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.In the Enclave, where the only thing that matters is what role you perform-no questions asked, the time has come for Deuce to fulfill her duties as Huntress. In a time when human lives only span forty years, rapid spread of disease and invasions of hideous freaks are taking a toll on the enclaves. This action-packed thriller is tough as nails. Once it sinks it claws in, it never lets up.
ENCLAVE delivers the goods when it comes down to what I like in any dystopian book. Here we have a kick-ass heroine, barren lands-where the odds of survival are slim to none, then throw in terrifying creatures, and it's a hit in my eyes. Plus, the unlikely romance between Deuce and Fade (fierce and skilled in his own right) adds even more flames to this gripping novel. These two make a great duo and when their exile to topside throws them smack into danger; they have to depend on each other even more.
ENCLAVE, a first in a series is an apocalyptic novel that's much welcomed. I can only imagine what the next book has in store for these survivors. Located in a deadly setting such as Razorland, where one mistake could be your last...only time will tell.
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Read the first two chapters here!