- The world has been wiped out by a deadly virus? Sure – I’m in!
Summary from GoodReads:
Where do you go when nowhere is safe?
Sixteen years after a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth’s population, the world is a perilous place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has never been beyond the heavily guarded perimeter of her school, where she and two hundred other orphaned girls have been promised a future as the teachers and artists of the New America. But the night before graduation, Eve learns the shocking truth about her school’s real purpose—and the horrifying fate that awaits her.
Fleeing the only home she’s ever known, Eve sets off on a long, treacherous journey, searching for a place she can survive. Along the way she encounters Arden, her former rival from school, and Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Separated from men her whole life, Eve has been taught to fear them, but Caleb slowly wins her trust . . . and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.
Okay – I don’t know about you, but if my world were falling to pieces, the last thing I’d want to do is get all cuddly with some guy. Eve, apparently, does not share that sentiment.
As I read this book all I could think about was just how selfish this girl is. She leaves people being like crazy, she thinks only of herself and when disasters happen she doesn’t even give those injured or killed by them the courtesy of mourning them. Yes, I understand the need to keep a story going but.. seriously? There’s some really hardcore stuff happening in this book and it’s just glossed over – and if there’s something I really don’t like, it’s characters being created just to be killed off.
I wish I could say glowing things about Eve, because the premise was interesting and I was really looking forward to it, but all this book is is a teenage love story with a dystopian/apocolyptic sheer covering over it.
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