While I wasn't the biggest fan of the execution of EVE, I loved the premise and the questions it brought up, and I knew I'd want to read the sequel, ONCE. (read my review of EVE) ONCE picks up where EVE left off, with Eve in relative safety in the women-only commune of Califa.
However, Eve misses Caleb something terrible and soon leaves the settlement to find him. Thus begins an action packed/twisty narrative where Eve discovers many things are not as they seem at first.
Although I was not entirely convinced by the romance in EVE, Caleb is a real highlight of ONCE. He's not in the book nearly enough, but when he is, he steals the show. Eve has also grown a lot as a character and is more independent, less damsel in distress. I'm definitely excited for the third book, RISE.
Both EVE and ONCE are out now and thanks to the publisher, I have 1 set of both books to give away. To enter, fill out this form by August 17, 2012 at 11:59 pm CST. Open US only.
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