Thursday, July 26, 2012

Once Review

368 pages

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.

This book was definitely not the follow-up that I expected but it still made for one awesome story. I was really surprised by the almost immediate twist to Eve's story that was thrown our way. It definitely made the story a more interesting one. I thought that Eve had grown a lot but she still hadn't learned much especially about being cautious. Sometimes I felt frustrated with Eve because her decisions didn't always seem thought through. However, I absolutely loved Eve's romance with Caleb even though they had a lot of obstacles in their way. More about the world that Eve has grown up in is revealed in this novel and it explains quite a lot about the reasons behind most things. I definitely did not expect this novel to end the way that it did and I'm eagerly anticipating the next book in this trilogy. I absolutely recommend this novel but you should read the first novel, Eve, before reading this one.


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