The Eve Illusion by Giovanna Fletcher
Eve is the last girl on earth.
For the last sixteen years, Eve has been a prisoner. Guarded by the Mothers. Trapped by her fate. Watched by the world.
Until she took her chance, and escaped.
Eve finally has the freedom she has wanted for so long, and with Bram she has the love. But both come at a price. In this dangerous new world beyond the Tower, the regime is only ever one step behind. And, together with the desperate rebel group fighting against them, Eve has found herself in more danger than she ever could have imagined.
Review by Kimberly Livingston for Love Books Group
Warning: if you start reading The Eve Illusion, book two in the Eve of Man trilogy, expect to not get anything else done for the next 24 – 48 hours. Okay, you’ve been warned.
The classy yellow and black motif on The Eve Illusion’s cover gives nothing away as to the action and intrigue inside, though would be a beauty for any library shelf.
Book two picks up right after the cliff-hanger where book one left off. Which is perfect, because Giovanna and Tom Fletcher are masters at seamlessly setting up a sequel without wasting space or time rehashing information. If you haven’t read The Eve of Man, you could pick up The Eve Illusion and get sucked into the narrative with little confusion. I don’t know why you would though, because the first book in the trilogy is just as well written and fast paced as the second.
Set in the dystopian future, The Eve Illusion is a cautionary tale of survival’s purpose. As the cover blurb quotes, “What’s the point in having a life if you don’t do anything with it?”
The story is told from three different perspectives: Eve— the first girl child born in half a century and the hope for the future of humankind; Bram—her best friend since childhood, who has become something more; and Michael—the guard whose allegiance is being tested. There are so many additional worthy characters in this book, most whom you aren’t sure you can trust, but really hope they are on the “good” side.
Knowing how the first book ended, it will come as no surprise that you’ll be itching to get your hands on the final book as soon as possible. Originally due for release in the spring of 2021, it has been pushed back until March 2022. (Darn you Covid 19!) But that’s no reason not to read The Eve of Man and The Eve Illusion now. You will want to reread them before the finale. And if book three is anything like the first two books, it will be well worth the wait!
About the Authors
Giovanna Fletcher is a podcast creator and no. 1 bestselling author.
With 11 titles under her belt so far, she is one of the UK’s most successful women’s fiction authors; she has also written two non-fiction works focusing on parenting and motherhood. Her podcast ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ has over 7 million downloads to date and has featured a range of celebrity guests, including the Duchess of Cambridge.
Giovanna is an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, a patron for CoppaFeel!, and she also works closely with Tommy’s and Save the Children.
Tom Fletcher is a number one bestseller and one of the UK’s most popular children’s authors. The Christmasaurus was the biggest debut middle-grade novel of 2016 and was shortlisted for a British Book Award, since then Tom has published several more chart-topping children’s novels including The Creakers, The Christmasaurus and the Winter Witch and the instant number one bestseller The Danger Gang. Tom also writes the incredibly successful Who’s in Your Book? picture book series, and is one half of the author duo behind the Dinosaur that Pooped picture book series too, which has sold over 1.5 million copies. For older readers, Tom co-authors the Eve of Man series with his wife Giovanna Fletcher. Tom’s books have been translated into thirty-three languages and to date he has sold over 2.5 million copies of his books in the UK alone. He is also a music-making, song-writing, guitar-playing, Guinness World Record-holding, nappy changing, galaxy-defending dad! –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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