September 9, 2012

Eve & Adam by Katherine Applegate & Michael Grant


Publisher’s summary: 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?

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My take: I am completely blown away by this book! I didn’t at all expect to love it as much as I do. I knew that I would love this book pretty much from the very first paragraph, and pretty much right from that very first page, I was noting in my brain one quote after another (after another!) that I knew I would want to blurb about in my review. Problem is, if I posted a blurb of all the parts in the book that I loved…it wouldn’t be a blurb, it would be pretty much the whole book! And isn’t that called plagiarism? LOL

Why do I think this book rocks? First, the writing is amazing! The first person dialog is tremendously entertaining. I was extremely compelled, literally cracking up, and in utter awe, in only the first 10 pages! I was so impressed that I immediately jumped on twitter to express my feelings.

The next thing I loved about Eve & Adam is the amazingly well-developed characters. I would have to say that Evening is probably my favorite character. Her inner dialog was by far the most entertaining! But Solo’s and Adam’s dialog was perfect as well. Who am I kidding? All of the characters that play a part in the book were astonishing.

Best of all, the storyline was outstanding! Right from the very first page, to the very last, I was determined to find out what was going to happen. And even though I really had no idea of what to expect, I was completely blindsided by the big twist near the end.

To top it all off, I was completely unaware that there is going to be a sequel to Eve & Adam! But even before I knew about the sequel, I was very much content with how the storyline ended. Of course, if I did have the sequel in hand, as soon as I finished Eve & Adam I would not have gone to bed until I started reading the second book!

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51 comments:

Pavan said...

I am so glad I'm seeing lots of people loving this book, it's high on my TBR list and I can't wait for the release!! Great Review :)

Anne Calayag said...

Sounds awesome!!

Books And Beyond said...

I am loving this book right now, Can't wait to read it :-). Thank u

Julie@My5monkeys said...

I loved this book too

Lili said...

You're REALLY making me want to read this book now! Getting blown away by the first paragraph?! WOW!

I definitely need a copy of this now. lol

Lauren said...

I'm glad to see you enjoyed it as I have seen a lot of not great reviews and it's on my TBR list :) Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting a giveaway !

Proserpine said...

Nice, this book reminded me of Weird Science movie by John Hughes! Sounds great and funny! Love your review :P Thanks for this chance!

Kristina said...

Love getting hooked in a book from the very beginning

alicia marie said...

Thanks for the great review! I'm so excited about this book so I'm glad I keep reading that a lot of people have loved it : )

Two Chicks On Books said...

Everyone who has this book on their TBR piles needs to drop what they're reading and read it now! It's freaking awesome!!!! My mom started it an hour ago and is almost halfway through.

Great review Mindy <333333

-Jaime

Jackie Hauver said...

This sounds like a great read! You have me hooked from the review you wrote. It's definitely going on my books to read list. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kindlemom said...

I am so glad you loved this one as much as you did Mindy! I haven't seen too much about it yet but all that I have seen have all been glowing reviews.

I will definitely be adding this one to my TBR pile!

Great review!

Sabina said...

I've been seeing some not so great reviews, so I'm glad to see you enjoyed it!

TayteH said...

Okay, this book sounds weird. Where does making a boy come in when she's had a car accident? I don't get it. But I'm glad to read that you liked it. Maybe I'll like it after I read it. :D

Ileana A. said...

:OOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I sooooooooooooooo want to read Eve & Adam!
I'm so excited to read this one, speacially about Adam. Hopefully I can score a copy SOON!

Book Flame said...

Can't wait to read it!

Steph said...

Great review! This book has been on my wishlist for a long time - I can't wait to read it. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

Bookworm1858 said...

I'm going to be reading this soon so I'm glad to read your rapturous review-it makes me very excited to pick it up!

Grace Lavender said...

Book is rather interesting, Great review! cannot wait to read :)

mckaykelly said...

This book is on my TBR list, I can't wait to read it!!

booksbysteph said...

Every woman's dream...to create the perfect man. Sign me up! :-D

Cyndi M. said...

I want to read this one so bad! It was on my list of books to get at ALA, but I had one signing conflicting with another signing and had to pass it up. Now, I'm totally kicking myself!

Your tweets made me really interested, and now this review has me salivating for it. Thanks, lol!

The Book Garden said...

This book seems really interesting! I can't wait to read it.

Jen R. said...

I already had high expectations for this book, but after reading your review, it just doubled! I totally loved your review and how much you seem to love this book! :)

marybelle said...

A book that delivers right from the very beginning gets my attention. I wanted to read this before, but now it's a must.

Cocokitty said...

Looking forward to reading this.

Amy said...

This sounds fantastic!! I love the concept and it sounds like the characters and plot are awesome!! Great review chick!!

Kristia said...

Is there going to be a sequel? I didn't know that.
I love it as well when a book catches my interest in the first pages/chapter. Thank you for the great review!

molly.frenzel said...

Awesome review! I'm so excited to read this book. I can't wait till it comes out.

Lindy said...

This book sounds really interesting! I'm guessing that the main characters are clones! I can't wait to read this book!!!! Thank you for the giveaway :)

Lindy Gomez

Leannessf said...

Sounds like an awesome book! Wow - you enjoyed it so much just from the 1st 10 pages! Love the cover and love to hear the story stands up to it!

Thanks so much!
Leanne

Ana Lucía said...

Wow, I never gave a second thought to this book, it didn't seem like my kind of read, but I'm really intrigued now!!
There is nothing better than when the dialog is entertaining and with a great storyline even better! I love when that happens.

Great review!! Now I can't wait to read someday :D

Vivien said...

Really looking forward to this read. I love the cover and I really enjoy Michael Grants writing style. This sounds like a great read!

Jessi (Geo) said...

I loved this one! So unique! I am anxiously awaiting the sequel, too. And I want to see more of Adam! Great review :)

jennachristy said...

I've read about this book from a blog before, and even then I wanted to read it. Sounds reall cool. Nice review! :)

Erin said...

This looks so good. I can't wait to get my hands on it. :)

Michelle Greer said...

Sounds even better than I expected! Can't wait to read it!

Erika said...

I've heard some mixed reviews on this book but it has me intrigued! I'm glad to hear you like it and have it on my to-read list! Thanks!

Kara said...

This book sounds really good.

Daphne said...

I can't wait to get my hands on this book and read it! The premise sounds great and I'm a fan of both authors :)

Diana said...

It is the first time where I hear about this book. It sounds really good. Great story, great cover, great trailer and finally great review!

J.J. Bonds said...

Great review! I hadn't heard of Eve & Adam previously, but between the original premise and fantastical rating, I'm adding to my TBR! Although I must admit that creating the perfect boy is not a job I'd want... Way too much pressure!

The Bookworm Daily said...

I love the cover to this book! And it sounds awesome, thanks so much for posting a review for this one.

Hilda K said...

Oh, characters play very important part in my verdict, so I'm glad that Eve and Adam has fabulous casts in the story! <3 The writing sounds lovely as well. Can't wait to read it! Fabulous review, Mindy! :)

crysb0503 said...

Thanks for this review, this book sounds amazing and I can't wait to read it.

Oanaaa. said...

Hell yeah! I really need to read this book. Incredible review, congrats'!

Alba said...

Finally I get to read your review!!! T__________T
~sighs~ I'm so tired of not being able to stop by here more often T_T
But anyway.
Oh my GOD!
I'm actually too excited for this book but...
First person dialogue?? I think I've read only ONE book that has a LOT of that... but the character-the main one-was soooo snarky and sarcastic that I couldn't stand her... and I ended up not finishing even half of the book...
But you say the writing is amazing AND WHAT!!!!!
WHAT?
There's going to be a sequel?
~this is me having a heart attack~

<3ya

Sabryy said...

Nice review.<3

Lena Reve said...

I am so excited to read this book, it seems amazing. And the cover is gorgeous :)

kaya said...

Awesome review. You make me wanna read this book!

Debbie's World of Books said...

I didn't realize this wasn't a standalone. Not sure how I feel about that since I liked the way this one ended. I am with you in that unlike most other books I totally didn't see that twist coming at the end!

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