Monday, February 13, 2012
Eve by Anna Carey
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.
I can say with complete confidence that I enjoyed this book, thoroughly. It was unique and scary-real like The Hunger Games, like could this really happen? Every page is filled with emotion and action, but somewhere, someway, it still captured the innocence of a scared, unaware girl. That is a big burden to hold, but Eve makes it look easy.
Eve is a marvelous character filled with heroism and innocence. She's scared and nostalgic, but does what she has to, and that makes her brave. The world is so messed up in this setting, but Eve is still able to find love in Caleb, and is able to somehow able to get over here fear of men so she can love. Arden is kinda the 3rd wheel in this story, but she's powerful and the spine that Eve struggles to hold onto.
Eve was a satisfying read that's hard to come across in this time. I couldn't think of a better way to spend my day then to read this book (I did actually read it in one day). If you're tired of those hoaky Valentine reads, pick this one up, and feel the satisfaction. Plot: 4.75/5 stars Cover 4/5 stars -Katie