Author: Anna Carey
Release Date: October 4, 2011
Where do you go when nowhere is safe?MY THOUGHTS:
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.
(summary taken from Goodreads)
It's no secret that I have a weakness for super-cool dystopian novels, so I knew I had to read Eve from the moment I heard about it — and I'm glad I did! Considering its insane competition, it's not the best dystopian I've ever read but it was still really enjoyable!
Anna Carey did an awesome job with making the world believable in that awful, gut-wrenching sort of way, which is so important in a dystopian book! It was gritty and dirty and full of such selfish people. Some parts actually gave me chills just because I could draw parallel lines from now to that future, which was both scary and impressing.
I adored Eve. I'll admit that she made some bad decisions and was a little naive at times, but she always did things with the best intentions! With a quick mind, a strong drive, and a huge heart, Eve was such a realistic character that it was hard not to connect with her.
The rest of the characters (like Caleb, who I loved with Eve so much more than I thought I would!) added to the awesome factor, just like the cool plot. Anna Carey still managed to throw some surprises into the mix that I hadn't seen coming.
Overall, Eve was a gritty and well-paced adventure that kept me flipping pages well into the night. This book is definitely a one-sit read! I can't wait to get my hands on the second! :)
BUY or BORROW?: This would make an awesome edition to any dystopian-lover's shelf!