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Summary Eve of Man

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. 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 openI 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

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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 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

Giovanna Fletcher Ð 7 review

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 Fletcher. 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 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

10 thoughts on “Eve of Man

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    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

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    35 to 4The blurb intrigued me and my first thought was the incredible Children of Men The difference is in Child

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    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 stor

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    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 Moth

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    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

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    I wanted to like this book because I think Tom and Gi are fantastic people and I expected to like it because Gi i

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    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 rec

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    CW view spoilerDescription of some medical procedures Fertility and infertility test tube babies left to die because they were not male Man sac

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    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewBold imaginative and cinematic but