I finished reading Once by Anna Carey on my trip to Asia for a blog tour.
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.
I was quickly absorbed ino Eve's world again. Once was a quick and engrossing read.
There is a twist that happened pretty early in the story but I figured it out even earlier than that. I liked this twist and the story that unfolded because of it.
I liked Eve once again. She's a strong character but not afraid to ask for help. I didn't really like Caleb this time around. I felt that he was too much into his "movement" and I just thought Eve's feelings for him were more than his feelings for her were.
There was another twist at the end. It was definitely shocking but I didn't like it. I mean, yes, it worked well with the story, but I just personally didn't like it.
I can't wait for the next book to come out. I want to know what is going to happen next in Eve's world.
I gave this book a rating of 4/5.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2012 Reading Challenge 150+: 53
2012 ARC Reading Challenge: 45
2012 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 48
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for
free as part of a blog tour for an honest review.