Eve and Adam by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate (book review)

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And girl created boy…

In the beginning, there was an apple—

And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker’s head clears a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother’s research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal.

Just when Eve thinks she will die—not from her injuries, but from boredom—her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy.

Using an amazingly detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will be just perfect… won’t he?

Now, I’m a huge Michael Grant fan. I instantly fell in love with his work the moment I began the Gone series. And who could forget about Katherine Applegate, the author of one my favorite childhood book series?! The day that I found out that these two wrote a book together, I was ecstatic. I counted down the days it would have been released. Luckily for me, I traveled that year and was able to get my hands on a copy. I couldn’t wait to read it.

This book was not at all what I expected it to be. I’m sure what I expected it to be like. Either way I enjoyed the book up until the end, that is. 

To be honest it barely had anything to do with Adam! Yeah, Adam was featured in the book, Eve was creating him from scratch, but the book (in my opinion) had more to do with Evening and Solo and how the two characters linked with one another. 

The ending surprised me the most. I found that it fell quite flat in the end. I felt that more could have been done with after the fact that the majority of the book kept you on your toes, it kept you interested and for the way it ended, it disappointed me. 

Maybe there’s a second book on the way. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Still it was a well written, page turning, adventurous sci-fi. Once I started it I couldn’t put it down. It keeps you interested with all its science-y stuff and back story. It’s one of those books that make you go “oh really?” when you find out something new.This book is more for all those into sci-fi, genetic modifying and the perfect guy? action. Except for the ending, that book overall was pretty good.

I gave it ★★★★

-Ellie Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

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