s a page turner, leaving you wanting to know what happens next? I highly recommend anyone read this book. The story reminds me of Stephanie Meyer’s The Host and The Terminator movies.
Eve knew the stories of the Fall, of a time before she wandered into the colony of Eden, unable to recall anything but her name. She’s seen the aftermath of the technology that infused human DNA with cybernetic matter, able to grow new organs and limbs, how it evolved out of control. The machine took over and the soul vanished. A world quickly losing its humanity isn’t just a story to her though. At eighteen, this world is Eve’s reality.
In their Fallen world, love feels like a selfish luxury, but not understanding what it is makes it difficult to choose between West, who makes her feel alive but keeps too many secrets, and Avian, who has always been there for her, but is seven years her senior.
The technology wants to spread and it won’t stop until there is no new flesh to assimilate. With only two percent of the human population left, mankind is on the brink of extinction. While fighting to keep Eden alive, Eve will discover that being human is about what you will do for those you love, not what your insides may be made of. And even if it gets you killed, love is always what separates them from the Fallen.