This plot drew me in from the very start, imagine the pressure Eve must feel knowing she’s the first girl to be born in 50 years. Imagine the pressure she must feel on her shoulders knowing she is the only woman that will be able to bear a child. And also imagine the boredom she must feel at being the only young girl on the planet.
Luckily she’s got the next best thing – her holographic friend; Holly, who is piloted by boys the same age as her, so at least they can talk to her on the same wavelength. And one of those boys is Bram, who has the strongest connection with Eve. When Bram starts to show emotion, the people in control begin to make his life very difficult and Bram begins to wonder if Eve’s home is a ‘home’ or more like a prison…
I loved the concept of this plot and am so pleased the Fletchers have chosen to write a trilogy, as there’s so much they can do with this visionary world they’ve created.
Like Star Trek, the Fletchers; particularly Tom, have managed to blend in futuristic ideas and make them appear so natural.
I loved the to-ing and fro-ing from Eve to Bram’s story, whilst they were both handling different challenges, they were similar in the way they handled them and it made me root for the pair so much more!
I know this book has been classed as YA but it’s much more versatile than that, its maturity and intriguing plot makes it a fascinating read for adults too. At first I was tempted to put it in the same category as Harry Potter as that’s loved by all ages, but then I remembered I read those books as a teenager/YA and I’m not sure if I read them now they would reel me in, in the same way. But Eve of Man will be able to catch a vast majority of the fishes in the world as Gi’s writing style is so wonderfully descriptive and packed full of emotions. This is the first time I’ve read anything by Tom, and although I could tell their two distinguished styles, I thought Tom’s perfectly captured Bram’s world.
There’s a lot more to this story past a blossoming friendship, the Fletchers touch on the challenges that power brings, and how it can have an vast impact on the bigger picture. In fact, if you’re a Marvel fan, I saw a lot of similarities to Black Panther in the way Wakanda held so much power and secrecy by hiding vibranium from the rest of the world.
I can’t wait to see what the next two books entail, I think there is going to be a lot of hype when the second is released! I loved escaping to a new world and I could do just that with Eve of Man.
Until next time, Chloé x