Critical Praise




“I enjoyed Atom and Eve by Jeff Yager. Started reading and got hooked. It dragged me in and along. This is a book I will be recommending!”

—Jeff Ganz, Books-a-Million, Dickson City, PA”

Atom and Eve has a very unique story line and style of writing, building up tension not just around one hero or heroine but across a cluster of unconventional people. An exciting read that keeps you asking ‘How will it all end?’”

—Rei Kimura, novelist, My Name is Eric

“An intriguing and highly imaginative novel.”

–Howard Layton, author

“Facing a country whose population is being dominated by a flu pandemic of unknown origin, scientist Mandy Fox is confident that she is the person that can save millions of lives. But with the rush to have the cure available – will the consequences of the side effects be too great? Travel with Mandy and the other intriguing characters, like 16-year-old Ricky Romanello, to see how the flu and the cure will change their lives.”

—J. Atkinson, entrepreneur



“First novelist Jeff Yager has targeted young adult readers looking for a story full of what-if’s and a few surprises in a story set a few years in the future….Issues concerning sex roles, ethics, moral justice, and even governmental responsibilities will be noted by discerning readers.  There is enough action, once the characters have been introduced, to keep the adventurers satisfied. Recommended for young adult collections.  Language, sexual situations, and violence have been used enough to seem realistic but moderate for younger readers.”

—Marilynn J. Smith, Ph.D., M.L.S., Retired librarian, Navy Supply Corps School


“In his wonderful debut novel, Atom and Eve, Jeff Yager has the uncanny ability to look into the female psyche and to open readers to the endless possibilities and creative energy of the divine feminine. Yager has created a fascinating novel with a page-turning richness where nothing is impossible especially if you are female.”

—Kim McMillon, playwright and host of Arts in the Valley, 1480 KYOS AM, San Joaquin Valley, California



“Although Atom & Eve is a science fiction novel written especially for young adults, readers of all ages will find it engaging and thought-provoking. When a flu pandemic leaves mass graves in its wake, humanity’s only hope may lie in a special designer drug to cure and prevent the lethal disease. But this miracle drug has a startling side effect… it makes men more like women, and women more like men! Gender-bending developments push human society and evolution to the brink of radical transformation in this extraordinary, well-written, and succinctly presented “what-if” story. Highly recommended.”

Children’s Bookwatch, Reviewer’s Choice, August 2013