Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Review: Eve and Adam

Eve and Adam

Title: Eve and Adam
Author: Katherine Applegate & Michael Grant
Release Date: October 16, 2012
Source: Southern Book Bloggers ARC Tour

Goodreads Description:
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?
My Thoughts:
For some reason I skipped this book while going down my review list. I think it’s because I didn’t set the date read on Goodreads so it didn’t show up at the top like my recently read books do. Anyways, I really enjoyed this book so I feel super guilty for forgetting about it and I decided to do something different with this review. Hopefully, you’ll like it! J
Question to think about while reading:
If given the ability should we play God? Would you?
This is a question that is brought up in Eve and Adam and really made me think. If our sciences get to the point where we can play God, should we and would I? The answer I immediately come up with is no, absolutely not. However, after thinking about it some I can see where certain aspects would be beneficial.  Still, my question is should we? Honestly, I’m not sure what my answer to this would be. If it were my child and we had the ability to eliminate genetic diseases I think I would definitely want to, however, still I’m unsure if that’s our place.
The extent they go in this book is was a little clearer for me. Things in Eve and Adam are definitely taken too far. Also, I feel like the people involved weren’t doing it for the right reasons which also makes a huge difference.
What is your idea of the perfect guy/girl?
This is a tough question for me to answer and honestly I’m glad I’m not in charge of creating people because it’s a lot harder than it seems. For example, if you give a person too much humor but not enough intelligence, you have a goofy person. Then again if you give someone too much intelligence and not enough humor you create someone that few people can stand to be in the room with. Or if you give someone the right amount of humor and intelligence but forget some other character feature like courage that can also be bad. See? Way more complicated than you would think.
I guess my perfect guy would be the standard: tall, dark, handsome, bad boy on the outside but good guy on the inside. Smart but funny. Sexy but approachable. Confident but not arrogant. Yeah, I’m pretty sure that guy only exists in books. J
Is perfection really perfect?
Okay, so say we do create the perfect guy/girl, do you really think they would be perfect or would they be too perfect? Personally, I think that there is a thing as being too perfect and that in the end what we really want/need isn’t at all what we thought we did.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Eve and Adam. I enjoyed getting to know the characters and I thought the plot was interesting and intriguing. The book raises some interesting questions and I enjoyed questioning myself about them!


  1. Oh, very nice!! Lots of very interesting questions... Seems like it's a pretty thought-provoking book!
    I'm glad to see you liked it! I've seen quite a few mixed reviews so I wasn't sure if I should pick it up or not. I think I'll give it a shot! :)

  2. I like your new style! I didn't read the review too thoroughly (I have in on my TBR-Soon pile), but I like the questions and all. Very book clubish! :-D


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