Publication Date: October 2nd 2012
In the beginning, there was an apple –
And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker's head clears a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother’s research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal.
Just when Eve thinks she will die – not from her injuries, but from boredom—her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy.
Using an amazingly detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will be just perfect . . . won’t he?
(I usually use the synopsis from Goodreads but I did not like the one there and it had a character's name wrong. Weird? This one from Amazon was also on the back cover of the ARC and suits it much better.)
And girl created boy...
That was enough to catch my attention right there! I must say, Eve and Adam was a lot different than I expected but a whole lot of fun to read!
I have been really enjoying sci-fi reads lately so I was excited to get a chance to read this one! Contrary to what may be assumed, this novel takes place in modern times instead of the future. Another assumption I had wrong, Adam is not the love interest! Seriously shocked me when I found all this out. but really had me curious to see where the authors would take the story. While on the whole I enjoyed my reading experience, I think I developed a sort of love/hate with the overall story and plot and the way it was written.
What I didn't like: Some of the attempts at humor didn't work for me. Don't get me wrong, I did laugh a few times or crack a smile, but other times it was just so out of place, I would roll my eyes. It felt forced.
The whole entire side plotline with Eve's best friend Aislin and her boyfriend I found totally unnecessary. It left me feeling frustrated and annoyed as to why it was even there. I wanted to enjoy Solo and Eve and everything they were dealing with at her mom's scientific research facility, not some stupid plot with a best friend who has a shitty drug dealing boyfriend.
I also had issues when Adam comes to life. He was so beautiful that ALL men and women were falling all over themselves with one glance. Doctors and nurses in the hospital were unable to work around his presence. Really? I feel like beauty is so subjective and this part was just totally cheesy and ridiculous. I really wish he wasn't written in such a way. It took away from the overall book for me.
What I did like: I loved the futuristic advancements in technology and medicine we see at this crazy facility. Evening (Eve) is recuperating from a terrible accident that happens right from the first page. Her mother sweeps Eve away from the hospital to recover at Spiker Biopharm, where she appears to be some sort of a mad scientist type. There were these cool moveable workstations and such that I liked reading about. I also loved the real scientific aspects of Eve creating Adam. My favorite being her thoughts on brain development. She really explores all possibilities for what makes a person who they are, the pluses and the minuses. Like, if you make someone a genius, but maybe they won't be able to relate to others which can hinder the potential for friendships and relationships. Making him fearful might make him live longer but what if. . . Making him reckless might make him criminal or. . . you see what I am saying? There really is no way to make someone totally perfect because experience is individual and helps shape us.
I also really loved Solo and the dynamic he added. He showed such determination and was so meticulous. I must also admit there was a little twist I didn't see coming in regards to his mission and I loved that.
Overall, I found this an enjoyable read. If you like fast, fun and somewhat quirky reads as well as sci-fi, then this book might be for you! I have no idea if there is a sequel planned, but I am hoping there is. There is a lot left to explore with these characters!
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