Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Eve by Anna Carey
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
It's 20 years in the future and the vast majority of the populace has been take out by a virus. The vaccination against the virus only aided in the destruction.
The orphans have been rounded up and the boys are in labor camps and the girls are in school. What the girls don't know is that when they graduate they will basically be chained to a bed and forced to go through multiple pregnancies, until they either die or can't get pregnant anymore. What's a girl to do? Why, escape! And that's what Eve does.
This book was absurd! For example, Why would you subject girls to 12 years of schooling if you are only going to chain them up to bed and basically pop litter after litter? What was the point of making Eve the valedictorian? Giving her a medal for being the best and the brightest?
Part of the curricula was to teach girls about the evils of men...the only good man being the King...a left over politician from before the virus that was the first to get things moving after the devastation. So when Eve encounters a male of the species she assumes he wants to have sex with her...and she voices it to him. UGH.
Just about everyone that comes into contact with Eve ends up dying...she may have been the best and the brightest at school (best and brightest what I have yet to figure out), but she is incapable of thinking beyond what she wants right this second and the possible effects her decisions have on those around her. Instead of quietly walking away from a baby bear cub she decides to pet it and wonders why the Mama is pissed and chasing after her. REALLY?
Then she gets to the sanctuary she's heard about and finds out it's for women only and she lets the love of her life leave her there and walk away??? Absurd I tell you, especially after everything they have just gone through? I guess there had to be something for Eve to do in the next book. OY!
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Posted by Pam Steinke at 2:28 PM