Thursday, November 24, 2011

Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Enclave (Razorland, #1)Enclave  by Ann Aguirre
Hardcover, 259 pages
Published April 12th 2011 by Feiwel & Friends

Synopsis: In Deuce’s world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed ‘brat’ has trained into one of three groups–Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.

As a Huntress, her purpose is clear—to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She’s worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing’s going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce’s troubles are just beginning.

Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn’t like following orders. At first she thinks he’s crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don’t always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth. Her partner confuses her; she’s never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace.

As Deuce’s perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy… but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she’s ever known.

My rating: 5 starts of 5
Short
Well-developed characters
Interesting journey
Cliff hanger


Enclave, Enclave, Enclave.

I first saw this book on this website and I searched and searched all of the Half Price Book stores that I could find. Nada. Not one store had it. Eventually, the library handed over this book to me. FINALLY, I was able to read it.



I just knew it would be good. I had high expectations and it exceeded them. For those of you who follow my reviews know that I'm a huge feminist. This book showed off the main character's agility and talent. Duece, went through the naming ceremony and was made a huntress. With her new partner, Fade, they go on a journey to Nassau, a city in their world that lies underground. They run into people that they call Freaks and meet new people called the Burrowers.



A scandal hits College, the city Duece and Fade live in. Duece steps forward and takes the blame for something she didn't do and is forced to go to Topside. Topside is the world above ground. Fade goes to Topside with Duece. As they travel, they run into more enemies and end up taking others with them named Stalker and Tegan.



After a long ride in Topside, Tegan gets injured and they are in desperate need for help.



This book kept me entertained from the very beginning. I just knew I'd love it. I don't really want to relate this book to The Hunger Games because they're completely different books but if you liked THG, then yes, you will love this book also.



This book was filled with action and romance. It shows the struggles of these teens who consider themselves Elders. The overall story was just so interesting that the reader just isn't sure how it could possibly end. I'm eagerly waiting the second book and I reccommend this to everyone. Short and straight to the point with well-developed characters.

2 comments:

  1. Great review! I really enjoyed this book too, and feel like it didn't gain nearly as much publicity as it should have (with the post-apocalyptic trend and all). Can't wait for the sequel!

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Enclave (Razorland, #1)Enclave  by Ann Aguirre
Hardcover, 259 pages
Published April 12th 2011 by Feiwel & Friends

Synopsis: In Deuce’s world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed ‘brat’ has trained into one of three groups–Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.

As a Huntress, her purpose is clear—to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She’s worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing’s going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce’s troubles are just beginning.

Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn’t like following orders. At first she thinks he’s crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don’t always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth. Her partner confuses her; she’s never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace.

As Deuce’s perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy… but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she’s ever known.

My rating: 5 starts of 5
Short
Well-developed characters
Interesting journey
Cliff hanger


Enclave, Enclave, Enclave.

I first saw this book on this website and I searched and searched all of the Half Price Book stores that I could find. Nada. Not one store had it. Eventually, the library handed over this book to me. FINALLY, I was able to read it.



I just knew it would be good. I had high expectations and it exceeded them. For those of you who follow my reviews know that I'm a huge feminist. This book showed off the main character's agility and talent. Duece, went through the naming ceremony and was made a huntress. With her new partner, Fade, they go on a journey to Nassau, a city in their world that lies underground. They run into people that they call Freaks and meet new people called the Burrowers.



A scandal hits College, the city Duece and Fade live in. Duece steps forward and takes the blame for something she didn't do and is forced to go to Topside. Topside is the world above ground. Fade goes to Topside with Duece. As they travel, they run into more enemies and end up taking others with them named Stalker and Tegan.



After a long ride in Topside, Tegan gets injured and they are in desperate need for help.



This book kept me entertained from the very beginning. I just knew I'd love it. I don't really want to relate this book to The Hunger Games because they're completely different books but if you liked THG, then yes, you will love this book also.



This book was filled with action and romance. It shows the struggles of these teens who consider themselves Elders. The overall story was just so interesting that the reader just isn't sure how it could possibly end. I'm eagerly waiting the second book and I reccommend this to everyone. Short and straight to the point with well-developed characters.

2 comments:

  1. Great review! I really enjoyed this book too, and feel like it didn't gain nearly as much publicity as it should have (with the post-apocalyptic trend and all). Can't wait for the sequel!

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