Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Eve and Adam

Review Time! It feels awkward posting a review on a Wednesday but honestly I'm so behind on my reviews that I'm beyond the way of caring! Not to mention the fact that I haven't done a Breakfast with the Bookie post in AGES! Eve and Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate was published by Hardie Grant Egmont Australia this month! You can purchase a copy of the book from Fishpond | The Nile | Booktopia | Dymocks | Thanks to Hardie Grant Egmont for the review copy!

(Goodreads) Sixteen-year-old Evening Spiker lives an affluent life in San Francisco with her mother, EmmaRose, a successful geneticist and owner of Spiker Biotech. Sure, Evening misses her father who died mysteriously, but she’s never really questioned it. Much like how she’s never stopped to think how off it is that she’s never been sick. That is, until she’s struck by a car and is exposed to extensive injuries. Injuries that seem to be healing faster than physically possible.

While recuperating in Spiker Biotech’s lush facilities, she meets Solo Plissken, a very attractive, if off-putting boy her age who spent his life at Spiker Biotech. Like Evening, he’s never questioned anything... until now. Solo drops hints to Evening that something isn’t right, and Emma-Rose may be behind it. Evening puts this out of her mind and begins her summer internship project: To simulate the creation of the perfect boy. With the help of Solo, Evening uncovers secrets so big they could change the world completely.

The Short Story? - One of the best books I've read this year, Eve and Adam is definitely an extraordinary sci-fi with an original premise and beautiful characterisation. Interesting, edgy and fast paced, I completely devoured this novel in one sitting. I have nothing but good things to say about this novel, written by two of YA's greatest authors, what could simply go wrong? Eve and Adam is a must read!

The Long Story? - One of ritual things to do before writing a review is to read the reviews on the book on Goodreads before hand. I noticed that there are lots of lukewarm reviews of Eve and Adam, many readers are on the fence about it but personally I thought it was brilliant. In terms of sci-fi, it's probably on the lighter side of the scale however for me that was the perfect amount. It's a refreshing read from your regular sci-fi novel, it's definitely lighter and fluffier. The novel almost has a fairytale effect to it, people might interpret this as to mean it's written for a younger audience but I think it's intentional. It's a very feel good novel, fast-paced and easily a one-sitting read. The premise of the novel is unique and I absolutely adored the writing style. Very comfortable and natural even with the dual perspectives. I LOVED this novel and I think it's one for all to read!

The characterisation was beautifully done. Eve, Evening Spiker was a character that really held onto you from the very first page. She's such a wonderful and down to earth character, I felt an immediate connection to her which made reading the novel a much happier and more enjoyable experience. Another character I really liked was Solo. In terms of love interests, the authors have put a very small emphasis on his looks so the love I developed for this character was purely based on personality ( okay maybe a teeny weenie bit on looks!). Adam didn't really play that big of a role in the novel but I liked what I saw of him although he seems like a really deep guy which is not really my type. I like my guys more like Solo... Overall, fantastic characterisation! If you like characters that are down to earth and easy to connect with then this is the book for you!

All in all, Eve and Adam was a spectacular sic-fi that definitely deserves more attention then what it's getting! If you like exploring new genres, Eve and Adam is a refreshingly original sci-fi that would appeal to readers of all ages. Beautifully written, edgy and sophisticated plot and fantastic characterisation, Eve and Adam is not to be missed!

What's It Worth? - Break Out the Piggybank

Badass Bookie xx


  1. I've seen this book around blogs lately and I think it sounds very cool!

  2. I've seen this book around and heard mix reviews about it, but from your review, I really do think I have to give this one a try. Great review girl.

  3. Great review! I wasn't too sure about reading this book (mostly because of the mixed reviews) but I'm a big sci-fi fan so I might consider it sometime soon.

  4. BADASS.
    I am so SO excited you loved this book so much, and I'm seeing it getting the love it deserves. It's SO fun, and I think... a lot of people's problems with the book weren't with the book, but their expectations of what they thought it SHOULD be, if you know what I mean?

    And... your review! YOUR REVIEW.

  5. I was one of the lukewarm reviews-I did not like Solo and since he was such a large part of the book, it made me unhappy. I also wanted more depth just because this is such a fascinating topic and there was rom for that.

  6. I loved this book so much as well - I think it definitely deserves more attention! :D

  7. I've had this ARC on my shelf for awhile and I STILL haven't gotten around to it. I like both Applegate and Grant, so I don't know why I'm hesitating -- now that you've raved about it, I think I'll get on with reading it. Thanks for the review!