Once : An Eve Novel

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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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 208 x 140 x 24mm | 336g
  • HarperCollins
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • International ed.
  • 9780062216441
  • 77,588

Review quote

"A gripping, unforgettable adventure--and a fresh look at what it means to love." -- Lauren Kate, New York Times bestselling author of FALLEN on EVE. "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
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About Anna Carey

Anna Carey graduated from New York University and has an MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College. She lives in Los Angeles.
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Rating details

19,349 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 32% (6,183)
4 35% (6,769)
3 25% (4,822)
2 6% (1,227)
1 2% (348)

Our customer reviews

This story continues a few months after Eve's arrival in Califia, the safe haven for women. The King is still looking for her. She is hunted by her memories of Puck, Arden, Ruby and most of all, Caleb. I was so happy when Arden returned in the story, because I think she is more interesting than Eve. Caleb found a way to get into the City and he is trying to make tunnels under the City with some other rebels. Eve and Caleb have secret meetings and I thought they were so stupid. I understand that you want to be together. I know that you've missed each other, but what the hell where they thinking? It was just a matter of time before they are caught. I thought Caleb would be smarter than this, because let's face it: Eve is only intelligent when it comes to books. She isn't good at making good choices and she is too impulsive. I do love her loyalty towards Caleb. I can't wait to read Rise, because the ending is a killer. I liked this book more than Eve. Most of this book is about Eve worrying over Caleb (it seems like Arden isn't important enough) or trying to escape, but I liked the background story. We get more information and we get to know more of the King. QUOTE. "You do anything for the person you love," she said finally. "And then when you don't think you can give any more of yourself, you do. You keep going. Because it would kill you not to."show more
by Melanie-
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