Review: Dead of Eve by Pam Godwin

Posted February 13th, 2017 in book review / 15 comments

Review: Dead of Eve by Pam GodwinDead of Eve Series: Trilogy of Eve #1
Publisher: Self-Published on October 22, 2012
Genres: Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi, Dark, Adult
Pages: 434
Format: eBook
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: four-half-stars
Heat: three-flames

A virus devastates humanity. Few men survive. The rest are monsters. The women are dead, except Evie. Through a quirk in her genetics, she survives. When her physiology begins to evolve, she must come to terms with what she is and accept her role in finding a cure.

The mutated hunt her. The men brutalize her…except three. Cryptic warrior, contrite lover, caring enemy; they are fiercely protective of the last living woman, but divided in their own agendas. Can they come together to protect the only hope for humanity?

Evie must survive.

At A Glance


The Good

Like for reals. I am obsessed with this series. I am not sure what makes it so special but it drew me in and never let go.

The world has ended. Almost. A virus has killed all the children and most of the women. The few women left have turned into creatures called nymphs and the infected men have turned into bug-like creatures called aphids. Evie is the only woman left alive, the only one immune to the virus. Evie begins her journey with sorrow and loss, but along the way she finds new family and new hope.

I am in total shock from this whole book. Dead of Eve took me strange places that left me both devastated and excited. Evie’s journey was so exhausting I needed a break from reading after finishing this book. It’s heavy and dark but the moments of light and life make it worth it.

Evie wonders the world looking for something. Death, a cure, love? Who knows. With spectral guidance she encounters three men and three huge moments in her life that change everything. Jesse, the Lakota warrior, gives her a reason to keep living and fighting. Roarke, the priest, gives her hope and faith. Michio, the doctor, answers the questions she so badly needed answered. These three are her guardians and they each play a vital role in her destiny.

There was so much action, twists and turns, horrors, pain, and love that it was impossible to put this book down. This trilogy is a must read for any post-apocalyptic lover.

The Bad

There is nothing overly bad about this book, though I felt like the length made some parts pretty tedious. It also took me a bit to warm up to the love interests. I don’t know what it was but they all didn’t feel “right” at first. But they grew on me.

The Snuggly

Warning, there are rape and sexual assault scenes. It was hard to read, though I think it was written well. There are also yummy sex scenes, and yes, Evie has the interest of three men but there are circumstances that keep the sex pretty tame most of the time.

Final Thoughts

Love. LOVE. Give this book a chance. It has everything we readers look for in a story. If you like post-apocalyptic books at all, then you have to give Dead of Eve a chance. It’s satisfying in every way. Highly recommended.


“Facing one of my own species terrified me far more than fighting an army of blood spitting bugs.”  

“You’re the last woman left. And ye fancy sex. And now you’re trapped in a vault with a celibate priest. Tell me how ye den’ see the humor in it?”  

“I felt gluttonous taking inventory of the men in my life, yet I couldn’t ignore the fullness they gave me. Their protection, their devotion, settled deep inside me, taking up space in the lonely places of my heart, making me feel a lot less lonely.”  


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15 Responses to “Review: Dead of Eve by Pam Godwin”

  1. Braine

    Dark reads usually gives me that jolt. I don’t know what’s it for me now so I’ll put this for later. Good job selling this one!

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  2. Melissa (My words and pages)

    I would have thought the heat would be higher. But after reading your review I’m guessing it’s the rape scenes that’s not really a heat but kinda is.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      The first book is not as hot as the rest. This is the most mild book of the three.

  3. Bookworm Brandee

    You have me intrigued, Jennifer. Very intrigued. The premise for this world…not like anything I’ve ever heard of. I’m off to put this series on my tbr. 🙂

  4. Nitzan Schwarz

    Jennifer, I’ve got to admit that if I were a post apocalypse fan, this review would have made me run to the nearest store and get this book. You make it sound so fantastic and emotional and GAH! You make me want to be a dystopia person haha

    So, fantastic review!

  5. Olivia Roach

    I saw the cover of this book and I was intrigued, so I had to know more about it. And wow… that premise makes it sound so interesting to me. I wouldn’t know what I would do if I was the only woman left… I’m not surprised there are rape scenes in this novel.

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