Release Date: 4 October 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Author: Anna Carey
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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.
I was so surprised by this book, I mean it sounded amazing and I really wanted to read it and I was not let down one bit by it! Anna Carey sure has a gift with words and I absolutely loved this book!
Again this was another novel that has made me fall even more in love with the dystopian genre and I cannot wait to read more from Anna Carey. I really liked the concept of this book, but yet there was a tiny thing that annoyed me; when Eve sees men/boys for the first time I wanted to see more feeling perhaps a bit of shock after all it was the first time she had ever gotten to see a male in real life.
With that being said I did absolutely love how intriguing and interesting this world was and how the main character; Eve looks at it from what she knows and using her brain to empower her in a way of sorts.
Within the first 2 pages of this book I instantly loved Eve’s character and appreciated that she was smart and intellectual, I understand you get characters like this in many books but I loved how she was almost at the top of her game, she seemed to be perfect and she was book smart and well when she got to the real world book smartness could only help in certain aspects of life.
I would say you definitely need to read this book, it is a simply stunning novel!