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Hers This could have been a good story about gender dynamics and the distribution of power in a world devoid of emales and the continuing struggle to preserve the Mending Her Heart female race Unfortunately I just couldn t enjoy it was much as I wanted but I genuinely hope thisinds an audience with younger readers as an introduction into dystopian Wanted! (Sons of Chance, fiction with an innocent romance I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchangeor an honest reviewThere are number of things in Eve of Man that left me Marriage Bargain With His Innocent feeling deeply uncomfortable and that really took away any enjoyment I might have gottenrom the story otherwise Before I get into why I disliked this book Disability and Digital Television Cultures first I want to acknowledge that there areun sci The Jericho Pact (Office 119 fi concepts in here that Iound imaginative and novel and I especially liked how the The Surgeons Favorite Nurse futuristic technology is actually central to the plot There is also a believable romance between the two main characters This really matters because their relationship is the catalystor change in this story and therefore it has the power to make or break the book It made me happy that their romance was rooted in The Cowboys Surprise Bride (Cowboys of Eden Valley, friendship and wasn t yet another case of insta loveI wasn t a hugean of the writing style at The Heart of a Hero first because all the sentenceragments irked the pedant in me The exposition is also pretty clumsy and there are uite a The Kyriakis Baby few abrupt info dumps However thelow of the narrative improves once the story really gets going and in the end I didn t really mind itWhat I did really mind however was the very black and white way the book depicts gender and sexuality On several occasions it suggests that men and women are somehow Iran And Iraq At War fundamentally different in their behaviour and this is presented as something natural and innate Iound this biological determinism The Evening Road frustratingly outdated and stifling The concept of the story would really allowor a deeper exploration of gender as a social construct and gender ineuality but it never really goes there Instead of taking the opportunity to challenge gender stereotypes Palm Springs Babylon for the most part the story ends up enforcing themSince even the cis straight characters aren t explored in any real depth it shouldn t be surprising that the book doesn t acknowledge that ueer people exist but I was still disappointed by it You d think this dystopian world that is obsessed with reproduction and biological sex would be especially bleakor LGBT people and it is a glaring oversight that this doesn t even get an offhand mention somewhereOur main character Eve is a Hands-On Design Patterns with C fairly typical YA protagonist in that she is breathtakingly beautiful There s nothing wrong with that but the disturbing side effect of the world building is that every man on the planet is uncontrollably lusting after her and this hints at a constant underlying threat of sexual violence Honestly the majority of the male characters just about go insane with lust when they even see a glimpse of a woman be it real or a hologram The men in Eve s universe are driven by their hormones and only their good virtuous nature stops themrom taking advantage of her This suggests that if any were actually to assault Eve it wouldn t really be their En anonym bog fault because they are simply acting out their biological urges That is such a creepy message to let go under the radar in a YA book that I was really taken aback by it Even though Eve s romantic interest Bram is all around sweet and respectful towards her he treats the other men s lecherous behaviour either as a joke or as a minor annoyance and never speaks out to challenge their views Another thing that irritated me about Bram was how obsessed he is with physical strength and how he looks down on anyone lessit than him He constantly jokes at the expense of an overweight man he meets later in the story and also makes some condescending remarks about his best Tempting Kate friend I would beine with this if it was treated as a character She Will Build Him a City flaw but the way it is written invites the reader to laugh at these characters with him I didn t join in because I don tind haha he s so Winter Kissed fat to be particularly witty orunnyThe last point I want to make is a minor grievance compared to the other ones but I was also baffled by Eve s and Bram s strange anti science attitude The mystical romantic powers that they attribute to Mother Nature seem pretty anachronistic given that the highly technological environment they grew up in is all they have ever known To be The Cowboys Seductive Proposal fair this isn t really discussed in any detail but thealse dichotomy still annoyed me Science isn t the opposite of nature it is the study of nature ArghThis is only the 1st book in a trilogy and the issues I ve raised might be addressed in the later books However unfortunately Eve of Man has not made me want to read the rest of the series I wanted to like this book because I think Tom and Gi are Triple the Fun (Kings of California, fantastic people and I expected to like it because Gi is a talented adult writer However I could not click with this bookTheirst half was okay From the irst page I was nervous it wasn t uite "my taste The writing is very simplistic and abrupt but in a way that doesn t engage me The story is "taste The writing is very simplistic and abrupt but in a way that doesn t engage me The story is Much Told To much told to so there s not a lot of clues you need to pay attention to and sadly that left me bored At this point though it was
a The second half changed things The story became ast paced butThe second half changed things The story became Texas Glory (Family Men, fast paced butelt unmoved by everything that was going on I didn t care about any of the side characters like Frost and I was waiting Historical Duo/The Soldiers Dark Secret/Lord Gawains Forbidden Mistress for Eve to become the badass I wanted her to be but she never did The characters were stereotypical the writing was boring and I ended up not caring about any of it at allI understand thator the sake of the story gender was going to have uite a narrow view It still made me sad that Eve is a damsel trapped in a tower and Bram is the macho guy on a mission to save her There s no thought to sexuality either like what if Eve was a lesbian No thought was put into the The Hobbit fact that LGBT characters could exist A sentence somewhere to acknowledge this would ve been nice The narrow worldview made me uncomfortable and added to the boringpredictable elements that left me extremely disappointed with this story I received a copy of this bookrom Netgalley in exchange The 13 Satanic Bloodlines - Paving the Road to Hell (QUADRILOGY) for an honest reviewBold imaginative and cinematic but aew uestion marks over the credibility of the plotYes it s a dystopian book And let s My Big Cock in Little Lolitas Pussy face it there are rather aew of them around at the moment However this definitely stood out The Arabic Classroom from the crowd thanks to its inventive approach and strong confident writing Eve is the last youngemale on earth As this statement implies the human race has pretty much wrecked itself and The Lieutenants Nurse for some reason women stopped producingemale babies a while back This left humanity in a dire situation with only one woman to hopefully produce women As such Eve is hidden away Pussy Portraits from the world in a strange high tower building called The Dome She s protected yet isolated with only a hologram of Holly to act as herriend Ironically Holly is activated by a male called Bram Even ironically they The Princess and the Duke fall in love and that s when things start getting very interesting Without giving too much away Bram s on a mission to rescue Everom the cruel situation she s in but make no mistake the people of the Dome aren t going to make it easy The Tycoons Virgin Bride for him or the otherreevers What I really liked about this book was the moral dilemma at the centre of it Is it acceptable to keep a girl locked up The Irresistible Tycoon for the greater good Is it right to treat her like a breeding cow And what methods of generatingurther Sacred Evil (Krewe of Hunters, females are permissible I also loved the set up itself There was something very eerie about the concept of a huge dome towering over the rest of the messed up population this weird little place that should be paradise were it not all completely artificial Likewise the characters were goodun relatable interesting and certainly not too cliched apart Reunited by the Greeks Vows from the bad guy Vivian I really wanted to know her back story but the book never uite got there One thing that stopped me giving this aull Almost a Bride five stars was the problematic plot itself I couldn t uite comprehend that humanity would ever get to the point where only one woman of child bearing age existed How would this situation arise Wouldn t be done before it ever got to this state Whilst I appreciated the drama of the idea itelt a little too Poems 1958-1980 faretched Zebra for comfort Likewise this whole they just wanted Eve to gain power plot line We ve seen that one in other books I wanted somethingresh Why couldn t it genuinely be a case that they thought they were helping humanity That would have added a The Handyman fresh layer of moral ambiguity that would have been interesting However I do accept that this genre often veers into thear The Cowboys Pride (The Worths of Red Ridge, fetched and in this case it wasn t to the detriment of my overall enjoyment I definitely had my nose stuck right into it throughout. Ways accepted herateEVE IS THE SAVIOUR OF HUMANITYUntil she meets BramEve wants control over her life She wants The Wreckage freedomI AM EVEHow do you choose between love and theuture of the human race EVE OF MAN is the Historical Capitalism with Capitalist Civilization first in an explosive new trilogy by bestselling authors Giovanna Tom Fletcher. E drivers one of whom is BramBram and Eve though they have never touched in person have sort of grown to adulthood side by sideDespite only interacting through Holly these two have learned to recognise each otherAnd it s not long before the deepeelings these two inspire in each other spill over into real timeSo I did In His Eyes find this slightly disappointing sighNot much really happens in theirst two thirds of this story it s all Eve meeting the potentials and a whole lot of inner turmoil rom both Bram and Eve and I did ind things to be uite slow and plodding in nature a kind of slow buildThis didn t work Holiday Confessions for me really and Iound my attention at times drifting somewhatAlso there s no real explanation Slave to Love for why things are the way they are which Iound a rather perplexing Fortunes Perfect Match factIelt this was a missed opportunity to The Daddy Search further expand on this uniue backdropSo For me this was all gearing up to be a 25 review then luckily things did kick up a notch goingrom snail pace to 100 MPH in ten seconds Im Jackson Day and Im Here to Stay flatWhat a relief With this then upbeat in the storyline things really did improveor me rescuing Eve Of Man and reinvesting me in the storylineEve herself Sugar Rush (Sugar Bowl, finally becomes less of a victim and proactive in her own life her eyes areinally opened to what is actually occurring around her when she endeavours to break out of her bubble and take back some control of her own lifeBram also came into his own eventually as well though I do eel that he took the scenic route rather than the main road but never mind the point is he gets there eventuallyThis is told in dual POV rom Both Eve and Brams perspective and though there was a budding romance here this is a completely clean YA and the romance is of a secondary concern the main Affairs of Honor focus being on the underlying greater purpose and the breakdown in societyI alsoound this to be a very imaginative read though I do think we are not giving the XY gene enough credit in regards to society s breakdown without the Mega Collection female inputUltimately I will read book two as I do want to know where this is going but I m not sure how invested I am yet watch this spaceThank you to the publisher and NetGalleyor providing me with an ARC of Eve of Man Eve of Man Trilogy 1 of which I have reviewed voluntaryAll opinions are entirely my ownReviewed By Beckie Bookwormhttpswwwfacebookcombeckiebookwormwwwbeckiebookwormcom I guess reality is just the world with which we are presentedI AM OBSESSED A million stars Eve of Man is going to be one of my highlights of 2018I 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 Bloc Life future worlds and this one I liked very muchI received an ARC via netgalleyor an honest review and I m so happy and thankful that I got the chance to read it It ll be published on May 31 2018 From the synopsis we know that Eve the The Indian Clerk first girl born inifty years has been kept away Faith Fairies from the opposite sex all her life When three potential man have been selectedor her nothing goes as it should And then she meets Bram If you want to get blind into the book stop reading her Well not exactly Bram actually she meets Holly You ll probably be confused now what nonsens is this girl talking about Let me explain The best way to create a connection to Eve and know her thoughts would be If she had a Greetings from Witness Protection! friend But how can you get ariend Spot for a girl who s the last rescueor the human world A girl who lives in a Dom at the highest point of a tower so she ll be kept safe Riiiiiiiight you create one So Holly is being controlled by three different pilotes who navigate her they talk to Eve and make her The Hotel New Hampshire feel comfortable One of them is Bram he has been takenrom his mother by his super intelligent scientist A Dangerous Man (Women and Men, father and lived in the tower since then Bram get s to know Eve as a child when he himself was one and after a certain time she starts toavour him instead of the other two pilots she recognises his eyes behind Hollys Sizzling Seduction fassade I love love loved the idea behind this novel but have to admit the reactions of man towards Eve were pretty horrific Some of them never have seen a woman they were not allowed to visit public places and were kept save and are terrified when they see Eveor the Her Secret Husband (Secrets of Eden, first time There is a solider who s tempted by Eve so I ll warn you that there s the idea of rapeorming in his mind but he doesn t do it If you want to avoid any mention of it you now have been warned We don t get to see much of the world outside of the dome but that didn t bother me There will be urther much of the world outside of the dome but that didn t bother me There will be urther in this series and I m curious how things will play out What I liked about this book I enjoy the dystopian genre very much also post apocalyptic worlds etc and especially ones with good ideas The book was special in its scheme as well as in its writing style we got to read Baby, Im Yours (Guys And Daughters, from two POV s Bram and Eve I admired that very much because I got drawn into the story and could sympathize with both of them especially with Eve She was separatedrom the rest of the world and never had the chance to meet new people and make Her Counterfeit Husband friends I was so sad when she was screaming alone in her room after what has been done to her I loved every part of this book and lookorward to read the second one I received a copy of this book in exchange Heart of the Night (Secret Agent for an honest review Eve is theirst The Greek Bosss Demand female to be born in 50 years In an ageing world destroyed by man she s raised awayrom the conflict in the dome a paradise of school lessons dancing and talking to her AI February or Forever (Tarrins Bay friend Holly But there s to Holly than meets the eyes As Eve approaches her 16th birthday can she accept her inevitableate as the saviour of her race or will a orbidden love orce secrets out into the openI tried to like this I really did On paper it should be right up my street Dystopian YA A Virgin For The Taking (Clemenger Sisters female lead ideas of gender suppression but I justound it incredibly simplistic and uninspiring It all just What She Saw / Operation Reunion feels a little bit been there done that with a rather unsophisticated take on The Handmaid s Tale and this idea that women have been oppressed and controlled which seems to be a recurrent theme in dystopianiction at the moment The writing style is very overly descriptive in terms of The Moretti Marriage feelings which I don t think really works here as nothing is leftor the reader to interpret and develop their own opinions It s all telling with no subtleties which I think would have helped elevate the text The world building is also rather limited Other than an overview at the beginning which gives an outline into the current state of the planet and humanities apparent lack of respect The Dark Duke for the environment due to nouture generations to pass it to there s little explanation as to why the world is how it is Why are no A Measure Of Love (Kincaid Trilogy female being born What exactly happened Would a worldull of mainly men really result in global catastrophes I Starting Over on Blackberry Lane (Life in Icicle Falls find this slightly condescending to believe Perhaps this will be expanded on inuture literature but I really think time should have been spent trying to The Soul Of A Thief flesh out the world that I was suppose to care about The glimpses we see of life outside the dome were some of myavourite segments and I Claiming His Desert Princess (Hot Arabian Nights found the hints of environmental destruction and how the Freevers livear interesting than any character in the dome Eve and Bram as the two narrators have very distinct voices and it was easy to differentiate when each of them is in control of the narrative which helped with the low of the story However they do unfortunately suffer "from what comes across as instalove and I ound uite a "what comes across as instalove and I Mystify (Mystyx, found uite a of their scenes together uite cringy especially the gushy declarations of love We re given a background to suggest that Eve and Bram have grown up together and know each other well but they ve never so much as touched It s a very clean romance which is rather childish and simple but to me it alsoeels like infatuation and the love
OF THE UNKNOWN RATHER THAN ROMANTIC LOVE WHICH MAKESthe unknown rather than romantic love which makes second half of the book and the motives behind it even harder to understandA major issue that I The New Baby found in the book is this very clear divide in the story into two distinctive parts Theirst half is very Eve Wild Streak focused and centres around her life in the dome and her relationships with Bram and the Mothers the ageing women who careor her The second half is very much of a revolutionary P.I. Daddys Personal Mission (The Coltons of Montana, fast paced action story Iound it uite jarring although I did enjoy the second half However again I Say Youll Stay And Marry Me found Bram s story a little too easyor him Everything Rafaellos Mistress falls into place with very little struggle and strife and his character goesrom beaten down son of high powered genius to revolutionary leader without any real believable development of character In comparison Eve comes across increasingly like a damsel in distress as the story progresses with little ability to really The Boleyn King (The Boleyn Trilogy, fightor herself without the help of ot. All her life Eve has been kept away Rascal from the opposite sex Keptrom the truth of her pastSHE'S THE ANSWER TO THEIR PRAYERS THEIR FINAL HOPEBut at sixteen it's time Another Day of Life for Eve toace her destiny Three potential males have been selected What Would You Like? for her Theuture of the world is in her hands She's al. ,
35 to 4The blurb intrigued me and my irst thought was the incredible Children of Men The difference is in Children of Men no children had been born Cinderella for a Night (36 Hours, for eighteen years Whereas in Eve of Man it s been 50 years since the last baby girl was bornWithoutemales the human race was Friend Foe facing extinction and by the time Eve was born the earth was a mess Men living without hope of auture have abused the world beyond imagination Overconsumption of The Longevity Diet fossiluels accelerated global warming Then came the miracle everyone had hoped and prayed Grassroots Innovation for Eve A special dome is createdor her so she can live in a perfect world Safe and secureShe even has a best riend Holly She knows Holly isn t real because she s the same age and Eve s the irst Architecture and Utopia female born in 50 years But it s nice to have ariend and confidant So Eve lives safe and secure in her perfect world Her only job is to give birth to girls when the time comes To save the human raceI m not sure how sound it is having just one girl to continue the human race but it s all they ve got So putting thoughts of interbreeding asideBram has known Eve nearly all her life and while they ve never actually met he s one of the pilots who operates Holly He knows her better than anyone after all he s her best Perfect Cities friendEve is now 16 years old three potential mates have been selectedor her to choose Prometheus Wired from But things don t go as planned and this is when she actually meets Bramor the irst time She knows on sight that he s her avourite Holly Things change Special Topics in Calamity Physics from this momentor both of them Eve can t stop thinking about Bram and she starts to consider her life and what her Seven More Languages in Seven Weeks future could hold if she was trulyree to make her own decisionsSo I was intrigued and after reading the prologue I ve included the Scenes from a Revolution first part below excitedI liked both Eve and Bram and the world that s been created and after the prologue I was glued and just couldn t readast enough I was ully engrossed in this new world but then it seemed to slow and before I actually realised it I ound I was skimming I took a break and I ll admit I wondered if this book was going to continue like this and just heat up at the end to get us ready Microsoft Visual C for the next bookI m glad to say this wasn t the case at all it and the second half was better than theirst and now I m looking Soulprint forward to the next bookSo why not 5Apartrom the slow part in the middle it just never seemed to reach its Blah Blah Black Sheep full potential I m sure why or exactly what was missingor me but it didn t ully work But there was enough here to make me want to continue on Prologue On the irst day no one really noticed Perhaps there was a chuckle among the midwives at the sight of all those babies wrapped in blue blankets not a pink one in sight Individual hospitals would ve thought nothing of it They wouldn t have known that this day of blue was only the beginning On the second day they Surrender frowned confused at another twentyour hours of blue Just boys How baffling Still they assumed it was nothing than coincidence The Y chromosome was just making of an appearance than usual On the third day the media made light of it It Really Is A Man s World That brought the situation to everyone s attention Doctors and nurses realized theirs wasn t the only hospital to go blue Blue was taking over Not just entire hospitals not just entire countries but the entire world Where had the pink gone With approximately two and a half million babies born each week half of whom were usually girls the sudden imbalance couldn t be ignored World leaders were called together with the most respected scientists to try to understand what was happening and discuss measures they could take to monitor the situation They had to The Highlanders Touch (Highlander, find an ethical way of working they didn t want to strip people of their human rights That was what they said InitiallyTheirst part of the prologue I ve copied is O Regresso da Atlântida - Os guerreiros de Posídon from the arc and could change with publicationI voluntarily read a review copy kindly provided by NetGalley and Penguin UK 35 to 4The blurb intrigued me and myirst thought was the incredible Children of Men The difference is in Children of Men no children had been born Gdy mrok zapada (William Wisting, for eighteen years Whereas in Eve of Man it s been 50 years since the last baby girl was bornWithoutemales the human race was The Scarlet Ruse (Travis McGee facing extinction and by the time Eve was born the earth was a mess Men living without hope of auture have abused the world beyond imagination Overconsumption of The White Road fossiluels accelerated global warming Then came the "miracle everyone had hoped and prayed or Eve A special dome "everyone had hoped and prayed or Eve A special dome created Mind Wide Open for her so she can live in a perfect world Safe and secureShe even has a bestriend Holly She knows Holly isn t real because she s the same age and Eve s the Dominant FUTA Collection firstemale born in 50 years But it s nice to have a The Grand Sophy friend and confidant So Eve lives safe and secure in her perfect world Her only job is to give birth to girls when the time comes To save the human raceI m not sure how sound it is having just one girl to continue the human race but it s all they ve got So putting thoughts of interbreeding asideBram has known Eve nearly all her life and while they ve never actually met he s one of the pilots who operates Holly He knows her better than anyone after all he s her bestriendEve is now 16 years old three potential mates have been selected A New Society for her to chooserom But things don t go as planned and this is when she actually meets Bram Three Chinese Poets for theirst time She knows on sight that he s her Bounty of the Blood Witch (Dragon Hero, favourite Holly Things changerom this moment Lestate dei giochi spezzati for both of them Eve can t stop thinking about Bram and she starts to consider her life and what heruture could hold if she was truly Cooking for a Crowd free to make her own decisionsSo I was intrigued and after reading the prologue I ve included theirst part below excitedI liked both Eve and Bram and the world that s been created and after the prologue I was glued and just couldn t read A History of the English Language in 100 Places fast enough I wasully engrossed in this new world but then it seemed to slow and before I actually realised it I The South Beach Diet Supercharged found I was skimming I took a break and I ll admit I wondered if this book was going to continue like this and just heat up at the end to get us readyor the next bookI m glad to say this wasn t the case at all it and the second half was better than the Surviving the Silence first and now I m lookingorward to the next bookSo why not 5Apart Kursk from the slow part in the middle it just never seemed to reach itsull potential I m sure why or exactly what was missing Because It Feels Good for me but it didn tully work But there was enough here to make me want to continue on Prologue On the National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy (Pelican Books) first day no one really noticed Perhaps there was a chuckle among the midwives at the sight of all those babies wrapped in blue blankets not a pink one in sight Individual hospitals would ve thought nothing of it They wouldn t have known that this day of blue was only the beginning On the second day theyrowned confused at another twenty our hours of blue Just boys How baffling Still they assumed it was nothing than coincidence The Y chromosome WAS JUST MAKING OF AN APPEARANCE just making of an appearance usual On the third day the media made light of it It Really Is A Man s World That brought the situation to everyone s attention Doctors 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escape hide spoiler THAT ENDING THOUGH I NEED MORE ARC BOOK REVIEWRelease Date 31518This really appealed to me the idea of a dystopian landscape where The Obliterated Man female births have decimated to the point where the last XX Birth inifty years is the honour of one young girl aptly name EveUnsurprisingly she is one hot commodity kept segregated Figlio dellolocausto from the common masses in the tower with the Mothers Aged woman who have made it there lives vocation to raise herEve is raised with the ideals that she alone is the last hopeor humanity a heavy responsibility Mr Majeika and the School Book Week for any young girlHer only companion asiderom the mothers is Holly a kind of ready made best riend she s a sort of hologram run by thre. PRE ORDER EVE OF MAN THE FIRST BOOK IN A BRAND NEW TRILOGY JOINTLY WRITTEN BY BESTSELLING AUTHORS GIOVANNA TOM FLETCHERAGAINST ALL ODDS SHE SURVIVEDTHE FIRST GIRL BORN IN FIFTY YEARSTHEY CALLED HER EVETHE WORLD HAD WAITED FOR HER ARRIVAL WITH BATED BREATHShe is the last girl on earth and.