Review: Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate & Michael Grant

Written By: Kellie - Sep• 14•12

eve and adam

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publish Date: October 2nd, 2012
Source: ARC
Goodreads

Rating: 3/5 Apples

Synopsis: 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. -Goodreads

Review: Individually I am a huge, huge fan of both Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant (although to be fair, Michael Grant has co-authored some of my favorite K.A. Applegate titles which include both the Remnants and Everworld series, as well as having written the Gone series which is amazing), and when I found out they were married I had a bit of a giggly girl fit. There was no way I was turning down the chance to read YA fiction written by both of these amazing authors. I was not disappointed.

While parts of this book are pretty scientifically advanced, it’s still a story set in (more or less) modern day America. The majority of the book is set in the head office of an uber company that focuses on medical research and biological technology, not always of the government approved variety. I loved all of the little ‘what if’ medical advancements that were sprinkled throughout the story.

The romantic elements to this story were not what I was expecting at all. Adam (the ideal man that Eve is creating using a computer program) is all well and good but where things get really interesting is with Solo who lives at Striker Biotech and is carrying around some fairly epic hate for Eve’s mother. Eve (she usually goes by E.V.) is going through some pretty big life events and the boys that come along for the ride each have a really interesting role to play as does her best friend whose character is not at all what you expect from this kind of story.

I don’t want to say too much about the plot as it absolutely will not be what you expect and that is part of the fun. Either way, this is a really fun read that gets you thinking about all kinds if possibilities.

I was surprised to find out that this book will have a sequel called ‘Adam & Eve’ as it absolutely read like a standalone. I will be very curious to see how Both the characters and technology continue their evolution. Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate clearly make a fantastic team and I hope they continue writing together for a very long time.

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