Publication Date: October 24th, 2011
Page Count: 318 pages
Purchase from Amazon: Eve
Where do you go when nowhere is safe?When I found out Anna Carey was going to be at the Dark Days signing I knew I had to pick up a copy fast. Although I’ve read a few mixed reviews, I absolutely LOVED this book! Carey’s world is both horrific and beautiful, providing us with an amazing cast of characters.
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.
Eve, the main protagonist, is so kick ass! I admit, in the beginning she’s kind of whiney and is pretty incapable of doing anything for herself which is both annoying and depressing. I definitely understand that her entire life she’s been sheltered and protected, so it’s not really a feasible idea that she should know how to go out and hunt for her own food. She is a fast learner though! Caleb is a great love interest as well. He puts so much energy into protecting Eve and making sure she’s well cared for, I fell in love with him instantly!
Carey develops such a fantastic world. It’s a scary realization that the world she creates is actually a realistic image of what our world could become. Eve spends all her time escaping an awful fate of becoming a breeder, running away from murderers, and basically trying to survive. When I sit down and think about it long enough, I actually scare myself a little bit! I completely immersed myself in Eve and I loved every second of it!
Although I might be a bit biased because I’m a huge dystopian junkie, I absolutely loved Eve! It’s a fantastic story about love, loss, growing up, and survival. Anna Carey weaves a gorgeous story that you’ll want to read late into the night. If you haven’t picked up your copy of Eve yet, you definitely need to! I’d recommend this book to dystopian junkies, romance lovers, and anyone who loves a good adventure!