Thursday, October 11, 2012

Review: Eve and Adam by Michael Grant Katherine Applegate

Eve and AdamTitle: Eve and Adam
Author: Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publishing Date: October 2nd 2012
Pages: 291
Genre: YA Sci/Fi
Series: Stand Alone
Source: ARC Print Copy

Goodreads Summary:

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?

I was really happy to get my hands on an ARC copy of this book. The synopsis sounded really intriguing, different, exciting, and I just adore the cover. So far it has everything I need to start a book. I dove into thinking I knew what was going on but really I didn’t. It really wasn’t what I expected but was still a great read.

The story is about Eve, Solo, and a corrupt research company. The story is told from both Eve’s and Solo’s point of view. Eve is in a terrible accident, Eve’s mother takes her to her research company’s facility instead of a hospital. Right off that seems kind of strange as it should seem strange. While she is recovering her mother gives her the task of creating the perfect boy with new software the company is testing out. Hmmm, sounds fun. While she works on this boy, things begin to get weird and dangerous. She meets a boy named Solo who lives in the facility. He lost his family at a very young age, his family was associates of Eve’s mothers, and so he was taken in and taken care of. Solo is not happy here, he is up to something. He is determined to bring the company down. He thinks he has it all figured out. He befriends Eve and they hang out a little. Eve is very wary of him but also drawn to him, intrigued by him. In the meantime, Eve’s best friend’s boyfriend is in trouble with a dangerous gang of thugs and Eve and Solo decides to help. During the rescue mission, Eve finds that the facility and her mother, even Solo, hold all kinds of secrets and knowing these secrets can be very dangerous.

I really liked the writing the style, the characters, the setting, and the plot of this story. The writing style was just up my alley. It was a quick read but kept me interested with every page. The plot is a new one for me with an old conspiracy thriller vibe. The only downer I had with the book.. I thought the story would be more about Eve and Adam and really it wasn’t. Adam was not a big part of the book at all and that bummed me out a bit, but on the bright side, Solo was just amazing.

Speaking of Solo, he was just an amazing character. He had the bad boy thing going on full of mystique and darkness but always showing that sliver of goodness. He just couldn’t help doing the right thing, even when it felt wrong to him. Eve was definitely the good girl with a passion to be bad. She always did the right thing, do what she is told, and not really question anything. She lived vicariously though her best friend who was full of life, parties, trouble and problems. The number one problem she had was her dead beat boyfriend. This boyfriend is what brings us the trouble that engulfs Eve and Solo. The characters are definitely the best part of this story. They are lively, fun, and very real, they are what make the story.

The world that the authors created for this book was very high tech and advanced, it had a real cold edge to it which brought the feel of the plot. Just because the science is there enabling us to do some amazing things does not mean it is what we should be doing. There was a big solid red warning line between the coldness of the scientist and the softness of the main characters.

Overall it was a great read and I was very happy and satisfied at the end.


1 comment:

  1. Been looking forward to this one, but I don't have it yet. I enjoyed your review. Made me want to get it right away.


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