Friday, July 20, 2012
Review: Once by Anna Carey
Hardcover, 368 pages
Release Date: July 3, 2012
Published by: Harper Collins
Description (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.
When Eve ended, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Once, and I wasn't disappointed!
Eve is a great heroine, she has to make many sacrifices, and give up things she loves, and pretend to be something she isn't to save the ones she loves. There were moments in the book when Eve had to act false, and I don't know if I could control my self like she did or be as brave. She is just amazing.
Caleb is just wonderful. He is sweet, and strong, and willing to do anything to be with Eve, even risking his own life. The story wouldn't be the same without this darling boy.
Once also had a share of heartbreaking moments, and I will admit, I cried. Anna Carey is great at crafting those upsetting scenes, that are both shocking and disturbing at times.
Filled with shocking moments, romance, and devastation, Once will leave you desperate for the next installment of this fantastic series!