Thursday, September 20, 2012

Review: Eve and Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate

Eve and Adam
By: Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant
Pub. Date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Pages: 304
Source: Netgalley

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.

Eve and Adam is a surprise hit for me. The synopsis sounded interesting, but I had no idea how much I was truly going to love this book. It is so much more then what you think it is about. Secrets, intrigue, science and romance. It has enough to keep everyone happy. Even with all of this, it is still a light, easy read!

Being a light, easy read can be a good and a bad thing. It is a good thing because I was never bored, but on the other hand, the characters and the plot were never fully developed. I would have liked to know more about the story, especially about the character Solo. He was so interesting and intriguing but I never really got to know him.  

I loved Eve. She was smart and funny and she knew exactly how to deal with her cold-hearted mother. When her mom gives her the job of creating the perfect specimen, she creates Adam. Even though Adam was not born, but "created", he too was very interesting. I enjoyed seeing things through his eyes.

I think my favorite character had to be Aislin, Eve's best friend. She was funny and protective, and just all around a fun person! I also enjoyed the little connection between her and Adam.

Overall, I really enjoyed Eve and Adam and I am excited to see where the story is going to take us next. 


  1. I haven't read too many books from Michael Grant but I've heard some mixed opinions of this book in particular. Can't say I'll get a copy of this book any time soon but great review! Glad you enjoyed it.

  2. I liked Aislin a lot too but my surprise fave character ended up being Terra, actually! I thought she got a raw deal and was pleased to see some more nuance in her character by the end of the book.


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