29 Jul 2016

#Review: EVE & ADAM by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate


Authors: Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate
Series: Eve & Adam #1
Source: Purchased from BookOutlet
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
Rating: 2.5/5 stars

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?

This had an interesting premise but the story wrapped up too neatly and the writing wasn't doing it for me. Considering there are sequels, I was hoping for more of a cliffhanger ending than what we got. I was anticipating a bit of a genetic thriller (are those a thing? They should be a thing) where Eve creates this boy and they have to be on the run because it's illegal, but this novel wasn't really that at all.

I had an issue connecting to all the characters. Except maybe Adam. But I thought the other characters were all had to relate to and did things I didn't think they would have actually done, especially once Adam was in the picture. I was weirded out by Eve's reaction to him because I felt like she was super into him and then wasn't? IDK the whole thing left me feeling weird and awkward reading about it.

I feel like I missed the whole point of this book, that it just went right over my head. I thought it was an awkward way to show how playing "God" is dangerous because it worked out just fine for our MC I don't know if I want to pick up the rest of the series or not tbh.

1 comment:

  1. Interesting premise, I've seen this cover in a few places, but didn't know much about the book. I feel like to pull off an idea like this, the writing, characters, etc. all have to be really well written, otherwise it ends up being a bit of a letdown, which is what sounds like happened to this one. It sounds a bit confusing and like it maybe wasn't as fleshed out as it could have been? Great review!


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