Monday, April 2, 2012

Review | Eve (Eve, #1) 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.
In this epic new series, Anna Carey imagines a future that is both beautiful and terrifying. Readers will revel in "Eve"'s timeless story of forbidden love and extraordinary adventure.

     Another fascinating dystopian to add to my shelf, Eve drug me into the future, let me explore, and then threw me out when I still wanted more. The world of Eve is the big thing in the book. The harsh world set the interesting backdrop for Eve to perform on and both passed with flying colors. Every page of Eve weaved me deeper and deeper into the terrible world. The girl-only Schools, fear of men, and monarch leadership were things Eve had to endure. Because of her upbringing, Eve is about as innocent as they come. It’s an adorable innocence, but it does not mean that she doesn’t kick butt. Crazy things happen because *gasp* the King wants an heir…with Eve! She flees when she finds out about what happens to the girls when they graduate. Danger meets her at every turn. Then she meets Caleb and he’s handsome…and not at all what she was taught a man was like. They grow closer and fight the awful world together. Eve reminded me of Delirium, especially the separation part. It wasn’t repetitive, but a delightful innovation. For now, I anxiously await the Eve sequel.

P.S. Does this seem familiar?

"What are your names?" The stocky one asked. He spoke to Caleb, but his eyes scanned my hair, the exposed crescent of my face, and my thin, scarred legs. Caleb stepped toward me. "I'm Jacob and this is Leah."

LOL! Twilight Reference!

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I really NEED to read this one. Reviews have been fab, and it sounds like an amazing and original story :) Great review and I'm a new follower!

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