Title: Eve & Adam
Authors: Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
Release Date: October 2nd 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Source: ARC for review
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.
Being a Michael Grant fan from his gone series and just recently discovering that this husband and wife duo wrote the Animorphs series I was really excited for Eve & Adam. The story is about much more than Eve creating her perfect male.
I'm not a fan of religion at all, but I really enjoyed this modern day genesis story. After Eve is injured in a car accident her mother puts her up to the task of creating a boy. This portion of the book doesn't have a much of a role as the summary suggests, they story actually has many more elements to it that will surprise you. I really enjoyed them, if it were all about Eve great a super hot guy I would have lost interest (not in Adam though).
I thought this book would have a futuristic setting, but it doesn't, it takes place in modern day. The use of advanced science that doesn't exists (or does it) is what makes it a sci-fi book and could give the impression of being futuristic. Being a lover of science, this book was definitely for me, it was absolutely enthralling.
The humour wasn't all that funny in my opinion, it didn't have me laughing out loud as I thought it would. The dialogue and narration were very witty and to some with be humorous though. Although Adam is supposed to be the star male of the book, I much prefer Solo, if it were up to me. I never did like the "perfect" guy. Imperfections are a great quality.
Eve & Adam is a unique twist in the YA genre, it incorporates a mix of science and religion which isn't something that it commonly done. It's a very fast paced and easy read that can easily be read in a sitting ( I did). You have yet to read anything like this, I can assure you that! Science, wit, and humour are words I would use to describe it and are the same reasons why you should go out, get it, and read it.