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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Review: Once

Title: Once
Series: Eve # 2
Genre: Young Adult-Dystopian
Author: Anna Casrey
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: July 3, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher
 "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."
 After reading Eve in one sitting, I simply had to go to then ext one. Once did not fail me. Instead is brought on a whole new obstacle that held me to the last page.

What I enjoyed most about this book is the great plot. It is so exciting. Sometimes, I dislike sequels. They can sometimes lack in the characters or plot. Not this one. Once fulfills the reader with new obstacles, love interest, as well as...dun. dun. dunnnnnnn gasping secrets!!

The character of the book, Eve has been through quite a bit. After learning an alarming secret, Eve escapes and is in the wild. The wild has sharpen Eve like a knife. Where once she was dull, now is razor sharp. She is no longer naive but still knows where she came from. She doesn't ever forget. Not even after learning secrets of her past.

The love interest is right where I expect it to be. And there is a new guy in the mix. I expected that too. Still, the love and peace it brings to Eve in her time of need is wonderful.

Once is an awesome sequel. Filled with much action, love, and on-the-run moments. Once is thrilling and engaging that leaves the reader breathless. Check it out!

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I still haven't read Eve, so I'm way behind, but I'm glad to know that the plot stayed exciting in the sequel.

  2. Oh so I see... you got me interested in Eve and now you have me wanting this one. I see you evil plan! I will have them all! Bwa haha! ;)

  3. OoOo this one sounds really good


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