Saturday, July 30, 2011

Review: "Eve" by Anna Carey

From Goodreads:  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.

My Thoughts:  I know that some people are getting tired of all of the dystopian books out there but I must say that Eve is a great read.  I kind of felt like it could have been a YA sequel to Stephen King's The Stand (minus the Walking Man and the supernatural aspect).  Anna Carey is a great writer and Eve sucked me in from the first page and kept me wanting to know what would happen next.  I enjoyed the characters of Eve and Caleb and their romance though I felt like Eve was very naive (naturally) and didn't catch on to the fact that she constantly needed to be watching her back.  There were parts that I found myself getting very angry with her and her actions because she didn't always make smart choices.  I really liked the character of Arden who had a lot more "street smarts" than Eve did.  I really hope that she continues on as a character in subsequent books.  This book is supposed to be the first in a trilogy and the end definitely left me with a lot of questions about the characters and their future.  I will definitely be picking up the next book.  4 stars.

1 comment:

  1. I have this on my TBR list and I am glad to see a good review of it! It sounds so interesting!

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