Title: Eve of Man
Author: Giovanna and Tom Fletcher
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Release Date: May 31st 2018
‘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 to you choose between love and the future of the human race.
Okay, let’s be honest here: I’m always extremely sceptical of books that two authors. I haven’t had a good experience with them and I’ve never really enjoyed them. I was still pretty sceptical when it was announced that Tom and Gi were going to release a book together. As well as that, I wasn’t sure how I really felt about the plot when I had first heard about it. The main part I was really sceptical with was Tom’s writing only because he writes a lot of books for children. So, I didn’t know what his writing was going to be like when it’s aimed at a much older audience. However, when I saw the book on Netgalley, I couldn’t help but request because I was still pretty curious.
Let’s go from the start of this story then. The prologue felt pretty corny and it did put me off a tad. I don’t really know what it was but it just seemed a little bit cliche. Thankfully, that didn’t continue through the rest of the book though which I’m thankful for. So, if you do find the prologue a tad corny then don’t let it put you off. It does get better. Or at least I think so.
The chapters change point of view between Bram and Eve. What I found though, was that Bram’s chapters weren’t as easy to read. They felt really choppy and a little bit disjointed. It wasn’t until way later on in the book that I felt that the writing flowed that little bit better. Eve’s chapters, however, flowed so well and it made her so easy to love. She’s was a really likeable character who I really enjoyed reading about. It wasn’t that I didn’t find Bram likeable but it just took me a little longer to connect to his character was all.
There were so many other characters that I was curious about in this book though. And whilst I got some answers, I didn’t get them all. I’m really hoping that I’ll find out some more information when the next book in the series is released. The mothers and Vivian were characters that were really intriguing. I feel like Tom and Gi did a really amazing job at building up these characters and making them into real people. They had so many layers and vivid personalities that had you hooked onto reading.
The plot itself was actually something I really loved about the book. Given my scepticism before hand, I think a brilliant job was done at executing the plot. There was so much more to the book than I had first expected and you could see how even the smallest of things all tied in at the end. Eve of Man constantly had me picking up my Kindle as soon as I put it down. There was so much going on in this book but it was never overwhelming. There were just so many secrets were uncovered as the plot progressed and that’s part of why I loved it. We were drip fed pieces of information and things that would leave us in shock. I did’t have to wait until right at the end to find out everything.
I’m honestly really surprised by how much I loved this book but I’m so glad that I did. I’m eagerly awaiting the next instalment now.
Rating: 4 Stars