Thursday April 14, 2011
Enclave (Razorland #1)
by Ann Aguirre
April 12, 2011
Feiwel and Friends
Goodreads summary: New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20's. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters—or Freaks—who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight, in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs.
As the two are guided by Fade’s long-ago memories, they face dangers, and feelings, unlike any they’ve ever known.
Pontifications...I usually try to wait and read review books until around the time they are going to be released because that is when most publishers prefer that the review is posted. Well, when I received this review copy a few months back, I couldn't help myself! I was a little over-saturated by paranormal romance and was still on my Hunger Games finale high when I picked up this little gem. I have to say I wasn't disappointed one little bit.
An interesting part of the book is that in Deuce's group each member is given a role depending on their strengths....as we know Deuce is a hunter, but other group members have been designated as Breeders. Breeders are the only group members allowed to have sex and no one falls in love anymore. With love and sex forbidden you know its only a matter of time before Deuce and Fade start to feel the tension.
A mixture of Dystopian approaches like The Forests of Hands and Teeth and Hunger Games, I predict you'll love this one. There is definite chemistry between Deuce and Fade but romance is just a hint on the horizon. Gritty fight scenes and the doom and gloom, fight-to-stay-alive aspect of a post-apocalyptic world rule this read.
Best suited for ages 14 and up
I can't post the trailer right now because I'm at school and the sight is blocked but google it on the web, its everywhere!
The authors website is here www.AnnAguirre.com