Thursday, September 15, 2011

Updatin' and Review of Eve by Anne Carey

Hey, peoples :)

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Okay, now back to our regularly scheduled blog post. Today is a review day (and psst, tomorrow is another blog award day because Carrie Butler is awesome possum. Thanks, Carrie!)

 Photo is from Goodreads ( I do not own it, and it is only used for review purposes.

Title: Eve
Author: Anne Carey
Source: NetGalley
Publisher: HarperTeen/HarperCollins
Tentative Publication Date: October 4, 2011

Blurb from Goodreads (which I do not own but am using for review purposes only):

The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, 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 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.

The Genre: Apocalyptic YA romance. There's been a world plague; disturbing future and romance ensue. Series beginner, I'm sure.(Update: It's a beginner of a trilogy. Cooool beans, y'all.)

The Cover: I like it. I always like covers with actual people that don't show their faces. Faces ruin everything for me. They're never right, or what I have in my head (in my head, they're always cuter). So I like that this title chose to go with the bridge and that font. I'd pick it up based on this cover, wouldn't you?

The Plot: I was worried going into this one. Another YA future tale? Sigh. I had low hopes, but this one had a intriguing beginning that kept me going, even if it did get slow in the middle. Eve was a decent character, slightly weak at times, but good when she needed to be. Some parts were frustrating, but I know those are loose ends that will be tied up in subsequent titles in the series. It's definitely the beginning of the series, so expect some things to be left to be resolved later. There's enough action to keep you moving, and I wasn't bored. In fact, I wanted to get back to reading it when I stopped. That's saying something.

The Romantic Element: Caleb is a good guy. Carey makes it easy for you to like him and cheer for him. There are enough dramatic bits and heart-wrenching bits to make the romance worth reading.

The Carry-on Factor: As this is the beginning of a series, there are things left to wonder about in the next book. I'm sure tons of people will be clamoring to read Eve 2 and 3 and so on. I wouldn't be opposed to read them either lol. It's an interesting take on the storyline of the world gone all crazy.

Overall: I wasn't disappointed by Eve. It kept me entertained more than some other titles I've read that fit the apocalyptic bill. If you liked The Forests of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan or Hollowland by Amanda Hocking (<3ed), this may be up your alley as well. 

Soooo who's excited about this one? Let me know below if you're jonesing for it. 
Now to leave you with a song to write by, "Say It Like You Mean It" by Matchbook Romance off of their Voices album. It's an Amazeballs CD.

Happy Reading and Writing, y'all!!!

Disclaimer: I did not receive compensation in exchange for this review. However, there are several Amazon affiliate links within this blog post. 


  1. I'm always a sucker for YA apocalyptic romance and your review sounds like it's worth the read, so I'll definitely look for it!

  2. Good review! I think it sounds worth a looksy. And I agree about the covers. Faces ruin it!

  3. Sounds way too commercial a book for me. I've decided I'm only gonna read high-minded stuff from now on, henc why I'm re-reading "Da Vinci Code" for the third time.

  4. Harper Collins does some of the best covers in the business.

  5. I'm with Michael above. I worked with Harper Collins and they really do have amazing covers!

  6. Very thorough book review. Thanks! I think I'd like to read it.

    P.S. I left a blog award for you over on my site:)

  7. Sounds amazing, thanks for the review! ;-)

  8. I swear, the covers these days are incredible. I can never turn down a dystopian:)

  9. My sister's name is Eve, so whenever I see her name as a character, I have to read the book. The reasons we choose books can be random, can't they? Thanks for another excellent review!

  10. Wow Eve does have a beautiful cover. I too have the pet peeve of don't show me the face on the cover! Unless it's only half the face like the chin down pose they use pretty often on Historical fiction.

  11. Susanna Leonard Hill: I think you'd like it then :)

    Bess Weatherby: For sure. Darn

    Movies on my mind: I read that once. I think it had the shortest chapters of any book I read. Kept the pace up.

    Jo Schaffer: Glad you like how it sounds :)

    Michael Offutt: I'm going to have to agree with you

    DEZMOND: OOO, you're even more awesome now than I thought lol

    Lady Gwen: TY! I got it, and I appreciate it <3

    Talei: NP. Glad you liked the review

    Ruth Josse: I know, right?

    Jeff King: I always love your comments :)

    E.R.King: Oh! I totally know what you mean. I always tend to find books that mirror some aspect of my life, then I'm hooked :) And Eve is an awesome name

    Steph Schmidt: Totally. For romances, I only go for the cartoony covers lol

    Sarah Pearson: yay :)

  12. Sounds like a fun read! Thanks for the review. I've been a little weary of YA future novels, but I might make an exception for this one!