Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Eve & Adam: By Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate



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?


Do you remember the Animorphs series? That was the product of the collaboration of Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate. Since then, I’ve also been a fan of Grant’s BZRK series, so I couldn’t wait to see what these two had up there sleeves in Eve and Adam.

Eve and Adam started from a re-imagining of the story of Adam and Eve, and the two authors have done a wonderful job putting a new and fascinating spin on the old tale. Readers will be spellbound as Eve struggles with the bonds and uncomfortable disconnects of creating something as complex as a human, let alone the perfect boy.

But this story isn’t just about a girl making the perfect boy instead it’s filled with action, shocking secrets, moral decisions, and of course love.

I loved the way the book stars with a terrible car crash reeling the readers in immediately, and setting a precedent of action and adventure for the rest of the book. While the book doesn’t meet this precedent throughout the entire novel, there are plenty of action packed moments.

Besides the action, readers will enjoy the alternating POV of the different characters. My favorite character probably was Solo. He’s a strong, vengeful character, who is forced to reconsider his motivation after seeing the world through the eyes of Eve. He is likable and full of a take charge attitude that helps keep the story going at a nice pace.

Of course, while I really enjoyed the action and the characters, I did find a bit of the love triangle aspect of the book a little much. I understand that is one of the basic premises of the book, but I would have preferred it span over a longer period of time before such drastic decisions were made on these feelings.

All in all I liked Eve & Adam and can’t wait for the next book in the series. As the story leaves off with readers itching to find out more about Adam and the others. 


Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Published: October 2, 2012

Price: $17.99

Link to Buy: http://www.amazon.com/Eve-Adam-Katherine-Applegate/dp/0312583516/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1349799260&sr=1-1&keywords=eve+and+adam

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