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Eve & Adam (Eve & Adam #1)

3.6 of 5 stars 3.60  ·  rating details  ·  7,903 ratings  ·  1,379 reviews
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 bor...more
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published October 2nd 2012 by Feiwel & Friends
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Steph Sinclair

Actual rating: 1.5 stars

Before there was Harry Potter there was Animorphs. I was in love with that series as a child. It was pretty serious. Half my closest was dedicated with Animorph books and I had a special shelf full of them right next to my bed. And honestly, looking back I'm surprised I didn't have an Animorph shrine a la Helga G. Pataki.

Obsessed? I like to think of it as an extreme hobby.

So when I saw Eve and Adam go up on NetGalley, I'll admit this freely, I squealed. I waited with bat...more
I don't know if it's the cover, or the latest craze of dystopians, but I was sure I was getting into a futuristic sci-fi novel when I started Eve and Adam. After only a few chapters though - confused about the lack of world building - did I suddenly realize that this is actually set in current day. This is not a bad thing at all, but my expectations did a complete 360 to which I ended up pleasantly surprised to have stumbled upon an intriguing sci-fi novel touching on genetics, and full of horri...more
Stacia (the 2010 club)
"I want you, Evening, to design the perfect boy."

3.5 stars. Yes I do believe this is going to have some degree of awesome.

"What if she won't come with me?"
"Oh, she'll come. It's the fate of all creators. They fall in love with their creations."

What if you had the chance to design the perfect partner? Would you do it? At the very least, would you be curious enough to think about doing it?

Anyone else remember the 80's movie Weird Science? I loved that movie as a kid. When I first read the de...more
Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
2.5 stars
In a sentence, Eve and Adam by the husband-and-wife writing team Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant is a smartly plotted and solidly written book that, unfortunately, lacks both depth and substance. I could be wrong in assuming that it is a packaged book, but even if I am, I’m pretty confident it was written with no real passion for the story. Although I certainly can’t object to the quality of writing itself, the superficiality with which the idea was developed is disappointing to s...more
I'm trying so desperately to find something even slightly redeemable about husband-and-wife team Katherine Applegate and Michael Grant's return to young adult, Eve and Adam, but, as I was trying to think up some positive qualities that this book holds, I only ended up with the pathetic, "Well, it was a quick read...", and the equally as pathetic, "I guess it was original..." Clearly those two accolades - the only ones I can provide at the time, mind you - aren't the most enthusiastic, but this b...more
Eve and Adam is...well, it wasn't what I was expecting. I went into this novel confident that it would be yet another sci-fi novel that would fail to surprise me and after the first few chapters, I thought I had the romance and plot figured out. Well...I hate to admit this, but I was wrong and I am so glad I was! Eve and Adam, contrary to my expectations, did manage to be an exciting, intriguing, and unique novel - all aspects that make it stand out in its over-populated genre. Yet, desp...more
Lisa (Badass Bookie)
The Short Story? - One of the best books I've read this year, Eve and Adam is definitely an extraordinary sci-fi with an original premise and beautiful characterisation. Interesting, edgy and fast paced, I completely devoured this novel in one sitting. I have nothing but good things to say about this novel, written by two of YA's greatest authors, what could simply go wrong? Eve and Adam is a must read!

The Long Story? - One of ritual things to do before writing a review is to read the review...more
Wendy Darling
This is one of those lukewarm "it's not you, it's me" cases, I think.

I read until around 100 pages and skimmed a bit further, but this one just didn't grab me. I didn't feel a connection with the characters and it felt as though a few things were too obviously set up--very fast--in the beginning of the book.

I've since read a couple of reviews that seem to indicate that the second half of the book is better, with more action and development, and that the story isn't as predictable as I thought i...more
I actually wrote out a half assed attempt at a review for this but then Goodreads ate it. The gist: this was really boring and really annoying and I hated all the characters. Yeah.

Things I didn't like:
- there was no sense of suspense. Like, at all.
- the pacing was bizarre
- Solo was a creep
- so was Adam
- Evening wasn't the sharpest tool in the box, and disliked people for weird resons. Sorry but you don't get to mock people for their names if your name is Evening!! She actually didn't seem to li...more
Sarah (saz101)
3.5 Stars

With the likes of Cinder, Unravelling, Obsidian—not to mention dystopian as a genre—it seems sci-fi’s been making a comeback of late. But while hi-tech, high-stakes and twisty plots are to sci-fi what teen angst and pointy teeth are to paranormal, sometimes, it’s just fun—and the Grant/Applegate dream-team deliver ‘fun’ in Eve and Adam by the bucket-load.

The Story:
Evening Spiker expects to wake up dead after she mangles an arm, loses a leg and a whole lot of blood in a brutal car accide...more
Miracles don't exist...or do they?

Evening Spiker has always loved biology, as well as the arts - her mother, Terra Spiker, one of the lead names in the scientific fields, although her methods are often less than savoury and her work is shrouded in mystery. After a freak car accident, Evening undergoes an operation at her mother's research facility. Her leg, cut off, is now healing...at a level that is far too good to be true.

Soul mates don't exist...or do they?

Evening's mother gives her somethin...more
Fairly quick and straight-forward read. Something aimed at readers between Gone and BZRK – at least that’s what I think. I find it is a lighter BZRK just dealing with genetic manipulation rather than biots and nanobots etc.


‘What if she won’t come with me?”
‘Oh, she’ll come,’ Terra Spiker says. ‘It’s the fate of all creators; they fall in love with their creations.’

The first thing I did earlier this year when I found out about this book was squee like tomorrow was never coming. If you kno...more
Megan (Book Brats)
Call me Snake SOLO...

Romance, science, genetic tinkering, and hot boys. The synopsis had me after one line, but EVE & ADAM is a bit of a mystery to me. Maybe I went in with strange expectations, or maybe the blurb is misleading, but I expected something a bit different expectations than I should have. Expecting genetic experimentation, the future, and a girl creating her perfect boy, what I got was… Okay, fine, I pretty much got what I was anticipating, just in a different form. But maybe it...more
Full review at The Intergalactic Academy (we're giving away a copy, too, so hop on over!)

If you’ve been following the Intergalactic Academy, then you know that we’re fans of KA Applegate. To date, Sean has recapped over half of her classic YA sci-fi series Animorphs. Animorphs was, in fact, one of the first things we bonded over–on the AbsoluteWrite forums, we talked about how we loved this dark contemporary space opera and how badly we wished someone would bring that magic back.

So I was very e...more
I know she's checking me out. Fair enough, because I'm checking her out.
"Ah ahhh ahhhh!"
Eve cries out suddenly. She's in pain. Bad pain. So it's possible she's not really checking me out.

I really do hope that sums up why the hell I decided to give this one star. I have no patience at the moment, so maybe it would have received higher on a different day.
Full review to come

From the get go, I knew I would like this book. The cover alone tipped me off to expect an exciting plot and a lot of action. Evening “E.V.” Spiker is the daughter of a Biopharmaceuticals mogul-scientist. After being in a horrible accident, E.V. goes to stay at the Spiker research facility while she heals. To keep E.V. occupied, Terra Spiker, E.V.’s mother, has E.V. test new software for the company. E.V. will be “playing God” and building a Sim person on...more
The expectations I had for this novel were high! The premise of Eve and Adam leaves one undoubtedly excited and when I got hold of this I couldn’t wait to start. However, when I started reading things just seemed to trickle down hill from there. I wouldn’t label this book as bad or rubbish, it just didn’t blow my mind like I expected it to. There were no little intricacies or details of the genetics. The explosions of action were rather sedate and expected almost. At times I even felt like the p...more
So this is supposed to be, according to the blurb, all about Eve and the perfect boy she creates, right? WRONG. It's told in alternating chapters from the viewpoints of Eve and Solo. What? Who's Solo? Yeah, he's the guy that (view spoiler).

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"Oh instalove, how do I loathe thee? Let me count the ways."

This wasn't really bad. It was, though, a light fluff of a story that uses genetic engineering as an invisible skeleton to pack romance, familial issues, and a few insubstantial characters around. There's nothing...interesting, unique about this story. It recycles a bunch of what's already been done in the genre (plus romance), which bored me. Kind of skipped through the ending. Basically what's been said in other reviews.

Mostly, though...more
Eve and Adam was supposed to be a book about how our protagonist, Evening, created a perfect man. Except that turned out to be a slow and unexciting plot line. It really started off with E.V. (as she likes to be called) getting in a car accident, and waking up in the hospital where a strange boy is checking her out. Checking her out in more ways the one (more on that later.) The boy, Solo, takes her back to Spiker Bio, E.V.'s mom's company. E.V. is confined there, and her mother tasks her with c...more
KA Applegate is my childhood hero but Eve and Adam almost gave me a scare. Sure, much of what I fondly remember about Animorphs and Everworld made it into this book, the cheeky humor, the obvious and not so obvious pop culture references, and especially the moral shades of gray that’s complicated but not preachy, but the first hundred pages or so just felt off. Luckily, the chapters go by quickly and I found a lot to like by the end of the book, although my overall impression is probably still s...more
Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner)
More like 1.5

From the "Final Thoughts" portion of my review:

Eve and Adam just wasn’t for me apparently. It might have been a case of my expectations of the book versus what I got. I was expecting some really crazy science fiction story with deep meaning and exploration of mortality and playing God and I just didn’t really get that at all. It was less serious and more funny — which is fine but just not at all what I was hoping for with an AMAZING premise like that. I don’t know..by the time I got...more
Did a video review for this one, but basic thoughts are:
*2.5 - Really mixed.
*Very fast read. (Very fast. Like, maybe it should have been slower so that things could happen in ways that made sense.)
*Sometimes funny, but often flat.
*3 characters, 2 authors, and yet only one voice among them...
*Rapey scientist says what?
*The end.

Click to view the review, yo!
Sierra Abrams
Eve and Adam by Grant & Applegate (#1)
Pages: 291
Release Date: October 2nd, 2012
Date Read: January 3rd-5th, 2013
Received: ARC via Shelf Awareness
Rating: 4/5 stars
Recommended to: 15+

Evening has never known any kind of living besides that of her wealthy, protected lifestyle. Her mother is a scientist - and a billionaire. She's cold and distant, and Eve's father is dead. But when an impossible accident occurs and Eve recovers faster than anyone expected, questions are raised. Who is thi...more
Street Corner Read Along January 2013

Okay, so I obviously didn't hate this considering I devoured it within one day. In a way I love books like this, not very time consuming, but on the other hand, I just spent 18 bucks and I feel like I didn't get my money's worth.

Spoilers ahead

So, I really liked the name Solo for our main fella. Really different. He was likeable, for the most part. I couldn't help but root for him.

The whole concept of this was really cool. Evening's Mother is a huge, rich sci...more
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Originally reviewed on A Reader of Fictions.

Initially, I really wasn't all that interested in this book. I sort of thought it was middle grade or children's from the cover, and, despite my childhood obsession with The Animorphs, the authors weren't big draws. I picked it up at BEA, because when I got my ticket for Crewel they gave me one for this as well and I thought why not. I'm glad I did pick it up, because I was definitely pleasantly surprised by this one.

First off, I have to say that this...more
Eve & Adam is a fast-paced and unique sci-fi tale full of weird scientists, grisly experiments, secrets and a sprinkling of romance. The story focuses on genetics and shifts backwards and forwards between our main characters Evening & Solo. Later in the novel we read from Adam's point of view once he is created.

When I first heard about this book I thought it was going to be about a girl creating a boy, falling in love and maybe even teaching him all there is to know about life along th...more
Eve and Adam. Take a little of what Adoration of Jenna Fox made thrilling and throw in some the easy off hand humor that has marked some of the recent YA favorites (Elementals to name but one) and you just might get a handle on what reading this was like.

It’s funny.That’s actually the biggest surprise. It doesn’t take itself too seriously at all even with all the biological horrors alluded to. Eve is rich girl and perfectly aware. Solo has a ginormous chip on his shoulders. And they both live i...more
Asch's Anti-Paradigm
Aug 28, 2013 Asch's Anti-Paradigm rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People in need of a sci-fi quick read.
Recommended to Asch's Anti-Paradigm by: My sister a.k.a. She Who Shall Not Be Named

"It's the fate of all creators: They fall in love with their creations."

*** 3.5 stars***

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Welcome to Eve & Adam.

Reading the synopsis of this story, I really didn't get what is was about. I mean, she creates a simulation of the perfect guy,...more
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