Imagine if all of a sudden, all the babies being born were boys. If that happened for a single day, you’d think it was a bit weird, but what would happen if that carried on for years?

Well it turns out that if there are no girls being born, people start to feel there’s no hope left for humanity, and the world starts being destroyed at an alarming rate.

But then a miracle, a girl is born. She’s taken into care by the government so they can make sure she’s safe from all the men in the world who have never seen a woman younger than their own mothers.

But it appears like not all is as it seems, and Eve starts to feel like maybe they don’t have her best interests at heart. What if she doesn’t want to become a baby factory, a vessel for the government to try to produce another girl?

Enter Bram. He’s spent most of his life acting as Anna’s virtual holographic best friend, but he has fallen in love with her, and he feels like the feeling could be reciprocated. Now he wants to get out, and he wants to take Eve with him.

I LOVED the idea behind this book and it kept me completely gripped throughout. When I got to the end and realised that this book was the first part of a trilogy, I was absolutely gutted that I now have to wait for them to write the second book!

The one thing that I missed was a proper world-building. In other books I’ve read in this genre area, I’ve felt completely immersed in the location, but I felt a bit disconnected if I’m honest. I could completely imagine the dome where Eve lives, but I found it harder to visualise the wider world. I would have loved that to be described more.

Saying that, I can’t wait for book two, I’m hoping that it builds on what we’ve seen in the first book and takes us deeper towards being fully immersed in Eve and Bram’s futures.

 

My rating: 4/5Average rating: 4.26
400 pages. Published in: 2018
Read in Hardbackon 10th – 22nd July 2018