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Monday, October 3, 2011

Eve by Anna Carey

Publication Date: 10/4/2011
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 336
Format: ARC
Source: amazing blogger!

Goodreads 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.


I was so excited to get this book before the release date and holy crap I was not disappointed.  I've been waiting for this book for quite a while, and when I was able to get my hands on a copy I just couldn't resist.  From the moment I picked it up I couldn't put it down.  

Eve and the other girls in society are brainwashed into believing great things are happening.  They believe they're going to be brought into a society in which everything is flourishing.  Eve luckily finds out before graduation that this isn't the case.  Each and every girls is being prepped to live a life of providing children for the population.  They will live in a building strapped down to beds, continuously birthing children until they are no longer needed to do so.  Of course, the fate for Eve is even worse than the fate of the other girls.

A teacher helps Eve sneak out of the school, but she's out in the wild.  She needs to find a way to survive and make it to the safe city.  On her way she meets Caleb who she doesn't trust at first (boys are made out to be horrible creatures), but eventually learns to trust and fall for.  Eve finds not all boys are as bad as the girls are led to believe.  The real question of course is whether Eve will make it where she needs to go or die trying.

This book is one big ball of awesome.  Eve is an amazing character who is a naive child, but learns quickly how to survive.  She lacks trust, but once again realizes she needs help to survive the wild.  Eve encounters more than I thought she could ever handle.  She finds her way through the mess of it all, but does so many stupid things on her way.  Eve was constantly getting on my nerves for her stupidity in situations.  Of course, her stupidity caused the death of people around her.  This is a love story full of loss and heartbreak while keeping you engaged in the action of the entire scene.  I can't wait to find out what happens in this planned trilogy because Eve is one character that I can imagine growing and becoming someone absolutely amazing in the future.

1 comment:

Arianne Cruz said...

i'm curious about this one. i've entered countless giveaways but didn't win this one