"Waiting On" Wednesday: Eve and Adam



"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Eve and Adam by Katherine Applegate & Michael Grant
Release Date: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
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And girl created boy...

In the beginning, there was an apple—

And then there was a car crash, a horrible injury, and a hospital. But before Evening Spiker's head clears a strange boy named Solo is rushing her to her mother’s research facility. There, under the best care available, Eve is left alone to heal.

Just when Eve thinks she will die—not from her injuries, but from boredom—her mother gives her a special project: Create the perfect boy.

Using an amazingly detailed simulation, Eve starts building a boy from the ground up. Eve is creating Adam. And he will be just perfect... won’t he?

Adam and Eve revisited with a sci-fi thriller vibe. Sounds amazing! The girl's voice is written by Katherine Applegate and the boy's by her husband Michael Grant. The cover is gorgeous and fits the story perfectly. I actually have a 3D apple puzzle on my bookshelf.


Here's a short excerpt:

I am thinking of an apple when the streetcar hits and my leg severs and my ribs crumble
and my arm is no longer an arm but something unrecognizable, wet and red.

An apple. It was in a vendor's stall at the farmers' market off Powell. I'd noticed it because it was so weirdly out of place, a defiant crimson Mcintosh in an army of dull green Granny Smiths.

When you die—and I realize this as I hurtle through the air like a wounded bird—you should be thinking about love. If not love, at the very least you should be counting up your sins or wondering why you didn't cross at the light.

But you should not be thinking about an apple.

80 comments:

  1. This book sounds great! I just heard about it a little while ago! Great pick.

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  2. This one sounds really good! I love the cover and the excerpt makes me want to read more. Great pick :)

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  3. pretty cover apple and real apple lol
    this is the 2nd time i'm seeying it and heard it just it an hour ago

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  4. Very cool cover- like the concept too. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. Oooh, awesome! I'm curious to find out how Adam will turn out. Fingers crossed for something a little creepy. Definitely adding to my TBR list!

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  6. Great pick and I adore the cover to the book too!!! =) Donna xoxox

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  7. I was thinking, 'here goes another YA book with a myth involved', but this one actually does sound rather interesting, and wouldn't mind picking it up.

    Thanks for bringing it to my attention, and for stopping by,
    Livin' Life Through Books

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  8. That is one cool a** cover, I am very intrigued! Thanks for sharing, awesome pick.

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  9. Love the concept for this one and the cover is really cool, too. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my WoW :)

    New follower, btw ;)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

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  10. I just saw this earlier today on Goodreads when someone put it on their list and was wondering what it was about! That's interesting about the husband/wife writing duo, I like how they divide the book up like that. It just went on my TBR list. :)

    My WoW

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  11. I just heard about this yesterday and immediately put it on my To-Read list - it sounds so amazingly good! I love that the girl gets to create the boy, too - quite modern haha. Great pick!

    My WoW

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  12. This is my wow this week as well!
    Can't wait to read it :D

    MY WoW

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  13. Whoah I love the whole concept of the book, adding it to my TBR pile as we speak. And the cover looks lovely. (:

    Aleksandra and her WoW

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  14. Hi there :) just popping in...
    This is the second time I've saw this book tonight. It does sound very intriguing. Also what a unique puzzle you have there!

    Here is my choice...
    Waiting On Wednesday

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  15. This sounds really cool, and I have just added it to my TBR list. I love that its not about man creating woman, but rather woman creating man!

    Thanks for sharing!

    My WoW
    Renae @ Rolling with the Moments

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  16. Oy! That book sounds a-mazing! *running off to add it to my list*

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Stop by my WOW

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  17. Ooh interesting choice! This really sounds different, I really wonder how Adam will turn out. Will he be a robot, an organic being, or something completely different?

    Maria @ Fantasy's Ink

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  18. The apple is really cool! This sounds intriguing. Very curious about why Evening heals fast and what secrets she will uncover. Thanks for visiting My WOW!

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  19. Awww..sounds like a pretty good book! May have to look into it and add it to my wishlist :)
    You can see my WOW here to see what pre-publication book I'm 'dying' to read!

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  20. This sound interesting, I will add it to my TBR pile :)

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  21. Wow! That sure does sound like an intriguing book!
    I've never heard of it before, so thanks for sharing :)

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  22. I love the cover of this book! It is gorgeous. And the summary sounds awesome too :D Not liking the names though (A) lol. Still, seems like an great book :)
    Thank you for commenting on my WoW and for following me. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

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  23. Great pick! I just added this one to my wishlist. Love the cover :)

    Here's the link to my WOW...

    http://jrafterdark.blogspot.com/2012/04/wow-iced-vamp-and-iron-mask-edition.html

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  24. This looks so good and I love the twist on the cover!

    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  25. I saw this one just yesterday as I was scheduling new WOW posts and searched for books on Goodreads! So cool, and damn, the blurb. Who doesn't want to know why thinking about an apple is not a good idea? LOL

    Patricia // My WOW

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  26. Ooh thanks for sharing the excerpt too! It makes me even more excited for this. I had no idea Katherine was Michael's wife. I love that they are writing together. :)

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  27. sounds good. Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog.

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  28. Well this is certainly different. Where on earth did you get that apple puzzle?!? Cool choice this week. I'll be on the look-out for this one :-)

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    1. I bought it online, but you should be able to find it in a toy store, check the puzzle section.

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  29. Oh, I really LOVE the premise of this one...and that cover, too! Thanks for sharing....

    Here's MY WOW POST

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  30. Looking more into this one. Looks different and new! :D

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  31. THE COVER looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Thanks for visiting :)

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

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  32. I'm not really into sci-fi, but it DOES sound interesting. Thanks for stopping by! (I love your apple puzzle)

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  33. Very unique. I'll definitely keep an eye out for this one!

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  34. sounds interesting and I really wanna check it out!!

    MY WOW: youngadultbookhaven.blogspot.com

    your newest follower,

    Kristin

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  35. Very, very intriguing blurb.Love the cover.

    Thanks for visiting my blog :)

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  36. This book sounds interesting and I like the cover.
    My WOW

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  37. I only came across this book for the first time a few days ago. The Excerpt, blurb totally has me wanting to read this now.

    My WoW

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  38. Oh, I definitely like the sound of this one. And, I didn't know that these two authors were married. I was aware of each of them, but this should be fun.

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  39. Okay, so I am definitely reading this one! That excerpt was enough to convince me. I already love the tone and voice! Great pick, Petra :-) Thanks for the heads-up!

    My WoW: http://blookgirl.com/features/waiting-on-wednesday/135-black-city-by-elizabeth-richards

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  40. Wow! This sounds amazing!!! Going to add it NOW!

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  41. I'm kinda on the fence about this one, but it does sound intriguing and the excerpt definitely pulls you in. :) And... your apple puzzle is really cool. lol

    Thanks so much for visiting my WoW!

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  42. Wow - this sounds so amazing! Think I will have to add it to my Wishlist. Thanks for sharing it with us! By the way, I love your blog and am a new follower! Would love if you could maybe stop by and follow my blog back. :)

    Jessica from Booked Up!
    www.bookedupbloggers.blogspot.com

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  43. I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS ONE! it sounds so freaking amazing, and I *heart* the cover!! :) so cool that you have a 3D Apple Puzzle like the one on the cover!

    thanks for stopping by! <3

    Ashelynn @ Gypsy Book Reviews.

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  44. Ooooh! This does sound interesting!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my WoW!
    Dani
    http://paulettespapers.com/

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  45. Seeing this one around today - hoping it's good because I like the idea!

    Our WoW is at Book Sake. –Jessica

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  46. This one does sound very interesting.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/04/waiting-on-wednesday_11.html

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  47. my second book on this weeks WOW that I am adding to my list... sounds amazing!! Thanks for stopping by CBS this morning!

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  48. I'm assuming this is a SciFi based of the summary and I'm pretty picky about my SciFi books. I have to be really interested in the summary or I have to have gotten a lot of positive feedback. I love the cover and it's now on my radar but I'm going to wait until I see reviews to determine if I'll give this book a shot.

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  49. Whoa! First time I've heard of this one. I'm intrigued...and the cover is cool. Thanks!

    http://leavemommyalone.blogspot.com/2012/04/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html

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  50. This is new to me and sounds AWESOME. What a unique and creative concept. This is something no ones ever done before. Nice.!

    Visit My WOW - Touched

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  51. That's a new one! :D I added it to my Goodreads account, so I'll be sure to check it out.

    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/04/waiting-on-wednesday-10-ag-howard.html

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  52. This sounds really awesome and totally up my alley. I am definitely going to keep my eye out for it as October gets around to coming. Thanks so much for your WoW and also for visiting my WoW

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  53. Wow, I've never read anything like this before! I'll definitely keep an eye on this one :) Thanks for sharing, P!

    My WoW

    Happy reading <3
    Vicky
    Books, Biscuits, and Tea

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  54. Thanks a lot for sharing! I hadn't heard of it before, but it sounds really unique and interesting. :)

    Carina

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  55. This is definitely DIFFERENT. I mean, I've seriously never read a book that focused on a retelling-like premise of Adam and Eve. I'm surprised I've never seen anything like that. It's kind of... ingenious to do something like that. PLUS, this gives me an incentive to read something of Michael Grant's. Frankly, his Gone series is too long, and I don't dig the idea enough to want to read it.

    Have an amazing reading week!

    Asher

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  56. i haven't heard of this book but interesting and very different. adding to my wish list...

    my WoW.

    -michelle

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  57. Your 3D apple is so cool and this book sounds AMAZING! Definitely unique! Thanks for sharing. :)

    My WoW

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  58. This book sounds awesome!! I will have to check it out now :)

    Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!!

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  59. haha this sounds amazing!!! def went to the top of my list! you blog is very beautiful also!!!!
    new follower!
    Tara's WoW

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  60. Great pick! I just heard about this one and it sounds really good. Definitely have it on my list!

    Thanks for stopping by my post!
    Traci @ The Reading Geek

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  61. Wow! This one sounds amazing!! It's seems like a really interesting book with an intriguing description. Awesome pick & thanks for stopping by my Waiting on Wednesday :D

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  62. This sounds really good! It's definitely going on my TBR. Thanks for stopping by my WoW. :-)

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  63. This sound sounds like such an awesome novel! I'm in love with the cover and premise...definitely going to be adding this to the TBR list. Thanks for sharing and great pick!

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  64. I hadn't heard of this before, but it certainly sounds good and creepy. Thanks for sharing :-)

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  65. Creating a boy... A perfect boy. Couldn't we just? It really sounds interesting though I prefer my sci-fi in TV series or movie format.

    Thank you for following. ^_^

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  66. I'll be keeping an eye out for this one I like the concept of it. Thanks for sharing.

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  67. I almost picked this one today too! It looks so good!

    Thanks for stopping by my WoW Petra!

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  68. Hi :)

    I've never heard of this one before!! It sounds outstanding!! I must read this!!;)
    Thanks for visiting my WoW!!
    Happy reading! New Follower btw.

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  69. Great pick! This one is SO going on my TBR list. Thank you so much for sharing!

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  70. This one sounds so interesting! I'm very intrigued! Thanks for sharing this book! I haven't even heard of it and now I have, thanks to you! Woot! I'll be looking out for this one for sure!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Jessirae @ Words, pages and books

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  71. Nice one! There is an ominous tone there or am I reading too much into it? And the cover rocks. Nice pick!

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  72. Great pick! I've seen this one around and it looks fantastic!

    :) Aeicha @ Word Spelunking

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  73. Awesome cover! It sounds like a really unique story. Great choice.

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by my blog :)

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  74. This one sounds really good! I saw it earlier but with a slightly different premise. Great pick :) Thanks for sharing and for stopping by!

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  75. Ooh wow I LOVE the sounds of this! And that apple is freaking epic!!

    Giselle
    Xpresso Reads

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  76. I have this one in my TRB list! I love your apple puzzle :)

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  77. SOUNDS INCREDIBLE. Oh my gosh, thank you for sharing! It was an instant add for me :D

    Thanks for stopping by :)

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  78. This sounds really interesting. I love that apple puzzle you have going too. Here's my WoW
    Thanks, Cathy @ Addicted to Books

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