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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 Fletcher. 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

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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

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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 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 5Apart 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


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

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    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 ea

  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

  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 id

  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 i

  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 was

  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

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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 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 state

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