By Anna Carey
Summary: Almost all of the adults have been wiped out by a deadly virus, leaving children and teens in orphanages. When Eve finds out that the bright future the teachers have promised her is a lie, that all the girls will be put in hospitals to produce babies, she risks all to escape to the wild beyond the school walls. There she meets Caleb, who goes against everything that her school had taught her. Together, with authorities and savages on their heels, they attempt to make it to safety and start a life together.
Review: Eve is an intriguing dystopian that feels like a mix between Epitaph Road by David Patneaude and Wither by Lauren DeStefano. The world building is well done, and would be easy for non-dystopian or non-fantasy readers to enjoy. Some areas could have been filled out more (the plague and the ending), but with a possible sequel, the story definitely has room to grow. The naivety and gentleness of Eve combined with her strength and willingness to survive at all cost made her an engaging and dynamic character. Her spunk was especially endearing in her interactions with Caleb. One of the better dystopians to come out in the last few months.
Also by Anna Carey: The Sloan Sisters series
If you liked Eve you might also enjoy: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Colins, Epitaph Road by David Patneaude and Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Grade Level: S