Eve and Adam Review

Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Macmillan: Feiwel & Friends
Age: YA
Genre: Science Fiction
Format: ebook
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes and Noble
And girl created boy…

In the beginning, there was an apple—

And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker’s head clears a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother’s research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal.

Just when Eve thinks she will die—not from her injuries, but from boredom—her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy.

Using an amazingly detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will be just perfect... won’t he?
I wanted to love this novel. I wanted it to be everything I thought it would be in my head. I wanted intense and suspenseful, crazy and out of this world. But, ultimately, it fell short. I liked it and it was a good read, but it was missing a certain spark I look for. It does feature an intriguing and secretive science fiction premise, some dramatic science experimentations, and an addicting love story and I think the sequel will be a fun read. It's light and flows well, the characters develop at a good pace together and it was quite the experience getting into their heads.

Eve and Adam began strong. The authors succeeded in making me feel like I had to keep reading, but as I progressed I found my interest waning. There are multiple parts throughout the book where I got reengaged but overall I just wanted to get to the end to see how it played out and be done.

The book alternates POVs between Eve and Solo, I liked Solo. Eve, eh, not as much. Where Solo is questioning everything and has this purpose, Eve was (while brilliant) not really anything special. Nothing really stood out about her to make her memorable.

I did love the twisting turn of events there toward the end when the reader discovers some truths alongside Solo and Eve. Overall, Eve and Adam is a good read. It's an easy to get through book, even at almost 300 pages. Book 2, Adam and Eve, will be out sometime next year.


  1. Great review! I'm kind of worried about this book now, but I like how you said there were twists in the book. I won it from a giveaway. Funny how the 2nd book's called Adam & Eve.
    Little Book Star

  2. Well, this does look interesting
    And girl created boy
    I love the tagline and the cover.. But I am disappointed that you didn't like it a lot.
    But I added it to my TBR, nonetheless.
    GREAT review,
    Your reader,