Eve by Anna Carey
Release Date: October 4th, 2011
HarperCollins, 352 Pages
Source: Advance Reader Copy
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Eve #1
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.
Eve has lived most of her life within the confines of a boarding school-esque type place where she has happily gone along with whatever they told her to do (including taking medicine and getting shots). She is the top of the class – the prettiest girl – you get the picture. But then one day she sees what happens to the girls after they graduate and it is so horrible that she decides to run away…into the unknown. There, she encounters another runaway, people who hide runaways, and a clan of boys.
This book’s premise is a good one. It had all the things that I was looking for in a dystopian society. It had a terrible plague that wiped out most of the population. It had a government that was doing terrible things to their young people. It had love and heartbreak at the end of the novel. But for me, I don’t know..this one just didn’t stand out enough for me to LOVE it. I liked it and I read it one day but at the end I didn’t feel like I NEEDED to know what was going to happen next. I do, however, think that I will pick up the next installment of this series…maybe.
I had just finished reading two very happy-go-lucky books and so maybe I wasn’t ready to leave them behind when I immersed myself into this dark, dystopian world. So take my review with a grain of salt.