Friday, July 29, 2011

Review: Eve

Eve (The Eve Trilogy, #1)Eve by Anna Carey

Release Date: 10/4/2011 

*Copy from BEA

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. (Goodreads)

Review: Dystopian has exploded in young adult within the last year, the new books about vampires and werewolves are dwindling down and dystopian is taking its place. It is a great genre to take over with books like Divergent and Delirium. Eve had great potential and story line but it didn't quite hold up to the leaders (Hunger Games, Delirium) in the dystopian genre for me. 

Eve started just like any other dystopian novel, something was wrong with the future society and the main character gets into the middle of it. However there was something about the plot that kept me reading, it was similar but it had it's own qualities. The story was fast paced and keeps you interested throughout the whole book; there were no sluggish spots in Eve. 

The main character is the reason I didn't like this book as much as I wanted to. Eve was very clueless and needy and just annoying. She couldn't do or think anything for herself. Throughout the novel Eve did start getting stronger and more independent, however she still had that clueless quality. 

Yet Eve's relationship with Caleb was a completely different story and my favorite part of the book. Eve and Caleb's relationship was almost comic relief, Eve being forced to think men and love are evil made some really funny scenes. Their relationship was also a slow and gradual process that was so much fun to read. When they first met each other it seemed like Eve and Caleb hated each other then their relationship slowly grew. Plus Caleb is just a great character, my favorite in the series so far. 

There were aspects of this book that I had problems with yet others I really enjoyed. Plus with Eve's ending I'm going to be first in line for the sequel when it comes out. I'm dying to know what happens next to these characters. If you're a dystopian or romance fan you might want to check this one out too when it comes out in October.

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