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Ways accepted her fateEVE IS THE SAVIOUR OF HUMANITYUntil she meets BramEve wants control over her life She wants freedomI AM EVEHow do you choose between love and the future of the human race? EVE OF MAN is the first in an explosive new trilogy by bestselling authors Giovanna Tom Fletche I wanted to like this book because I think Tom and Gi are fantastic peo ERP Demystified is the first Somos chicos de menta (Tomo 5) in an explosive new trilogy by bestselling authors Giovanna Tom Fletche I wanted to like this book because I think Tom and Gi are fantastic peo

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Eve of Man

All her life Eve has been kept away from the opposite sex Kept from the truth of her pastSHE'S THE ANSWER TO THEIR PRAYERS THEIR FINAL HOPEBut at sixteen it's time for Eve to face her destiny Three potential males have been selected for her The future of the world is in her hands She's al I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewTh

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PRE ORDER EVE OF MAN THE FIRST BOOK IN A BRAND NEW TRILOGY JOINTLY WRITTEN BY BESTSELLING AUTHORS GIOVANNA TOM FLETCHERAGAINST ALL ODDS SHE SURVIVEDTHE FIRST GIRL BORN IN FIFTY YEARSTHEY CALLED HER EVETHE WORLD HAD WAITED FOR HER ARRIVAL WITH BATED BREATHShe is the last girl on earth and 35 to 4The blurb intrigued me and my first thought was the incredible C


10 thoughts on “Eve of Man

  1. says:

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Eve is the first female to be born in 50 years In an ageing world destroyed by man she’s raised away from the conflict in the ‘dome’ a paradise of school lessons dancing and talking to her AI ‘friend’ Holly But there’s to Holly than meets the eyes As Eve approaches her 16th birthday can she accept her inevitable fate as the saviour of her race or will a forbidden love force secrets out into the open?I tried to like this I really did On paper it should be right up my street Dystopian YA female lead ideas of gender suppression but I just found it incredibly simplistic and uninspiring It all just feels a little bit ‘been there done that’ with a rather unsophisticated take on The Handmaid’s Tale and this idea that women have been oppressed and controlled which seems to be a recurrent theme in dystopian fiction at the moment The writing style is very overly descriptive in terms of feelings which I don’t think really works here as nothing is left for the reader to interpret and develop their own opinions It’s all telling with no subtleties which I think would have helped elevate the text The world building is also rather limited Other than an overview at the beginning which gives an outline into the current state of the planet and humanities apparent lack of respect for the environment due to no future generations to pass it to there’s little explanation as to why the world is how it is Why are no female being born? What exactly happened? Would a world full of mainly men really result in global catastrophes? I find this slightly condescending to believe Perhaps this will be expanded on in future literature but I really think time should have been spent trying to flesh out the world that I was suppose to care about The glimpses we see of life outside the dome were some of my favourite segments and I found the hints of environmental destruction and how the ‘Freevers’ live far interesting than any character in the dome Eve and Bram as the two narrators have very distinct voices and it was easy to differentiate when each of them is in control of the narrative which helped with the flow of the story However they do unfortunately suffer from what comes across as instalove and I found uite a lot of their scenes together uite cringy especially the gushy declarations of love We’re given a background to suggest that Eve and Bram have ‘grown up’ together and know each other well but they’ve never so much as touched It’s a very ‘clean’ romance which is rather childish and simple but to me it also feels like infatuation and the love of the unknown rather than romantic love which makes the second half of the book and the motives behind it even harder to understandA major issue that I found in the book is this very clear divide in the story into two distinctive parts The first half is very Eve focused and centres around her life in the dome and her relationships with Bram and the ‘Mothers’ the ageing women who care for her The second half is very much of a revolutionary fast paced action story I found it uite jarring although I did enjoy the second half However again I found Bram’s story a little too ‘easy’ for him Everything falls into place with very little struggle and strife and his character goes from beaten down son of high powered genius to revolutionary leader without any real believable development of character In comparison Eve comes across increasingly like a damsel in distress as the story progresses with little ability to really fight for herself without the help of others This could have been a good story about gender dynamics and the distribution of power in a world devoid of females and the continuing struggle to preserve the female race Unfortunately I just couldn’t enjoy it was much as I wanted but I genuinely hope this finds an audience with younger readers as an introduction into dystopian fiction with an innocent romance


  2. says:

    THAT ENDING THOUGH I NEED MORE


  3. says:

    35 to 4The blurb intrigued me and my first thought was the incredible Children of Men The difference is in Children of Men no children had been born for eighteen years Whereas in Eve of Man it’s been 50 years since the last baby girl was bornWithout females the human race was facing extinction and by the time Eve was born the earth was a mess Men living without hope of a future have abused the world beyond imagination Overconsumption of fossil fuels accelerated global warming Then came the miracle everyone had hoped and prayed for Eve A special dome is created for her so she can live in a perfect world Safe and secureShe even has a best friend Holly She knows Holly isn’t real because she’s the same age and Eve’s the first female born in 50 years But it’s nice to have a friend and confidant So Eve lives safe and secure in her perfect world Her only job is to give birth to girls when the time comes To save the human raceI’m not sure how sound it is having just one girl to continue the human race but it’s all they’ve got So putting thoughts of interbreeding asideBram has known Eve nearly all her life and while they’ve never actually met he’s one of the pilots who operates Holly He knows her better than anyone after all he’s her best friendEve is now 16 years old three potential mates have been selected for her to choose from But things don’t go as planned and this is when she actually meets Bram for the first time She knows on sight that he’s her favourite Holly Things change from this moment for both of them Eve can’t stop thinking about Bram and she starts to consider her life and what her future could hold if she was truly free to make her own decisionsSo I was intrigued and after reading the prologue I’ve included the first part below excitedI liked both Eve and Bram and the world that’s been created and after the prologue I was glued and just couldn’t read fast enough I was fully engrossed in this new world but then it seemed to slow and before I actually realised it I found I was skimming I took a break and I’ll admit I wondered if this book was going to continue like this and just heat up at the end to get us ready for the next bookI’m glad to say this wasn’t the case at all it and the second half was better than the first and now I’m looking forward to the next bookSo why not 5?Apart from the slow part in the middle it just never seemed to reach its full potential I’m sure why or exactly what was missing for me but it didn’t fully work But there was enough here to make me want to continue on Prologue On the first day no one really noticed Perhaps there was a chuckle among the midwives at the sight of all those babies wrapped in blue blankets not a pink one in sight Individual hospitals would’ve thought nothing of it They wouldn’t have known that this day of blue was only the beginning On the second day they frowned confused at another twenty four hours of blue Just boys How baffling Still they assumed it was nothing than coincidence The Y chromosome was just making of an appearance than usual On the third day the media made light of it ‒ It Really Is A Man’s World That brought the situation to everyone’s attention Doctors and nurses realized theirs wasn’t the only hospital to go blue Blue was taking over Not just entire hospitals not just entire countries but the entire world Where had the pink gone? With approximately two and a half million babies born each week half of whom were usually girls the sudden imbalance couldn’t be ignored World leaders were called together with the most respected scientists to try to understand what was happening and discuss measures they could take to monitor the situation They had to find an ethical way of working – they didn’t want to strip people of their human rights That was what they said InitiallyThe first part of the prologue I’ve copied is from the arc and could change with publicationI voluntarily read a review copy kindly provided by NetGalley and Penguin UK


  4. says:

    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewThere are number of things in Eve of Man that left me feeling deeply uncomfortable and that really took away any enjoyment I might have gotten from the story otherwise Before I get into why I disliked this book first I want to acknowledge that there are fun sci fi concepts in here that I found imaginative and novel and I especially liked how the futuristic technology is actually central to the plot There is also a believable romance between the two main characters This really matters because their relationship is the catalyst for change in this story and therefore it has the power to make or break the book It made me happy that their romance was rooted in friendship and wasn't yet another case of insta loveI wasn't a huge fan of the writing style at first because all the sentence fragments irked the pedant in me The exposition is also pretty clumsy and there are uite a few abrupt info dumps However the flow of the narrative improves once the story really gets going and in the end I didn't really mind itWhat I did really mind however was the very black and white way the book depicts gender and sexuality On several occasions it suggests that men and women are somehow fundamentally different in their behaviour and this is presented as something natural and innate I found this biological determinism frustratingly outdated and stifling The concept of the story would really allow for a deeper exploration of gender as a social construct and gender ineuality but it never really goes there Instead of taking the opportunity to challenge gender stereotypes for the most part the story ends up enforcing themSince even the cis straight characters aren't explored in any real depth it shouldn't be surprising that the book doesn't acknowledge that ueer people exist but I was still disappointed by it You'd think this dystopian world that is obsessed with reproduction and biological sex would be especially bleak for LGBT people and it is a glaring oversight that this doesn't even get an offhand mention somewhereOur main character Eve is a fairly typical YA protagonist in that she is breathtakingly beautiful There's nothing wrong with that but the disturbing side effect of the world building is that every man on the planet is uncontrollably lusting after her and this hints at a constant underlying threat of sexual violence Honestly the majority of the male characters just about go insane with lust when they even see a glimpse of a woman be it real or a hologram The men in Eve's universe are driven by their hormones and only their good virtuous nature stops them from taking advantage of her This suggests that if any were actually to assault Eve it wouldn't really be their fault because they are simply acting out their biological urges That is such a creepy message to let go under the radar in a YA book that I was really taken aback by it Even though Eve's romantic interest Bram is all around sweet and respectful towards her he treats the other men's lecherous behaviour either as a joke or as a minor annoyance and never speaks out to challenge their views Another thing that irritated me about Bram was how obsessed he is with physical strength and how he looks down on anyone less fit than him He constantly jokes at the expense of an overweight man he meets later in the story and also makes some condescending remarks about his best friend I would be fine with this if it was treated as a character flaw but the way it is written invites the reader to laugh at these characters with him I didn't join in because I don't find haha he's so fat to be particularly witty or funnyThe last point I want to make is a minor grievance compared to the other ones but I was also baffled by Eve's and Bram's strange anti science attitude The mystical romantic powers that they attribute to Mother Nature seem pretty anachronistic given that the highly technological environment they grew up in is all they have ever known To be fair this isn't really discussed in any detail but the false dichotomy still annoyed me Science isn't the opposite of nature; it is the study of nature ArghThis is only the 1st book in a trilogy and the issues I've raised might be addressed in the later books However unfortunately Eve of Man has not made me want to read the rest of the series


  5. says:

    ARC BOOK REVIEWRelease Date 31518This really appealed to me the idea of a dystopian landscape where female births have decimated to the point where the last XX Birth in fifty years is the honour of one young girl aptly name EveUnsurprisingly she is one hot commodity; kept segregated from the common masses in the tower with the Mothers; Aged woman who have made it there lives vocation to raise herEve is raised with the ideals that she alone is the last hope for humanity; a heavy responsibility for any young girlHer only companion aside from the mothers is Holly a kind of ready made best friend; she's a sort of hologram run by three drivers one of whom is BramBram and Eve though they have never touched in person have sort of grown to adulthood side by sideDespite only interacting through Holly; these two have learned to recognise each otherAnd it's not long before the deep feelings these two inspire in each other spill over into real timeSo I did find this slightly disappointing sighNot much really happens in the first two thirds of this story it's all Eve meeting the potentials and a whole lot of inner turmoil from both Bram and Eve and I did find things to be uite slow and plodding in nature a kind of slow buildThis didn't work for me really and I found my attention at times drifting somewhatAlso there's no real explanation for why things are the way they are which I found a rather perplexing factI felt this was a missed opportunity to further expand on this uniue backdropSo For me this was all gearing up to be a 25 review then luckily things did kick up a notch going from snail pace to 100 MPH in ten seconds flatWhat a relief With this then upbeat in the storyline things really did improve for me rescuing Eve Of Man and reinvesting me in the storylineEve herself finally becomes less of a victim and proactive in her own life; her eyes are finally opened to what is actually occurring around her when she endeavours to break out of her bubble and take back some control of her own lifeBram also came into his own eventually as well though I do feel that he took the scenic route rather than the main road but never mind the point is he gets there eventuallyThis is told in dual POV from Both Eve and Brams perspective and though there was a budding romance here this is a completely clean YA and the romance is of a secondary concern the main focus being on the underlying greater purpose and the breakdown in societyI also found this to be a very imaginative read though I do think we are not giving the XY gene enough credit in regards to society's breakdown without the female inputUltimately I will read book two as I do want to know where this is going but I'm not sure how invested I am yet watch this spaceThank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC of Eve of Man Eve of Man Trilogy #1 of which I have reviewed voluntaryAll opinions are entirely my ownReviewed By Beckie Bookwormhttpswwwfacebookcombeckiebookwormwwwbeckiebookwormcom


  6. says:

    35 to 4The blurb intrigued me and my first thought was the incredible Children of Men The difference is in Children of Men no children had been born for eighteen years Whereas in Eve of Man it’s been 50 years since the last baby girl was bornWithout females the human race was facing extinction and by the time Eve was born the earth was a mess Men living without hope of a future have abused the world beyond imagination Overconsumption of fossil fuels accelerated global warming Then came the miracle everyone had hoped and prayed for Eve A special dome is created for her so she can live in a perfect world Safe and secureShe even has a best friend Holly She knows Holly isn’t real because she’s the same age and Eve’s the first female born in 50 years But it’s nice to have a friend and confidant So Eve lives safe and secure in her perfect world Her only job is to give birth to girls when the time comes To save the human raceI’m not sure how sound it is having just one girl to continue the human race but it’s all they’ve got So putting thoughts of interbreeding asideBram has known Eve nearly all her life and while they’ve never actually met he’s one of the pilots who operates Holly He knows her better than anyone after all he’s her best friendEve is now 16 years old three potential mates have been selected for her to choose from But things don’t go as planned and this is when she actually meets Bram for the first time She knows on sight that he’s her favourite Holly Things change from this moment for both of them Eve can’t stop thinking about Bram and she starts to consider her life and what her future could hold if she was truly free to make her own decisionsSo I was intrigued and after reading the prologue I’ve included the first part below excitedI liked both Eve and Bram and the world that’s been created and after the prologue I was glued and just couldn’t read fast enough I was fully engrossed in this new world but then it seemed to slow and before I actually realised it I found I was skimming I took a break and I’ll admit I wondered if this book was going to continue like this and just heat up at the end to get us ready for the next bookI’m glad to say this wasn’t the case at all it and the second half was better than the first and now I’m looking forward to the next bookSo why not 5?Apart from the slow part in the middle it just never seemed to reach its full potential I’m sure why or exactly what was missing for me but it didn’t fully work But there was enough here to make me want to continue on Prologue On the first day no one really noticed Perhaps there was a chuckle among the midwives at the sight of all those babies wrapped in blue blankets not a pink one in sight Individual hospitals would’ve thought nothing of it They wouldn’t have known that this day of blue was only the beginning On the second day they frowned confused at another twenty four hours of blue Just boys How baffling Still they assumed it was nothing than coincidence The Y chromosome was just making of an appearance than usual On the third day the media made light of it ‒ It Really Is A Man’s World That brought the situation to everyone’s attention Doctors and nurses realized theirs wasn’t the only hospital to go blue Blue was taking over Not just entire hospitals not just entire countries but the entire world Where had the pink gone? With approximately two and a half million babies born each week half of whom were usually girls the sudden imbalance couldn’t be ignored World leaders were called together with the most respected scientists to try to understand what was happening and discuss measures they could take to monitor the situation They had to find an ethical way of working – they didn’t want to strip people of their human rights That was what they said InitiallyThe first part of the prologue I’ve copied is from the arc and could change with publicationI voluntarily read a review copy kindly provided by NetGalley and Penguin UK


  7. says:

    I wanted to like this book because I think Tom and Gi are fantastic people and I expected to like it because Gi is a talented adult writer However I could not click with this bookThe first half was okay From the first page I was nervous it wasn’t uite my taste The writing is very simplistic and abrupt but in a way that doesn’t engage me The story is very much told to you so there’s not a lot of clues you need to pay attention to and sadly that left me bored At this point though it was a ⅗ The second half changed things The story became fast paced but I felt unmoved by everything that was going on I didn’t care about any of the side characters like Frost and I was waiting for Eve to become the badass I wanted her to be but she never did The characters were stereotypical the writing was boring and I ended up not caring about any of it at allI understand that for the sake of the story gender was going to have uite a narrow view It still made me sad that Eve is a damsel trapped in a tower and Bram is the macho guy on a mission to save her There’s no thought to sexuality either like what if Eve was a lesbian? No thought was put into the fact that LGBT characters could exist A sentence somewhere to acknowledge this would’ve been nice The narrow worldview made me uncomfortable and added to the boringpredictable elements that left me extremely disappointed with this story


  8. says:

    I guess reality is just the world with which we are presentedI AM OBSESSED A million stars Eve of Man is going to be one of my highlights of 2018I started it yesterday and I only put it down because I was half asleep The synopsis already sounded very engaging to me I love books about future worlds and this one I liked very muchI received an ARC via netgalley for an honest review and I'm so happy and thankful that I got the chance to read it It'll be published on May 31 2018 From the synopsis we know that Eve the first girl born in fifty years has been kept away from the opposite sex all her life When three potential man have been selected for her nothing goes as it should And then she meets Bram If you want to get blind into the book stop reading her Well not exactly Bram actually she meets Holly You'll probably be confused now what nonsens is this girl talking about? Let me explain The best way to create a connection to Eve and know her thoughts would be If she had a friend But how can you get a friend for a girl who's the last rescue for the human world? A girl who lives in a Dom at the highest point of a tower so she'll be kept safe? Riiiiiiiight you create one So Holly is being controlled by three different pilotes who navigate her they talk to Eve and make her feel comfortable One of them is Bram he has been taken from his mother by his super intelligent scientist father and lived in the tower since then Bram get's to know Eve as a child when he himself was one and after a certain time she starts to favour him instead of the other two pilots she recognises his eyes behind Hollys fassade I love love loved the idea behind this novel but have to admit the reactions of man towards Eve were pretty horrific Some of them never have seen a woman they were not allowed to visit public places and were kept save and are terrified when they see Eve for the first time There is a solider who's tempted by Eve so I'll warn you that there's the idea of rape forming in his mind but he doesn't do it If you want to avoid any mention of it you now have been warned We don't get to see much of the world outside of the dome but that didn't bother me There will be further books in this series and I'm curious how things will play out What I liked about this book I enjoy the dystopian genre very much also post apocalyptic worlds etc and especially ones with good ideas The book was special in its scheme as well as in its writing style we got to read from two POV's Bram and Eve I admired that very much because I got drawn into the story and could sympathize with both of them especially with Eve She was separated from the rest of the world and never had the chance to meet new people and make friends I was so sad when she was screaming alone in her room after what has been done to her I loved every part of this book and look forward to read the second one


  9. says:

    CW view spoilerDescription of some medical procedures Fertility and infertility test tube babies left to die because they were not male Man sacrifices himself to let others escape hide spoiler


  10. says:

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewBold imaginative and cinematic but a few uestion marks over the credibility of the plotYes it's a dystopian book And let's face it there are rather a few of them around at the moment However this definitely stood out from the crowd thanks to its inventive approach and strong confident writing Eve is the last young female on earth As this statement implies the human race has pretty much wrecked itself and for some reason women stopped producing female babies a while back This left humanity in a dire situation with only one woman to hopefully produce women As such Eve is hidden away from the world in a strange high tower building called The Dome She's protected yet isolated with only a hologram of 'Holly' to act as her friend Ironically Holly is activated by a male called Bram Even ironically they fall in love and that's when things start getting very interesting Without giving too much away Bram's on a mission to rescue Eve from the cruel situation she's in; but make no mistake the people of the Dome aren't going to make it easy for him or the other 'freevers' What I really liked about this book was the moral dilemma at the centre of it Is it acceptable to keep a girl locked up for the greater good? Is it right to treat her like a breeding cow? And what methods of generating further females are permissible? I also loved the set up itself There was something very eerie about the concept of a huge dome towering over the rest of the messed up population this weird little place that should be paradise were it not all completely artificial Likewise the characters were good fun relatable interesting and certainly not too cliched apart from the 'bad guy' Vivian I really wanted to know her back story but the book never uite got there One thing that stopped me giving this a full five stars was the problematic plot itself I couldn't uite comprehend that humanity would ever get to the point where only one woman of child bearing age existed How would this situation arise? Wouldn't be done before it ever got to this state? Whilst I appreciated the drama of the idea it felt a little too far fetched for comfort Likewise this whole 'they just wanted Eve to gain power' plot line We've seen that one in other books I wanted something fresh Why couldn't it genuinely be a case that they thought they were helping humanity? That would have added a fresh layer of moral ambiguity that would have been interesting However I do accept that this genre often veers into the far fetched and in this case it wasn't to the detriment of my overall enjoyment I definitely had my nose stuck right into it throughout


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