Sunday, October 2, 2011

Blog Tour Book Review: Eve by Anna Carey

Where do you go when nowhere is safe?

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.

In this epic new series, Anna Carey imagines a future that is both beautiful and terrifying. Readers will revel in Eve’s timeless story of forbidden love and extraordinary adventure.

Book Details: 
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pub. Date: October 4, 2011
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336

My Review:
To begin this review I want to say that Eve by Anna Carey was everything I expected it to be and then some. When I first sat down to read Eve I was only going to read the chapter one. Boy was I wrong, because I ended up reading 13 chapters. I had to force myself to quit reading that night due to homework and sleep. Ok, I guess the fact that Eve immediately gripped me was a surprise.

I enjoyed every single step of Eve's journey for a new life. What would you do if you found out everything that you've been told your whole life was a lie? Eve discovers the truth about what really happens to girls after they graduate from school. Instead of having others tell her what her life will be, she decides to take her future into her own hands. I really loved how this is a story about independence and new discoveries. 

Eve's journey for the life that she wants is not an easy one. The fact that she is not just any girl on the run makes the journey that much more difficult. Along her journey she makes alliances and friendships. Because when you're out in the wild you sure don't want to be alone to find shelter, food, and face enemies. The plot of this book will have anyone hanging on the edge, and reading like there is no tomorrow just to find out how it all works out for Eve. 

Aside from the plot, I loved all the characters. I loved Eve's friends at her school even if they were barely in the book. I loved Arden even though I didn't really care much for her at the start. Arden does prove that there's more to a person than what they project. I LOVED Caleb, he is such a kind and caring boy. The relationship that he forms with Eve is the true kind. I also love the boys who Caleb lives with. Especially the little ones, they were adorable! Although there was one boy who I didn't like from the start and I still don't like him after reading Eve. 

Before I conclude this review, I do want to point out that the lies the girls were fed to about boys were very interesting. Yes, boys do cause trouble but they are not something girls should avoid like the plague. The lies Eve grew up memorizing makes her all the more hesitant to accept help from Caleb. So it was fascinating to see how she eventually gets comfortable with Caleb. Not to mention an entire cave full of the opposite sex. 

The ending literally had me saying, "Why the ending? WHY? I need book to now!" I'm totally serious I need book two now! haha! I have to know whats going to happen next with an ending like that. There's not even a website that tells me when the next book is expected to be released. :( 

Whatever you do do yourself a favor and read Eve by Anna Carey. There's love, danger, friendship, suspense, and moments where I found myself cheering Eve on. A wonderful dystopian to be read. I absolutely loved it, and hopefully you will too. 

*I want to thank The {Teen} Book Scene for the opportunity to be on this book's tour. I also want to thank The {Teen} Book Scene and HarperTeen for the privilege of reading and reviewing Eve early. Thanks a bunch! <3*

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