Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Review: Enclave by Ann Aguirre

ENCLAVE by Ann Aguirre
Pub. Date: April 2011
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Format: Hardcover , 272pp
Age Range: Young Adult
Source: Publisher (ARC)

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!

Check out the book trailer!

6 comments:

Mia said...

Great book!!Adding it to my WW list.Heres mine-http://bookaholic5.blogspot.com/2011/04/waiting-on-wednesday-4.html
Mia

LinWash said...

Wow! What a ride! This book was on my wish list, but I'm moving it to my buy-this list.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Excellent review!! I'll definitely have to read this one. :-)

fredamans said...

I love books with a strong female lead! Fantastic review!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great review. The book sounds great and Ann has my last name. I guess I must read it.

Nikki (Wicked Awesome Books) said...

I cannot wait to read this one! I've seen some amazing reviews for it and I love the trailer. Dystopian novels are so popular right now and it's easy to find ones that are a let down, but Enclave doesn't sound like one of them.

 

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