Thursday, June 14, 2012
Once by Anna Carey Review
Reading Level:Young Adult
Second book in Eve series
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
The ending of Eve left me going insane. That doesn't really make sense because I had an ARC of Once. I thought that cliffhanger was bad. The end of Once left me screaming and sadly I actually have to wait for the next one.
I really love Eve. She was like a whole new person. I didn't see that twist coming at all. I liked how it seemed like she was just acting. The whole time she was looking to help people and for a way out. I love how big a part Caleb played. I loved him even more in this which I'm surprised is possible because I loved him so much in the first. He is quite the romantic. Eve and Caleb are absolutely adorable. Their the reason I love this book so much. They have grown closer but I like how it's still innocent.
This book had a lot of secondary characters. They go in and out. I'm really curious if we're going to see more from them in the future. I hope we do. I can't say too much about the storyline without spoiling. It was fast paced. There was tons of twists and action. I seriously couldn't put this down. I read it in like one sitting. Now I miss it. I'm not looking forward to the wait for the third book. Overall I adore this series. It's so so so good. Everyone needs to read it. I highly recommend. 5/5 stars