Reader: Emily
Age: 17
Title: Eve
Author: Anna Carey
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pub Date: 10/04/2011
Galley: Yes
Recommend: Yes
Convince us to read the book: Eve is a different take on the post-apocalyptic romance. The human population has been mostly wiped out by a virus, leaving many women dead, but more men alive. To solve the reproduction problem, girls are confined to live in "boarding schools" where they are given a solid education. Which is where Eve comes into the story. She still has memories of her early life, living with her parents. The girls are told they graduate and go to college at the end of their schooling, but Eve find out they are used as baby breeders, raped by men and have babies torn out of them before they can give birth. Disgusting, yes? Well Eve naturally escapes, running away from the "school," hoping to find civilization. Instead, she joins a band of runaway boys, and learns how messed up the world is, and civilization.
Compelling aspects of the book: This was not your average futuristic novel.
Cover: Certainly an intriguing cover, but not inspirational. Rather gloomy, fitting the post-apocalyptic theme, and has Eve on the cover, also expressing the solitude she experiences for part of the story.

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