Monday, November 12, 2012

Emilia's Review on Eve and Adam

Eve & Adam
Author: Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 291
Source: Publisher
Rating: Reachable
Challenge: None
Extras: Trailer
Seek: Goodreads, Amazon
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?
I love the cover. It has that sciencey touch to it and tells you who came first. Instead of Adam and Eve, we have Eve creating Adam. It sounds like it's going to be an awesome read.
“We will soon have the ability to design and create the new human. Evolution still, but guided evolution.”

There is a long pause. I am not entirely sure if she expects us to applaud.

“Of course,” she adds, coming down off her high, “only in computer simulation.”
This book had a lot of potential but in the end, it was just okay. I couldn’t really take anything seriously because the characters weren’t. When something bad was going on, the characters always seemed to have a joke. Mad scientists, indeed. Also note, this is not a dystopian. It is set in our time and has a bunch of science fiction.

The story resolves around Spiker Biotech and the secrets that need to be revealed. This is one crazy, and yet helpful, science lab. The scientists here are creating vaccines for small cases of diseases and helping save lives. But underneath all the good, these scientists are creating… life. However, the things they are creating are not at all good.

Evening, aka Eve, doesn’t know about any of this science stuff and doesn’t really know her mom. She sees her mom as a powerful, smart woman. She pretty much is clueless until halfway through the book. Readers know what’s going on before she does. Eve was a great character and I wish we got to know a little bit more about her. I also was kind of hoping for more info on her accident.

Solo is a guy that was taken in by Eve’s mom. Solo’s parents died in a car crash and because of this car crash, he was left in Terra’s care. Now, he lives in Spiker Biotech. Everyone thinks he doesn’t know what’s going on, but he is actually spying and gathering information to take down Spiker Biotech and Terra. Things change when he meets Eve.

There are others characters in the story like Terra Spiker, Ashlin (Eve’s friend), and finally, Adam. Adam is Eve’s creation and you do get his point of view towards the ending of the book.

This book was very fast-paced, and it didn’t really take me that long to read it. There were parts that I really like but in the end, it was just an okay book. I am satisfied with the ending and really hope that it is the ending. Please don't let there be more books after this one.
This two authors make great team so, I am kind of hoping for another book from them. Michael Grant, the writer of the Gone series, has the sixth book Light coming out next year.

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