Release Date: July 3rd, 2012
Finished Date: August 12th, 2012
The Review: **Spoilers if you haven't read Eve**
As soon as I finished Eve late Saturday night, I picked up Once straight away because after that ending, I had to know what was going to happen straight away and I'm so pleased to say, Once is a fantastic sequel - if not even better than Eve and once again, Anna Carey leaves me completely breathless with that killer ending.
After the shocking events in Eve, Eve is now safe in the lands of Califia. Unfortunately Caleb wasn't granted access into Califia because he was a male but even though he's gone, Eve can't stop thinking of him. She loves him and she would do anything to see him again. When she hears about a stray being hurt in the wild, she knows it's Caleb and sets out to rescue him. However, once she arrives, she finds out it's a trap and she's soon on her way to meet the King. Once their Eve uncovers a shocking secret - one that changes her future forever but with Caleb still not far from her mind and the opportunity arises to see him, she takes it...putting her at risk once again.
What a great sequel. I always get nervous with sequel's because I've read so many lately that honestly, have been such a let down but not Once. Once is a heart-wrenching, jaw-dropping book, full of touching and heart-warming scenes. I didn't think it would be possible to love Eve and Caleb any more but in Once, you can't help love them more. The trials they are put through are hard and emotional and by the end of the book, I was a mess. I cried and literally screamed by the end of the book. Prepare to have tissue's with you.
Anna Carey has done a fantastic job taking this series to a journey I never thought would come. It's shocking, thrilling and captivating and I've already told you how emotional it is but it's a series you must read! If you love Dystopia novel's then pick this series up now!