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Eve and Adam

by Katherine Applegate, Michael Grant
Read by Jenna Lamia

Macmillan Audio | October 16, 2012 | Audio Book (CD)

Eve and Adam is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
With "Eve and Adam," authors Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant team up to create a thrilling story. 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?

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.87 × 5.28 × 0.77 in

Published: October 16, 2012

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1427226636

ISBN - 13: 9781427226631

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Rated out of 5 by from i would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes something a Little different. it is very original and unique never read anything like it 10 out of 10
Date published: 2012-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read It's taken me awhile to sit down and write this review. As much as I loved the book I just never got around to writing my review before now and I read the book back in July! But, don't let that get you thinking that I didn't enjoy Eve & Adam because I did. I don't know if many of you remember Katherine Applegates's middle grade series (also written with her husband) that was really popular in the early 2000's entitled The Animorph Series. I hope some of you do because those books were among my best of friends when I was 10 til the time I was 12 years old. Katherine Applegate is one of those iconic writers from my childhood so when I saw that she had written a new novel albeit with her husband I had to request it from NetGalley regardless of what it was going to be about I knew I had to have it. Luckily, the publisher granted me approval and the same day I got my ARC I had read and finished the book in a matter of hours. Hours that had me neglecting poor Mr. Turning the Pages. That's right ladies and gents. The book was that good seriously. Right off the bat I was hooked. I love a good book where there are genetically engineered characters. Evening is one of my favourite characters of the year. I loved how smart she was and her take charge personality. Plus I loved that even though she came from money, and had a mother with some major control issues and a type A personality that she was very mellow to a certain extent. Mostly we see this as she interacts with her best friend Aislin who has some issues of her own. You can tell that when Evening loves and cares about someone that she loves hard. Even if it means putting herself in danger. What really surprised me about the novel was how well developed the plot was. I liked that the big thing (You have to read the book to find out what it is because I am so not spoiling that for you) didn't happen right away. Even though the book starts off pretty dramatically it didn't really slow down all that much which I loved. The fact that Evening is so smart and she's an artist really endeared her to me because she wasn't the typical cold hearted braniac (We'll reserve that title for her mother who does love her daughter very much in her own way). The book was very action packed and there was a lot of twists and turns and Solo was one of the biggest mysteries until the very end. I really enjoyed that there was some romance between Evening and him but it wasn't over done and it was absolutely not a case of the dreaded insta love. After all the hullabalooh, of the first bit of the book or so we're introduced to Adam whom, in a roundabout way is how the reader starts to learn about the genetic mutations being carried out at Evening's mother's laboratory and the story behing Eve's own existence comes to light as well. When all is said and done this was a fantastic novel, and one of my favourite books of 2012 both in the YA category and the overall category. I really loved it and I highly recommend this one to everyone. It was a great novel and I enjoyed how the authors wrote it and the character development was spot on. I can't wait for the nect book in this series to come out but seeing as how the book was just published I may be in for a longish wait. In that case I think I'll read some of Grant's and Applegate's other books. Go buy this book people! * I received a free copy of this book from the published via NetGalley in exchange for my free and honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own and I was not compensated in any way.
Date published: 2012-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Unique plot, captivating characters, a great read for teens and adults Read my full review here: http://courtneyshawnmarr.blogspot.ca/2012/10/review-eve-and-adam.html
Date published: 2012-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed Eve & Adam. It's actually been awhile since I've read a sci fi, so it was a welcome change. Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate have created a wonderful story that is nearly impossible to put down. It did start out a bit slow, but the ending was A-MAAAA-ZING!! First off, this book starts out with Evening (Eve, E.V.) getting hit by a car. Her leg is severed and she is rushed to the hospital. Her mom, who is the owner of the Spiker Biotech company, takes her from the hospital to her own private hospital inside the company and Eve is left there to recover, which is strangely faster than normal. Of course, Eve is terribly bored and wants something to do, so her mother lets her play around on a new simulation program they are developing to create the perfect boy. That was pretty much what sold me on this book. Getting the chance to create the perfect boy?! Sounds pretty awesome, even if it's just a simulation. Eve meets Solo, a mysterious boy who lives on the Spiker Biotech compound. He HATES Eve's mom and would like nothing better than to bring her down. He thinks there is some terrible research going on and he is determined to find out and bring it out into the open and get Eve's mom thrown into jail. But after meeting Eve, can he still do it? There's definitely something bad going on in the compound, but will they figure it out? This was actually a really short book. About 188 pages in the e-format. So I basically burned through it in a day since I couldn't put it down. It was a lot of fun to see Eve's version of the "perfect" guy. Maybe he's even too perfect. I loved seeing how Eve and Solo's relationship went. It was pretty slow actually. Eve is like the first girl his age that Solo has seen in the 6 years that he's been at the compound. I do have to say that the authors did a really great job at making me despise Eve's mom. She was clearly a huge B.... Until the end, she kind of redeemed herself a bit. I did like the majority of the characters though and found them all to be well written. Overall, Eve & Adam is a great quick read that is full of action and maybe a little bit of gore even. It is written by two amazing authors who know how to write a story that is completely addicting. If you like sci fi, or aren't sure about it yet and want to try some, I would definitely recommend this book. It's a wonderful read.
Date published: 2012-10-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not your everyday kind of creation The book starts out with a bang! literally, Eve gets smooshed by a speeding truck. What better way to grab your reader's attention than to immediately kill off your main character? Oh but I didn't mention that Eve survives, and in the ensuing hours she miraculously stays conscious through the whole ordeal. But the oddity of how quickly she's healing is overshadowed by the project her mother - head of Spiker Biotech - assigns her to keep her busy. You'd think it'd be easy to design the perfect male specimen right? It just happens to get a little bit complicated with the gorgeous and mysterious Solo hovering nearby, Eve's best friend Aislin getting into trouble non-stop on top of the ominous rumblings in the bowels of Spiker Biotech. I love the cover so much. With the title being Eve & Adam, and using the apple as the traditional iconic symbol to allude to the story of creation, it's fitting for this tale of girl creates boy - with a slight Frankenstein science fiction twist to the cover, it blends the two themes together perfectly! I walked into this book thinking it'd be set in a futuristic world where impossible technology ruled, but turns out it's set in present day with lots of inside jokes about current video games (I giggled at the mention of Portal), and common gadgets (like iPads). So it was a bit surprising, but given the context of how Eve is presented with her project I think this setting was a good choice. This husband wife writing duo manages to nail the characters right on the head. The story is told from alternating points of view between Eve and Solo - each chapter is distinguished by name. But the voices are written in a way that it's easy to distinct between Eve with a more structured professional academic voice versus Solo's darker, casual but calculated voice. I liked Eve well enough. She over thinks things a bit too much sometimes, and it ends up giving her tunnel vision, which causes her to miss crucial facts that are blaring at her. Eve has never wanted for anything in her life, but her life isn't as perfect as you think. She's lived with a very tightly controlled leash, and because of this she's both insanely intelligent but lacks common sense life skills. She's driven to do well, but like any sane teenager she tests her mothers limits. She gets her bouts of rebellion in where she can, mostly in the form of her best friend Aislin. Aislin is that friend I think we all knew at one point. She makes some of the worst relationship decisions ever, loves to party and you always feel like you need to rescue her from herself. Which is Eve's role in this friendship, she ends up living vicariously through Aislin's crazy adventures while picking up the pieces afterwards. Aislin, although a secondary character seemed to play a huge role in the story. Her mess of a life is what drives most of the conflict. I will give Aislin credit, at least she knows what she wants and she decides quickly, it made Eve's constant indecision a bit more bearable. Solo Plissken has a lot in common with Eve. He's clever, smart, snarky and at times just a little bit hormonally awkward. But unlike Eve, he has the ability to think quickly on his feet, and street smarts to survive in the cut throat environment of Spiker Biotech. At first I wasn't sure if I liked him, he was a bit of an ass. But Solo is like a fungus, he grows on you. I was a bit disappointed that Eve's designing of her perfect boy takes a bit of a backseat to all the drama that Aislin and Solo brings to the party. But once things get going I was more concerned with each character's personal struggles instead of her project. The darker undertow of the whole story does however end up drawing all these strings together into one fantastic reveal. It gets a bit philosophical towards the end, but I figure the ramifications and ethics of such a project should likely be discussed. The style and language used makes this a surprisingly quick read. The science isn't overly technical, the romance isn't steamy but it's cute in a geeks get together kind of way. All in all you will laugh and be entertained! The ending didn't leave me for wanting, but it does look like it could be turned into a series.
Date published: 2012-09-10

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Eve and Adam

by Katherine Applegate, Michael Grant
Read by Jenna Lamia

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.87 × 5.28 × 0.77 in

Published: October 16, 2012

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1427226636

ISBN - 13: 9781427226631

From the Publisher

With "Eve and Adam," authors Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant team up to create a thrilling story. 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?

About the Author

Katherine Applegate was born in Michigan on July 19, 1956. Her works include science fiction, young adult romances, and pop-up books. She writes the Making Waves, Making Out, and Roscoe Riley Rules series. She writes the Animorphs, Everworld, and Remnants series under the pen name K. A. Applegate. She also writes under the pen names of C. Archer, Catherine Kendall and Elizabeth Benning. In 1997, she won a Golden Duck Award (Eleanor Cameron Award for Middle Grades) for The Message. Home of the Brave won the SCBWI 2008 Golden Kite Award for Best Fiction and the Bank Street 2008 Josette Frank Award.
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