Review: Eve and Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate

Eve and Adam

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?

Gah! What is it about 2012 that has caused such a massive drop in the quality of YA sci-fi. irst there was Origin which was so seriously disappointing for me and now there is this, which I was expecting so much from and was so seriously let down. I am so sorry to say this but though it was a fun book it was so slow developing, the characters were one-dimensional and the romance was totally lacking.

Let me start from the beginning, which I never really managed to get my head around. The thing with this book is that it throws you straight into the drama with Eve in a car accident that causes serious injuries where she loses a leg. Fear not though, for Eve's super rich mother runs a biotechnology company and Eve is giving the best innovotive care and heals in superhuman speed and regains her leg and then meets Solo her mother's charge who she has never met before and that's all in the first few chapters of the book.

You're probably beginning to get the idea that this book moves super quickly and you're right, but the authors just don't pad out the plot enough and so nothing seems to be developed. Then the main plot point comes in, Eve is tasked with creating the perfect man by her mother, we're then given chapters of Eve musing over which nose to choose and how brawny said perfect man should be all interceded with the developing romance between Eve and Solo (which doesn't really develop much, it just appears), and the sideplot of Eve's promiscuous best friend Aislin and her drug dealer/abusive boyfriend Maddox which to be honest had no place in the book and only existed for two reasons: The made Eve look 'pure and good' alongside Aislin and to create a little drama in an otherwise boring book.

Anyway, we finally get to a point where loads of drama has happened and Eve has dissapeared and her mother dispatches somebody to rescue her. Who? Adam, who is actually the perfect man that Eve designed and Eve's mother brought to life with supe rduper illegal technology. Adam has the tiniest role ever in this book yet his name is still included in  the title.

Not much else really happens.

Overall Rating: D

Book released 2nd October 2012 by Feiwel & Friends
ARC received from the publisher in exchange for an honest review (eBook)

1 comment

  1. This book has a lot of mixed reviews and I want to read it to find out how I feel about it. Sometimes, I hear that the science part is really good and that the characters are great; in order reviews it's totally the opposite. I'm sorry to hear that this disappointed you so much! If I have the same feelings after reading it, I'll disappointed as well. The blurb is awesome.. Nice review.



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