Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Book Review: Eve and Adam

Eve and Adam
Published By: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: October 2012
Page Count: 291
Source: Library
Audience: Young Adult - Science Fiction

Science Fiction is a genre that is hit or miss for me. I used to run away from it, but recently I've found myself trying out more and more novels within this genre after reading some really amazing ones. I was intrigued by Eve and Adam because a teenage girl named Eve gets to create her perfect boy - one she ends up naming Adam. I knew something sinister had to be lurking behind what was seemingly an innocent activity. I wanted to know what was hiding in the shadows and how it would alter Eve's world forever.

My original prediction that something sinister was afoot proved to be quite true (and rather creepy, I might add), but it shall have to stay a secret until you read the book.

I do feel like this novel has a lot of merit and will appeal to lots of teen readers. I kept thinking that reluctant readers might enjoy it since it's a slightly lower page count than most other YA novels. Due to some mature content, I wouldn't be able to recommend this to middle grades students.

For me, this was an okay read. I think part of that was that I never connected with any of the characters. I didn't dislike Eve or Solo, but I also didn't feel like I really wanted to spend time with them. In fact, it took me much longer than usual to finish this one. I also couldn't stand Aislin; she was annoying and silly.

Overall, the writing is solid and the premise is intriguing. I'd recommend this one if you're into Science Fiction. I feel that I would have enjoyed this one more if I had formed a connection with one of the main characters. I did enjoy Solo's segments more than Eve's. I will be reading the next novel in the series. I am invested enough to want to know how things end up.

One Last Gripe: The beginning was a little slow, but stick with it, the novel gains speed after that section. I was really glad I kept reading until the end.

My Favorite Thing About This Book: I found the science presented in the novel to be fascinating and thought provoking. The notion of ethics was constantly running throughout my mind while I was reading this one.

First Sentence: I am thinking of an apple when the streetcar hits and my leg severs and my ribs crumble and my arm is no longer an arm, but something unrecognizable, wet and red.

Favorite Character: Solo

Least Favorite Character: Aislin

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?


  1. Since I love science fiction I'll be giving this one a chance for sure!

    Thanks for your review!

    1. Glad to hear it! It is well worth the time - especially if you're a SciFi fan.


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