Book Review–Rise (Eve #3) by Anna Carey



This is the 2nd book from my 115 in 2015 Reading Challenge.


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Rise (Eve #3) by Anna Carey
Published April 2nd, 2013 by HarperCollins

How far will you go when you have nothing left to lose?

When 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.



***The following review contains slight spoilers. You’ve been warned***

While I liked this book better than Once, I believe the first is still my favorite. However, this one was pretty good for the most part. The ending makes me feel conflicted, but overall I felt it was an okay conclusion to the series.

I liked how Eve has developed as a character since the first book. She has gone from a somewhat helpless, naive girl to a strong, somewhat independent woman. I also liked how minor characters like Beatrice and Clara have developed. The relationship between Eve and her father continued to be interesting.

A part of me figured that a certain someone wasn’t really dead, though I began to question that almost to the very end. This is the part I am conflicted about. It felt really rushed. This version came with an epilogue, and while it was a nice addition, I feel it didn’t make the series end as strongly as it could have.

I like that Carey kept the epilogue somewhat realistic, that problems didn’t solve themselves overnight. But it just all happened so fast. Other than the end, this was a pretty good read and I enjoyed the trilogy.


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