Review: Eve & Adam by Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate

Title: Eve & Adam
Authors: Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
Links: Amazon | Goodreads
Source: NetGalley
And girl created boy…

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?
Eve & Adam is so funny and cute! It's the perfect book for those times when you need something lighthearted. It's light on the sci-fi elements. None of the science is really explored or explained in much detail, but that is okay because the humorous tone of the book doesn't require it to delve into the specifics of these things.

The story is told from three perspectives: Eve, Solo, and Adam. Of the two main characters (Eve and Solo), Solo is the more entertaining. His spoken as well as his internal dialogues are really funny, and he's more clued in as to what goes on around the research facility. But I also liked seeing things from Eve's point of view, which offers readers the chance to discover more about this strange environment alongside her. It's also nice to see Eve and Solo from each other's point of view. Adam adds a pretty entertaining perspective to the story as well, once he's been created, and it's comically funny to witness people's reactions to him. Eve's mother and her friend Aislin are also interesting characters and are sometimes quite funny, particularly the dialogue regarding their opinions of each other.

Eve & Adam is a quick read - it's fairly short and has a quick pace which, combined with the humor, makes for a very fast read. The plot focuses on some of the weird stuff that goes down at the research facility, some of which is not exactly legal. There's a bit of the mad scientist thing going on, and it'd be completely disturbing if it wasn't so funny. This book takes something that could be quite serious in any other book and gives it an amusing spin that lightens the mood and makes the story totally playful instead. There's a little bit of romance - not the insta-love, die for this person type of romance, but a sweet and somewhat awkward and funny budding teenage attraction.

If you're looking for sciencey science fiction, this is not that. But if you're looking for something to cheer you up on a gloomy day or if you just need a good laugh, then this is totally the perfect book for that. If you like humor and amusing dialogue, you'll probably enjoy this.




Looking for something similar? Try:
Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris   My Review | Amazon | Goodreads
Mothership by Martin Leicht & Isla Neal   Amazon | Goodreads

6 comments:

  1. I thought it would be sciencey and I liked that, but it's also good if it's light and useful for cheering up. Add some romance that's not instant-love, a fast-pace writing-style and great characters and I'm hooked. Thanks for your awesome review!

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    1. It's definitely more on the fun/humor side of things. There are sciencey things going on, but not in detail. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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  2. This sound like the perfect read to brighten and otherwise gloomy autumn day *adds to wish list*

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    1. It is quite fun! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Huh. I've seen mention that this novel is sci-fi light, but no one said anything about it being all that funny. And awkward romance? LOVE! Guess I'll have to give it a try myself. :)

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    1. I'm not sure if it's just my twisted sense of humor or what. I thought it was kinda hilarious. I have seen reviews where people were irritated by a lot of the stuff that I found to be funny, or they thought it was dumb. But this book doesn't seem to take itself too seriously, so if readers try to take it seriously then they're probably not gonna enjoy it as much.

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