Friday, September 23, 2011
My Review: Eve was a pleasant surprise for me. I have to admit I really wasn't expecting much, but I ended up getting more than I bargained for.
Eve is your classic good girl. Always does what she's told, and never questions anything. She is the shining star at her School and is said to be the brightest young lady to have ever gone through. She has every reason to believe that she has a good life and that her future awaits her once she graduates. All that changes however when she catches another girl breaking out. What Arden says, shocks Eve to her core. It challenges everything she's ever been taught. Yet a part of her has to know if what Arden says is true. What she finds is enough to convince her that she has to escape too. Leaving the safety of the school to face the outside world filled with wild dogs, gangs, and men, Eve is quickly lost.
The setting to Eve is a pretty typical dystopia world. Eve's world has been decimated by plague that has wiped out most of the countries population. The only form of civilization is the capitol, a supposed shining beacon of hope for humanity and the continuance of the human race. However, the capitol holds dark secrets and is not the haven it is made out to be.
On her journey Eve reunites with Arden and they encounter a boy named Caleb. I didn't really like Arden at first, but by the end of the story she really grew on me. She's tough as nails and doesn't take shit from anyone. I really liked Caleb. Took me a while to get over the dread locks, but he was a really great guy. He stays by Eve's side till the end, even though he knows they won't be able to be together. I really liked Eve as an MC as well. She's really sweet and though a bit innocent, she's not naive.
Though I really enjoyed this book, it didn't quite do it for me. I've been reading so many amazing dystopian novels lately that I can't help but compare. Eve was really good and it was a captivating read, but it wasn't quite at the levels of amazing-ness as others of the same genre. I look forward to future books and to see where Eve ultimately ends up. A great start to a new series.
Posted by Ky at 2:27 PM