Release Date: October 4th
Format: Hardcover Novel
Source: Won from Katie's Book Blog
Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth’s population, the world is a perilous place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and two hundred other orphaned girls have been promised a future as the teachers and artists of the New America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school’s real purpose—and the horrifying fate that awaits her.
Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Arden, her former rival from school, and Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust . . . and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.
(Synopsis from Goodreads)
When I started Eve, I couldn't put it down. The story drew me in, and the relationship between Eve and Caleb made me hungry for more!
At the beginning of the novel, Eve is happy - she has friends, good grades, and a fantastic future awaiting her - or so she thinks. When she finds Arden, poised to escape the school, she finds out what her future really is, and that night, she escapes. She is shocked by the world outside her school's walls, where she faces danger and hunger she never knew. Caleb sweeps in a rescues her, and at first she is hesitant to respond, and after a while, she gives in and lets him help her. Caleb slowly begins to work his way into Eve's heart, and Eve is falling for him. Then, the soldiers come, and their love is tested.
Eve grows over the novel, and by the end she is running from danger and killing soldiers without a thought, while before she met Caleb and she had just escaped her school, she was afraid of hunting. Eve becomes a girl with a mind of her own, and when it comes to her making a decision between Caleb and her life, she can do it - but barely.
Eve is one of my favorite novels from 2011, and one of my favorite dystopians. It has everything - romance, adventure, surprises, and shocking realizations all mixed into one novel. Eve is a must read!