Hey Everyone! I hope you all had a good week and found some great reading material.
This week I want to talk about a book that I discovered purely by coincidence. I was procrastinating (I know, I know) and stumbled upon Jenna Moreci’s writing tip channel on YouTube.
Moreci has a great show. She’s witty, knowledgeable and down to Earth, someone easy to relate to. I watched more than a few of her shows and realized over time that she had published a book. That book was Eve: The Awakening. I headed over to Goodreads to check it out and was intrigued by the synopsis.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Eve is the first book Moreci has published and it has received great reviews on Goodreads.
This book is New Adult, a genre I’m really coming to enjoy. In some reviews on Goodreads some readers have said the book is closer to Young Adult rather than New Adult. I would be inclined to both agree and disagree. I think that some of the writing style and dialogue gives the story a YA feel, but the setting of the story and the age of the protagonist definitely makes it NA. Either way it didn’t disappoint.
Moreci chose to self publish her book through Amazon and has been rather successful with it. She’s now able to write full time and has other books on the go. Which means sequels. And really, who doesn’t love those?
The premise of the book is that the world is full of humans and a newly emerging race, a mutation of the human race, called humanovus. The slang speak, or derogatory term, for these people is chimera, or worse yet, chime. The main character, Eve, is a chimera and has relocated to a new city and started at a new prestigious university to try to gain back her anonymity.
Basically, being a chimera has really been a bummer for her and she’s hoping to escape to a place where nobody knows her name.
But what she realizes in the first few weeks at her new home is that anonymity is not something that is so easy to keep. Her secret gets out in a big, bad way and she is up against some terrible human beings, not to mention aliens who want her for their nefarious, scientific purposes.
I found Eve to be a compelling heroine, one filled with deep inner strength. She is competent and knows how to handle the onslaught of criticism that comes her way. In fact, I think her fatal flaw is that she has a hard time asking others for help. There are many times that Eve makes her life more difficult by failing to turn to those who may be able to help her out in some ways. This, of course, makes the story more interesting.
The aliens were also pretty cool. I like that Moreci put serious thought into their anatomy and how they work. These bastards are tough and killing them isn’t simple. It added a feeling of realism to the creatures.
Eve: The Awakening is a book I would recommend to others. The book can be found on Goodreads where it’s sitting at a 4.30 rating last I checked.
If you are interested in purchasing this book it can be found at www.amazon.com.
The Beguiled Bibliophile