Friday, February 12, 2016



Today's post is on Rise by Anna Carey. It is the last book in her Eve trilogy. It is 310 pages long and is published by Harper. The cover has the main character on it facing away from the reader into a foggy landscape. There is some mild language, implied sex, and violence in this book. The story is told from the first person perspective of the main character.  There Be Spoilers Ahead.

From the dust jacket- 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.

Review- I really enjoyed this ending. I think that Carey did a good job. She raises the stakes and Eve does rise up to them. Carey does end this book a very positive place. Eve has closure and hope at the end. The world has a chance to get better and Eve has a chance to live a happy life with Caleb and their baby. Having Eve be pregnant for this last part added to the tension. Carey gives some of the secondary characters some very interesting development. That was very enjoyable and that made some of the losses feel more sad. I hope that Carey does not do anything more in this world. She resolves all the plot problems and she did it very well. I would like to see her write in a different setting.

I give this volume a Five out a Five stars. I get nothing for my review and I was given this book as a gift.