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Once: An Eve Novel

by Anna Carey

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | October 18, 2013 | Hardcover

Once: An Eve Novel is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2.

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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 1.21 in

Published: October 18, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062048546

ISBN - 13: 9780062048547

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I want more!!! There is just no word to describe how this book made me feel. It was the best sequel to a book I’ve read in a long time. It had twists and an ending that will leave you wanting to read the next book right away. However, that it comes out next year. The only problem with the book is there is one annoying character after another. Just when Eve found a way to be safe and trust the people around her, they turn their backs on her. Whether it was to turn her in, or keep her so that they had a bargain for the king, Eve wasn’t safe anywhere. Not to mention that her only friends are locked up from the world, hoping to be free soon. Eve is a lot stronger in this book then in the first book of the series. In the first book she was a naive kid who knew nothing of why she was really in the schools, but now she knows everything. She grew strong when she was with Caleb and even more strong when she ended up staying with the “Catile”. Caleb has always been good on surviving on his own and it hasn’t changed at all in this book. He’s smart, and makes sure to stay hidden from potential captors after the king puts a warrant on his head. He also does what he can so that he and Eve can see each other in secret so that she and him are safe. Eve and Caleb don’t have a lot of chances to show their love of each other. The main problem is Caleb going into hiding, and Eve being in the capital city. They have to keep their relationship a secret or risk Calab’s death. Despite the risk, they do find ways to be together and I love them doing this. They love each other and nothing will change that. Not even at the ending of the book do they stop loving each other. This was just as good as the first book, it drew my attention right away and I couldn’t stop reading. It was full of action, adventure and betrayal, not to mention you learn of the reason why the king wanted Eve. Though at first you let out a sigh of relief that Eve was safe, but soon you learn that it’s more like a prison then a place she could call home. It gets better when Caleb returns and they are together once more. The ending will leave you sad and wishing what happen didn’t happen.
Date published: 2012-09-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Once by Anna Carey Even though I wasn't the hugest fan of the first book in this series, Eve, I was curious about what had happened to some of the secondary characters I had grown attached to. I had been patiently (not really) waiting for many months when I saw this on Edelweiss and decided to take a chance at requesting it. I hadn't had much success with Edelweiss prior to this, so I wasn't holding my breath. But thankfully, HarperCollins was awesome enough to accept my request and be my first acceptance on Edelweiss. I realized there were only 5 days left before the title would be archived so I rushed to download and read it. I didn't make it all the way to the end before it expired, but that's OK. My loss is your gain, because I had to obviously go out and buy a copy so I could finish the story, and now I want to share that with you. At the end of my review I will have a Rafflecopter form where you can enter for a chance to win my hardcover finished copy of Once. My main complaint with Eve was Eve herself. I thought her to be wimpy, wishy-washy, and just not a stand-up character at all. I much preferred Arden, who ended up disappearing towards the end of Eve, which really annoyed me. But I have to admit that in Once, Eve has obviously gone through a period of growth during her time in Califia. It's nice to see her sticking up for herself and standing up for what she believes in, even if others don't completely agree with her methods. Also, the amount of emotional stress that Eve endures throughout this book is a testament to her growth, and how much more she is obviously going to continue to grow in the final book in the trilogy, Rise. I have to admit that the storyline I was expecting to come out of this book did not actually happen. It was completely twisted and was a surprisingly intriguing touch, and I quite enjoyed reading it. I can't wait to see how it evolves by the end of the series. I also fell in love with many of the new characters. The King was quite the enigma. You want to hate him for all that he has done that has caused the suffering of these girls and boys and the less wealthy people of his "Kingdom", but when he speaks about his reasoning behind his actions you can almost understand why he did it, or at least understand why he thinks it is necessary and not malicious. There are so many other characters I want to rave about, Beatrice, Charles, and so many more...but to tell you much of anything about them would give too much away. The one things I can tell you is the depth that Carey gives to each and every one of her characters is amazing. People are not just good and/or evil, they have motives, they have emotions, they make bad decisions, and they question themselves along the way. They are not perfect, and they all have flaws. They are realistic. I also loved the setting for Once. The City of Sand, which is now the name of former Las Vegas is an amazing place to set up a new city. The many hotel suites are renovated and refurbished as living quarters (which is ingenious), and the logistical reasoning of choosing this city also makes a great deal of sense. It was a great touch! The only issues I had with Once were typical of a second-in-a-series book, and that is primarily pacing. Although I enjoyed the story and the characters quite a bit, I did find it to be quite slow and sluggish in many sections. Also, I really hate when a story throws in an animal of some sort just for the added emotional anguish of taking it away at some point. I often want to stop reading a book (or watching a movie) at that point. It's not really adding much, if anything, to the story. All it does is upsets me, and for no good reason. Just don't do it. It was great seeing so many familiar faces, even if just for short glimpses throughout the story. Some closure was given, but by the end even more was left up in the air. What will happen next? And OMG, the end? Damn you cliffhanger of DOOM! I am not amused...not amused at all...is it April 2013 yet? /sigh
Date published: 2012-07-06

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Once: An Eve Novel

by Anna Carey

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 320 pages, 8.75 × 6 × 1.21 in

Published: October 18, 2013

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0062048546

ISBN - 13: 9780062048547

About the Book

In the second book of this thrilling dystopian adventure, Eve comes face to face with the man who has been ruthlessly hunting her--and learns the shocking truth about who she really is.

From the 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.

About the Author

Anna Carey graduated from New York University and has an MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College. She lives in Los Angeles.

Editorial Reviews

?A gripping, unforgettable adventure?and a fresh look at what it means to love.? (Lauren Kate, New York Times bestselling author of FALLEN on EVE.)
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