Sunday, 1 January 2012

My review of Eve

Eve (Eve #1) by Anna Carey 
Released Date: October 4, 2011


Eve (Eve, #1)
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.

This book was fascinating and extremely exciting. This might not be every YA lover's cup of tea, some people might not like the characters, the storyline, etc......But I loved it! I loved everything about it. A heart pounding adventure with brave characters. I couldn't put it down, I found everything enjoyable.


Our main character, Eve, grew into a braver person through out the book. She started off as a weak and defenceless young girl but as she got to know the outside world, she changed. I was happy to see that she learnt to love, to trust and to have fun. I think most people will enjoy her first love, Caleb, because he's so wonderfully charming!


All her life, Eve has lived behind a wall with girls and ONLY girls. She has never seen a boy and has been taught that boys are the enemy, that they will do anything to get what they want. But she learnt to trust Caleb, this bare chest boy with green eyes. Well, it's hard not to when he saved her from a bear which was going to eat her for dinner.


This book is full of action and sweet romance. The only bad point I can pick out is:


CLIFFHANGER! :O I HATE CLIFFHANGERS. WHY? OH, WHY?!


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15 comments:

  1. This book has been hovering on the edge of my radar for a while, but I've recently become more interested in the dystopian genre. Your review makes it sound like it might be right up my street right now! I like the joke about sweaty balls! XD

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  2. Eve didn't do much for me... I think it was all over the place and that the ending didn't suffice with all the questions that I have, it left me disappointed that I think I might flounce on reading the next book. But lets just hope the next book is better. Great review!

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  3. The closest parallel I can draw for the heroine would be to Delirium. But Lena has a resourcefulness that makes up for her ignorance in most cases; Eve does not. In fact the comparisons to Twilight were pretty dead on. She's pretty pathetic at the beginning, whiny and unable to fend for herself, relying on others for pretty much everything - protection, food, directions, etc. She does grow throughout the story though, and by the end I liked her more. The reasons for the government to be after Eve were thin at best. There is one scene where they are on horseback and a bear chases them for what, in the book, feels like miles because Eve messed with its baby. That was completely unbelievable.

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  4. i'm currently reading this one, and i love it:)

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  5. Ok you have me sold. That quote alone with Caleb makes me want to read it. It sounds so cute and funny.

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  6. Looks like a good read, I was unsure about it but I'll give it a try. :) Great review.

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  7. I was on the fence about this book. I think I'll give it a shot now!

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  8. Great review!
    I've had this one to read for a while now - think I might have to bump it up the TBR pile!

    Thanks!
    Dani @ Pen to Paper

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  9. i really love this book..but eve annoys me sometimes...great review:)

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  10. I think this story sounds really interesting but I have heard mixed reviews, so it is nice to hear your good review!

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  11. This sounds like a very unique dystopian - especially because the main character isn't strong to begin with.

    Thanks for your awesome review!

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  12. I have been on the fence about this book. Have been hearing mixed reviews. But you seem to like it and have given it 4 stars, I definitely should check this out! Thanks for the great review!

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  13. I love books that show a lot of realistic character growth. I think i can deal with a cliffhanger ending, though maybe I'll wait to read it until March so that the sequel will be out by the time I finish ;)

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  14. curently reading eve...so far so good...
    thx 4 the review ...:)

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  15. Cliffhanger! That is the only reason that I have not read this one yet. I plan to as soon as all of the books are out and about so that I can read them back to back. Save me from some cliffhanger anxiety! I think it sounds so good, and I love that the MC grows as a person throughout the book. That always makes me happy!

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I am very greatful for all comments posted! :D