Author: Anna Carey
Release Date: July 3, 2012
Publisher: Harper Collins
Eve Book #2
Genre: Young Adult/ Dystopian
Review Copy Source: Edelweiss
Sixteen years have passed since a deadly virus wiped out most of the Earth’s population. After learning of the terrifying part she and her classmates were fated to play in the rebuilding of New America, eighteen-year-old Eve fled to the wilds and Califia, a haven for women determined to live outside the oppressive rule of the king of New America. However, her freedom came at a price: she was forced to leave Caleb, the boy she loves, wounded and alone at the city gates. Eve quickly learns that Califia may not be as safe as it seems and soon finds herself in the City of Sand and the palace of the king. There she uncovers the real reason he was so intent on her capture, and the unbelievable role he intends her to fill. When she is finally reunited with Caleb, they will enact a plan as daring as it is dangerous. But will Eve once again risk everything—her freedom, her life—for love?
Brimming with danger and star-crossed romance, and featuring a vivid dystopian landscape, this electrifying follow-up to Eve, which bestselling author Lauren Kate called “a gripping, unforgettable adventure—and a fresh look at what it means to love” is sure to appeal to fans who crave the high-stakes adventure of The Hunger Games and the irresistible love story of Romeo and Juliet.
Oh how to write this review without giving away spoilers....
ONCE starts up with Eve being in Califia and finding out that she wasn't as safe or as welcome as she was lead to believe. There are a lot of twists and turns thrown into ONCE. Eve is deceived and on edge at every turn. I was completely shocked by most of the events that happened and I can honestly say that I in no way saw them coming. In EVE there were some times where I felt that the plot was stagnant but the plot in ONCE progresses at a great rate and I was able to stay in the story for the whole book without getting bored.
The story is full of great reunions and heartbreaking separation's. I'm excited for the direction that the story as a whole is going in and I loved how ONCE ended and I cant wait to jump back in with RISE.
I gave it 4/5 stars