Monday, July 18, 2011

ARC Review: Eve

Title: Eve
Author: Anna Carey
Release Date: October 4th

Thank you, NetGalley and HarperCollins, for the opportunity to read Eve. This, of course, does not influence my opinion in any way.

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. --Goodreads

Eve was attention grabbing from the start. Of course, I love Dystopians. I have even before this “craze” started. Ha. And this was one of the better ones. I certainly look forward to continuing on with this series.

Eve was flawed. She was na├»ve and really couldn’t survive well on her own. Perhaps that’s why I liked her character so much. Because she was vulnerable. Like most real people would be in a situation of this nature. Sure, in most of my favorite Dystopians, the characters I love are fighters and survivors, but Eve stood apart from these on her own.

The world building in this was interesting. At times I did feel like it lacked a little detail and would have liked to learn more. I felt the ending was a little abrupt, or maybe it was just me begging to continue on with the story so I can hurry and find out what happens next!

I did enjoy the dialogue and the characters. The action was nicely paced and the memory flashbacks were interesting. I hope to see more of those so that I can know everything that happened leading the world to the state it is in now.

Overall, perhaps not a favorite on my Dystopian list, but a really good read nonetheless- something I read quickly- and I hope to read the second installment soon. ;)

4 stars!



1 comment:

  1. i like the idea of a quick dystopian read :) i am very curious about this ~ and yours is one of the first reviews i have seen for it :)

    fab review :D


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