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Once (Eve) Hardcover – July 3, 2012
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“A thoughtful, heart–wrenching, and romantic book that I inhaled in one sitting.” (Cynthia Hand, New York Times bestselling author of Hallowed)
“Carey…keeps pages flipping throughout most of the story…[and] the sudden, menacing ending ought to propel readers to the next book in the series.” (Kirkus Reviews)
“Eve again narrates, savvier and stronger, with plentiful backstory and former characters appearing. [ONCE] remains an exciting page–turner for female readers.” (Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA))
“Eve’s first–person, intimately detailed narrative—which incorporates suspense, romance, and fantasy elements—make this dystopian fiction an absorbing, well–paced read.” (Booklist)
Top Customer Reviews
I couldn't wait for the sequel to come out. Eve left off with such a fun pseudo cliffhanger. What was this women's colony? What happened to Caleb? Where did the other chick go? What about this hunt for Eve? What about the child factory?
Plenty of questions went unanswered.
Characters & Plot: This is where Once picks up. A few months after Eve enters Califia, she runs off again, for her/their safety. She also wants/needs to find Caleb. And the book takes off from there. I don't want to discuss too much of the specifics of the storyline because I hate giving surprises away.
Caleb is reintroduced in this novel. We see him making a return, of course, as Eve's love interest. We also see Eve's friends making a bit of a return too. Not much has changed here. Once is full of new characters though.
We meet another interesting character with direct impacts to Eve. I really haven't decided if I love or hate him yet. We also get to meet the king. He is the typical story villain, although a bit more likable. And there are so many other characters introduced too. It would take forever to get through them all.
But these characters make for a twisting story. Once follows a different mood and atmosphere than Eve. Eve was all about discovering truth and survival. Eve is very gullible and naïve in the first book. She is still gullible in Once, but not so naïve.Read more ›
It is all about location, location, location.
And the king chose the one of worst locations available to establish his empire, Las Vegas, Nevada. There were some good things about the location. There were tons of hotels in one centrally located area where he could make sure that people were near supplies. There was power from Hoover Dam. It was near several large refineries and deposits of oil. There was one main water supply, which he could control. The people were unable to easily leave once they were brought into Las Vegas because it was surrounded by a desert. It all sounds great! It was not a place easily attacked because it was in a desert. It was all good. Now what jobs were missing and never discussed in our desert utopia? What is the problem with having a desert utopia? The land was arid and rocky.Read more ›
After a series of events gone wrong, Eve is now trapped in the City of Sand, at the mercy of none other than the King of New America. Here she discovers an unsettling secret about her past, and must try to come to terms with what this secret means for her future. It's up to Eve to do whatever she has to do to save the ones she loves.
Eve has definitely come a long way since I first met her in the previous book. She is no longer the sheltered, naïve young lady. Here we see a girl that has been through more than any girl should ever have to go through, and she's a survivor. She's also very strong and determined, and I found that to be so refreshing compared to the girl we first met. As if I thought I couldn't love Caleb more than I did in the previous book, I fell in love with him even more in this sequel. Unfortunately, we don't get to see him quite as much as I hoped, but the parts of the book that he is in are extra special. I adore the relationship between him and Eve.
We are also introduced to quite a few new characters in Once, and there are a few characters that you are going to love to hate. (I sure did, anyways.) A few of our favorite characters from the previous book make a comeback as well, and it was interesting as well as heartbreaking to see what had happened to some of them.
Once is filled with lots of different twists that will keep you guessing right up to the end. When I actually had time to sit down and read, I flew through the pages, just because I needed to know what was going to happen next.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Anna keeps me on my toes with each book. Every misstep, mistake and perfectly timed disaster has happened but in such a good way you want to read more.Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
I can't put her books down. They capture my attention and I can't stop till I know what's going to happen next. Loving this series.Published 2 months ago by Malorie Monson
Twists and turns galore. Started off slow, but picked up nicely. I was about to write the series off, but it has some surprises.Published 2 months ago by Tracy
Once is the second book in the EVE trilogy. Just like with Eve, Once had me hooked from the very beginning. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lost Girls
There is lots of stuff that happens in this book, so I'm going to keep it short to avoid spoilers. Eve finds herself pretty much held captive by the King, She is forced into... Read morePublished 12 months ago by What's Beyond Forks?