Eve and Adam

Paperback | September 10, 2013

byKatherine Applegate, Michael Grant

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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?

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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...

Katherine Applegate is the author of many books for children and young adults, including the award-winning Home of the Brave. Her husband, Michael Grant, is the author of the BZRK series and the bestselling Gone series. Together they wrote the popular Animorphs series. They live in Northern California with their two children and numer...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.3 × 5.51 × 0.82 inPublished:September 10, 2013Publisher:Square FishLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250034191

ISBN - 13:9781250034199

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not The Best This had an interesting premise but the story wrapped up too neatly and the writing wasn't doing it for me. Considering there are sequels, I was hoping for more of a cliffhanger ending than what we got. I was anticipating a bit of a genetic thriller (are those a thing? They should be a thing) where Eve creates this boy and they have to be on the run because it's illegal, but this novel wasn't really that at all. I had an issue connecting to all the characters. Except maybe Adam. But I thought the other characters were all had to relate to and did things I didn't think they would have actually done, especially once Adam was in the picture. I was weirded out by Eve's reaction to him because I felt like she was super into him and then wasn't? IDK the whole thing left me feeling weird and awkward reading about it. I feel like I missed the whole point of this book, that it just went right over my head. I thought it was an awkward way to show how playing "God" is dangerous because it worked out just fine for our MC I don't know if I want to pick up the rest of the series or not tbh.
Date published: 2016-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read, should've been more When a book begins with a terrible accident in the first line, you know this will be a good story. Evening is the victim of this accident and she is taken to her mother's company where she is tasked to create the perfect person. I liked this story but felt like it should've been written in two books instead of one. The story unfolded quickly and there should've been more room to go further into detail.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great read, should've been more OK. Quick read.
Date published: 2013-11-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Eve and Adam Best SciFi standalone I've read in a while!
Date published: 2013-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eve and Adam Best SciFi standalone I've read in a while!
Date published: 2013-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eve and Adam Best SciFi standalone I've read in a while!
Date published: 2013-05-30

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– 1 – EVE  I am thinking of an apple when the streetcar hits and my leg severs and my ribs crumble and my arm is no longer an arm but something unrecognizable, wet and red.An apple. It was in a vendor’s stall at the farmers’ market off Powell. I’d noticed it because it was so weirdly out of place, a defiant crimson McIntosh in an army of dull green Granny Smiths.When you die—and I realize this as I hurtle through the air like a wounded bird—you should be thinking about love. If not love, at the very least you should be counting up your sins or wondering why you didn’t cross at the light.But you should not be thinking about an apple.I register the brakes screeching and the horrified cries before I hit the pavement. I listen as my bones splinter and shatter. It’s not an unpleasant sound, more delicate than I would have imagined. It reminds me of the bamboo wind chimes on our patio.A thicket of legs encircles me. Between a bike messenger’s ropy calves I can just make out the 30% OFF TODAY ONLY sign at Lady Foot Locker.I should be thinking about love right now—not apples, and certainly not a new pair of Nikes—and then I stop thinking altogether because I am too busy screaming.*   *   *I open my eyes and the light is blinding. I know I must be dead because in the movies there’s always a tunnel of brilliant light before someone croaks.“Evening? Stay with us, girl. Evening? Cool name. Look at me, Evening. You’re in the hospital. Who should we call?”The pain slams me down, and I realize I’m not dead after all, although I really wish I could be because maybe then I could breathe instead of scream.“Evening? You go by Eve or Evening?”Something white smeared in red hovers above me like a cloud at sunset. It pokes and prods and mutters. There’s another, then another. They are grim but determined, these clouds. They talk in fragments. Pieces, like I am in pieces. Vitals. Prep. Notify. Permission. Bad.“Evening? Who should we call?”“Check her phone. Who’s got her damn cell?”“They couldn’t find it. Just her school ID.”“What’s your mom’s name, hon? Or your dad’s?”“My dad is dead,” I say, but it comes out in ear-splitting moans, a song I didn’t know I could sing. It’s funny, really, because I cannot remotely carry a tune. A C+ in Beginning Women’s Chorus—and that was totally a pity grade—but here I am, singing my heart out.Dead would be so good right now. My dad and me, just us, not this.OR 2’s ready. No time. Now now now.I’m pinned flat like a lab specimen, and yet I’m moving, flying past the red and white clouds. I didn’t know I could fly. So many things I know this afternoon that I didn’t know this morning.“Evening? Eve? Give me a name, hon.”I try to go back to the morning, before I knew that clouds could talk, before I knew a stranger could retrieve the dripping stump of your own leg.What do I do with it? he’d asked.“My mother’s Terra Spiker,” I sing.The clouds are silent for a moment, and then I fly from the room of bright light. Copyright © 2012 by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate

Editorial Reviews

". . . the blend of action and romantic suspense will be welcoming . . ." -Booklist"Observant, smart, and unencumbered by emotion, this is a tasty read that readers will devour in a flash." -Publishers Weekly"The husband and wife team behind the Animorphs series returns with the first installment of an entertaining saga that pits smart teens against high-tech evildoers and bionic skullduggery." -Kirkus"It'll make 'em laugh. It'll make 'em think. You may want to buy multiples." -School Library Journal"Grant and Applegate portray a chilling brave new world of genetic technology, presenting fascinating speculative possibilities that are weighed against their moral implications." -The Horn Book