Eve & Adam
This was a very short read. The intro takes us smack dab in the middle of a car accident where Eve, our protagonist, has been hit by a car and lost at least one of her limbs. She then wakes up to her leg sewn back on and with no pain thinking she is drugged up with pain meds that can probably make you grow wings and soar...if she only knew.
There are secrets at the facility owned and controlled by her mother. The facility where she is 'fixed up'. Secrets that she uncovers too late.
Because Eve is bored during her recovery, her mother introduces her to a case study they are working on where Eve is placed as the helmsman of a sophisticated holographic, simulation software and she is told to create a boy. Eve becomes excited at the prospect to play 'God' and takes the responsibility as a challenge to practice her art. She names her project 'Adam'. Do you see where this is going? Kinda straightforward from here.
The idea for this seemed promising, I picked up the book because the title drew me in, but the writing needed tweaking and the story felt limited. I needed more.
Eve reminds me of myself especially when she's drawing...i too could never get the eyes and mouth right. Her inner thoughts and emotions reflect mine at some points and her character becomes very relatable, until her naïveté gets the better of her then its just laughable.
There are three different voices throughout the book, Eve's, Solo's and Adam's and they all sounded the same! Even with two authors! That puzzled me. I always have to ask the question "Wait, who's talking again?"
There was a lot of potential for this book and it just fell short. The character development was lacking for the three main protagonists (Eve, Solo & Adam) and the motives were persuaded too easily into action. Not enough questions were asked, not enough information was told for the story to have depth and substance. It felt rushed. There is little dialogue that is funny, but again not enough.