Monday, August 27, 2012

Book Review: Eve and Adam

Publication Date: October 2012
by Feiwel & Friends
Genre: YA Science Fiction
Source: ARC

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

This was a super quick read, and I wish there was a little bit more to it. I wish that the story had been fleshed out a little more. There were some interesting concepts here, and I think there could have been a lot of depth and things to think about, but everything was glossed over so quickly, and all of a sudden we were at the end of the story.

It was definitely interesting enough, though, and I liked that the chapters were fairly short, especially when I don't have big chunks of time to sit down and read. The POV was first person, but it kept switching, which I didn't care for. I kept forgetting whose POV I was reading at the time, and that's something that can definitely take me out of the story, when I have to stop and figure out which character I'm reading.

All that said, I will continue on with the series, and hope that they dig a little bit deeper with the story in the next book.

1 comment:

  1. I got a copy of this too and I'm really looking forward to it based on the synopsis and the lovely cover. I am very glad to hear that it's a fast read!