Eve by Anna Carey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Hardcover, 318 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN 0062048503 ISBN13: 9780062048509
Where do you go when nowhere is safe?
Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth’s population, the world is a perilous place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and two hundred other orphaned girls have been promised a future as the teachers and artists of the New America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school’s real purpose—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 Arden, her former rival from school, and 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.
In this epic new series, Anna Carey imagines a future that is both beautiful and terrifying. Readers will revel in Eve’s timeless story of forbidden love and extraordinary adventure.
Wow! Where to begin? This was an amazing book. I loved every word. This is YA dystopian that has a feel of The Handmaid's Tale meets Brave New World. Eve is a young woman raised in an all girl school with dreams of a happy life in the new city after a plague has wiped out most of the population. She learns that it all a lie and escapes into the wild that she'snot prepared for. She has to learn the lessons of life and love that she never knew. Eve grows up fast as she is pursued accross country by the King's men and finds love despite it all. She is forced to make difficult decisions between saving her friends and saving her own life. And is life worth living without the one you love? This is a powerful, moving book that draws you in from the first page and by the end you are wanting more. I can't wait for the second book in this trilogy. I would recommend this to anyone who loves dystopian literature.
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