Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Reivew: Eve and Adam by Kathleen Aplegate & Michael Grant

Eve and AdamEve and Adam by Katherine Applegate & Michael Grant
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Published on: October 22, 2012
Purchase: Amazon / Barnes and Noble
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

My thoughts:
I have had this book on my shelf for awhile and I well I have mixed emotions about it.  Some things were good and some were bad and well some weren't really necessary.

The story is about basically playing God.  If you had the opportunity would you create the perfect person?  Evening, having just been in a horrible accident has to stay at her mothers company.  With nothing else to do to keep her busy while she heals her mom gives her the task of creating a perfect person with the help of software.  What Evening doesn't know is that this software might be more real than she knows.

So this part I liked.  I liked the whole Sci-Fi part of the story.  It sounded like maybe it could happen in the future and I believed all the craziness.  Yes there were some parts that I did eye roll at, but for the most part I was invested in the story and I wanted to know what Evening and Solo (the resident hottie who just happens to want to bring down the whole corporation) would do with certain knowledge.  I do wish that this would have been a bigger part of the story.  It is the main plot, but it takes a back seat to the friendship between Evening and her BFF.

Evenings friendship should not have been such a big deal in my opinion.  All the added drama wasn't needed and it didn't add anything to the story.  Evening and Solo risk their lives to help Aislin and her druggie boyfriend only to have to keep helping him.  If Aislin and her boyfriend were taken completely out of the story nothing would have changed.  It felt like filler and when the book is already under 300 pages you can't have filler.  I wanted to know more about project Adam and Solos parents and well just everythng except for Aislin and Madoox.

I'm going with 3 snowflakes for this one because I did enjoy the main story and for once *raises fists in the air* I read a standalone!  I haven't read one of these in forever it seems so it was nice putting the story down and knowing that it was done.  The ending was a bit rushed but with so much filler I guess it had to be.

3 Snowflakes

4 comments:

  1. The BFF story line sounds kinda weird. I don't like it when people add filler bits that don't need to be there. This is a great review and I might pick this one up later... at some point!

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  2. The only thing I liked this book was the fact it was a stand-alone, haha. The sci-fi part wasn't TOO bad, but those characters *facepalm*

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