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.
Review: Eve was one of those books that became a real page turner. The action takes place immediately and we jump straight into the meat of the story within the first 1 or 2 chapters, and from there it’s a real action packed book that doesn’t end, even at the last page (since it’s leading us to the second book, titled “Once”).
I particularly really enjoyed the angle in which the story took. Eve is a young girl who goes to an all girls school in 2032. The world has ended as they knew it, a virus wiped off most of the planet. The girls have been bought up to fear men, men are evil and trecherous and will hurt them and manipulate them at any cost. However what Eve has been told all along is a giant lie. She flees for her life, and the story is esentially what happens to Eve when she leaves.
Anna Carey’s writing is amazing and the whole plot read as clear as a movie in my mind. I could imagine everything that happened, and the story is well paced as well, although in my case I stayed up rather late last night because I wanted to finish the book to find out what happens! Needless to say I am really looking forward to the sequel now!
I really loved Eve’s character. She’s so naive and trusting of the adults that have taught her, until she sees things for herself first hand, and then we really start to see her character change throughout this story from a timid, straight laced young lady to someone who starts to confront her fears head on, and really ends up being quite brave.
Caleb is the very definition of a gentleman, coming to Eve’s rescue and putting her before his own wellbeing, even if he doesn’t know her that well. I absolutely loved his sensitivity and charm. I am really looking forward to seeing what happens to him in the next book!
For fans of dystopian books, this is definitely one to purchase. I wasn’t disappointed.
Rating: 5 out of 5