Published: 31st May 2018
Synopsis: AGAINST ALL ODDS, SHE SURVIVED.
THE FIRST GIRL BORN IN FIFTY YEARS.
THEY CALLED HER EVE . . .
All her life Eve has been kept away from the opposite sex. Kept from the truth of her past.
But at sixteen it’s time for Eve to face her destiny. Three potential males have been selected for her. The future of humanity is in her hands. She’s always accepted her fate.
Until she meets Bram.
Eve wants control over her life. She wants freedom.
But how do you choose between love and the future of the human race?
EVE OF MAN is the first in an explosive new trilogy by bestselling authors Giovanna & Tom Fletcher.
For the past 50 years only baby boys have been born, no one can explain it, then a unassuming couple at the end of their fertility unexpectedly fall pregnant to the long awaited girl. She is called Eve – the savior of humanity! Eve is now 16 and ready to fulfil her destiny but Eve is developing a mind of her own and is realizing that things may not be as they seem.
This is a really interesting book, classed as a YA dystopian novel but actually I think it is much more than that –‘with no future generation to inherit our world, we abused it beyond anyone’s imagining.’ It raises some really interesting moral and ethical dilemmas which personally I would have loved to have delved a little more into, had it been written for adults maybe they would have, but that didn’t detract in anyway from my enjoyment of this book.
The story is told from two viewpoints Eve and Bram, swapping regularly throughout. Bram is the son of the scientist that invented Eve’s ‘world’ as she knows it, an artificial dome (think Truman show) that is designed to keep her happy and compliant, as part of this they give her Holly, an artificial friend that is piloted by Bram. A chance encounter between them changes everything. I liked both characters, they were strong and willing to fight against unbelievable odds and difficult beginnings.
The action is fast paced and well written. I massively disliked the characters Vivian and Dr Isaac Wells, there was nothing there to warm me to them, which I think is the point, however, I would have liked to have read a little from their points of view, to see what their motivation was – there is also a big unanswered question for me concerning Vivian – hopefully this will be answered in future books.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I really hope I don’t have to wait too long for the next book in the trilogy! Big thank you to Penguin Random and House and Netgalley for giving me a copy to review.