dinsdag 18 september 2012

Eve - Anna Carey

Eve (Eve, #1) Serie: Eve #1
Release date: 2011
Stars: 2/5 

The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, 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 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.

It's kind of a disturbing story. First of all, the world building is kind of bad. I found it hard to believe that America could sink so low after just 16 years. I'm still not sure what kind of world it is that Eve lived it. Sure there was a plaque and that wiped most of the humans out and then they have to repopulate the world. The girls learn that man are bad and they have to stay in school. So that's where Eve is, almost 18 and ready for graduating. But then she finds out, that after graduating she can't be anything she wants to be. No! There is a horrifying fate waiting for her. So she escapes. I didn't like Eve at all. She's so shallow and really she ought to be smart (she was the smartest at school), but I didn't see it. For example, she thinks a baby bear looks like Winnie the Pooh. My god girl! And then all the hesitation, should I go with Caleb, should I do did, that? Then the part where she almost got raped and Caleb walks in on it and asks her if she liked the guy? She hesitates and then says I don't know. What that fuck was that? Can't she just tell, I was seconds away from being raped! Make up your mind girl! Like I said, she's almost 18, but it really looked like she was 12. She didn't know anything, she hung on Arden like that was her mother or something. Then ofcourse there is this hero guy Caleb. I have to say, I did like Caleb! He's not the over protective one. He's just a sweet guy, who really likes Eve. He's just saying everything how it is. Like when Caleb doesn't want Eve to go somewhere he just says it, but lets her make the decision. What I also liked in the book was the writing style. While the world building was lacking, the details of some scenes where beautifully written. It was an easy read! And then the ending, I hated it. I don't recommened the book and I'm sure as hell not going to read the next one.

4 opmerkingen:

Aiurophile zei

Thanks for the review! I understand what you mean about the world building... It's often hard for me to believe things could get that bad in 100 years too in books.

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Anoniem zei

The trouble with most dystopian and post-apocalyptic novels nowadays is that they aren't so believable anymore.

I still can't pick up Eve. Eve is so... awful, is the word I'm looking for. She's such a frustrating character!

Sharissa zei

Yeah, that is exactly my problem too!