Eve & Adam
by Katherine Applegate
, Michael Grant
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends (Imprint of Macmillan)
Expected Publication: October 2, 2012
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.
When I saw the cover and read the synopsis for this book, I knew that it was one that I would love. So when I got approved for an e-ARC from Netgalley, I was super excited and I couldn’t wait to start reading it.
This book starts with Evening Spiker; E.V. to her friends and Eve to her mother getting hit by a car, Eve knows that she was lucky to survive the accident. After her operation her mom, Terra Spiker, a biopharmaceutical research facility mogul has her transferred to Spiker Biopharm, for reasons unbeknownst to Eve, but she will find out later on in the book.
When Eve starts getting restless, her mother comes up with the perfect solution to keep her occupied. Her mother wants her to design the perfect boy using a simulation program for what she calls project 88715.
Solo has lived at the research facility ever since his parents died when he was eleven. He is a computer whiz who knows everyone and everything that goes on at Spiker and he has an agenda of his own. He plans to bring down Terra Spiker, but will his plans change once he gets to know Eve?
I really like the fact that Eve and Adam is told in alternates points of view between Eve, Solo and at the end, Adam, I feel like we get a lot more out of the story this way than what we would have if it was just told in Eve’s POV.
One thing that I absolutely loved about Eve and Adam is that there is no slow build up with this world instead we get thrown into the action in the first chapter. Eve and Adam is a fast and fun read that will grip you from the beginning. I’m eager to see what happens in the next book.
Thanks to Netgalley and Feiwel and Friends for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
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