Eve: The Awakening by Jenna Moreci - Book Review

Monday, May 8, 2017

Eve is an outcast. A chimera.
After years of abuse and rejection, 19-year-old Evelyn Kingston is ready for a fresh start in a new city, where no one knows her name. The esteemed Billington University in sunny Southern California seems like the perfect place to reinvent herself—to live the life of an ordinary human. (Goodreads)


Like many others, I discovered this book after falling in love with Jenna Moreci's youtube channel. The main focus of the channel seems to be about books and writing them, so you would think that if she sounds like she knows what she is talking about in her videos, that her actual book would be great. Sadly, it is nowhere near being that. The premise for the story is interesting and the writing is actually pretty good, however, those are the only compliments I have for this book. The characters are annoying, boring and one-dimensional, which makes it difficult to find any ounce of myself caring for what happens to them. One of my biggest pet peeves, lazy stereotyping, happens to be on full display as well.
The story just keeps going on...and on...and on...and I find myself trying way too hard to force myself to keep reading. Every few pages of this book would find me wanting to throw my Kindle down on the floor and do ANYTHING else but continue. That is why as of this review, I have only managed to read 31% of  Eve: The Awakening. I do not want to finish it and that is an extremely rare thing for me. I usually force myself to complete every book I start, but this one is just really, really horrible and really, really disappointing.

Rating: n/a (did not complete)
Buy: Amazon