Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Eve (Eve Trilogy #1) Review

Book:  Eve (Eve Trilogy #1)
Author:  Anna Carey
Publisher: Harper Collins
Rating:  4 STARS
Level:  Young Adult
Source:  ARC Review Copy Harper Collins & NetGalley

Summary from Goodreads:
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.

My Review:
What I love about dystopians is that they are always different from another one that I read. Each author I read seems to have a different take on how things could be in the future. This one is not one that I would ever want to live through.

Eve is about to graduate from her all girls school and cross the bridge to bigger and better things. Or so she thinks. She has been living at the all girls school after her mother died from the virus that took out most of the world. The school is very strict and teaches it's girls that they should stay away and fear all boys and men. They are taught that they only want one thing from all women. One night when Eve sneaks out and crosses the bridge she finds out that it is not what the girls have been told. She decides that she needs to get out and fast.

Soon after Eve makes it out of the school she is in the wild and becomes friends with someone neither thought would ever happen. Along their journey they come across a boy named Caleb who saves Eve's life.

I liked how Eve just didn't fall for Caleb right away, she has been taught to fear boys. It took time to gain each others trust. The love story is there but it's not the center at all times. The King's men are after Eve because she is wanted by the King. All the twists and turns, so much action, suspense kept me reading until the end. I was shocked by the ending, I didn't expect it at all. This is one dystopian that you need to read. It's really good and interesting. There is so much more to the story but you'll have to read it to find out.

This book was given to me by the publisher for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

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1 comment:

  1. Great review! This sounds like a book with a lot going for it. You pointed out many strong points. I like that you mentioned that it is a future you would not want to live in- interesting!