Eve of Man by Giovanna Fletcher

Eve of Man

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...


Details Eve of Man

TitleEve of Man
ISBN9780718186340
Author
Release DateMay 31st, 2018
PublisherMichael Joseph
LanguageEnglish
GenreYoung Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopia
Rating

Reviews Eve of Man

  • Deborah
    1970-01-01
    3.5 to 4*The 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 born.Without 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 ...
  • Deborah
    1970-01-01
    3.5 to 4*The 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 born.Without 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 ...
  • marysscript
    1970-01-01
    "I guess reality is just the world with which we are presented."I. AM. OBSESSED! A million stars! Eve of Man is going to be one of my highlights of 2018!I 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 much.I received an ARC via netgalley for an honest review and I'm so happy and thankful that I got the chance to re...
  • Lucy Banks
    1970-01-01
    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.Bold, imaginative and cinematic - but a few question-marks over the credibility of the plot.Yes, 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 statement implies...
  • Jen
    1970-01-01
    Loved the idea for this book and think the title is very clever.Both the main characters Eve and Bram have really distinctive voices and we feel for each of them in their own way. It's nice that even though we spend the majority of time within the Tower we still get a sense of the growing pains of the outside world. Some elements of the story felt quite contrived and the language was almost too simple for a young adult book which sometimes made t...
  • Karoliina
    1970-01-01
    I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.There 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 actu...
  • Ashleigh Goodman
    1970-01-01
    Pretty good. Nothing too outrageous but i like the idea and characters enough to want to keep on reading. I would be keen to keep reading the series also.
  • Suzanna E. Leonard
    1970-01-01
    De eerste 150 bladzijden slepen te lang aan, maar daarna wordt het beter, al wordt het nergens echt spectaculair. Niet kernachtig genoeg en daardoor halen de auteurs er niet helemaal uit wat erin zat en blijft het bij een doorsnee YA.
  • Marcia
    1970-01-01
    Ik was geintrigeerd door de premisse van 'Eve of Man' - een wereld waarin voor het eerst sinds 50 jaar een meisje wordt klinkt als het geniale begin van een spannend post-apocalyptisch verhaal. Helaas viel de uitwerking me enorm tegen. Pas de laatste 50 à 100 pagina's wordt het een beetje spannend, daarvoor is het vooral uitleg en world building en gezwijmel. Dit is typisch zo'n eerste boek in een serie waarin er super weinig gebeurt maar dat je...
  • Jayne Catherine pinkett
    1970-01-01
    I absolutely loved this book. I didn't expect too but I did. Full review will be posted on 31at May on publication day
  • Kath
    1970-01-01
    I have read and enjoyed a couple of Giovanna Fletcher's books and am just starting to delve into the sc-fi / fantasy / dystopian genres a bit more so when I heard she had started a trilogy, and with her hubby, I thought I'd give it a crack. Although, I believe, targeted as a YA book, and being the ripe old age of, well, 40something, I have to say that I really rather enjoyed it. Just one last thing to say before I start proper is that this is boo...
  • Chloe
    1970-01-01
    3,75/5 stars.I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Quotes may alter upon publication.“'Any future is better than none at all.' (...)'Is it?'”I'm no stranger to Giovanna & Tom Fletcher and when I heard that they were releasing a book in my preferred genre, YA, I couldn't contain my excitement. I had the chance of snatching an advanced reader copy and I couldn't be more glad because this book surprised me more th...
  • Nikki
    1970-01-01
    I received this book from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I thought this book was a really interesting concept but wasn’t sure what to expect as if not read any books by either of them. And initially for me, the first bit is a little glossed over, so I didn’t get a draw. And when it started in earnest it did take me a little while to get into it. But by the end I was reading fast to find out what happened!! It...
  • MillsyLovesBooks
    1970-01-01
    Eve of Man is the first part of a promising YA dystopian trilogy told in a dual point of view. Based in a future where there is a real possibility, that the human race will become extinct. Because there have been no baby girls born to the human race for 50 years. No matter what they did in trying to produce a girl it just never happened. That is until Eve was born, just one girl. Thus becoming the saviour to humanity!The story starts just after E...
  • Anca
    1970-01-01
    Nature has stopped giving birth to girls and even though scientist do all they can, only boys remain.Than a miracle happens: a woman conceives naturally and gives birth to a healthy baby girl: Eve.She is the first girl born in 50 years and she becomes the savior of the human race.Kept in a tower her entire live, without contact with any boys, she prepares to meet 3 Potentials.She gets to choose who will become the father of her children, but ever...
  • Charvi
    1970-01-01
    I loved this book! The concept was quite unique and there was a huge scope of spectaculation a lot. There were multiple plot twists and no information dumps. I'm still eager to know more about the book's world.There were a lot of character deaths and I cried as some of my favourite ones died. I loved Eve's character and her development too as she realises how powerful she really is. Bram was sweet and strong, ruled by his emotions which made him ...
  • Charlot
    1970-01-01
    Dit boek is een prachtige belofte voor een nieuwe geweldige Dystiopian Trilogie. De plottwists zijn op goede momenten neergezet en het verhaal kopt gewoon. Er zijn natuurlijk een aantal dingen die je jezelf kan afvragen (hoe kan het dat de mensheid het zover laat komen dat er nog maar 1 vrouw is die kinderen kan krijgen?) De technologie in dit verhaal is ver ontwikkeld, het speelt zich dan ook af in de toekomst, maar we hebben nu al scientific br...
  • Kelly
    1970-01-01
    What a read I absolutely loved this book from the very first page.This book had me intrigued as my daughter is a massive Tom Fletcher fan and I was curious to see how these authors came together. Eve of Man is fast paced with brilliant characters, Eve who was born against the odds in a world where girls have ceased being born and Bram who has grown up in a world that is all about Eve humanities last chance of survival.I loved how this book unfold...
  • Fiona Wilson
    1970-01-01
    As a fan of dystopian books I was intrigued by the premise of this one. For me it was a bit of a slow starter, it as soon as the story kicked up a gear I was totally drawn in. I love the fact this is the start of a new series and am extremely excited about where the author will take the story next.
  • Dee
    1970-01-01
    I received this book from Netgalley in return for an honest review. I have never was any of Tom or Giovannis books before but this one intrigued me when I read about it. So I requested it on Netgalley to be my holiday read (which we need up not going, and it ended up as my hospital bedside read). It took me a week to read, but I actually really liked it. Although it isn't anything like it, for some reason it (to me) seemed to have a Hunger Games ...
  • Claire Reeder
    1970-01-01
    Eve of Man isn’t usually the genre I tend to read but as a lover of Giovanna Fletcher’s books I was curious to see what a collaboration with her husband would be like.In all honesty, I found the book quite hard to get into at first, but as stated, this isn’t my usual genre but I was compelled to keep reading. However about quarter of the way through the book I did start to enjoy it. It’s a clever plot line, good characters and well writte...
  • Ashwini Abhyankar
    1970-01-01
    I was kindly given an e-ARC of the book by NetGalley in return for an honest review.It’s no brainer that I absolutely love dystopian sci-fi, there’s literally no brain cells required. And the fact that the synopsis was super intriguing also helped a lot while I wondered if I wanted to request the book or not. The synopsis really made me want to read it and luckily, I was approved for it, it’s a heavily requested book from what I understood....
  • Katy Noyes
    1970-01-01
    Fits nicely into the dystopia genre, a series-starter with a dual gender interest.I like a good dystopia, a world just different enough to be possible, a gripping concept. And of course, a relatable protagonist to root for in a dangerous world. The concept here was definitely a gripping one, following a read of Naomi Alderman's 'The Power', a book about women taking control. Here, it is the women who find themselves endangered... for fifty years,...
  • Yvonne Davies
    1970-01-01
    50 years where only boys were born. The earth is in trouble, then an unlikely couple have a miracle. Eve the first girl born. Living in a dome to protect her, is she the answer to save the world. Bram, pilot and son of one of the powerful men in the EPO. He has know Eve for a long time thanks to high tech technology. But what if they both want something different?Eve lived a lonely life, whilst she lived in beautiful surrounds and had the “Moth...
  • Anya
    1970-01-01
    (3.5 stars)This is definitely a promising start to a YA dystopian trilogy. It’s got some great and original ideas and I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes.I liked the characters, the friendships between the male characters, the bond between Eve and her ‘mothers’, even the bad relationships felt real and well developed. I could really feel Eve’s anguish and the pain of her isolation and lack of true knowledge. I truly felt for her...
  • Josephine
    1970-01-01
    What’s it About? The first in a new trilogy by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher. Fifty years ago, women stopped giving birth to boys. The human race is on the brink of distinction until an elderly couple give birth to a daughter, Eve. Flash forward 16 years and Eve just wants to be a teenage girl but that’s kind of hard when the fate of the human race is on your shoulders. Three potential males have been selected and it’s going to be up to her to ...
  • Marta Juncosa
    1970-01-01
    I found the premise of this book incredibly intriguing - Eve of Man is set in a future when it's been 50 years since the last girl was born. Humans are in the brink of extinction and, as the selfish race we are, we have exploited Earth's resources until there is nothing left, and nothing to save. Then, once day, Eve is born. There was so much potential in this book. The last girl in the planet is held captive at the top of a tower (even if she is...
  • Sophie
    1970-01-01
    *A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*This had so much potential.While so many people may be over the dystopian 'trend', I am one of those who still enjoys a good dystopian. I would say that is exactly what this book is; a good dystopian. It didn't blow me away but it is an interesting plot and an interesting society.The story is not something I have read before.I know there are various...
  • Elizabeth McLennan
    1970-01-01
    This is my honest review. I first decided to request Eve of Man because of the synopsis. The idea that girls hadn't been born in 50 years and then the miracle that is Eve is born to a perfectly ordinary couple. She is brought up in the Dome with everything done for her - a perfect life with even a best friend created for her, Holly.The book starts off with Eve being prepped to meet "Potentials" boys that have been picked for her to hopefully like...