Saturday, April 14, 2012

Eve by Anna Carey

Eve,by Anna Carey, takes place in a world that has been tormented with the plague. The population has diminished and girls and boys go to separate schools. Girls are taught that boys are hateful creatures and they are filled with false hopethat they will be artists one day. However, Eve stumbles upon a secret. Eve discovers that the girls are not going to be artists, but instead are going tobe used to populate the country. Shocked by this truth, Eve escapes from the school. She is told to run away to Calfia, a sanctuary for women. Along the way, Eve discovers that she is wanted by the king. The king wants Eve to be his bride and has all of his soldiers are after her. Eve bumps into Arden, a girl who also escaped from the school and Caleb, a boy who helps Eve. Eve and Caleb fall in love, but of course, fate won’t let them be together. The three of them face many difficulties and obstacles, some involving death. The closer Caleb and Eve get, the harder it is for them to part. What will become of Eve and Caleb?

I really enjoyed this book. It was full of surprising twists and it was quite interesting to see how Eve transforms from a girl who suspects boys to one who trusts them. The experiences that Eve goes through are heartbreaking and I can’t imagine how hard it must be for her. Eve has to witness people dying, usually getting murdered. I was intrigued by this book and couldn’t put it down, especially near the end. The ending broke my heart. However, I look forward to the next book in the trilogy.

~Cynthia, Teen Book Reviewer

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