Book Review–Eve and Adam by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate

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This is the 4th book from my 115 in 2015 Reading Challenge.

 

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

Eve and Adam by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate
Published October 1st, 2012 by Electric Monkey (an imprint of Egmont UK Limited)

And girl created boy…

In the beginning, there was an apple–

And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker’s head clears a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother’s research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal.

Just when Eve thinks she will die–not from her injuries, but from boredom–her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy.

Using an amazingly detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will be just perfect . . . won’t he?

 

 

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Plot:

I liked the idea of the plot concerning Eve, Solo, and Eve’s mother (conspiracy), but I felt the Adam addition was a bit weak. It seemed more centered on Eve and Solo than it was on Eve and Adam.

Setting:

This book is set in California in what appears to be the future. It was interesting, but I would have liked to know a little more about it.

Characters:

I liked Eve and her snarky attitude. Aislin was okay. I feel that Solo could have been fleshed out better, but was overall also an okay character. Eve’s mother is probably the most interesting character, along with Tommy. Adam had the personality of a paper bag, however.

Relationships:

Of course Eve’s “perfect” relationship with her creation sucks. While it happened really fast, Solo and Eve seemed like they would be good together. I probably liked Solo and Eve’s relationship with Eve’s mother the best.

Writing/Voice:

I love both authors (Gone and Animorphs series), but together I’m not sure I liked it as much as when they write separately. The writing wasn’t bad, but it was also nothing to hyperventilate over, either. I did find myself becoming annoyed with the constant descriptions of how handsome Adam was, though. It started to get to the point of being obsessive.

Ending:

I liked the overall ending, though the epilogue was a bit sappy. Still, I liked the idea of Nana possibly knowing the truth (or guessing it) all along.

Overall:

Overall, I liked it, but probably not something I’d read again.

 

 

3stars
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