Eve by Anna Carey

The year is 2032, sixteen years after a deadly virus—and the vaccine intended to protect against it—wiped out most of the earth’s population. The night before eighteen-year-old Eve’s graduation from her all-girls school she discovers what really happens to new graduates, 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 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. I've never been a big fan of dystopia, but Eve may have changed my mind! Anna Carey not only has a beautiful and 'new' writing voice, but her story line has turned Eve into one of my favorite reads in all of 2011. Eve, while very naive to the world around her, is a very strong and believable heroine. After she finds out the truth (can't give it away =)) she leaves the only place that she has had any kind-of security in the last twelve years. And with the hostile soldiers hunting for Eve and the men that just want the reward for her capture, she has no place to turn and no one to trust but Caleb. The rough "wild" MAN that she just met. All of Eve's life she has been taught that men are only out to hurt you and will lie to you about anything. Anna Carey was really able to make both Eve and Caleb's' story real. Their triumph's and their despair become that for the reader. Eve is the first of a new trilogy and it's definitely one that I will follow!  

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