Eve of Man – Giovanna & Tom Fletcher

A book written by husband and wife combo Tom and Giovanna Fletcher, which tells the story of a dystopian future where no women are born? Sounds like exactly my kind of deal, so I was delighted to be approved for this one on NetGalley!

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review.

Eve of Man (Eve of Man #1) – Giovanna & Tom Fletcher

38467635AGAINST 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?

EVE OF MAN is the first in an explosive new trilogy by bestselling authors Giovanna & Tom Fletcher.

A very enjoyable dystopian fiction, told in dual narratives, from the perspective of Eve, the only girl born in the last sixty six years, and Bram. There was loads that I really loved in this – Bram and Eve’s relationship, Bram’s relationship with Hartman, his work partner, the twisted way Bram interacts with his father, the loving relationship that the Mothers have with Eve and the pervading atmosphere of malice and dread that Eve lives in blissful ignorance of.
I thought at times that the book was overlong, giving us lots of discussion of things which probably weren’t all that relevant, and not explaining where baby boys were still coming from (was it IVF? Was it IUI? Was it just the occasional woman who happened to conceive at the age of 52?) despite the fact that several of the main and supporting characters were relatively young – 14-18 being the range many of them stood in. However, the rest of the book was well-developed enough that I let this one slide and tried not to let it detract from my enjoyment of the story as a whole. I particularly liked that this first book in a trilogy actually finishes the story. Very heavily reminiscent of Delirium or The Maze Runner, although it’s clear that there’s much more to come in the future books, the actual plot points of this specific book have finished up, which I really appreciated. Definitely looking forward to the sequels.

 

Four Stars
****

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