One of my goals I spoke about this month was to read more, this is because I had read a book which I had really enjoyed and being someone who has never particularly enjoyed reading it is always a challenge to stick with a book all the way through.
Seeing that is it book lovers day today I thought it was a good time to talk about the book that I have enjoyed recently especially as it has made me want to read a bit more!
The book is called ‘Eve of Man’, the first installment in a triology written by Giovanna Fletcher and Tom Fletcher. I was particularly curious about the book mainly because of who the authors are and the hype that had been created around social media prior to its release. I ended up purchasing the book on impulse when it was released throught the Google Play Store, I hadn’t read the blurb prior to the release and neither had seen the video Tom shared prior to the book coming out. So I didn’t really know what to expect from the book when I started reading it.
AGAINST ALL ODDS, SHE SURVIVED.
THE FIRST GIRL BORN IN FIFTY YEARS.
THEY CALLED HER EVE . . .
All her life Eve has been kept away from the opposite sex. Kept from the truth of her past.
But at sixteen it’s time for Eve to face her destiny. Three potential males have been selected for her. The future of humanity is in her hands. She’s always accepted her fate.
Until she meets Bram.
Eve wants control over her life. She wants freedom.
But how do you choose between love and the future of the human race?
(Description taken from GoodReads)
Honestly, it was probably a good thing that I hadn’t read anything to do with the plot of the book prior to reading because if I had I would have most likely avoided it if I had. I also haven’t read any of Giovanna’s other books prior to starting Eve of Man so I had no idea what to expect from her writing style. Also knowing Tom’s books are generally aimed at a much younger audience I ws a bit unsure of how well the two of them would work to produce a book together.
Now I have read my fair share of young adult novels. It is generally the type of book I would read as they are usually easier to read and don’t require as much focus on the storyline. I don’t however tend to read any science fiction books, I usually steer clear of them beause they’ve never really been ‘my thing’. So when I started reading the book and found out what genre Eve of Man fell into I almost stopped reading it. I’m glad I didn’t.
Giovanna tells the story from Eve’s point of view and Tom takes on Bram’s point of view alternatively. In some cases telling a story in this way wouldn’t work, however for this particular book it works out very well and their seperate but also joint stories run together very smoothly. I very quickly became hooked on the story and invested in the characters – particularly the leads Eve and Bram. There are plenty of twists in the story which kept me hooked throughout the book, which unlike many other books I have read, meant I struggled to put it down.
Now there were parts of the story that felt it was moving too fast and equally times when it felt that it was moving a bit slowly however this didn’t detract from how much that I enjoyed the book.
I wsn’t aware that Eve of Man was the first in a triology of the same book with the two following installments yet to be released. However when I did find this out, I was and still am very excited to read what happens next to Eve and Bram.
The reason why I chose to talk particularly about Eve of Man on book lovers day is because it did what not a lot of books have been able to do – and that’s make me think I can enjoy reading again! I think the main reason why I enjoyed this book so much is because it was from a genre I wouldn’t have normally chosen to read from.
I guess the saying is true – You shouldn’t always judge a book by its cover…. or genre!
(image credit Penguin)