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Eve & Adam

(Eve & Adam #1)

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  13,661 ratings  ·  1,902 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 bored
Hardcover, 291 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
May 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ebook
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
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
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
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
C.G. Drews
Oct 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, young-adult
I have a secret weakness for dystopian. It’s cool, okay? So after crunching my way through novels such as Matched, Starters, Legend, Divergent (and countless, countless others), I'm looking for something a little…different. Eve and Adam looked the perfect remedy. And with a cover like that, who wouldn’t pick it up?

Without hesitation, I say it’s a good book. It’s well written, with a quirky voice you can’t argue with. Co-authoring seems like tricky business, but these two writers (Grant and Apple
Elle (ellexamines)
2 stars. I can't believe Michael Grant was a contributor to this cliche mess.

Basically, this book was just a walking cliche without any depth of characterization. The romance is full of insta-love with zero chemistry whatsoever. There's even a love triangle. What's ironic is that the book is trying to break cliches with its love story; the perfect boyfriend might not necessarily be Eve's choice. But it doesn't work because her choice of boyfriend comes after nothing but instalove.

This could al
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
Dec 18, 2012 rated it did not like it
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
jessica ☾
Oct 10, 2020 rated it did not like it
This has been on my tbr for ages and I think I just waited too long to finally read it. I think this is the sort of book I would’ve loved in jr. high, but it seemed so bland and lackluster. Very uncoordinated in the beginning and unfortunately there was never a positive turning point for me.
Jan 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
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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Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight)
2 Stars

Well, this one wasn't for me.

Eve was way too chill about her speedy healing. She was clearly healing at a rate that was no where near normal, but she just kept shrugging it off like, "Must be the pain meds!" Your leg was literally severed from your body and took a 14-hour operation to reattach, your arm was crushed, you had stitches and bruises on your face, and you think it's normal to be bruise-free, stitch-free, pain-free, and entirely clear-headed three days later??? They kind
Jun 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
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 was
Dec 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dystopian, favorites
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 a level that is far too good to be true.

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

Evening's mother gives her somethin
Apr 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
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
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
Aug 23, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Mar 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

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
“I know something must be very wrong, or just possibly very right?”

Book Title: Eve and Adam
Author: Katherine Applegate & Michael Grant
Narration: Jenna Lamia & Holter Graham
Series: Eve and Adam #1 (according to goodreads)
Genre: Younger YA, Science Fiction, Splash of Romance
Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners
Source: Audiobook (Library)


Why I picked that quote: It’s kind of how I feel about this book in general, except the only thing they got right is the cover
Nov 07, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
"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
Ash ♡
Sep 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What an incredible book...
May 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc
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
Ren nerdychampagne


Funny story: I was writing and then I fell asleep and when I woke up, I just started writing like I didn't spent the past five hours drenched in irrelevant sweat and my laptop still playing I Want You To Know (and I don't know the truth but maybe my sister now has the lyrics memorized because it was just on repeat, for full five hours) and then changed the playlist into a random selection of Taylor Swift songs. I ended up just staring at T
Taylor Knight
Mar 30, 2015 rated it liked it

I was really drawn to this book because of the super cool cover and I thought the synopsis sounded pretty cool. I didn't really have any expectations going into this book and I'm glad I didn't.

This book starts off a little rough and never completely recovered. I was taken aback at how suddenly this book starts off. It goes from 0 to 60 in half a page and I was very surprised by that.

The characters were alright. I wasn't in love with any of them but I didn't completely hate them. Eve was a prett
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 the time I got
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!
Sep 15, 2016 rated it did not like it
You know that sound when you give the wrong answer in a game show? That sound really fits this book...

The story just had me like "meeehh.." The characters were shallow, the whole story wasn't exciting enough. The ending was weak. The story isn't believable, the relationships between the characters are unreal and how they react to each other is just anoying.

This book had so much promise but there was a lack of depth, humour, romance, excitement, mystery and action for me... All ingredients that t
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: library-now
I love those books that keep you up at night and you think about long after you have read them. This is not the case with this book. The only good thing is that it is a fast read and not many pages. I am not even sure what the hell I just read. The ending wrapped up so fast that it left you hanging with the words... Why the hell did I just waste my time reading this book?!!! Grrrrrrrrr!
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Co-author with Katherine Applegate of Ocean City, Making Out, Summer, Animorphs, Everworld, Remnants, Eve and Adam.

Pseudonymous coauthor with KA of Christy (the TV spin-off books), Sweet Valley Twins, Girl Talk and various Disney spin-offs.

Pseudonymous author of Barf-O-Rama.

Author of Gone, BZRK, The Magnificent 12, Messenger of Fear, Front Lines, Monster and A Sudden Death in Cyprus.

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