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.
Disclaimer: I was provided with an ARC by Penguin India in exchange for an honest review. However, all the thoughts, feelings and opinions expressed in this review are my own.
The blurb intrigued me right from the start – no girl child for the last 50 years? I would love to see how the world is without females – so I definitely had to request it; and you can’t even imagine my joy when my request was accepted (Thank You Penguin India!!).
Without females, in Eve of Man, the human race faces an extinction; and by the time Eve is born to a couple who had faced a whole lot of troubles with conceiving, the Earth is definition of a mess.
Eve is the miracle the world has needed so badly, a miracle that they have hoped and prayed for – so she is to be protected and to be secured. She lives in a special dome created just for her and is given a best friend names Holly, who she knows is not real but she loves her anyways for she loves having a confidant as well.
Her only job is to be safe till the time she is old enough to be able to birth females for the future of human race (yes; she is teenager and she is given a choice between three boys, but still this part always got creepy for me!).
At 16 years of age; Eve is given the choice from three potential mates – but when things don’t go as planned and she comes face to face with Bram, whom she immediately recognizes as the boy behind Holly!
This becomes the turning point for the plot and had me engrossed right from the start – the writing of the author is simplistic and that works brilliantly for the book and the characters themselves – you get a look at this futuristic world without getting confused with a whole lot of complicated terminology!
Eve and Bram are easily likeable characters and the friendship between them is adorable & is the sound foundation for a romantic relationship between them – and I liked that, especially considering their age and the circumstances around them!
The plot of the book, though engrossing, did end up getting a bit slow at times and it had me resting the book aside for sometimes I would lose interest – which had me worried that I might not be able to get in touch with plot again; but my worries were unfounded, for the plot soon picked up it’s pace!
All in all, it was definitely a unique idea (especially as female in a country where female infanticide is at its highest!) and a solid start to a new trilogy that I am hoping gets a whole lot better with the next two books!
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