Monday, December 26, 2011

Review - Eve by Anna Carey

     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.
        I am a huge fan of dystopian fiction and I have to say that I was not disappointed in Anna Carey’s Eve, a fast-paced book about a young girl who discovers a horrible truth about what is to become of her in the institution where she grew up.  So she runs away into the wild in hopes of getting to Califia, where she’s told she would find safety.  Along the way, Eve encounters dangers, new friendships, knowledge , and love.  Anna Carey did an amazing job creating a world that was both shocking and realistic.  The book did not hold back any harsh realities about the way the world works and how desperate people can be, and I found it difficult not to suffer with Eve as she faced several obstacles.  I loved Eve’s determination and was pleased with her growth throughout the book.  
        Eve was a very easy read.  Once I started the book, I had a hard time putting it down because so many things kept happening.  I was definitely kept on edge.  I also really enjoyed the romance between Eve and Caleb.  In school, Eve was taught that men are pretty much evil so it was fun to read while Eve had to make her own judgments about Caleb, deciphering what truth there actually was in her previous education about men.  The book ended with a difficult decision that Eve was forced to make, and I am anxious to find out what is to become of her in the next installment.  I hear Eve is going to be made into a television series which is very exciting news.  I can’t wait to see the result.  I definitely plan to keep up with this series and hopefully also with the television series soon!

5 out of 5 Stars
Review by @MaryMunar

Author: Anna Carey 
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: October 4, 2011
Series: Yes
Pages: 336
Genre: Dystopian

Read more to find out about Once, Eve's sequel expected publication date: July 3, 2012

Once (Eve, #2)
Sixteen years have passed since a deadly virus wiped out most of the Earth’s population. After learning of the terrifying part she and her classmates were fated to play in the rebuilding of New America, eighteen-year-old Eve fled to the wilds and Califia, a haven for women determined to live outside the oppressive rule of the king of New America. However, her freedom came at a price: she was forced to leave Caleb, the boy she loves, wounded and alone at the city gates. Eve quickly learns that Califia may not be as safe as it seems and soon finds herself in the City of Sand and the palace of the king. There she uncovers the real reason he was so intent on her capture, and the unbelievable role he intends her to fill. When she is finally reunited with Caleb, they will enact a plan as daring as it is dangerous. But will Eve once again risk everything—her freedom, her life—for love?

Brimming with danger and star-crossed romance, and featuring a vivid dystopian landscape, this electrifying follow-up to Eve, which bestselling author Lauren Kate called “a gripping, unforgettable adventure—and a fresh look at what it means to love” is sure to appeal to fans who crave the high-stakes adventure of The Hunger Games and the irresistible love story of Romeo and Juliet.

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