Monday, October 3, 2011
Author: Anna Carey
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: October 4, 2011
Source: Thanks Netgalley and Harper!
Summary: The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her.
Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust...and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life
Review: Eve was quite the interesting dystopian. While it wasn't the best it was still a totally engaging read.
Eve, the character, was, well, not very interesting and it took me forever to warm up to her. Caleb, the love interest, was a little better but I mostly enjoyed some other secondary characters. Mainly the little boys at Caleb's home and Arden, Eve's friend. Both were characters I loved.
The plot, while a little typical, was quite addicting. I was so curious about Eve's world and I just soaked up everything we got to learn about it. I love the idea of men being this awful creatures. Which I realize sounds odd but it was a really cool idea that was nicely executed!
I enjoyed the end of the story so much more than the start. There was so much more action and I even grew to like the characters.
I LOVED the ending. It was a cliffhanger of sorts but it was a huge twist in the plot that I didn't expect at all. I really can't wait for the second book.
Overall, Eve is a great as a dystopian but in other aspects, like characters, it lacked. Never less, I think this book will be enjoyed by quite a few readers.
Rating: 3.5 stars