Book Review: Eve and Adam by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate

Eve and AdamEve and Adam by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate
Hardcover, 291 pages
Published: October 2nd 2012 by Feiwel & Friends 
Review Copy: ARC From Publisher
Purchase: Amazon -- Barnes & Noble
Description From Goodreads:
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?

My Review:
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Actual rating: 3.8/5 Stars

This is a long overdue review:

I didn’t love EVE & ADAM, mainly because I couldn’t connect with Eve, and the POV switches drove me up a wall. I don’t mind when a POV switches, but the voices should be different. For a while, I couldn’t tell Solo and Eve apart – their voices sounded too alike, and given that he’s an older male, and she is a sixteen-year-old female, that shouldn’t be the case. And I never quite understood the purpose of Aislin’s druggie boyfriend? Surely there could’ve been another way for Eve to escape the building with Solo? (If it was to show how broken Aislin was, they could've stuck with the parents constantly being gone route; showcasing how eager she was for attention. I don't think the boyfriend really provided anything of substance to the story.)

Even though EVE & ADAM isn’t perfect, it is still an enjoyable read.
The concept behind EVE & ADAM is amazing. The idea that someone could create a person using a computer program? It is certainly a fascinating concept, and was initially what pulled me to this book. In all honesty, I think the creation of Adam is my favorite part of the book. It’s an exciting process, and I feel as though Grant & Applegate did a fantastic job at pulling readers into the entire process. Reading from his POV also helped to provide readers with a better understanding of Eve’s mother and her business.

In the end, I actually enjoyed where Grant and Applegate took the story, and I’m eager to see what they have in store for the next book, ADAM & EVE.
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  1. Hmmm, I haven't see much about this book. Probably because I've been under the rock that it finals week. I'll give it a whirl. Great review!

  2. I think this book had a lot of buzz surrounding it before ARCs went out, and then the buzz died down and a lot of people forgot about it, haha. It's definitely worth reading, though.