Author: Anna Carey
Publication: April 2, 2013
By: Harper Teen
I love the colors in this cover!
How far will you go when you have nothing left to lose?
she lost her soul mate, Caleb, Eve felt like her world had ended.
Trapped in the palace, forced to play the part of the happy, patriotic
princess of The New America—and the blushing bride of her father's top
adviser—Eve's whole life is a lie. The only thing that keeps her going
is Caleb's memory, and the revolution he started.
Now, Eve is
taking over where Caleb left off. With the help of Moss, an undercover
subversive in the King's court, she plots to take down The New America,
beginning with the capital, the City of Sand. Will Eve be able to bring
about a new, free world when she's called upon to perform the ultimate
act of rebellion—killing her father?
In Rise, Eve must choose who
to leave behind, who to save, and who to fight as Anna Carey's epic
tale of romance and sacrifice in the chilling dystopia of The New
America comes to a stunning conclusion.
Thank you YABC and Harper Teen for this ARC.
Let me just say, that this review is incredibly difficult to write without been spoilerish but I will do my best.
What I loved: Rise picks up where Once leaves off and the action, suspense and adventure are virtually non-stop. Carey's prose is beautiful, her dystopian New America engulfing, and the characters engaging. If you've followed this series you'll most likely find yourself turning the pages with your heart in your throat as you wait to find out if the gut-wrenching cliffhanger Once left us with is true or not. All I'll say about that is that yes, it does get answered, however, it may not be what you are expecting.
What left me wanting: I had two specific theories going into Rise
and I was right on both accounts but that's where things got
frustrating because I waited 308 pages...and then, it ended. IT.ENDED. I know this is ultimately Eve's story but Caleb played such an important role in the first two books and the ending of this left me feeling short-changed. *cries*
Final verdict: This needed an epilogue.
Review also posted at YABC.