Sunday, November 27, 2011

REVIEW: Eve by Anna Carey, it's a Woman's world?!

Eve(Eve #1) byAnna Carey
Published by Harper Teen
Date Published : October 4th 2011
Rating : 4/5

Synopsis: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.

My thoughts

Cover: Eve has a great cover .The golden gate bridge looks very warn out. The cover depicts a scene from Eve. I like it when publishers do that. My only complaint is that her arms look like doll arms.

Book: I won this paperback ARC at a giveaway in July/early august .Received it after 2 months and began reading immediately.

It’s 2015. A mother is writing a letter and end’s it with the words I love you, I love you, I love you. This prologue is one of my favorites. It is 2032. 16 years later. Eve is in 12th year on the School and graduating soon. The evening of the graduation she discovers a sinister secret and everything she has known and has been told is a lie! Someone finds out she knows the secret and orders her to flee.

Eve our leading lady, has good traits but she is so NAÏVE, reminds me of Ariel. But she losses her naivety trough out the book. She is persistent, does not give up and becomes brave. What I also admire that the was thought has a some truth to it , some men treat girls/woman without respect and are lusting over them and there are other specimen of the male side of humanity who are totally different ; caring ,kind ,sweet, trustworthy and helpful. And that she starts to know the difference.

Caleb our leading male and love interest has dreadlocks and he reminds me of teenage muscular Disney Tarzan lookalike without the vines. He is one of the vey YA boys who love reading and books. The 1st I’ve encountered the other than Sam [the wolves of mercy falls trilogy]. Joyous reads and I made a joke about it on twitter. You get to see in the little ways he feels for eve and falls for her.

Their romance/love is not a insta-love in my opinion. I have read some reviews, they disagree with me. I respect their opinion but this mine. I found the perfect song for Caleb and Eve and fits with a specific scene on the author’s blog. Throughout the book I’ve rooted for them.

The world building is decent but a bit lacking. However I love she has a way with words. The lack of kept it from a 5 star rating but loved the characters. Why why such a bittersweet ending Eagerly awaiting book two, titled Once. Hope I win a copy[ARC or finished copy] or gifted one.~~~fingers crossed~~`wink, wink~~

Songs that fit perfectly with this book and they do generate a atmosphere[ the lines describing scenes are written by Anna Carey on her blog]

Sleep by Azure Ray
I imagine this as the soundtrack to that night before graduation, when Eve’s terrified and confused, trying to figure out what to do next

Across the Universe (cover by Fiona Apple)
Beautiful cover. Reminds me a lot of the confusion and excitement Eve first feels that morning outside the wall.

Orange Sky by Alexi Murdoch
In the dugout Eve gets closer to Caleb, and learns about the Trail and the labor camps. This song reminds me a lot of what she’s feeling and thinking then

Heartbeats by Jose Gonzalez
Song about how confusing love can be

Howl by Florence and the Machine
I’ve always thought of this song as the unofficial theme song for Eve. I love the lines “Be careful of the curse that falls on young lovers/ Starts so soft and sweet and turns them to hunters”. Reminds me of all those lessons at School.

Cosmic Love by Florence and the Machine
Love the line “I’m always in this twilight”. Feels true to the bittersweet end of the book

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  1. I wasn't really sure what this one was about before reading your review. It sounds great and I do love a good dystopian.

  2. Great review- I've been eyeing this one for awhile! I'm glad the characters were likable and that you're excited for book two!

  3. OMG now I REALLY want this one!!! Caleb sounds soooo swoon worthy and Evie sounds like my kind of character. The premise sounds phenomenal!


  4. Great music choices! I love Jose Gonzales. And I love the Orange Sky song too. I'm curious about Eve, although I don't usually like dystopia. Her naivete would annoy me although at least she grows out of it. Did it feel realistic given her life?

  5. Awesome review! I loved all the videos! :)


  6. This story was well done, but some things could have been changed in the story line. I have not taking a liking in the main character, for she seems very clueless. She endures and escapes many dangers, which seems incredulous. The story also doesn¿t explain everything; much is left for our imagination.



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