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Monday, January 30, 2012

Review: Eve by Anna Carey

Eve by Anna Carey
Publication Date: October 24th, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins
Page Count: 318 pages
Format: Hardcover
Source: Bought
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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.
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.

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!

21 comments:

  1. Another book I really want to read! Great review and I hope you had fun at the signing!

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    1. Thank you! I had so much fun, and I"ll tell you now, ONCE is WAY BETTER!!

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  2. I also really liked Eve. I can't wait for the sequel. Great review!

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    1. OMG YOU ARE GOING TO DIE WHEN YOU READ THE SEQUEL!!!! I already read it and it was AMAZING!!!!

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  3. I'm on the fence with this one since I haven't come across a lot of great reviews. But yours has definitely made me want to read it now. Great review.

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    1. I definitely know what you mean, before I read it I had also read a lot of negative reviews, but I'm really glad I did. I'm a dystopian junkie so this one was a perfect fit for me!

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  4. You loved this one more than I did! It's awesome to see a totally different point of view from someone else who has read EVE. I was really hooked by the actual story - I just didn't like Eve herself as much as I wanted to. That said, I am dying to see what happens next.

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    1. OHhhh the story was fantastic, but I liked how much Eve grew in the book! And you will not have to wait long to see what happens!!!

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  5. Great review! I loved this one so much and can't wait for the next one to come out. Thank you for sharing - now I want to go back and red it again! :)

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    1. I actually read the next one and it is AMAZING! YOU WILL LOVE IT!!

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  6. I read the e-book sample of this a few months ago and loved it. It's on my list!

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  7. Eve was definitely Kick Ass! I had a few drawbacks to this book, but overall I loved it and I can't wait for the next one!

    Thanks for your review :)


    Jac @ For Love and Books

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  8. I've read the sample, and was a bit unsure about it. I liked that you said that the beginning is so-so and then it picks up - definitely good to know! It's still on my list! Thanks!

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  9. I've seen Eve around so many blogs, but this is one of the first reviews I've seen. I think this one may have to accidentally slip into my basket very soon ;)

    Great review, got me really excited for the book!

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  10. I'm so glad you enjoyed Eve! I admit I'm super curious (especially since I've fallen in love with Dystopia recently!) and I can't wait to read it. I've heard a whole lot of mixed reviews lately though, so it's nice seeing something more positive! Great review.

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  11. Thanks for the review. I won a copy a few weeks ago and was kind of leery after reading the so-so reviews, but you've renewed my hope!

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  12. For those of you who read the so-so reviews, READ THE BOOK!!! IT is a lot better than people are saying, I promise!!!

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  13. I am such a dystopian junkie too. I've had Eve on my shelf for so long but just haven't read it yet for some reason. Thanks for reminding me though so I am definitely moving it up on my list now, it sounds so good! I especially love a dystopian story that is realistic and you could see possibily happening.
    Great review!

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  14. Honestly I've read mixed reviews about this one but I am a HUGE sucker for dystopians and your persuasive review makes me want to pick this one up! Off to the book store :) Great review!!!!

    Jaskirat~SeeitORreadit

    Tempest and The Eternal One's Giveaway!

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  15. Well, I am a dystopian Junkie TOO! WHOO I've been seeing mixed reviews but if you loved it so much- and you make it sounds kick ass like Eve!- I'm pretty sure I'd like it too!!

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  16. Yay, I'm glad you liked this book! It's next on my TBR pile and I can't wait to read it. I've been hearing a lot of mixed reviews about this, but your review makes me really excited to read it! Thanks:)
    -Rachel

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