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Title:
Eve / Anna Carey.
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ISBN:
9780062048516
Edition:
1st pbk. ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Harper, 2012, c2011.
Physical Description:
322, 15 p. ; 21 cm.
General Note:
Reprint. Originally published: 2011.
Abstract:
When Eve discovers the terrible fate that awaits students when they graduate from their all-girls school, she sets off on a treacherous journey into the wilds of New America, searching for a place where she can survive.
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Summary

Summary

The first book in Anna Carey's chilling Eve trilogy, Eve is perfect for fans of The Handmaiden's Tale.

After a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth's population, the world is a terrifying place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has grown up isolated from the rest of the destroyed world in an all-girls school. But it isn't until the night before her graduation that she discovers what her duties will be once she graduates.

To avoid the horrifying fate that awaits her, Eve flees the only home she's ever known. On the run, she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Eve knows she shouldn't trust him, but he slowly wins her confidence...and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.



Eve is the first book in Anna Carey's trilogy, full of romance, adventure, sacrifice, all set in a near future that is both wonderfully strange, and chillingly familiar.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Dubious gender politics and questionable character choices hinder this dystopian romance from Carey (the Sloane Sisters series). A generation after a plague wiped out 98% of humanity, orphaned girls like Eve are raised in secluded schools, conditioned to fear the outside, distrust men, and look forward to a comfortable life in the City of Sand. When Eve discovers what's actually intended for her, she flees the school. Teaming up with another refugee classmate, Eve meets Caleb, a teenage boy who alternately attracts and repels her. Together and separately, the three struggle through numerous dangers in the postapocalyptic landscape, while Eve and Caleb fall for one another. First in a trilogy, the book squanders most of its potential on a premise involving repopulation through forced breeding, a "Wendy and the Lost Boys" scenario, and the protagonist's naivete and ill-considered actions. With rare exceptions, men are portrayed either as brutes to be feared or feral children in need of a mother figure. Similarly, women who aren't complicit in maintaining the status quo are all but reduced to broodmares or objects of lust. Ages 12-up. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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