Wednesday, January 18, 2012 | By: Melina Latremouille

{Review} Eve by Anna Carey

Eve (Eve #1) by Anna Carey
Published: October 4th 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
ISBN:   0062048503 (ISBN13: 9780062048509)
Pages: 318
Format: Hardcover
Source: Bought myself
Shelfability: Acquire
Rating: 3 Stars
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.
In this epic new series, Anna Carey imagines a future that is both beautiful and terrifying. Readers will revel in Eve’s timeless story of forbidden love and extraordinary adventure.
My Review:
Cover:
I am in love with this cover, I love the color scheme and scenery. I feel like I have to be looking for something through that fog.
The Insides:
Eve was a page turner for sure. However I went into it with high expectations and I was somewhat disappointed in its lack of originality. Don't get me wrong I read this book in record time and truly enjoyed it. The flaws in the book were mostly limited to a cookie-cutter style dystopia and lack of character development. The plot was great! I loved the excitement I felt while reading it. I enjoyed reading about Eve's inner struggles but some came to conclusions too easily, or so it seems. At first she seemed to me like a brainwashed know-it-all then all of a sudden  she's a headstrong, determined free spirit?! Where did that come from? What thought process provoked such a drastic change in personality? Oh and of course there is a love triangle! Which I of course love!
I won't say not to read the book. Actually, DO read it. It's a good story, a bit "cookie-cutter" but not once did I want to stop reading it!

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2 comments:

kimba88 said...

this is on my wishlist

Riley said...

Glad you liked it, and I can definitely see where you're coming from about it being cookie-cutterish. It did seem a lot like the other dystopians I've read. Thanks for the review!

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