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Reviewed by Krystal Larson

Anyone ready for another Michael Grant book? How about with the awesome Katherine Applegate thrown into the mix? With Eve and Adam, these two authors produced yet another stunningly realistic science fiction book.

The reader first meets Evening, “Eve,” very abruptly. She has been hit by a car and needs urgent medical care. Her mother, a billionaire scientist, immediately takes Eve out of the hospital and to her own work place. It is there that Eve’s life changes. She meets Solo, a loner whose only emotion towards her mother is hatred, and many other “Big Brain” scientists, some of whom need to have their moralities questioned. Solo has a plan that will affect Eve’s mother…and Eve in a negative way, but can he go through with it after meeting Eve and falling for her?

Eve doesn’t have as much time for romance. She is tasked with creating a “sim”…or so she thinks. Eve sets about creating the perfect boy, one she believes is her ideal boyfriend, but is perfection really what she seeks?

The story is filled with romance, science fiction, mystery, and action. The reader will discover the plot through both Eve’s and Solo’s point of view. The characters are so easy to become absorbed in. Eve is easy to love. She has a strong moral compass and the ability to question what is right or wrong. Is the cost of discovering cures for millions of people justified?

The topic of morality is heavily touched upon in this novel, mostly through Eve’s character. Solo is rather aggravating. He doesn’t have all the facts, but thinks he knows everything that goes on under Eve’s mother…and he intends to do something about it. His character could use some patience. Aislin, Eve’s friend, was very aggravating. She’s one of those stereotypical girls who sticks with a terrible guy – in her case, a drug-dealer. Aislin was counting on Eve to bail her and her boyfriend out of sticky situations and was very difficult to like.

The authors did a wonderful job of portraying Eve’s mother as her character is promised in the summary. She is cold and clinical, but she does have a good side, one that emerges in full at the end of the novel. Overall, the plot was very interesting and fast-paced and Eve’s character was a pleasure to read about.

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Krystal is a young college student who loves meeting new authors and finding great books! Her favorite place to read is the Botanic Gardens.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Feiwel & Friends. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.