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The first book in Anna Carey's chilling Eve trilogy, Eve is perfect for fans of The Handmaiden's Tale.

After a deadly virus wiped out most of Earth's population, the world is a terrifying place. Eighteen-year-old Eve has grown up isolated from the rest of the destroyed world in an all-girls school. But it isn't until the night before her graduation that she discovers what her duties will be once she graduates.

To avoid the horrifying fate that awaits her, Eve flees the only home she's ever known. On the run, she encounters Caleb, a rough, rebellious boy living in the wild. Eve knows she shouldn't trust him, but he slowly wins her confidence...and her heart. He promises to protect her, but when soldiers begin hunting them, Eve must choose between true love and her life.

Eve is the first book in Anna Carey's trilogy, full of romance, adventure, sacrifice, all set in a near future that is both wonderfully strange, and chillingly familiar.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 146 x 216 x 28mm | 428g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0062048503
  • 9780062048509
  • 355,869

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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.

In this epic new series, Anna Carey imagines a future that is both beautiful and terrifying. Readers will revel in Eve's timeless story of forbidden love and extraordinary adventure.
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Review Text

"A gripping, unforgettable adventure-and a fresh look at what it means to love." Lauren Kate, New York Times bestselling author of FALLEN
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"A gripping, unforgettable adventure--and a fresh look at what it means to love."--Lauren Kate, New York Times bestselling author of FALLEN
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About Anna Carey

Anna Carey graduated from New York University and has an MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College. She lives in Los Angeles.
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42,525 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 27% (11,619)
4 31% (13,376)
3 27% (11,671)
2 10% (4,222)
1 4% (1,637)

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I have to say the main idea was really cool and when I started this book I thought it could go really far. But after the first 30 pages it got boring and stupid. Mainly because the main character is so stupid, and I thought that she would change through the novel, but she doesn't. She stays the same way, making the worst decisions anyone would make and letting people die for her. She's even worse than Bella Swan from Twilight. When it comes to the love story, it's the most non-sense thing I've ever read about. It's THE WORST BOOK I'VE EVER READ.show more
by Raquel Artigas
This book had a very intriguing premise, which is what attracted my attention when I was perusing books to review on NetGalley. I'm a huge sucker for the dystopian/post apocalyptic YA genre, and there has been so many good choices to read. Eve was very well written and had a promising story. A serious disease has killed a large chunk of the population, leaving many children orphaned. Schools have been set up to welcome these children in (boys and girls are kept completely separate in different schools and never even see each other) where they are educated, medicated and housed until their 18th year. The girls are taught to fear the male of the species, being told they are nothing but animals who are intent on lying to them until they can satisfy their urges and then abandon them. (It's not until later that we find out more about the boys and their "education".) Once they reach their 18th year they "graduate" to the next area where they will begin their more focused career training. Or so they have been lead to believe... We very early discover that things are not what they are expected to be, and the girls are being kept for more sinister reasons. The reasons, although I sat and tried to think very hard about how it might actually could happen in the real world, come off as too far-fetched to me. I don't see why the school would focus so closely on education and keeping them away from some of the things from the past just so they can house them up later and force them to pop out babies while they remain strapped on hospital beds. It just doesn't make much sense to me. My main issue with this book is the main character, Eve. She is one of the most annoying main characters I have met in a very long time. She is weak, annoying and selfish. Her choices are wishy washy and completely unrealistic, going against characteristics that are laid out for her in the story. First she is strong, then she wimps out, then she wants to do whatever she can for a person, then leaves them behind, she's completely unpredictable. She is so immature I often just wished the author left her behind to die in a corner somewhere. That might sound harsh, but it's how I feel. I had a better connection with Eve's friend, Arden. She is strong and true and willing to give up anything to help those closest to her. I hope we see more of her in book two. I also hope Eve takes a cue from Meghan (The Iron Fey series) and does some growing up over the next book or two. I'm not sure how much more I can stand to read from her... On top of all that, the ending was another one of this horrible cliffhangers I hate so much... Really? /groans The writing style, the "promise" of a good story, and the hope that Eve is using this book to learn and mature are the only things that saved me from ranking this book lower...show more
by Gwenyth Love
Eve by Anna Carey gives us a glimpse of the possibility and aftermath of a world-wide plague dystopia filled with tyranny, a corrupt monarch, tragedy, exploitation and SO much more. I love it! I love it! I love it! I am one of those people who believe in this kind of probability to occur. Face it, there are a lot of things in our day to day lives that can lead to this practical consequence of our unstable and at times impractical endeavors. Which made "Eve" all the more easily relatable and realistically believable. Anna Carey created a chilling world that draws you in and compels you to read on, daring you to predict what happens next. As well as her talent in character building excels and made the story more engaging. I cried so hard for Benny and Silas! Eve is a strong character but I ran hot and cold on how I feel about her. I understand that she grew up in an all-girls school, sheltered, and was taught to fear/avoid/dispise men, but sometimes she made choices that really disappointed and upset me. She is very smart and can be strong in her own way, but Eve is really the damsel-in-distress. And how the ending played out made me flustered with her. With that said, even though I have my issues with her it's what makes "Eve" all the more enjoyable to read because of it's emotional impact. Thank you HarperTeen for the ARC & Thank you Anna Carey for an exceptional read!!show more
by SpadesHigh
What I love about dystopians is that they are always different from another one that I read. Each author I read seems to have a different take on how things could be in the future. This one is not one that I would ever want to live through. Eve is about to graduate from her all girls school and cross the bridge to bigger and better things. Or so she thinks. She has been living at the all girls school after her mother died from the virus that took out most of the world. The school is very strict and teaches it's girls that they should stay away and fear all boys and men. They are taught that they only want one thing from all women. One night when Eve sneaks out and crosses the bridge she finds out that it is not what the girls have been told. She decides that she needs to get out and fast. Soon after Eve makes it out of the school she is in the wild and becomes friends with someone neither thought would ever happen. Along their journey they come across a boy named Caleb who saves Eve's life. I liked how Eve just didn't fall for Caleb right away, she has been taught to fear boys. It took time to gain each others trust. The love story is there but it's not the center at all times. The King's men are after Eve because she is wanted by the King. All the twists and turns, so much action, suspense kept me reading until the end. I was shocked by the ending, I didn't expect it at all. This is one dystopian that you need to read. It's really good and interesting. There is so much more to the story but you'll have to read it to find out. This book was given to me by the publisher for review. This did not affect my review in any way.show more
by Unknown
I requested Eve by Anna Carey because I'm addicted to Dystopian right now. It's gritty and realistic and as a fan of series like Delirium, The Hunger Games and Divergent, I was eager to get my hands on this hot little ARC. Eve has a good recipe for success: it's post-apocalypse(ish), taking place after a great plague has wiped a lot of man-kind from the planet. It showcases a supposedly Utopian government and believable world-building. The premise of the "after" (post-plague) is quite believable as well: orphaned children are taken to segregated schools, taught to read, write, and learn the arts before supposedly being sent off to the new City of Sand the King has built in the desert. I don't want to say much more than that, because what really happens is a key plot point. But in the end I was a little disappointed. As much as I liked the main character, I also didn't like her. She was whiny and predictable...and weak. I think in a Dystopian world, your main character needs to be strong. Now, maybe she's weak in this first novel of the series so the author can grow her in the sequels, but who knows? Right now, the genre is saturated, so without this key element, I have mixed emotions about it. I was also confused at some of Eve's actions; they seemed out of character for her and that made it a little unbelievable. Why would Eve believe this fellow schoolmate she despises when that schoolmate tells her what the school is really for and then breaks out? Why on earth would Eve, the consummate good girl and model student, follow her? {{{SPOILER ALERT!}}}I also didn't like how she arrives at this camp and falls into the role of a teacher to a bunch of orphan boys. It felt too convenient. And the boys didn't act like any young boys I know. I didn't expect these kids to be savages, but it was not how I would imagine a bunch of rebel boys to act. I was also expecting a love triangle, because I think a relationship could have been developed between Eve and another central character and...well we don't get that at all. We get violence instead and it's left rather open-ended. It's hard for me to describe exactly what actually happens, so unfortunately, I'll have to leave it at that. {{{/SPOILER ALERT}}} The ending was also a bit unsatisfactory, but I'll probably read the next just to find out what happens. There were a lot of strong characters (just not the characters I think need to be strong), and the story is conceptually awesome. This is not The Hunger Games or Divergent, and I think part of my problem with Eve is that I went into it expecting something just as stupendous. But in the end, this is a good read, especially if you are a fan of novels such as Possession or Matched.show more
by Jennifer Adams
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