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Friday, February 1, 2013

[Review] Eve and Adam by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate

Cover Rating: ★★★★★
Title: Eve and Adam
Author: Michael Grant & Christina Applegate
Pages: 291 (Hardcover)
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Source: Won

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?

Eve & Adam certainly starts out with a bang! Literally! I was hooked from the very first sentence. Although I was also quite disturbed since Eve's leg gets ripped clean off, but aside from that, this book is awesome. It's not perfect, but it's definitely a great, fun, unique read.

This is a rare case where I wished for Disappearing Parent Syndrome. Well, Eve's dad is dead, but her mom...OMG, she is Satan! I hated her immediately and just wanted her to shut up and go away. I guess being a bitch comes along with being an uber rich, uber important scientist though. I normally enjoy evil characters, but she had no known motivation, which made her just frustrating rather than interesting.

Solo, you are a creep! A super smart creep, but still a creep. His chapters are interesting, and he becomes less creepy as the story moves forward. At first his connection to the Adam Project isn't clear at all, and I couldn't figure out why he was so adamant about bringing Terre Spiker down (aside from her being a crazy bitch of course). But all is revealed close to the end, and it's kind of a shock!

Aislin, the BFF, is a total mess and I suppose she was the catalyst for the big reveal about Eve's medical situation. However, her plot in general was really random and felt out of place. It all involves her gangbanger boyfriend and other thugs running lose in San Francisco and money drops. By the end I failed to see the point of her plot. As a character though, I really like Aislin. She's the opposite of Eve in almost every way and provided some great comic relief.

I don't have anything to say about Eve, so let's get to the plot. I loved it! I am a huge fan of science in books, so of course I was completely engrossed in this one! Genetics isn't my strong suit, but I understand enough. Is what Terra's company doing possible? I have no clue, but it sure makes for an entertaining read! Oh, and of course creating the perfect male specimen is all kinds of fun, too!

All in all, Eve and Adam is a super fun, sci-fi book. I love the science and the technology, and the possibilities that this book presents. It's a very fast read, and I'd recommend it!

Favorite Quotes

I believe death is on the list of acceptable excuses for missing homework. (pg 10)

Everyone should have flaws. Isn't that what makes us interesting? Isn't that what keeps us from just being carbon copies of each other? (pg 77)

Here's the thing though: You can't un-know something once you know it. Once you know, you know. Once you know, you may be compelled to act. Once you act... (pg 161)

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  1. Ah! Leg getting ripped off = nasty. If that's not an attention-grabbing opener, I don't know what is.

    I'm glad you liked this. I hadn't heard a lot about it, so I wasn't too sure what it was about. A fun sciency book sounds unique and interesting!

  2. I have this one on my shelf but still haven't gotten to it yet :) I'll definitely have to read it sooner rather than later. I love books that start off with a bang too! I hate it when a book takes more than 50 pages to really suck you in, ugh!


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