Luciana Belen Peralta Arriola Belen Peralta Arriola de Cerezo de Mohernando, Guadalajara, Spain
«Quand ils [les amants] tombent sur une telle personne [la bien-aimée], la mémoire du dieu qu'ils ont suivi est éveillée; ravis, ils dessinent leur chemin et leur mode de vie sur le sien - dans la mesure où un homme peut participer aux voies d'un dieu. "" ... dans son amant, il se voit et ne le sait pas. "
** spoiler alert ** When a book touts itself as being "the Hunger Games meets The Handmaid's Tale," it had really better deliver. I read in the Kirkus review something to the effect that Eve makes Bella Swan look like a radical feminist, which is true, but that might have to do with her upbringing in the segregated schools where they are taught literature and man-hating, but no survival skills of any kind. I have two main issues with the book . First, everything moves too fast. I understand that it's important in YA to keep things moving, but there's not enough world building to really make the world come to life. I believe that the best dystopias work because you slowly build up in the first few chapters getting to know the world before the dark underbelly is revealed. This book goes off like a rocket, which is good for action, but bad for making you care what's happening. The same breakneck pace applies to almost everything about the book. Eve somehow manages to overcome a lifetime of conditioning about the evils of men and love in about three days and falls in love with the first guy she meets, which is kind of ridiculous. The other thing, stemming from that, is that Eve, the protagonist in the book, may be one of the dumbest characters in literary history. I want to smack her every 30 seconds. She acts recklessly, has no concept for consequences, and always seems to be two steps behind everyone else. And of course everyone wants her and loves her! She's so pure, womanly, cultured, and smart that the King of America himself has armies scour the country for her just so she can bear his children. Anyway, she gets dragged through the book like so much cargo, ready to appear in the rest of the trilogy. Maybe she'll get a backbone and a personality before the sequel.