The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, and the horrifying fate that awaits her. Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust…and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life
Ok let’s see what we have here! YA dystopian – love it! Rough rebellious boy – Love it! Choose between love and life – Love it. Cover- …not so much! I mean I’m like a big sucker for a good cover, yet this one here looks downright boring. A girl and a bridge leading to … well freedom or whatever. And truth to be told this was why it took me some time to pick this book up. See that’s what a cover can do!
..is not a nice place to life! But, Eve has no idea what is really going on behind the walls of her all-girls school! All seems good, Eve is an orphan living at this school and everything feels all right. She has friends, she can learn and she’s one of the best at her school! She’s excited to start life after the school! But, then she learns what “life after school” really means and she has to face that everything she knew was a lie and she has no chance but to leave! For the first time Eve sees the world with different eyes and for the first time she has to survive on her own….
Being alone is very dangerous and Eve has to learn that nearly everything they have been taught at school was a lie – now she has to survive somehow but being raised like she was, this is not easy! But then Caleb comes to her rescue and takes her to a camp full of boys.
Especially Eve was very naive at the beginning, which of course was not her fault but she caught up pretty fast and tries to fit into her new life. And although being raised like she was she opened her eyes to look behind the lies everyone has feed her. I just easily connected with this open minded, very smart, very strong and sweet girl. Eve is just easy to love and following her journey, her development and seeing the world through her eyes was fantastic. She’s the perfect Main Character!
Caleb is a great character too! He knows a thing ar two more about the world they live in and he’s very patient in teaching Eve what she needs to know. Yet, Caleb also seems not perfectly happy considering his circumstances! Caleb and Eve together were the sweetest thing ever! Both never had the chance to discover the other gender so they are both careful but also fascinated! The love and romance between them felt very real and honest!