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Sunday, December 30, 2012

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

Eve and AdamEve and Adam 
by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
Release Date: October 2nd, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Format: Paperback ARC, 291 pages
Source: Book Buddy, Liana @ Book Addict.
ISBN: 978-0-312-58351-4
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Goodreads Summary: 

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?

Cindy's Review: My friends seemed really really excited to read this book. And they were going crazy about how an ad on Goodreads made them really want to read this book. So I decided to give it a try. To give it a start, when you read this book, you have no idea that there were two different authors writing. I think they work really well together. And I like Katherine's last name, Applegate. And I find really cool that Michael and Katherine are married. Okay back to review.

The Cover:
Awesome! Very captivating. I totally get the cover. Every part of it is in the book, describes the book. It's like the last piece of the story. The apple, is what started it all. The lightning, I guess you can say it's the chemistry, or the car crash for that matter. The letters surrounding it, I bet it's the DNA's or hormones or whatever. Except it's probably not DNA because DNA only uses G, A, C, and T. And even if it's RNA, the only other letter is U. On the other hand, it could be chromosomes, except chromosomes still use G, A, C, and T. Okay. I can't believe I still remember that from last year. Anyways, the puzzle pieces is like Eve's construction of Adam. Totally awesome cover!!

The Characters:
So this book consists of three main characters. Or more like two main characters and another character has a POV part in the book. 

The girl, Eve, the ultra main character is an only child. Her mother, the CEO of Spiker Biopharmaceuticals. Big word. Omg. Anyways, her mother could create humans and do all those cool, illegal, not possible in our world (I think. You'll never know.) things. Eve was involved in a car crash and totally ruined her leg. It's probably broken into pieces, but her mother insists that she rest at Spiker Biopharm instead of the hospital. Spending three weeks in there doing nothing is super boring, right? Except, Eve's mother assigns her to create the perfect guy. Out of chromosones.  Or whatever she's doing. 

Then, there's Solo. His mysterious past is like the whole reason of this book. Solo (nice name) was basically raised by Eve's mother as the runner boy, who did whatever she asked. He hates Eve mother, wants to get revenge on her, so he decided to give evidence to the FBI on all the illegal stuff Eve's mom does. Except the deeper he digs, the more he finds out whose at fault. And at the end, it was one person who could stop him. Guess. ;) So Eve and Solo take turns having POV parts in the book.

Adam, the second part of the title. He only has one POV part. I think. Or at least only a few. Since, during most part of the book, he was being made,  I don't know much about him,, except he kind of acts robot-y. Thinking about it, shouldn't Eve and Adam fall in love? I mean, Eve created him. Her idea of a perfect guy. She's gotta like him. ;) You'll see the twist. But if you're smart enough, I'll bet you know it by now. LOL. 

The Plot: 
I don't even know why I do this part anymore. I think I explain everything in the characters sections. So. I guess, I'll combine it next time.

Book Comparisons:
Hmmm. I probably don't have my thinking cap on, because I really don't remember what this book reminds me of. Not really. Okay. Skip. Until maybe I remember. Or maybe it's just so unique, there isn't any. But everything reminds me of something. Okay. Eve and Adam reminds of that story form the bible, but I swear this isn't even close. 

I got it!!! Okay. So Eve and Adam reminds me of  The Adoration of Jenna Fox. Which  read all they way back in sixth grade. Which was only two years ago. But I do have really bad memory. LOL. So in the Adoration of Jenna Fox, it had the same scientifical stuff, but I won't tell you more because I think all the scientific stuff happens in the end.

The Ending:
My reaction was Ummmm.....okay. Not that it was bad. But I kinda want Eve to end up with the other guy. I dunno... I don't have much of an idea about who she should end up with in this book. Because I'm not madly enough with both guys, so no thoughts there.

The Bad:
Hmmmm......she should have ended with the other guy. And please, make Adam more man-like. He seems like Ken from Barbie. And he also seems like a wimp at the same time. 

The Good:
Well, these sci-fi stuff. Pretty well thought out, I kinda like sci-fi genre so yaay!

Rating; (1-10): 8.6

Happy Reading~


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