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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

ARC Review: Eve by Anna Carey

Release Date: October 4, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins
Rated: YA
Series: Eve Trilogy, Book 1
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*Book was provided by publisher for honest review*
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.

What I thought

I haven't read too many dystopian style novels. I didn't have others to influence if I liked this or not and now I am happy. I did like it. I thought the story was very interesting and something that could happen. Girls are being used for broodmares after a plague devastates the world. Not only that, but the sacrifices Eve had to make in order to gain her freedom.

The reason behind Eve being hunted relentlessly took me by surprise. You'll have to read it to find out exactly what I mean, but it made for an interesting dynamic when trying to capture poor Eve.

The romance in this was nice. Eve was raised to think all men or boys are evil but Caleb proves different. I had a lot of hopes, still do, for the two of them. The ending of the book left my heart aching just a little. Eve was a great adventure. Hope just around the corner, unlikely friendships are made and love is rediscovered. I can't wait to see what happens in the rest of this trilogy.

My Rating

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Lea said...

Thanks for the review, this one has been on my TBR list for awhile now and I'm excited to finally read a blogger review on it!

Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

Karen said...

I got this one at BEA but haven't had a chance to read it yet. I had no idea it was a dystopian. Bummed a little that it's the first in a trilogy but that seems to be the way with most YA these days.
Thanks for the review - now I know a little more about it.

Katie said...

I just finished this and really enjoyed it (although I didn't love the ending). Glad you liked it too. :)

Precious said...

Great review! I've read quite a lot of dystopians this year. And I think this one will appeal to me. So excited for this one!

Candace said...

I just got this one yesterday. I LOVE dystopian but I have to say that the description sounds a bit too familiar. A common theme, I guess. But I'm really hoping this one stands out on its own and that I love it! Glad you really enjoyed it!

Liz. R said...

I liked this one but didn't love it - although I love dystopian, I found Eve a bit annoying in this. Glad you enjoyed it though - great review!

Jules said...

I've been meaning to get round to this one for a while now! I think I'm going to bump it up my TBR pile now and read this one next, I just have three other books to read first....

I seem to start a lot lately but nothings been standing out so hopefully I enjoy this one as much as you! :D

Cait said...

Thanks for the review, I'm really getting into dystopian lately so I hope I enjoy it too!

The Cait Files

Molli @ Once Upon a Prologue said...

I so need to get started reading on this one. I'm so glad to see a review - and a good one - for it, since I haven't seen anyone review it yet. :)

Jinny (SkyInk.net) said...

I didn't enjoy this as much as you did, but I'm glad you liked it! Dystopia is such a great subgenre, I love how more people are getting into it :)

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