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September 03, 2012

Review: Eve & Adam by Michael Grant/Katherine Applegate

Eve & Adam
By Micheal Grant & Katherine Applegate
Hardcover, 304 pages
Expected publication: October 2nd 2012
By Feiwel & Friends

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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.

Eve & Adam was not what I was expecting at all. When I jumped into this story I was expecting some kind futuristic world with people who were really robots, with a Frankenstein twist to it. Yeah, I was way off. The story actually takes place in the present, only Eve’s mother is some kind mad scientist. This is the only way I can think of describing her. She has some kind of underground secret lab where things happen that the outside world doesn’t know about, like fast healing, and medical procedures that aren’t allowed.

When Eve gets into a severe car accident that should have left her dead, her mother immediately steps in and brings Eve to her secret laboratory. Eve spends a lot time there while she “recovers”. To kill sometime and keep herself a bit entertained, her mother gives her a project. Create Adam. It’s like a game of SIMS. I am a huge fan of SIMS so I shared Eve’s excitement. Every day she spends time creating Adam, at the same time getting to know Solo and spending time with her best friend.

The tension and the suspense building up to the end of the story were exciting and had me at the edge of my seat. I also enjoyed the romance that started to build between Solo and Eve. I thought it was really sweet. I liked Solo and Eve as a couple, but some of the events that took place gave me the idea that maybe in book two there will be a love triangle. I really hope not because I enjoyed this book a lot and think it’s definitely worth buying. It’s different and reads at a great pace. Each chapter reveals just enough, at the same time keeping you attached to the pages. The characters are realistic and the story is easy to follow.

Great story!

4.5 out of 5 stars!






37 comments:

  1. I just got this a couple weeks ago and your review makes me want to read it anymore! I thought it was going to a futuristic science-y thing, too, but this sounds better.

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  2. Now I really want to read this! It sounds kind of weird and different, and I just love weird and different. Great review!

    Debz @ Debz Bookshelf

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  3. It really was! So far every book I've read by this publisher have been very unique and refreshing.

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  4. I love the authors of this book, and I think it's super awesome that the duo is writing together. And frankly, I had no clear idea what the book was about because none of the descriptions gave much away. So, thanks for summarizing it so well and making me want to read it! I wasn't sure at first.

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  5. This book sounds really good. I enjoy a good Frankenstein with a twist. Thank you for the review, I probably would have passed this one up.

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  6. I really want to read this book. Great review.

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  7. I thought it would be futuristic as well. Hmm. Bummer I had a chance to review it and passed it up. Shoot. Oh well I will just have to catch it later. Thanks for the review.

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  8. I am in the middle of this book right now and really enjoying it! Glad to hear that it ends well. I too love Sims, so I love when Eve is creating Adam! Thanks for the review!

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  9. Thank you for the review! I'm glad to hear that you really liked the book, I am always interested in reading collaborations, especially a husband and wife team! And Even and Ada is definitely on my to-buy list!

    Lilian @ A Novel Toybox

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  10. Ooo I have this on my shelf t0-read and I was wondering how it was. Glad to know it's a good read. Thanks for the review!

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  11. Interesting storyline... you've convinced me to give this one a shot:)

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  12. It has been a season for immortal books! I've got this one on my TBR list, thanks for the review!

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  13. Anything that has to do with SIMS, even slightly, has my vote!

    Is it October 2nd yet?

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  14. SIMS? mad scientists? the allusion of adam and eve - OK - I'll give it a try

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  15. thanks for the review and bringing this book to my attention! Sounds like a great readd that my teen would love to read...she is an avid reader (like her mom) and is reads through books faster than I can buy them! LOL! Definitely a GOOD problem to have! I will add this to the list!

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  16. I thought it was going to be futuristic as well but now I will be better prepared when I start to read this. I hope I enjoy it as much as you did!

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  17. thanks for a great review! This book sounds awesome. It was already on my radar and now I'm adding to my wishlist for sure :)

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  18. I'm really glad that I read your review. I've been seeing Eve and Adam every where but really haven't looked at it. It sounds fantastic and a must read. Definitely adding it to my TBR list.

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  19. great review...now I must read this book!

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  20. I love that I've seen so many mixed reviews of Eve and Adam. Makes me look forward to reading the book even more! I can't wait to see how it all unfolds. Great review!

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  21. It seems like the genetic/tech element is becoming more and more popular in YA fiction, but it's an interesting twist on the old favorite in my opinion! Eve & Adam sounds great!

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  22. Very nice review. The book sounds interesting.

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  23. I have wanted to read this one for a while now also. I am waiting for it to release. I admit that I thought it would be different but I still really want to read this. Thanks for the review.

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  24. This sounds like a fascinating book. I'm going to have to add it to my ever growing tbr list. :)

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  25. This book sounds very interesting and can't wait to read it.

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  26. It sounds interesting... So it's kind of about cloning and that fun with biology? Sounds like my kind of read. :) Nice review.

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  27. I would have thought robots too with the way they spelled Eve and Adam...but it sounds like a great book=)

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  28. Great review! I have this one in my TBR pile and I hope to get to it really soon, sounds like a great read!

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  29. I have been looking forward to reading this ever since I first saw it on Goodreads. After reading your review, I absolutely cannot wait to grab this one! Wow, that review really just about did it for me. Definitely on the top of my to-read list now!

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  30. I was thinking this was a futuristic book too and am surprised that the romance is not Adam. This book is nothing like I thought and now I can't wait to read about Solo and this crazy mom! Thanks for the great review

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  31. My expectations for this book just got higher! I love Michael Grant's books, so now I totally wanna read this, especially after your review!

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  32. It sounds really unique and interesting! Great review!

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  33. This sounds super neat and different! I'll have to give it a try :) Great review!

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  34. I've been wanting to get my hands on this FOREVER! So glad you enjoyed it and great review. Just makes me want to read it more <3

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  35. What an interesting concept. It does sound very futuristic. This sounds like one I would read on a weekend when I am in a bit of a funk and want something different.

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