Monday, November 5, 2012

Eve and Adam by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate

Eve and Adam by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate.
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends.
Pages: 291.
Release Date: October 2, 2012.
Source: Publisher.
And girl created boy ...

In the beginning, there was an apple—

And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker’s head clears a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother’s research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal.

Just when Eve thinks she will die—not from her injuries, but from boredom—her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy.

Using an amazingly detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will be just perfect... won’t he?

A sci-fi YA that doesn't have anything to do with spaceships? YES PLEASE. I've been excited about this novel since first hearing about it (partly to do with my extreme love for Michael Grant and his Gone series, I think) and this book definitely didn't disappoint.

Let me get the not-so-positive stuff out of the way. 1.) I wish the book would have been longer. It kind of felt rushed at times, like we were missing important scenes. 2.) This kind of ties in with the first but I felt like Solo had this hardcore passion for taking down Spiker but why? It does explain, yes, but I would have wanted a bit more drive from Solo. 3.) And more scenes with Solo. I loved his character and I loved his weird relationship with Eve but their chemistry kind of just popped up out of nowhere. Not quite instalove but not quite ... anything, really. 4.) Adam's presence at the end is just weird. Not sure why, it just is.

Even with all those complaints that I just listed, I LOVED THIS BOOK. Odd, right? I'm not sure why, I just did. Maybe it's because Eve was such an awesome character. She was snarky and authentic and caring and I wanted her to be real so she could be my best friend. Maybe it's because of the action? In true Michael Grant style, it was kick-ass and fast-paced and so awesome. Or maybe it was because of Solo? Probably. I loved Solo a lot more than any real person should love a fictional character.

Overall, I had some problems with Eve and Adam but even those problems couldn't stop me from thoroughly enjoying this book. It's action-packed, cool, funny at times and so engrossing. If you're a fan of sci-fi, I definitely think this is a book that you should check out.

Other reviews for Eve and Adam:
Book Brats.
Bewitched Bookworms.
Alice Marvels.

4 comments:

  1. This book looks really interesting and good. It is nice having a sci-fi novel that's original.

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  2. I love anything sci-fi, so I might check this out soon. Great review!

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  3. This book was fun and fast paced but my complaints (overlapping with yours) kept me from loving it. I just wanted so much more about well everything.

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  4. This sounds awesome, I must read more! :)

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