I loved this book so much. It is such an interesting blend of sci-fi and dystopian that I don’t think I’ve seen before.
The two-point of view characters are incredibly real and three dimensional, however, the supporting characters do not all have this same quality. They all seem to be a bit flat and seem to just appear to do there parts in the plot. In my opinion, the most real secondary characters are the Mothers who work with Eve, as they all have hidden backstories that are slowly revealed to us.
In terms of the plot, I liked how it felt like there were different genres from each point of view. When we are in Bram’s mind, it’s like a sci-fi story with all of the technology around him and the evil creator of it who is blatantly using his technology to manipulate the masses. Eve’s story, on the other hand, is very dystopian. While being given the illusion of choice at the start, throughout the story we watch that illusion be stripped away until we see how badly she is being treated, and what is expected of her in return for her continued existence.
I was fortunate enough to get this book signed at YALC and am excited to read the other books in this series.