Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Review: Eve by Anna Carey

Eve by Anna Carey
Published by Harper USA



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.


***

I'm not entirely sure what to say about this title except to say that it wasn't the best YA dystopian I've ever read.

I did like the concept to this book and thought the initial ideas for it was quite good however what the author then did with those ideas left me feeling somewhat disappointed

I felt like the story went too fast. There was always something new happening. This meant that as soon as you got your bearing as a reader and thought you knew what was happening something else would kick off and suddenly you were thrown in a new direction. I like twists in a storyline as much as the next person but it just got to the point where it felt like the author was throwing in it for the sake of it.

This therefore meant I never really felt like I got to know the main character and therefore didn't really care what happened to them.

I felt that this story itself while aiming to be a YA title was pitched a little young and therefore it felt like I was been patronised throughout the entire story.

All in all not a series I'll be worried about continuing with any time soon.

1 comment:

Bookworm1858 said...

Yeah, this didn't really work for me either. Eve wasn't a very exciting character and I don't really like stories when they're on the run so I will be passing on the rest of the series as well.