Thursday, November 15, 2012

Once by Anna Carey

This review may contain spoilers of previous books in the series.
Summary: (from goodreads) 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.

Review: This is the second book in the Eve trilogy and although I enjoyed the first book this one was not my favorite. Aside from one big twist at the beginning, the plot was pretty predictable. I found myself getting bored throughout the book. Things did start to get a little bit more exciting towards the end and based on the way it ended I might have to pick up the third book eventually just to find out how things end. I hope that there is more excitement in the third book.  This was a pretty typical dystopian book which isn't enitrely bad, I just wish more had happened. I do like the characters though. Eve is a good narrator, she was a strong and determined but was still vunerable at some points. Caleb is also really awesome. The way things stand with these two characters at the end is really the only thing that makes me want to pick up the third book. It's not going to be a priority to ick it up though.

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