Reviews for Rise
Booklist Reviews 2013 April #1
The Eve trilogy finale finds Eve, the king of New America's daughter, in an unwilling marriage to her father's employee Charles. She's still mourning true-love Caleb and discovers she's carrying his child--and she's resolute in helping the rebel uprising. But when plans go awry, Eve, her friend Clara, and some girls they free from the king's nefarious school initiative, escape and face dangers and difficulties on the path to new beginnings. Though some elements throughout may stretch believability, this dystopia offers descriptively detailed fantasy-futuristic elements and builds suspense, and Eve's continuing experiences--and the concluding twist--will be welcomed by series followers. Copyright 2012 Booklist Reviews.
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2013 Fall
Newly married Eve (Eve; Once) mourns the loss of true-love Caleb but is tasked with killing the king, her father, to aid the rebellion against his regime. The plot loses some momentum when Eve travels back to safe haven Califia with a group of rescued girls, but overall the novel provides fans with a satisfying conclusion to the dystopian series.
Kirkus Reviews 2013 February #1
The conclusion of the Eve trilogy begins with Genevieve trapped in the City of Sand. Although her father has made himself the dictatorial king of The New America after a plague, Genevieve continues to side with the rebels determined to bring him down. To do so, she may have to murder her own father. Complicating matters, she's in a loveless marriage to Charles but is pregnant by Caleb, the love of her life, who was killed in the previous book. Now, after failing in her attempt to poison her father, she escapes from the City of Sand (formerly Las Vegas) with girls she rescues from the prisonlike schools her father has established with the intention of forcibly impregnating them to boost the population. The story then takes readers on an exciting trek to "Califia," although Carey never explains how the group moves so quickly on foot across the forbidding landscape, focusing instead on the threats they experience during their stopovers. When they reach San Francisco Bay, Genevieve suddenly decides to return to the City of Sand and complete the task of assassinating her father. Character development remains sketchy, although Genevieve's relationship with her estranged but devoted husband could be interesting. The author doesn't take up any themes such as societal freedom or individual liberty that might be provoked by the dystopian setting, focusing instead on entertainment value. Shallow but exciting. (Dystopian romance. 12 & up) Copyright Kirkus 2013 Kirkus/BPI Communications.All rights reserved.