Book Review – Eve of Man by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher

eve of manAGAINST ALL ODDS, SHE SURVIVED.
THE FIRST GIRL BORN IN FIFTY YEARS.
THEY CALLED HER EVE …

All her life Eve has been kept away from the opposite sex. Kept from the truth of her past.

But at sixteen it’s time for Eve to face her destiny. Three potential males have been selected for her. The future of humanity is in her hands. She’s always accepted her fate.

Until she meets Bram.

Eve wants control over her life. She wants freedom.

But how do you choose between love and the future of the human race?

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gold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svggold_star-svg  4/5 Stars

I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

I thought this book was a really interesting concept but wasn’t sure what to expect as if not read any books by either of them. And initially for me, the first bit is a little glossed over, so I didn’t get a draw. And when it started in earnest it did take me a little while to get into it. But by the end I was reading fast to find out what happened!!

It’s not always spectacularly written, especially in the first half, but the concept is really well executed, and the impended and ever building sense “they did WHAT” is really well timed. I loved the general background about what happened to the planet (though I’d have loved more on this!) and thought it was probably accurate that women would end up both sidelined into breeding and segregated completely, even if it made me really sad. I think that was actually one of my major things I wanted more from the book – I wanted someone to represent that women aren’t just for breeding or even that men can control themselves around one.

However I love Eve, and her ways of picking things up – it just surprised me she got to 18 without doing more of it. And I love the whole concept of Holly and the pilots and even the mothers. I wanted more on what happened with Vivian but I loved the backstories we got on some of the others. And Bram was awesome. Though it must be odd pretending to be a girl sometimes! And I liked when he started to click just what was going on.

I definitely agreed with the Freevers when they were introduced and more and more as the book went on.

It’s hard to talk about too much without spoiling so I shall finish by saying – if you’re struggling at the start to stick with it, as the last half really started to fly by for me. And I’m definitely going to be checking out the sequel!

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