by Anna Carey
3.5 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.com
For the first time since she escaped from her school many months ago, Eve can sleep soundly. She’s living in Califia, a haven for women, protected from the terrifying fate that awaits orphaned girls in The New America.
But her safety came at a price: She was forced to abandon Caleb, the boy she loves, wounded and alone at the city gates. When Eve gets word that Caleb is in trouble, she sets out into the wild again to rescue him, only to be captured and brought to the City of Sand, the capital of The New America.
Trapped inside the City walls, Eve uncovers a shocking secret about her past—and is forced to confront the harsh reality of her future. When she discovers Caleb is alive, Eve attempts to flee her prison so they can be together—but the consequences could be deadly. She must make a desperate choice to save the ones she loves . . . or risk losing Caleb forever.
This book was full of plot twists I DID not see coming at all. Like, so many plot twists I can barely review the book without giving away a million spoilers. The one thing about this book compared to its predecessor — Eve KIND OF started to annoy me. Not like, legit annoying me, but there were multiple instances where I scrunched my face up at. I’m not very attached to the Eve and Caleb relationship, but their devotion to each other is heartfelt — and they really never give up. The last chapter of the book is probably the biggest shock of all. I didn’t know how I felt about it until hours later when I realized that Carey did something not many author would ever dare to do…and it makes me very eager for the next book.