Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Eve and Adam

Author: Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
Goodreads Rating: 3.68
Pages: 291
Format: ARC from BEA12

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 was another book I wasn't wowed by, but that I really wanted to like because that cover is just beautiful. Sadly, I didn't really feel either way for the book, but if I had to choose, I would say that I did like. Not really feeling either way for it make it a little trickier to write, I really wanted to like it, but it feel short of expectations.

I felt that it was really interesting how Evening and her mothers organization seemed to be interested in playing god. The whole assignment that Evening was given was to create her perfect guy while she healed from a really bad injury. I really liked that the spiker organization decided to try to play god and test the limits of science, but at the same time, they made some really scary things.

I didn't really like Eve or Solo who was put in the book to be her love interest/guy that just messes everything up. It felt so outlandish that he was there trying to destroy the organization, and was super good at all these tech things. It felt so out of place, like the authors were looking for an excuse to create the drama in this book.

Actually, I felt like this entire book was really random, it had a plot and then I feel like they were like "BUT WHAT IF WE ADD DRUG DEALERS?!" and then they did, and then Eve was asking her mother for thousands of dollars to save her friend, Aislin's boyfriends life, and trust me, he was so not worth saving. That entire plot line felt so random.

The love triangle in this book also seemed to happen for 29 seconds and then it was resolved in 2 seconds. I was glad that it wasn't really there, but there was a pretty serious case of Insta-love with Eve and Solo. I can't remember if they said I love you, but I'm going to go with no because I'm sure I would have been noticeably aggrivated if they had. I still felt that their attraction was based on nothing and moved too quick.

Goodness, writing this review made me like this book so much less, which is unfortunate. I don't think I'll be reading book two unless it finds its way into my TBR pile.

The Courts Decision:


1 comment:

  1. I agree, I will not be reading book 2 either. I was quite disappointed. I actually laughed reading your review... lets add drug dealer. Random is a perfect way to describe this book. Well said :)

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert



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