Book Review: Rise

Book Review: RiseRise by Anna Carey
Series: Eve #3
Published by HarperCollins on April 2nd 2013
Pages: 320
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Rebel armies are getting closer and the fate of The New America rests with Eve. Trapped in the City of Sand and married to a man of her fathers choosing, Eve can't forget her love for Caleb-or her passion for the rebel cause. Then tragedy strikes, and Eve must choose who to leave behind, who to save and who to fight in this final battle for freedom.

I have been looking forward to the conclusion of the Eve trilogy for quite some time. Eve stood out for being a dystopian cut away from the rest. It was so different that I immediately fell in love with it. Once, for a sequel, was a very surprising read. Things were definitely not what they seemed. And finally with Rise, I would get to see how it all turns out.

Rise started out amazing. Incredibly fast paced. Eve really came into her own in this book. And I was surprised to see how much I really like Eve by herself. She was strong, independent, and knew how to stand up for what she wanted. Why couldn't I have seen this Eve earlier?

As Rising continued, I started to see red flags. I knew in the back of my mind that the events that were playing out were leading up to something. I didn't know if I wanted to be right or wrong about my hunches. Turns out I was right. And that may not have been a good thing.

There is a part of me that really loved this book. But the other half is beyond frustrated. Especially with the ending. Now, I won't ruin it for you. But I have to get this off my chest. The ending of Rise, while satisfactory, did not feel like an ending. It was a cliff hanger of massive portions, and really made me want to throw the book. Personally, I am not a book thrower, but for Rise, I was ready to make an exception.

Final Verdict:
Rise was a nice wrap up for the series… except for the ending that did not exist. Due to me only having read a galley, I am hopeful that there will be a rewrite or maybe an epilogue to give this series the ending it deserves. But if not, then Rise may forever be a series that I look back at in fondness and wish things had been different.

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