Release Date ~10/8/11
Format ~ Hardcover
Publisher ~ Harper Teen
Source ~ Barnes and Noble
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 Review: I wasn't expecting Eve to be that great. The summary looked good, but I had heard mixed things about it. Regardless, I decided to try it... and it was overall enjoyable.
Eve was the kind of character that you loved to see make a transformation! She was totally trusting in her society, and it took her a lot of convincing that they're not as good as they appear to be. Other then that, I felt that Eve was a little boring and 2d for me to truly connect with her. I hope that as the series progresses, her character will develop more.
I thought the world created by Carey was a bit too vague. It focused a lot on how the world got so nightmarish, but never actually went into too much detail about the world was currently doing. They talked a bit, but not enough to satisfy my needs. It was hard to understand the story and really enjoy it because of that.
I could predict EXACTLY what the romance was going to be like. Don't get me wrong, I like romance in books. But haven't we seen the girl-falls-in-love-with-outcast/rebel relationship used a bit too much? I wish some authors would take a chance and be original in there romance (Jodi Meadows's Incarnate was an excellent example of that.
This book did have great plot twists. If I do say so myself, I'm usually good at predicting the plot in most books. This book left me with my jaw hanging open more times then I can count! If you want a book with suspense, this one has your name written all over it!
In the end, Eve was an enjoyable read. The writing style was great, and it had an interesting plot, but it lacked the depth that would ingrain it in my memory. I'll definitely read the next books in this trilogy, but I hope they improve!
Cover Comments: I love the green sky with the bridge. This cover has an edge of mystery to it!