83 Following

Obsession with Books

Www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com I am an avid reader from Sydney, Australia with a love of all things book related. I love to read Young Adult (UF, Paranormal, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary and Dystopia) with the odd adult Paranormal or Contemporary romance thrown in at times. Obsession with Books was started in March 2011.
Eve & Adam - Michael  Grant, Katherine Applegate More of my reviews @ www.obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.comReview: 4 ½ out of 5 starsEve and Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant was kindly provided to me by Hardie Grant Egmont Australia.After an accident which left Evening Spiker with serious injuries, she is transferred from the hospital to her successful geneticist mothers’ high-tech laboratory where she will recover at the hands of a highly trained medical team.Eve was a smart character who was logical, realistic and believable in her emotions; whilst recuperating and to relieve her boredom she has been given the task by her mother to simulate the creation of the perfect human using enhanced technology, I enjoyed the imagery we are given and Eve’s thought process when it came to designing the ideal boy.Eve knew something wasn’t quite right about her extremely fast healing but there to provide her with the answers was Solo Plissken who stayed by her side from the moment she first landed in hospital, he was such an intriguing character with a quick wit and a smart mind – I really wanted to know more about his life within the walls of the Biotech facility, his past, his rebellious streak and his determination to bring Eve’s mother down. I felt there was so much more to him as a person that we didn’t find out.Each of the secondary characters were fleshed out well; I especially liked Aislin, Eve’s best friend who although was going through a difficult time with her drug dealing boyfriend bought some humor to the story – I did at times find her ongoing dramas were an unnecessary addition to the storyline but she was supportive to Eve and enjoyable none the less.I devoured this book in a few short hours, I was mesmerized by the wonderful story-telling of these talented authors; the plot flowed smoothly and the idea of the perfect human being created or enhanced I found to be fascinating, the secrets being uncovered along the way provided a great back-drop to the perfect mystery.The narrative is told from Eve, Solo and eventually Adam’s POV when he is bought to life which I always appreciate, the switch between each chapter was flawless. We are propelled right into these characters stories right from the onset.I enjoyed the scientific aspects of Eve and Adam, many questions are asked in this book about what really represents perfection to us which I found quite entertaining and the writing kept me engrossed from the very first page.My only gripe is too much is revealed in the synopsis so there is no real element of surprise but other than this, I really enjoyed Eve and Adam.Thank-you to Hardie Grant Egmont Australia for providing me with a copy of Eve and Adam.