Sunday, November 20, 2011

Review: Eve by Anna Carey

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.

My Review:

This book started out amazingly! Carey somehow made this dystopian so similar to the ones you love like the Hunger Games, Matched, Divergent and Delirium, yet she went in a direction that made it entirely different from them as well. From the first chapter I was hooked.

Eve is an innocent girl who thinks that she can grow up and be something in her society. Unfortunately for her, it doesn't happen like that. What happens in the plotline after that is predictable, but totally interesting. I loved the trek through the woods and the mysterious Lost Boys (that's who they remind me of). However once she meets the boys, something weird happened in the book and to me.

I started realizing that the innocence that made Eve so likable and realistic wasn't quite... right. She would constantly do childish and immature things that would risk the lives of her friends. She would never just tell someone what happened, she had to instead think about it, make the wrong assumption in her head, and then tell everyone what her assumption was. So that innocence Eve supposedly had made me wonder if it was instead stupidity she possessed.

Even though Eve got extremely annoying, the plotline and secondary characters were really good. I'll probably still read the second book, I might even buy it... Although Caleb's dreadlocks didn't do anything for me.

*I received a copy of this book from HarperTeen on Netgalley to review.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

My Favorite Cover of 2012 (so far)

Guys, I love this cover. It is so beautiful! It makes me want a huge poster of it pinned to my wall so that I can stroke it lovingly (and creepily).

Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences? This is life for sons and daughters of fallen angels in Sweet Evil.

Anna, a tender-hearted southern girl, was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage, and her will-power is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

A cross-country trip forces Anna and Kai to face the reality that hope and love are not options for their kind. When it's time for Anna to confront her demons, will she choose to embrace her halo or her horns?

Awesome, right? I can't wait for May 2012!