Title: Eve & Adam
Authors: Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
Release Date: 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.
I’ve been so excited about this book and when I finally got my hands on it, I rarely put it down. It was pretty good. First of all, I really liked the plot. Though the summary didn’t give much away, I was excited about the potential that this book had. Eve & Adam was told from different points of view, giving the reader a wider perspective. I loved this. I was able to see what the main characters were thinking and doing at different points in the book, which was beneficial in understanding what was going on in the story.
I liked almost everything about the book. I liked most of the characters, the plot, and the pace of things. The book moved at an appropriate pace and I was able to fully grasp what was going on. I felt that the important details were very well introduced and explained. Nothing was confusing or left out.
The only issues that I had with Eve & Adam were Eve’s friend Aislin and her boyfriend, Maddox. I didn’t get the point of her being there. All Aislin and Maddox did was slow down the story by interrupting it with irrelevant problems. I wish they weren’t included at all in the book. Other than that, there were no other problems with the book. So besides them, this book was great. I really enjoyed it. I’m not sure if there’s going to be a sequel, but I think I would like to read it.
Eve & Adam has the formula that spells out great book. The cover is beautifully done. There is mention of a certain beautiful, perfect man named Adam. Hints of trouble in paradise. And a super bitch of a mom that ends up having a fully functional, and not demented, daughter.
What can I say that wasn’t just mentioned? I can’t say too much because it was a really quick read, but let’s start with the plot. Eve & Adam read out like I was right there in the room with Eve, creating the sizzling Adam. Though, maybe that’s because it was kind of a painfully slow process. I mean, for the love of god Eve, haven’t you ever played The Sims?!
You’re supposed to sit there for hours making the most amazing guy. No one just creates the perfect eyes and then leaves. Just to come back hours later to create the perfect hair and save and then leave. I mean, common Eve, get with the program. Instead of doing one arm at a time, why not create 2 at a time. And if his “boy parts” are too much of a distraction, finish that up and give him pants.
If it was me, and I was creating the perfect man, I would go without food just to finish him in one sitting. Though I guess I should mention that the whole process of creating Adam is a little more complicated then in The Sims.
Let’s touch on the fact that I was a little disappointed in the romance. I mean, who readily lets someone cut their bandages off just because the guy has nice eyes. No movie? No dinner? Nothing like a huge conspiracy to turn me on.
Okay, back on track now. The plot was great, there was an incredible amount of detail that wasn’t overdone in any sense. Easy to follow, no loose ends, and everything was accomplished by the end of the book. Though, what happened to Maddox? Did he die? And why was the whole book great but that ending left me feeling less then fulfilled.
All in all, I liked this book and really hope it’s turned into a series. I want more of Adam’s perfect abs, less of Solo, and more romance.