Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate & Michael Grant

Posted 27 September, 2012 by Danny in Blog, Danny, Danny's Book Review, Featured / 15 Comments

Eve and Adam

Genre: YA, Contemporary SciFi Elements
Expected publication: October 2nd 2012 by Feiwel & Friends
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Sixteen-year-old Evening Spiker lives an affluent life in San Francisco with her mother, EmmaRose, a successful geneticist and owner of Spiker Biotech. Sure, Evening misses her father who died mysteriously, but she’s never really questioned it. Much like how she’s never stopped to think how off it is that she’s never been sick. That is, until she’s struck by a car and is exposed to extensive injuries. Injuries that seem to be healing faster than physically possible.

While recuperating in Spiker Biotech’s lush facilities, she meets Solo Plissken, a very attractive, if off-putting boy her age who spent his life at Spiker Biotech. Like Evening, he’s never questioned anything… until now. Solo drops hints to Evening that something isn’t right, and Emma-Rose may be behind it. Evening puts this out of her mind and begins her summer internship project: To simulate the creation of the perfect boy. With the help of Solo, Evening uncovers secrets so big they could change the world completely

 

For some reason I thought this will be a dystopian setting and I was excitingly happy to find out it’s actually not! Eve & Adam is set in the here and now, with a science, genetic twist which made my Biologist heart happy.

 

Dual Narration – with clear distinct voices & starting with a BANG

The story is told in first person narration from Eve’s and Solo’s POV. Which was a surprise, since I though the second narration would be “Adam” as the title implies. But I fast found myself enthralled by this boy Solo. And seriously, don’t tell me you also thought about Han Solo from Star wars when seeing this name! they also have some common treats, both are play the lonely hero pretty well!

We jump right into the story with a pretty well played “bang” – I love when you get sucked right into a story with not much of a preface.

Eve – smart, strong and lonely.

Eve’s mom has a big big genetic pharma-company that makes billions of money. Needless to say Eve grew up with more money she could think of, but with an absent mom and a death father. Although Eve appears strong, she actually has to with this kind of a mother; she’s lonely, having only one friend who is the opposite of her. But, Eve is not a sad lonely person, if that makes any sense. She’s just used to take care of herself. Also, it’s not easy for her to let people get close to her so she never had a boyfriend, as in ever!

Solo with his subtle cleverness stole my heart!

He was such an interesting and intriguing character and even after finishing this book, I still haven’t figured him out! Not that he’s this mysterious kind of boy, no he’s more used to keep to himself much like Eve. But having been forced to grow up alone, he’s also pretty lonely and the only one he trusts is him. He grew up on the compound of Eve’s mother’s company and love is a word he just heard of but never encountered since his parents died. But he’s smart and he’s also brave and knows his way around, he’s sneaky and I loved his combination of shyness and cleverness!

Mystery, Science, Genetics and a fascinating plot

The plot itself was fast moving after an initial slow beginning I got hooked and truly intrigued. Finding myself turning pages after pages, eager to find out more about what the company really does. Genetic experiments? But, how far do they go? Who is really behind them! What has this to do with Eve, Solo and her mother! It was not just a fascinating plot, but also a scary one… one that might be reality at some point…

Romance Sweet Romance and … who the heck is Adam?

The romance was definitely und undeniable cute and perfectly fit easily into the plot. Since both had no real experience yet, there as a lot of blushing but also a lot of sexiness! A hot kissing scene was the cherry on top! So, where does now Adam fit into the grand sheme of things?

Well I won’t tell! Other than this was such an amazing surprise I won’t spoil for you! I’m not cruel, I just want you to have the same fun discovering all the secrets that I had!

Bewitched Rating

Bottom Line

Eve and Adam comes with a clever engaging story full of mystery and spiced up with science and future genetics. Together with a cast of clever and fascinating characters Eve and Adam is a great story I can recommend to everyone who loves action, genetics and a thrilling  plot!

 

    

Additional Info

 Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant are not just any author duo, no they are married since 30 years and write together since ever! Michael Grant wrote 150 books among them the famous “GONE” series! Katherine Applegate wrote tons of Contemporary stories back in the 90s.
And…one more thing about Eve and Adam – although I thought this was going to be a standalone I was super duper surprised to see that it’s not! That we are actually getting a sequel! I was totally excited when I saw this!
Much Love,
Obsessive Reader by Night – Scientist at Day!
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15 Responses to “Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate & Michael Grant”

  1. I felt exactly the same way about this book Danny & I actually posted my review today as well!

    It was such an entertaining read and I adored the sweet romance as well as the mysterious plot.

    A wonderful review! thank-you for sharing 🙂

    PS. Do you know if this will be a series??

  2. Great review. I enjoyed this book very much. It was different then what I expected. I really don’t know what I did expect but it was a very sweet romance and the mystery was well paced.

  3. DANNY! We’re review twins today! And, not-so shockingly, we had very similar reactions to this one! I just had fun reading it, it was funny and the romance was cute and I just devoured it in one sitting:) I was expecting certain things from Adam as well based on the title, but I like that things didn’t go the obvious way! Lovely review as always:)

  4. I’ve read good and bad reviews for this one and so I honestly have no clue if it’s for me or not. I think I’ll probably hold out until it’s been out for awhile and I can pick it up used or at the library. I’m curious, but not yet dying to read it. I’m glad you really enjoyed it though!
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    • Like the new graphic? I wanted to add about of variation.

      I was actually happy it wasn’t a dystopian. I’m so excited for the sequel!

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