Review : Eve, Anna Carey

Eve by Anna Carey

October 4th, 2011 (US)


Where do you go when nowhere is safe?

Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth’s population, the world is a perilous place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and two hundred other orphaned girls have been promised a future as the teachers and artists of the New America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school’s real purpose—and the horrifying fate that awaits her.

Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Arden, her former rival from school, and Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust . . . and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.

My review

It’s a very short book, I’ve expected more pages because the story can support more developments. It’s a pure dystopian novel with some traditional elements : a devastated world, a terrible autocracy, teenagers who escape and run for their life, romance…

Eve is the smartest, the most obedient, the perfect student and seems to be promised to a brilliant future. But when she discovers the truth about her destiny, she escapes from the orphanage and tries to reach a camp where she will be protected, while the King is after her. Eve doesn’t know anything about the real life and she was raised in the fear of the men, so she has lots of prejudices about the outside world and the men. She has a high opinion of herself but she makes mistakes while she learns to know other people. Eve is not the most brave and the most sympathetic character but she tries to do her best and she can count on the support of her friends. Her relationship with Caleb is cute although she doesn’t know how to behave with him or with the other boys. Her lack of knowledge is sometimes fun to discover in her reactions and other’s reactions.

The book is very short and it looks like the author focuses on the action and the dialogues rather than on the description. Consequently, the rhythm never slows down and I like it, even if I think the author could develop and extend more topics. It looks like a condensed story. I hope there will be more development in the sequel, in the side of the rebellion and the side of Eve’s relationships with the others.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jordan95r
    Jul 30, 2011 @ 14:55:33

    Oui donc il à l’air bien ! Par contre j’ai peur du fait qu’on est pas beaucoup de descriptions… Enfin, c’est de la dystopie, donc je devrais adorer, lol ! En plus si ça permet d’éviter de ralentir le rythme, c’est parfait ^^


  2. Missy
    Aug 10, 2011 @ 12:13:10

    Ho a book for me? ^^ Hop in my virtual PAL lol


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