Friday, June 29, 2012

Once (Eve, #2) by Anna Carey Book Review

When you're being hunted, who can you trust?

For the first time since she escaped from her school many months ago, Eve can sleep soundly. She's living in Califia, a haven for women, protected from the terrifying fate that awaits orphaned girls in The New America.

But her safety came at a price: She was forced to abandon Caleb, the boy she loves, wounded and alone at the city gates. When Eve gets word that Caleb is in trouble, she sets out into the wild again to rescue him, only to be captured and brought to the City of Sand, the capital of The New America.

Trapped inside the City walls, Eve uncovers a shocking secret about her past--and is forced to confront the harsh reality of her future. When she discovers Caleb is alive, Eve attempts to flee her prison so they can be together--but the consequences could be deadly. She must make a desperate choice to save the ones she loves . . . or risk losing Caleb forever.

In this breathless sequel to "Eve," Anna Carey returns to her tale of romance, adventure, and sacrifice in a world that is both wonderfully strange and chillingly familiar.

       MY REVIEW


I have to say this straight off Once is one of those sequels you will enjoy and not be able to put it down. I read Eve and loved it but I was left wanting more and so when I had the chance to read Once I jumped at it and I am so glad I did. I want to thank Around The World ARC Tours for allowing me to read this ARC.

In Once it picks up right where Eve left off. Poor Eve has found out the truth of her school and after running and meeting Caleb she finds out that there is so much she did not know. It is hard for her at first to trust Caleb but in the end she does and as she opens up to him she falls in love with him. But as they find out survival is truly about to put a damper in their relationship.

Eve is in the women's camp Califia and while there she learns a few things that makes her question everything she knows and everything she does. She will have to fight for Caleb and she will also be thrown a few curve balls in the love department. She will have to chose between the love of her and someone who has come into the picture who is smart and funny and artistic. When it comes to matters of the heart Eve will have to decide and the decision is not one that will be made easily.

The king is also out to get Eve. He has a bounty on her and she is not sure why he wants her dead. When she is captured and brought before him Eve finds out some serious secrets and begins to question everything she knows and everything she has been told. What will Eve do? How will she feel? Will she be able to survive these secrets that have been kept from her? I need book three like yesterday because this series has picked up and the players involved all have decisions they need to make that will make them or break them. Rise comes out April 03, 2013!




I Heart YA Books said...

Awesome review Tee! I just finish reading Once too, I love it!

roro said...

gr8 review
loved eve
exited for once

Tee said...

Debbie I love this series!