Series: Eve #1
Published by HarperTeen on October 4th 2011
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.
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.
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.