Review: Eve & Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant

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Eve & Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant

Published October 2nd 2012

I was really drawn to this book because of the super cool cover and I thought the synopsis sounded pretty cool. I didn’t really have any expectations going into this book and I’m glad I didn’t.

This book starts off a little rough and never completely recovered. I was taken aback at how suddenly this book starts off. It goes from 0 to 60 in half a page and I was very surprised by that.

The characters were alright. I wasn’t in love with any of them but I didn’t completely hate them. Eve was a pretty cool character but I was never really rooting for her. I can’t put my finger on what exactly it was that put me off but there was just something, or lack of something, that just didn’t do it for me.
Solo was a weird character. I was either “meh” with him or I was rolling my eyes at his dumb choices because he was a love sick puppy.
Aislin, Eve’s best friend, was really over the top and annoying. She was full of cliches and I wasn’t impressed with her roll in the plot.

I felt like the romance in this book was forced and unnecessary. I wish Solo would have been a female character because that would have been so much cooler. Eve, female Solo, and a better written Aislin on a mission to take down the bad guys. That would have been a much better concept, in my opinion.

There was, for some reason, two plot lines in Eve and Adam. 1) Eve is creating the perfect boy. 2) Solo is trying to take down Eve’s mom’s company.
I don’t know why there was two plot lines but it would have been better to have just one. And either would have worked just fine.
And even though this book is marketed with the plot line of Eve creating the perfect boy, it wasn’t actually that big of a part of the book. I wish that would have been a bigger part of the book.

Overall, this was a pretty okay book. I enjoyed reading it as long as a didn’t become to critical and start to question everything.
Once I started noticing all the flaws, it started to fall apart. The last 80 pages had me in a permanent state of “what the heck?”. If you’re looking for a quick read that doesn’t have too much of a big picture and has some cool sci fi elements, Eve & Adam is probably is good book for you.

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