Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Eve and Adam

by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate
Pages: 291
Format: Paperback
Year pub: 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
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?
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That's my face right now. A whole sham-wow of anger, confuse-ment, and just WTF?! Why do some authors get such amazing ideas and just throws it there? DX

Eve and Adam starts with an apple. It starts as Eve goes through a crazy car crash and gets transferred to her mother's work facility, instantly. As she heals, Eve gets bored so, finally, she is tasked by her mother in making the ideal boy with a special software. There's also other things she finds and a mind-plot that just isn't how she thought it would be. Well, it's not exactly typical things she would like to know--not yet, at least.

There are 3 POVs put into this book. One of them is Eve, she's a typical girl...ish. She's just there. I don't care for her even if she is the main character. There's Solo, he's got a back-story and yeah...he's there. His POV was actually pretty enjoyable to read clearly saying because I love reading guy POVs vs. girls'. The 3rd POV is someone else thrown in there by the middle-y-ending-y-ish-y part of the book. ** : )

I kind of had a problem with the writing. Whenever it switches POV--okay, when it's in Eve's POV and there is also Solo speaking in that chapter, Solo does not sound like Solo as it is in his POV and visa versa so the way the characters acted in each chapter didn't align well. Their writing chemistry was as fuzzy as how the whole love set fell between the lines of the book. I did not feel the fizz that there should have been as well as filler sets of events that were unnecessary toward the story. **

While the story wasn't mind-blowing fast or anything, it was just very entertaining to read and very easy to read. The beginning was so amazing how it got started out but then it just dropped, it just went another turn and the ending just felt incomplete and a bit rushed to finish it out already. There is going to be a sequel, so I guess it's reasonable. But, there was a whole lot of things that I just felt weren't needed and some things I just loved, but I would definitely see towards the sequel because it's an interesting way to play out things as, shall I say, "God" ?

My Rating:

**side notes: Aislin. Oh, gosh. *groan* WHY IS SHE EVEN IN THIS BOOK?!!! SHE IS NOT IMPORTANT AND JUST GETS IN THE WAY OF EVE-RY-THING! WTF moment? Yup.
Also! Eve's mother is probably my favorite character in this book. She kicks butt in a non-action-y way and with class and style. XD


  1. This book and the idea is so good, it soudded good but I guess not :(

    1. It's something worth a try, but the only thing I can say is that there was lack of character dimension. Thanks for reading my review! ^^


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