June 20, 2012

Review: Once (Eve #2) by Anna Carey

Once (Eve, #2)
Once by Anna Carey
Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication:
July 3rd 2012
By Harper Collins

Sixteen years have passed since a deadly virus wiped out most of the Earth’s population. After learning of the terrifying part she and her classmates were fated to play in the rebuilding of New America, eighteen-year-old Eve fled to the wilds and Califia, a haven for women determined to live outside the oppressive rule of the king of New America. However, her freedom came at a price: she was forced to leave Caleb, the boy she loves, wounded and alone at the city gates. Eve quickly learns that Califia may not be as safe as it seems and soon finds herself in the City of Sand and the palace of the king. There she uncovers the real reason he was so intent on her capture, and the unbelievable role he intends her to fill. When she is finally reunited with Caleb, they will enact a plan as daring as it is dangerous. But will Eve once again risk everything—her freedom, her life—for love?

          My Review:


     I absolutely love this series. If you think Eve was good, Once will take you on a whole new journey of the unexpected. Carey gives you an unexpected twist in Once which I completely loved. In my opinion, usually when I read a sequel to a book I love, it's hardly ever as good as the first one. But not with Once, in fact I think this book was better. I find there to be more intense action in Once and more in depth with the characters and their relationships.

     I didn't really read the blurb in Once, so I didn't know what to expect from it. All I know was that I wanted Caleb and Eve to find each other again since in Eve, the duo was running away from the King and his army. But when the time came that she meets the King in City of Sand and learns the real reason behind him wanting to capture her, it will throw you off your rocker! I literally screamed. I was taken aback by how unpredictable Once was. Usually when I read a book, I tend to figure out what's going to happen next, but I was not able to do that with this book. As Eve continues to learn new information, she later has to decide what to do with it and who she can trust. I can't really put a finger on how to describe Eve in this book, but I was just surprised by everything.

     The only thing I'm a little upset about is that now I have to wait much longer for book 3 which is now called "Rise". To which I absolutely LOVE the cover!! I met Anna Carey a few months ago and she was such a sweetheart. I told her I read Once and she was very excited to talk about it. So do I need to say this book comes with high recommendations? Well it does, I give Once, 5 huge golden stars and it's definitely a Good Choice for Reading.




Here's Cover Love for her third book in this sequel: 

Rise

It's such a mysterious cover! Where is she going? Hmmm?

55 comments:

  1. I want this book SO BAD! I loved Eve.

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    2. If you loved Eve, I think you would love this one just as much if not more.

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  2. same here
    i cann;t wait 4 my copy
    lovly review

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    1. Thank you Roro. I hope you love it as much as I do. I think you will though.

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  3. AH! I LOVE the 3rd cover!!!!!!!!! XD

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    1. Being that I read the 2nd book already, I kind of have a feeling where this cover is taken place. I love it too, it's so mysterious.

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  4. I absolutely love the covers for this series. I don't know which I love more, seeing the girl from behind, or the font. Just so beautiful.

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    1. Well all the covers are with Eve facing away. But if I have to choose one, I think I will go with the third one. Just because I see her hair fuller and the train tracks. All the covers for this series are hot.

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  5. I really want to read this series! It sounds so good and I have heard so many good things about it! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Oh I think Anna did a great job with both books so far. We're going to post an interview with her soon, so be sure to come back and check it out.

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  6. Ihave really wnted to read this series!1 They look so good!

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    1. Does that mean you haven't started yet? What are you waiting for? :-)

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  7. Ugh - I still haven't read Eve! I need to get to it ASAP. This review was amazing, and now I can't wait to pick up both of these. And I agree...the cover for the third book is stunning.(:

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  8. Your review really convinced me! I like dystopian and this one sounds unique:)

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    1. I love dystpian books too. I know you'll enjoy this one.

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  9. I absolutely LOVED Eve and can't wait to read this book! Eve was one of those books that I had to tell everyone about as soon as I finished it and lent out to all my friends, who loved it as much as I did! Thanks for the awesome review and for getting me uber excited about Once :)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

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    1. Yeah I know what you mean. I can't lend my copy out because it's signed. But I definitely recommend it. I had my nephew read it and he liked it.

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  10. I loved Eve and can't wait to read this book! Thanks for the review!

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  11. Great review! I haven't read Eve yet, but it's at the top of my TBR list. These books sound amazing!! Love the cover for RISE too - it fits in perfectly with the other covers!

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    1. You're right, it does fit perfectly with the other covers. I hope you do get a chance to read Eve because it's really good. And "Once" is even better if you ask me.

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  12. I hadn't heard of these books, but now I have to look for them. I love the cover art!

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    1. You haven't? And in what world do you live in? LOL. It's a really good series.

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  13. I am a big fan of Dystopian books so this aeries is definitely going on my list. I hadn't seen these before so thanks for the review. BTW I also love the covers on these, their great!.

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  14. I am so excited about all these books. Call it cover lust but I want them all!

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  15. I haven't read Eve - in fact, I'd never even read the plot summary before today. But your review of Once is definitely making me want to! I absolutely love all things viruses! I think reading about them (or watching movies) is so fascinating!

    Thanks for the review!

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    1. I think this series got picked up for a movie or a tv show. I'm not sure. So if you don't pick it up, you can watch it soon on tv or movie.

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  16. Thanks for the review. I haven't read this series yet, but I should. I also LOVE the cover of book three.

    Andrea @ Reading Lark

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  17. This series sounds great - it is now on my shopping list

    scarlettkitty at hotmail dot com

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  18. Eve is still sitting on my shelves. I'll have to get to it soon! Thanks for the review. :)

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  19. I really want to read this series, it sounds so good. So many books...

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  20. I can't wait to start this series!

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  21. I love this review and how have the book on my to-buy list!

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  22. I have been debating on getting Eve for a while now. Hm... since you seem to really love this book and are excited for the next, I'm leaning toward getting it. I'll have to check out the cover for the next as well...

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  23. I have Eve in my TBR pile and think going to have to move up higher. Another great cover. Thanks the the great recommendation.

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  24. Great I can't wait to read it myself. Thanks for the post.

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  25. I've had this series on my wishlist since I first saw the cover and read the blurb. Thanks for the review!

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  26. GREAT COVERS! AH I love them so much! :)

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  27. Eve is on my TBR pile. Hopefully I will get to it soon because I really like the sound of the second book and that it wasn't predictable :)

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  28. Thanks for the review! I haven't read Eve yet, but this makes me want to read it even more.

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  29. I so wanna read this book, I hope i could grabe a copy of it

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  30. Really sounds awesome. I love books that aren't predictable.
    Thanks for the great review.

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  31. WOW, what a great review! This series sounds awesome...I haven't heard of it but I will be adding it to my TBR list for sure! :-D

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  32. Wow, thank you for the insightful review. Yes, these books first caught my eye because of the cover, it was Eve, and she was wearing brown on that cover. But I must admit, it was the font on the cover that caught my eye before anything else. I'm glad that the author stuck to the same format, coz it gives all the books a uniformity, and each is as beautiful as the other - and utterly mysterious. I also have to admit that I didn't really have much interest in reading them - but now I'm sure I'll be reading this series, and soon! :D Thank you for the wonderful giveaway...

    Name: Hira Hasnain
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. I haven't read this series but from your review I can tell I'd love it!

    Lots of twists and the characters sound complex:)

    Thanks so much:)

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  34. Oh wow, I loved EVE, and I can't wait to read this one! :D

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  35. Beautiful covers! I've heard such good things about this series! Can't wait to read it.

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  36. I loved your review! I haven't started this series yet but I need to pick it up. I love that Once is completely unpredictable- that is hard to find:)

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  37. I have been dying to read Eve, now even more so. I love the covers, they are amazing! I love when a book completely throws you for a loop (in a good way). Great review!

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  38. I am so excited to read Once. I adored Eve and thought that it was such an interesting concept. Thanks for the review!

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  39. Beautiful covers! I've heard such good things about this series! Can't wait to read it.

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