Customer Reviews for

Eve and Adam

Average Rating 4.5
( 31 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(16)

4 Star

(10)

3 Star

(3)

2 Star

(1)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

Most Helpful Favorable Review

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

A Great Read

I don't know if many of you remember Katherine Applegates's middle grade series (also written with her husband) that was really popular in the early 2000's entitled The Animorph Series. I hope some of you do because those books were among my best of friends when I was 1...
I don't know if many of you remember Katherine Applegates's middle grade series (also written with her husband) that was really popular in the early 2000's entitled The Animorph Series. I hope some of you do because those books were among my best of friends when I was 10 til the time I was 12 years old. Katherine Applegate is one of those iconic writers from my childhood so when I saw that she had written a new novel albeit with her husband I had to request it from NetGalley regardless of what it was going to be about I knew I had to have it.

Luckily, the publisher granted me approval and the same day I got my ARC I had read and finished the book in a matter of hours. Hours that had me neglecting poor Mr. Turning the Pages. That's right ladies and gents. The book was that good seriously.

Right off the bat I was hooked. I love a good book where there are genetically engineered characters. Evening is one of my favourite characters of the year. I loved how smart she was and her take charge personality. Plus I loved that even though she came from money, and had a mother with some major control issues and a type A personality that she was very mellow to a certain extent. Mostly we see this as she interacts with her best friend Aislin who has some issues of her own. You can tell that when Evening loves and cares about someone that she loves hard. Even if it means putting herself in danger.

What really surprised me about the novel was how well developed the plot was. I liked that the big thing (You have to read the book to find out what it is because I am so not spoiling that for you) didn't happen right away. Even though the book starts off pretty dramatically it didn't really slow down all that much which I loved. The fact that Evening is so smart and she's an artist really endeared her to me because she wasn't the typical cold hearted braniac (We'll reserve that title for her mother who does love her daughter very much in her own way).

The book was very action packed and there was a lot of twists and turns and Solo was one of the biggest mysteries until the very end. I really enjoyed that there was some romance between Evening and him but it wasn't over done and it was absolutely not a case of the dreaded insta love.

After all the hullabalooh, of the first bit of the book or so we're introduced to Adam whom, in a roundabout way is how the reader starts to learn about the genetic mutations being carried out at Evening's mother's laboratory and the story behing Eve's own existence comes to light as well.

When all is said and done this was a fantastic novel, and one of my favourite books of 2012 both in the YA category and the overall category. I really loved it and I highly recommend this one to everyone. It was a great novel and I enjoyed how the authors wrote it and the character development was spot on. I can't wait for the nect book in this series to come out but seeing as how the book was just published I may be in for a longish wait. In that case I think I'll read some of Grant's and Applegate's other books. Go buy this book people!


* I received a free copy of this book from the published via NetGalley in exchange for my free and honest review. All thoughts

posted by TurningThePagesBlog on November 9, 2012

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review

Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

I wavered back and forth when it came to reading this one. The

I wavered back and forth when it came to reading this one. There was something that both intrigued me and repelled me when it came to concept behind this book. I decided to go for and was pleasantly surprised.

Eve was an interesting character. She had very little r...
I wavered back and forth when it came to reading this one. There was something that both intrigued me and repelled me when it came to concept behind this book. I decided to go for and was pleasantly surprised.

Eve was an interesting character. She had very little relationship with her mother. And with the little dealing we see of them together in the beginning, it's not hard to understand why. Her mother seems cold and calculating and Eve seems just the opposite. When the accident puts them in close proximity to one another for an extended amount of time, it no wonder that they start to but heads. In hindsight, I wonder what the true purpose was behind having Eve create Adam?

It was interesting to watch Eve create Adam. I can't imagine that it would be easy to create a "perfect" person. Everyone's idea are different when it comes to those attributes. And Eve can't know exactly what she wants. She may think she does, but the reality of the matter is that she can't. That was my major problem with this story even before I read it, which I flowed over into my actual enjoyment of the book. It dealt with a matter I have a hard time thinking about, the idea that our advancement in science may lead to the very act of "playing god."

The good news is that Eve quickly discovers that her Adam isn't quite as perfect as she had imagined. Turns out a flesh and blood person with flaws in way more interesting. I"m extremely happy that the story played out that way. I would have been highly disappointed and frustrated if it had gone any other way.

Overall an average book. It had its up and downs. If you don't mind that idea of created humans, you might enjoy this more that I did.

posted by pagese on January 6, 2013

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 10 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Anonymous333 ; )

    It's only 193 very quick pages but the authors have beautiful technique. It is almost poem like in its tranquility and likeness to actual thoughts and feelings. I enjoyed it differently than I expected but it is an overall amazing story, I hope there is more.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2012

    Quick and Fun

    I really loved the book. I reccomend it. I wish it were longer because I also felt like some things could be elaborated on near the end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Good book

    Eve gets hit by a car and then saves the world.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Simple review from Grace :)

    Hi I'm Grace,

    Trust me If you like science fiction and romance comedy, this may be the book for you. I know i may not be some "amazing editor reviewer" and happen to be a younger, but this book is pretty good. Yes it may cost some, and you might not be sure about if its a good book. Tak the chance and prepare for a excellent adventure only your eyes and mind can enjoy. ;)

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted June 2, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    And girl created boy . . . With that tag line, a lot of us are

    And girl created boy . . .

    With that tag line, a lot of us are distracted physically, BUT there is so much more to creating a flawless
    human being when we consider the semantics of the "Big Brain"--- and how Iit shapes who we are and how we
    relate to ourselves and other people.  While creating her version of "Adam", Eve finds herself asking questions that we still ponder today: Is there beauty in awkwardness, are we a product of our environment, DNA or both?  How much do our experiences play a role in building our intellect?  Are some people destined to elf-destruct because they are just a bad seed?  Does love override ethical issues?  How far medically are we willing to go achieve the perfect huma race?  Eve comes to a startling realization about herself while working on the "Adam Project".  Will she forsake herself, loved ones and truth for her perfect boy creation?

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 10 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1