Monday, April 1, 2013


The End of the Eve Series is here, and I am thrilled to be able to share a letter from author Anna Carey to her readers.
Dear Andrea,

            It’s been over three years since I imagined one of the first scenes in Eve—a girl and boy on horseback being chased by a grizzly bear. Since then the series has been written, sold, published in the US and abroad, and now, apparently, THE END IS HERE. Love and thanks for following me this far, for your support for Eve and Once, and for hosting me for one of the last EpicReads events I’ll be doing for the trilogy.

            And now…cue the violin music…

            As you may have noticed, RISE is dedicated to Eve’s readers, but those two lines feel like a cheap imitation of all the gratitude I’m feeling now. When I started writing I wanted to tell the story of an incredibly sheltered, proud girl who was completely certain of the world around her. What happens when she finds out everything she learned is a lie? How can she possibly reconcile her education with what she’s discovering every day? Will she have the courage to leave all she’s ever known?

           I have long believed that strength isn’t something we have or don’t have—it’s something that grows from experience. I never wanted to write someone who wasn’t scared, who never made mistakes or faltered. I wanted to write someone true, someone with real flaws who feels weak and terrified at times, but manages to scrape together all the courage she has to push through.

         Emails and tweets, facebook posts and schools visits and signings and panels—I’ve seen how much Eve’s story has resonated with readers. I’m grateful that people have related to her and that they have loved her as I love her (and all these characters). I’m grateful that they’ve followed her, and the series, as she’s` grown into the strong, confident woman of RISE.


The Eve Series
Eve (Eve, #1)Once (Eve, #2)Rise (Eve, #3)
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About the author
Anna Carey has been a gift wrapper, face painter, nanny, horrific cocktail waitress, sofa saleswoman and children's book editor. She graduated from New York University and has an MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she can be found writing, reading, and doodling on the giant chalkboard in her kitchen.
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  1. It's always sad to reach the end of a series people enjoy so much. :) I haven't read Once yet, but I liked Eve and look forward to continuing the journey. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I really like how all the covers in this series go together. It's also great that she said about strength growing in someone through experience. I totally agree.

  3. What a great letter. I have been wanting to start this series, and now that it's all out I won't have to wait for the next book in the series while reading. I think I would really enjoy these books. Thanks for sharing this!

  4. Great letter. I have the first book in this series. I need to read it.

  5. I just read Rise the other day! It's crazy that it's over already.

  6. Me and this series haven't gotten along AT ALL, but I'm still curious to see how it ends. Nice that the author took the time to compose a letter to her fans. :)

  7. It is always sad when a series ends. I have heard really good things about this series and I have been meaning to start them forever. Hopefully I will sometime soon.

  8. Thanks for sharing! I haven't read these books, but I did an interview with Anna. She seems like an interesting author.

  9. That's so touching! Thanks for sharing it, Andrea. I always hate to see a series come to an end...

  10. I haven't started this series yet but it sounds fantastic. I'll have to read the first 2 books before the conclusion. I am very intrigued by them!

    Thanks for sharing Andrea! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 


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