Wednesday, June 27

Review: Eve of Man (Eve of Man #1)

Eve of Man (Eve of Man #1)
Giovanna and Tom Fletcher

Published By: Penguin
Publication Date: May 31, 2018
Date Read: June 3, 2018
Genre: YA - Dystopia
Source: Bought
Format: Hardback
Pages: 400

From Goodreads:

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?

"I guess reality is just the world with which we are presented."

Eve of Man is a book that I was super excited about since the moment I first heard about it. I already adore Giovanna Fletcher's books so when I heard she and Tom were writing a YA Dystopia series I couldn't wait. I absolutely adore YA Dystopia books. Eve of Man sounded amazing and I knew I would love it... and I wasn't wrong. It was everything I could have wanted and more. I loved it.

Eve of Man follows the story of Eve, the first female to be born in 50 years. With the human race on the brink of extinction, Eve has been kept safe living in her own paradise away from others of the opposite sex or her own age. Eve's future has all been decided for her, the only choice she has is which of her 'potentials' she picks to mate with. But then she meets Bram and Eve suddenly realises that there is more out there that she hasn't previously considered. But can she do her duty to the human race and follow her heart?

Eve of Man is a very unique idea that is so well thought out and executed perfectly. Giovanna and Tom really are the perfect writing partnership. Their writing styles accompany each other perfectly and the book is just easy to get lost in. I loved following this incredibly addictive story through the dual points of view. I loved Eve and Bram. They were such fantastic characters that you easily associate with and are rooting for. Right from the start I was captured by the incredible storyline and the incredibly unique voices of Bram and Eve. You could really see the differences in narration between each character and that gave the novel an even better autheticity than you find in most other multiple-perspective novels. It made Eve of Man more real and easier to get lost in.

I loved absolutely everything about this book. The action, the intrigue and the hints of romance. Anyone who knows me knows that I love a good romance and the hints of this slow-developing romance was just utterly perfect and accompanied the tone of the book brilliantly. I have read a book about the supression of women due to the potential extinction of the human race before and ended up unable to finish it due to making me feel uncomfortable with the goings on in the book. There is still going ons in Eve of Man that are not nice but it's done in such a sensitive and intelligent way that it just makes you want to read more and more to see what is going to happen. I was on the edge of my seat unable to flip through the pages fast enough.

Eve of Man is a fantastic start to what I know is going to be an incredible trilogy. I am so excited about where this storyline and these characters are going to go. I am left with so many questions and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book. Eve of Man is utterly brilliant and a must-read for everyone. I highly recommend that you read this stunning novel.

"This is what real life looks like - not an idyllic fake Utopia, but a world busy with energy and bustling with life."

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