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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent continuation of a gripping story, July 13, 2012
This review is from: Once: An Eve Novel (Hardcover)
The last line of book one (Eve) almost killed me and I gladly jumped back into New America, eager to find out what happened to Eve and Caleb. Well, in case you are wondering, a lot happens. In a market that's awash with dystopian plots, the Eve series stands out for many reasons. I think the most compelling for me is Eve's slow but sure development from someone who believed without questioning into someone who was disillusioned and is now discovering the risks and rewards of having a choice and being free. Freedom is a common theme in this genre, of course, but the writing tends to weave a very compelling argument for the other side, at times, which makes you want to believe that perhaps the villains have a point. For me, it created a real sense of moral conflict, which you can see in Eve's character, as well. In the end, it is her memories of school and her love for Caleb that drives her decisions. Her ultimate discovery is that if she wants freedom for others, she might have to give up her own to obtain it.

I have forgotten how emotional this series is. Eve comes across some surprising revelations about her mother and father which triggers memories of her time with her mother before the plague took her life. As Eve finds out more of her history, the memories become almost painful to read. As I said in my review of Eve, much of the emotion of this book is in its proximity to the world that we live in now. This is not a dystopian that is hundreds of years in the future. This world exists in a time where abandoned Ikea stores are still standing, full of furniture and left to rot. It is familiar, believable and very eerie. The plot twists, action and nail-biting moments inside the city made this book a very quick read because I could not put it down. If you loved Eve, you will be equally invested in Once. If you haven't started this series, you are missing out. It's going to be a very long wait for book three!
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