Goodreads: In the second book of this thrilling dystopian adventure, Eve will come face to face with the king who has been ruthlessly hunting her and learn the shocking truth about who she really is.
Having managed to evade the soldiers hunting her, Eve finally reached Califia, a haven for women determined to live outside the oppressive rule of the King of New America. However, Eve’s freedom came at a price: she was forced to leave Caleb, the boy she loves, wounded and alone at the city gates. When Eve learns that Califia may not be as safe as it seems she sets out once again in the hopes of being with Caleb only to fall into a trap that sends her to the City of Sand and directly into the hands of the King.
Once at the stronghold of the King, Eve will uncover 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 inside the city walls, Eve will risk everything to be with him.
Warning: there might be some spoilers in this review.
When I finished Eve (The first book in this series) I was flabbergasted and when I was reading Once I just couldn’t put it down. I wanted to follow Eve on her journey and see where she would end up. This book ended in such a cliff hanger that I don’t know how I’m going to wait to read Raise The finale to the series.
The exact moment we left Eve in the first novel opens up Once. She’s lost and pretty much alone, her friends far off and possibly dead. Eve can only imagine the state of Caleb’s leg and Arden’s whereabouts. Finally at Califia, Eve questions everything she once strived for. Her life is turned upside down when she slams into fate and finds what it really means to feel alone amongst people. Journeying from all she thought she wanted, Eve experiences pain on the highest emotional level.
Eve deals with everything is so well and never gives up searching for her friends and Caleb. And when faith hands Caleb to her and you think everything will work out for them, Anna Carey drops another bomb shell. This book ended in such a way that I’m so excited for Raise the last book in the series to come out.