Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Eve by Anna Carey

Eve (The Eve Trilogy #1)
by Anna Carey
Summary from Goodreads:

"Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth’s population, the world is a perilous place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and two hundred other orphaned girls have been promised a future as the teachers and artists of the New America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school’s real purpose—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 Arden, her former rival from school, and 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 caught me by surprise. I did not expect to like this book.

When I first heard of Eve, there were a lot of speculations about it; lots of mixed reviews so I really didn’t know how to perceive Eve.

What I like about this book is how straightforward the approach is. The author, Anna Carey, tells the story, it was definitely direct to the point. No detours and side stories that are not deemed relevant to the characters’ journey.

I also commend Carey’s way of creating a post-apocalyptic world that was very realistic that you could actually see the possibility of it to happen in our future… well way, way ahead in the future that is. I do wish the places were more described and visualized. I just felt that it lacked on that part.

There’s something that bothered me with Eve’s character though, don’t get me wrong, I like Eve. She’s brilliant in school but na├»ve about the world and the opposite sex. I just don’t get how easily she can adapt in any given situation. Get this, the only life she’s ever lived since her mom died was in a school that provided her with everything and when she’s escaped into the wild, she struggled for survival a little but then a few pages later she’s capable of surviving so fast and adapts to any environment. It’s just kind of hard to believe I guess.

Still, I’m really looking forward to the next installment. The ending of this book just made me want to read the next book and see how Eve and Caleb’s relationship would turn out to be.


  1. I,m really intrigued by this one. The reviews are really all over the place but it's a dystopian! So I must read it! :D Awesome review, Janus!!

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  2. Thanks, Giselle. If you're looking for something light, quick read this might do. ^_^

  3. Eve wants more from life, she expects to be a muralist. She finds out, by accident, that the so-called graduates from her School are held and forced into multiple pregnancies. She is lucky enough to run into a teacher who forces her to leave the School's grounds and run towards Califia, a place that will be safe for Eve.


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