Good Morning on this rainy, very autumnal feeling day. Today I bring you a review of a book I recently finished. This is the first in a trilogy written by the wonderful couple Giovanna and Tom Fletcher. It is a dystopian love story which focuses on the lives of Eve and Bram. You can find the blurb and details along with my review below.
Against all odds, she survived. The first girl born in fifty years.
They called her Eve.
Eve lives alone in the Tower under the strict gaze of the Mothers. She is prized and protected, because she is the last girl on earth.
Eve has always understood that the survival of the human race is in her hands. Now she’s sixteen, and three males have been selected. Eve knows it’s time to face her fate.
Until she meets Bram.
Eve sees a chance for something she never thought could be hers.
But how do you choose between love and the future of humanity?
I was recommended this book by two of my fellow The Fiction Cafe admin team members and I have to say I was not disappointed. We are thrown into a new world, where females are no longer being born. We get a glimpse of life as this happened then it cuts to 50 years later and it is clear to see how the world has changed with the threat of extinction looming over everyone. There is, however, a glimpse of hope when a husband and wife fall pregnant with a girl, Eve. We then see Eve’s life as she hits the age of 16 and how the people who control everything plan to use her to try and produced more females. Eve is mrketed to the world as the saviour of the human race.
Things take a turn and without giving any spoilers, Eve realises not all is at it seems and her friend Holly, is not who she thinks she is.
Bram is an equally fascinating character with a lot going on in his life which we learn about as the story develops.
I really love the relationship between Eve and Bram and how desipite the obstacles against them, they find a way to overcome the challenges in front of them.
The secondary characters are all people you will feel strongly about, whetehr to it to dispise them or love them, they all help round this story and bring in a depth that it is more than words on a page.
The book ends on a major cliffhanger, and I will be reading the second book as soon as my schedule allows. Book three is due out in 2021.
This was such a wondeful, well paced, exciting, thrilling and emotional read. The Fletchers have written such a fantasic book I would advise everyone read it.
I hope you enjoyed this review and if you do read it, or have already read it, please let me know in the comments below.