The first novel in a compelling dystopian series, co-authored by Tom and Giovanna Fletcher. What if the fate of humanity was down to you?
They had predicted the end of the world would be epic - a nuclear war, a plague, an asteroid. But it came with a whisper, not a bang.
For over fifty years, no girls have been born - only boys.
The youngest and last generation of women alive are now in their fifties. Not only are their looks fading, but these greying women are humanity's only hope for survival.
Until there is sudden hope: a girl is born. And in that moment, she instantly becomes the most important person in history.
She is their saviour. Her name is Eve.
Review by Bronwyn Eley
The second I read the description of this book – I was hooked! The best part? Eve of Man did not disappoint. Welcome to a bleak reality where, for the last fifty years, only boys have been born. No girls. Until Eve, their saviour. She is whisked away to a high tower filled with ageing women – her ‘mothers’ – until she comes of age and can bear girls of her own. At least, that’s the hope. A hope that burns in every single person on the planet.
Everything is on track and Eve is set to meet three potential ‘partners’ to start a family with. Enter Bram, the son of genius Dr Isaac Wells, who works closely with Eve. He is her best friend. Her confidant. Her soulmate. Only Eve doesn’t know this. Bram has never actually met Eve in person. Instead, Bram interacts with Eve as a hologram called Holly.
Of course, chaos ensues, bringing Bram and Eve face-to-face. Then everything goes pear shaped. Now that they’ve met, their attraction to one another in undeniable. No one can blame Bram, as Eve is the only – literally! – young girl on the planet. The two have spent countless hours bonding, laughing and trusting.
With Eve’s coming of age also comes a realisation that her ‘safe haven’ is actually a prison. Eve is like any young person whose world has come crashing down around them, who has suddenly been exposed to a harsh and painful truth. The Fletchers do a fantastic job of making this unique girl in an incomprehensible situation suddenly extremely relatable for the readers.
Eve can’t deny the truth anymore: that those who swore to ‘protect’ her don’t actually have her best interest at heart. What she wants more than anything is to be free to live her life outside the tower. With Bram, if she has anything to say about it.
The Fletchers hooked me straight away and from page one I found myself on whirlwind ride of love, freedom and justice. I can’t wait for book two!
About the Author
Tom Fletcher is one of the UK's bestselling authors for children. He is the creator of The Christmasaurus, which was the biggest debut middle-grade novel of 2016. He is also one half of the duo behind the Dinosaur That Pooped picture book series, which has sold over a million copies. His newest picture book is There's A Monster in Your Book. Tom's books are translated into nineteen languages around the world (and counting).
Actress and freelance journalist, Giovanna is married to Tom Fletcher from McFly. She grew up in Essex with her Italian dad Mario, mum Kim, big sister Giorgina and little brother Mario, and spent most of her childhood talking to herself (it seems no one wanted to listen) or reading books. Giovanna is a firm believer in the power of magpies and positive energy.
Set in a dystopian future that has seen no girls born for 50 years . . . This promises to be one of the big books of the year. You'd be a fool to miss it * Heat *
Their first joint book, Eve is forced to decide between love and the fate of humanity * OK! *
Eve holds the fate of the human race in her hands . . . This chilling dystopia is at heart a love story, and the vivid characterisation has you rooting for the duo from page one -- CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE MONTH * The Mail on Sunday *
A Hunger Games-esque novel . . . a compelling read * The Mail on Sunday *
Praise for Giovanna: * - *
A fun read with a big dose of girl power * Sun *
Praise for Tom: * - *
Genius * Sun *
Series: Eve of Man Trilogy
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 28th May 2018
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.4 x 3.1
Weight (kg): 0.55
Edition Number: 1