Recommendation : ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“But it’s not for me. That’s a twisted illusion. This is for them, for us, for every single person in existence or who has come before us. Life is not to be won or taken. It’s not to be played with. It is to be respected.” – Eve
Disclaimer – I received a free digital download of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The Eve Illusion is the second book of the Eve of Man trilogy by Giovanna and Tom Fletcher. I haven’t read the first book of the trilogy, but I’ve found it might not be entirely necessary as this book addresses some pertinent things that happened in the previous one. Initially I wanted to read this book as it was by Giovanna and I’ve read several of her books now and always enjoy her style of writing. I was intrigued what a power team like Giovanna and Tom could create together and this series and the Eve of Man is such.
Set in a dystopian London after a great flood where birth rates have completely dropped and humanity is loosing all faith in its continued existence.
Eve is the saviour. The last female born in 50 years. Locked away in a 1000 floored tower, living an illusion of ‘real life’ and protected from the outside world by EPO. Michael Turner, one of Eve’s Final Guards, demoted and emprisoned for his recklessness towards Eve is released and amongst the guards searching for their saviour as she breaks free from her prison.
I enjoyed the twists and turns of the book, especially in the way that they were written and with well thought out characters. Reading this affected me quite profoundly, particularly given the current climate involving COVID-19 and the fact this book is set in a futuristic England after a massive amount of the population has been killed due to the flood.