Book View: Eve

Book View: EveEve by Anna Carey
Series: Eve #1
Published by HarperTeen on October 4th 2011
Pages: 318
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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.

Short and Sweet: 

Eve is hands down one of the best dystopians that I have ever read. Even though I feel like I say that a lot, Eve (even though I read it months ago) is still a book that I compare other dystopian reads to. I absolutely devoured this book. Carey starts her tale with something completely unexpected. It was shocking. Gritty. Completely threw me for a loop. I loved it! While many other dystopian books make you wait and wait for that hook, Carey went for it. That one piece set the tone for the rest of the story.  

Final Verdict:
Reading Eve was like being on a roller-coaster. A twist here. Turn there. I was never completely sure where Carey was leading me. But with her captivating writing, she could have taken me any where and I would have followed. Not 100% in love with the ending. But at least it means that I get a sequel.

 

Kate

Kate is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. I am a twenty-something year old who is passionate about reading. I currently hold a B.A. in English and am married to my high school sweetheart. We have two (cat) children, Gracie and Kit, who are total divas. I have an insane and possibly unhealthy passion for reading. You can usually find me with my nose buried in a book.

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7 responses to “Book View: Eve

  1. alethea aka frootjoos

    Argh. I really disliked this book but I will definitely read the sequel. I am interested in the world-building; however it’s like that bad horror movie where the main character ALWAYS does the wrong thing. I found Eve to be frustratingly dense! If I knew her IRL we would definitely not be pals.

    I will note that the author is lovely–if you get a chance to meet her, do.

  2. Christina Kit.

    It’s great you loved it! I’ve read mixed reviews (but then again there are mixed reviews for everything) and this sounds like one dystopian I’d really like. Especially since it begins in the way you say:)

  3. I didn’t really like this book-it seems that I don’t like books where the MCs are on the run. But it is a fascinating concept and I might give the second book a shot.

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