Author: Anna Carey
Published: October 4th 2011
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Eve is another book that sat on my bookshelf for quite some time, I had pre-ordered it and when it finally arrived at my doorstep - I wasn't in a dystopian mood, and in all honesty I probably read it sooner than all my others simply because it was nice and short and I didn't want to read something massive.
Where do you go when nowhere is safe?
Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth's population, the world is a perilous place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and two hundred other orphaned girls have been promised a future as the teachers and artists of the New America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school's real purpose--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 Arden, her former rival from school, and 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.
reading some mixed reviews on it, I wasn't too sure about how I would feel about eve, but naturally I like dystopians because they tend to have action, intrigue and mysterious plots where things can go right one minute and completely wrong the next!
So yes, I did enjoy eve, it wasn't the best book in the whole wide world but I found it amusing, fun and it had an intriguing enough plot that kept me wanting more and then end made me very interested to read the sequel.
Eve, our main character has grown up in a secluded world where she is pretty much queen bee, she is the valedictorian of an all girls school, where they are taught that men are the enemy and if you ever meet one they will only rape and kill you, yes that's right I said rape and kill. I found that at the start of the book she's pretty much the girl you want to bitch slap in the face.
When Eve finds out that everything she was taught was a lie and she is pretty much doomed to have babies constantly for the rest of her life, she ditches her beloved friends (yeah, yeah she said she would come back, but still!), and runs off into the big bad world of scary men.
Yes, I'm being evil, but I actually did like this book, normally Eve's naivety would annoy the shit out of me, but I just found it hilarious, the way she acted, the things she said when it came to males and the world. Her superiority to everything just made me laugh my ass off (I guess I was just in a humorous mood when I read it).
I think Eve actually did well for someone who was pretty much thrown into the deep end, she reacted how anyone in her situation would, and her growth was very well done, I loved all the characters especially Arden.. in all honesty I probably would have loved it if she was the main character, but well, I think Eve did a good job nonetheless. It definitely wouldn't have been so amusing with Arden as the main character.
But I will say that in the boy camp everyone fell in love with Eve - it didn't surprise me, but Arden was there too! Shouldn't she have had at least one creepy guy make a pass on her? (would have loved to have seen her punch him in the face) I mean I was actually expecting it, two girls with a bunch of guys, one would have at least tried it - with both of them... in real life.
All up, Eve was a fun read and I'm looking forward to what will happen in Once when it hits the shelves in July! I'm hoping for more depth now that Eve has finally got a clue! & I really would like to find out more about the King's evil plot and well Caleb, more on him too!
by Anna Carey
by Anna Carey
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