Saturday, June 15, 2013

REVIEW: Eve by Anna Carey

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.

Many children have been left orphaned after a deadly virus, Eve included. She, only many other girls, go to a special school. They learn things that most schools would learn, but they also learn things like "The Dangers of Men". Eve is the most intelligent, most obedient, and the most beautiful girl at the school, but when graduation comes close, she realizes what the school is really about, and what being the best really means.

There was only one major problem that I had with this book: Eve.
Eve is a very ignorant girl. She's intelligent, as mentioned above, but that's in a school that lied to her, she's very ignorant to the world. I can understand why she was written as an ignorant girl, though. Her school lied to her almost her whole life and she never really went outside the school grounds. She didn't know the truth of the world. It's this fact that I an able to deal with her ignorance. Although, her ignorance does lead her to say embarrassing things and make stupid decisions. I get the feeling that she will be smarter in the next book.

That's really the only thing that bugged me. Sure, some things didn't quite make sense
 But, overall, I did like this book. The idea was very interesting and I look forward to the next book.

I hereby give this book

3 Wheels
Meaning: I liked it but it's one wheel away from being amazing.


  1. I do hope Eve grows up and gets more street savvy as the story progresses, it can make or break the book because where is the interesting part if she doesn't evolve, then Eve would just crash and burn.
    Lil Berry @ Forget About TV, Grab a Book

    1. Yeah, I can understand her ignorance in this book, but if it continues on in the next book, I won't be a big fan of the series.