Author: Anna Carey
In the year 2032, everything from our society has been obliterated. Twelve years ago, a plague killed off such a large part of the population that those who survived were forced to restart. Children became orphans, helpless and lost. Through the panic, a man with a plan became the King, promising a better tomorrow, promising to rebuild.
Eve is an 18 year old girl like most others. She goes to the School, is looking forward to graduating and travelling to the City of Sand, and absolutely detests and is frightened of men. After discovering a secret the night before graduation that the School has tried so hard to hide, Eve runs away, with the knowledge that everything she's ever known was a lie. Always protected before the matters of the heart, Eve must question everything she knows when a rebel boy, Caleb enters her life. Meanwhile, the King is hunting her down, for a far more sinister purpose than she may realize.
I heard some mixed reviews about this book when I found it on Goodreads. But that was like a million years ago and when I picked it up at the library, I had forgotten what everyone had said about it. Hence, I divided into this book pretty unbiased (which is a good thing). Surprisingly, I liked it. Carey's portrayal of this New America managed to intrigue, disgust, and frighten me.