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*Surprise Review!* Eve and Adam

Yep another surprise review! :) I was debating whether or not to post this one, but, as you can see, I finally decided to just post it.

First Line: I am thinking of an apple when the streetcar hits and my leg severs and my ribs crumble and my arm is no longer an arm but something unrecognizable, wet and red.

About: In the beginning, there was an apple—

And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker’s head clears a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother’s research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal.

Just when Eve thinks she will die—not from her injuries, but from boredom—her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy.

Using an amazingly detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will be just perfect... won’t he?


Pages: 291

Author(s):  
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Review: What was it that attracted me to this book, I wonder??? was is the cool cover? The neat blurb? Or just the idea of a story about a futuristic Adam and Eve that appealed to me? I don't know what it was, or how I came to read this book, all I know is that I did.

I found this book on Goodreads awhile back, and for whatever reason found it interesting enough to put on my to-read list.

A couple weeks later, I find out that my library has it and viola, i have it in my hands.

I'll admit, I was excited for this book. It looked very promising. It wasn't until I finished the first chapter when I realized... yeah, this isn't going to be what I thought...

First of all, this IS NOT sci-fi. I am a complete sci-fi nut, and that did confuse me a bit. I kept asking myself if this was sci-fi, or modern day... I didn't know. But after reading through other reviews, I think I have decided that this is modern day.

I don't know much about Iron Man, but the Spiker's seemed sort of like the Stark's, futuristic for their time. I don't know, again, I haven't seen the Iron Man movies.

Okay, so now that that's out of the way, I can get to the story.

Yay.

The book read like a moderately to horribly written fan-fic. If you've ever read a bad fan-fic, you know what I mean. 

It had no depth. It seemed like they (the authors) were trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator possible. It just made me go, "ugh".

There was zero difference between the Eve chapters and the Solo chapters. (though I liked Solo's chapters slightly better than Eve's) 

They were both really annoying actually. 

The plot was also very inconsistent. The car crash was squeezed into three pages as the first chapter, and the whole apple thing was just unnecessary to me.

It was very fast in some places and very slow in others.

I honestly couldn't stand the characters, they were either like Eve and Solo, completely... well... them. Or they were overly exaggerated.

Like Aislin, an overly exaggerated, drunk best friend of Eve. I disliked this girl with a passion.

Terra Spiker, Eve's mom who is another example of the over exaggerating, she is described time and time again as the worst person who ever walked the planet. But really you never got to really meet her, and honestly, the little bit that you see of her, she really isn't THAT bad. 

Maddox, seriously, i don't know why they had to have him, you don't even meet the guy at all. he's just Aislin's loser boyfriend, and honestly, I don't know why she doesn't just break up with him.

Then there's Adam... Oh Adam. He was literally only in the book to make this an Adam and Eve story. he is so clueless, and really, we all knew what would happen with him. but really he is only in like the last five chapters. They could've totally taken him out and there would be no difference.

And on top of all of that, there was cursing, inappropriate talk, and a whole mess of things i didn't care for.

The romance was also desperately predictable, and the characters kiss in the most random times.

... And the sorry excuse for a love triangle between Adam, Eve and Solo. Come on, we all knew who she was going to end up with!

the ending was utterly confusing for me too. okay, so you just fought those crazy scientists, and you leave to shower together? Another thing I didn't care for.

I guess you get it. I didn't like this book.

The only thing keeping me from giving it one star is literally only about two or three sentences of good writing, and that's not much.

No matter how much I wanted to like this book, I just couldn't. Nice try, Eve and Adam, you just aren't for me. 


Romance: Oh, there was so much, I shouldn't even go there.

Violence: Yep, lot's of violence too. :P

Recommended Age: 14+

Rating:
I'm not even sorry.

Guest Blogger: City Girl

**I want to give a really big thank-you to Hannah for letting me post on her blog. She is great friend and I love her blog. Thank-you Hannah!**

Today I am honored to be blogging for you. My name is Emma and I blog over at Rescue the Orphaned.
Feel free to stop by and read a bit!

Do you ever see a bus and want to be on it. A city sidewalk you wish you were walking. Exotic food you wish you could taste? I am a traveler. I love to travel. I adore buses, taxis, trains, planes, and hotels. The thought of an adventure excites me to my core.


Source: 500px.com via Emma on Pinterest

I know that some people hate traveling. Leaving home, and being in uncertain places. However I know their are people who adore it as well. 

I especially love big busy cities. Looking into shops, smelling street food, stopping at a cute little coffee shop. I am not much for the country, I like action and people. Big fields and fresh air are nice, it's just not a 'love' thing. 

I get tired of being young and unable to do the things I want. I can't just pack a bag and go an adventure. I honestly would love to travel the world. See the Eiffel Tower, taste real Italian pizza, see the Colosseum. 

I have been to China twice. It is my dream land. I want to live there SO bad. I've walked on the Great Wall of China, and gone to street markets, and huge cities. 

Most of all, I love Chinese people. It's something about them. They touch me deep down.

In a few days my family is going to Chicago! Exciting right? I'll get to pass through the city, and maybe get a deep-dish pizza! The thought of traveling is such a welcomed feeling. Before long I'll be packing my suitcase.

What about you? Are you a traveler at heart?
Source: flickr.com via Emma on Pinterest

~~Emma
Rescue the Orphaned
(I hope you'll stop by and say hello!)

I'm a Teen Blogger

A couple weeks ago (or was it a month ago) I was reading this post on a blog I have been following, A String of Purls. it's a fantastic blog, if you haven't read it, but this post caught my eye because of the title. "Is Blogging the new Pastime for Kids?"

I read through the post with interest, probably because I am a teen blogger, and this post would tell me what adults think of my kind.

  The post literally shocked me!

Not that it was a bad post, it was really well written, and Megan (the blogger) gave a good point. But I didn't really agree with it.

I don't think it was the post more than it was the comments that bothered me.

One person said; Sometimes I wonder what they could possibly write about?


I would totally disagree with the idea that teens don't have anything to write about. Look at all of the incredible teen blogs out there! 

Yes, in my time I have read some really shallow, pointless blogs, but not all of them are written by teens. Adults can have inspiration blocks too!

And really teen bloggers are out there because they want to be heard. Blogging because, maybe, someone will actually care about what they have to say. Or, if they're like me, love to write, but find keeping a journal or diary very boring. 

Being a teen is hard, and sometimes we just want someone to hear us out.
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In the post, and the comments, I think they were bashing technology more than teen bloggers. They were all talking about how they had more family time, and did important stuff instead of going on the internet when they were teens, because well, they didn't have the internet when they were young.

Some people talked about how when they have kids they are going to forbid the use of technology, unless it's unnecessary. 

But it all goes back to one thing, you all didn't have the internet when you were teens! You will never know what it's like for us, the world just a click away. 

Adults can say what they want to say. That they are better people because they spent less time in front of a screen then this generation does. But really they will never know what it's like!

And yes, even I think I need a little more off-screen time, but I'm in High School, and need the computer for school and stuff, so completely banning it isn't exactly an option for me.
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I'm pretty sure that I'm kicking a hornet's nest with this post, because I do have some older followers. But I just had to get that off my chest, and let you all know what I think of teen blogging.

Of course, I am a teen blogger. 

What do you guys think?

Top Ten Books of 2012

two days ago, we finally said farewell to 2012. It was a fun year. Well, the stuff I remember was fun. But most importantly for me, it was a year I really tried to read more.

This was the first year I actually kept track of how many books I read, and while I highly doubt I've read as much as some people, I think I did okay.

I have read a total of 24 books this year. It's a very sad number, but whatever, I'll try to do better next year.

This year I have found a love for Sci-fi, and I've opened myself to newer book titles I haven't heard of. So really, this has been a big reading year for me, even though I didn't read as much as I wanted to.

And to celebrate me reading more than 10 books, I'm going to post my top 10 favorite books of 2012.
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Despite the fact I found this book extremely creepy. I must admit it was pretty good. Just a couple bumps here and there, but all in all a pretty great read. 



















9) Wither
I was a bit scared to read Wither. I didn't know what it was about. But by the time I finished it, I was in love. <3












The only thing I really didn't like was the demons, but besides that it was a fantabulous book, and I can't wait to read the sequel.













Despite this being a children's book, I really did enjoy it. it was creative, and fun, and all around a good read.














The Help was a great read. It was funny, and easy to understand, and it had a great message. 














I almost forgot to put Scarlet on the list, but no one should ever forget a great book. Scarlet was a very creative story of Robin Hood and now one of my favorite fairytale retellings.











Who hasn't read and loved The Hunger Games!? With the movie, I'm sure that almost everyone has. And I'm no exception. I joined The Hunger Games fandom.














This book really does deserve a higher rank, but this was the highest I could get it. Just read it, you'll see why I love it so much.













This book was my first try with Ally Carter, and now, she has to be one of my favorite authors. The was that she writes is so... I don't know how to describe it. I just love it. and this story is just... ugh, UH-MAY-ZING!
















1) Cinder
When I was trying to decide which book to make my #1, there was no doubt in my mind, it had to be Cinder. It is, by far my absolute favorite fairy tale re-telling, and it was probably the book that really got me into reading Sci-fi. Cinder will always remain in my heart as one of my all time favorite books.

Other Honorable Mentions

Thank you all for following me, and making 2012 a great year. :)