Daily Archives: April 27, 2013

Rise – Anna Carey

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By: Anna Carey
Eve – Book 3
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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.

This Blonde’s Review:
Eve is trapped in a life she doesn’t want. She’s the daughter of the king but is treated more like a prisoner. She is expected to act like she’s happy to be princess and happy to be married to someone who isn’t Caleb. It doesn’t matter that all she thinks when she looks at him is that he’s not Caleb. All she wants is to take her father down and according to Moss, her rebel contact, she is the only one who can.

When things start to get chaotic Eve finds herself in the position to run. This book had so many sad parts to it that we can’t help but wonder how this could possibly work out for Eve and her friends. I really didn’t know what to think at times or how it could have a happy ending. Eve’s health is a big part of the story as well so there is a constant undercurrent of worry about what will happen if her health takes a turn.

I enjoyed this one. I didn’t particularly care for the vague way it ended, but at the same time who says we need the solid. Sometimes just the idea of something can leave you with a surprise happy glow.

If you liked the first two books in the series then you’ll enjoy getting to see what happens to Eve, Arden, and the rest of the people who matter to her. If you enjoy the idea of a girl who is more rebel than princess and willing to do whatever it takes to create a better life for the people around her, then you’ll love Eve and her story.