Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Eve by Anna Carey

Summary/Cover Image from Publisher's Website:
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.

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you will probably know that I absolutely adore the dystopian genre. There's just something so fresh and exciting about it, so when I heard about Anna Carey’s Eve, one of the latest additions to the genre, I jumped at the chance to read it, and I’m so happy I did because Eve rocked my world reading wise.

One of the things I enjoyed most about this book was the characters, primarily Eve. Eve was someone who had been sheltered for most of her life due to her upbringing. However, even with that slight setback, she was still someone who would go to the end of the world to get what she wanted and needed as well as save the ones closest to her, and while she sometimes could be a bit na├»ve, she was still very likable based on her loving personality alone. Another favorite character of mine was Arden. At first look, she seemed was a bit rough and timber, but by the end, she brought a lot to the book, most of which Eve wouldn’t be the same without.

Another enjoyable portion of this was the world building as well as the plot. One of my favorite parts of dystopians is seeing how the author presents the world in the future, especially if it’s presented in a three dimensional and intricate way. Luckily, Eve was just that way. The world provided was scary and thrilling, which went even farther to aid the plot in the long run. Now the plot was great. I was never sure where everything was going to go, and when some new twist or turn came out of the woodwork, I was most times surprised, especially towards the end. Talking about the plot, I also adored the romance edge to this one. Eve and her main man were adorable together, and given to the ending, I can’t wait to see what’s up next for them in the sequels!

Anna Carey’s writing in this was also pretty great. I truly felt she did a great job of bringing the characters and story to life, and even though I felt that some parts of the book were a little farfetched, she still provided a thrilling new story overall.

If you enjoy a good dystopian book or just a great book in general, Eve by Anna Carey is the book for you! Combining romance, mystery, a scary New America, and some pretty fierce main characters, Eve had me hooked from the first page to the very last…something I’m sure will happen to many other readers as well!

Grade: A-

Eve (Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads) is now out!

Source: Publisher via Netgalley


  1. glad you loved this! i'm hoping that Anna's writing continues to improve and some of that far-fetchedness fades in the next book.

  2. I feel like this is more post-apocalyptic than dystopian. They're society is far from perfect and they know that.

    On the other hand, I think yours is the first review of this book that I have seen in which the reviewer actually liked Eve, LOL!

    The Musings of ALMYBNENR

  3. Eve sounds fantastic! I think the world building in dystopia can make or break the book so I'm happy the author did a good job on that. I can't wait to read this.

  4. I love the sound of EVE and can't wait to read my own copy. I'm glad you enjoyed it, Lauren :)


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