{Effie Mini-Reviews} Once by Anna Carey

Posted January 19, 2016 by Effie in Reviews / 0 Comments

{Effie Mini-Reviews} Once by Anna Carey


by Anna Carey
Series: Eve #2
Published on July 3rd, 2012
by HarperCollins
Genres: Young Adult, Dystopian, Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
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Also by this author: Eve

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.

In this breathless sequel to "Eve," Anna Carey returns to her tale of romance, adventure, and sacrifice in a world that is both wonderfully strange and chillingly familiar.

2.5 Stars

So okay, I read this book as quick as possible without losing too much about what is was and honestly, every single thing that happened was so damn predictable that I was completley unsurprised at what happened in the end with Caleb and who turned out to have betrayed Eve when she tried to escape.

That is to say, as I’ve said in my review of the previous book, that this story isn’t really bad. It really isn’t. And yes, my review may come off as me not liking the book at all. But honestly my low rating is simple because I do not care for Eve or for any of the characters one bit. They are flat and boring to me and everything was soooooo damn predictable that I just gave up trying to like this book.

I believe that if the author had taken more time in developing her plot and adding some details here and there AND getting rid of that god awful insta-love relationship, then I, most probably, would have given it a higher rating than I do now. It is what it is.

I do know that other people will like it enough to give it high ratings. I just couldn’t do it and I actually feel a little bit guilty, giving such a low rating but well, when book just doesn’t click …. it just doesn’t click.


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