Book Review– Eve by Anna Carey

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This is the 10th book from my 114 in 2014 Reading Challenge. I am also doing a Book Crossover with  at Much, much more… Check out her review HERE.

Picture Source: Goodreads.com
Picture Source: Goodreads.com

Eve (Eve #1) by Anna Carey
Published October 4th 2011 by HarperCollins

 

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.

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I’ve been wanting to read Eve for a while, though many of the negative reviews discouraged me. I ended up loving it. Was it perfect? No. But I still consider it a great read and I can overlook the few things that bugged me about the book.

One reason I may have really connected with this book is because I have always wondered what it would be like to be in a world in which women were basically enslaved to breed. Eve explores that.

Eve herself is a somewhat difficult character to like in the beginning, but she does develop over the course of the book. She did not always do the right thing, but that makes her more believable to me. Though I was kind of pissed at her over one major mistake she makes. I won’t spoil it, but it involves kind people dying.

I also liked the romantic interest and the romance subplot. It thankfully isn’t insta-love and develops at a somewhat natural pace given the world. I also loved Arden. Like seriously. I really hope she’s in the future books, too.

The world building was decent, though there were a few plot holes. Nothing major enough to make me stop reading. The writing was decent and many times had great description.

I really enjoyed the lake scene. Not quite sure what to think about the ending, though I like how it kind of ties in with sacrifice, something similar that Eve’s mother did for her. Luckily there are two more books in the series so that helps with this cliffhanger-like ending.

5stars

 

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