Series: Razorland, #1
Age Group: Young Adult
Challenge: Wish I'd Read That Challenge
Published: April 12, 2011
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Source: Local Library
My Rating: * * * * *
IN DUECE'S WORLD, an enclave deep underground, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed "brat" has trained to join on of the three groups--Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Duece has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.Enclave had me begging for more! If you like the kick-butt type of heroine, then this is definitely the book for you! This was definitely my type of book.
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 the ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She's worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing's going to stop her, not even a brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Duece's troubles are just beginning.
Fade doesn't like following orders. Duece has never known a boy like him before., someone as likely to touch her gently as use his knives with feral grace.
As Duece's perception shifts, so does the balance in the battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat due to their sheer numbers, now show signs of cunning and even strategy...but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. No matter how hard she tries, Duece cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she's ever known.
Well, let's see...as I mentioned above, the heroine, Duece was a strong heroine. She was a Huntress. The three scars marked her as one. I loved in parts how the guys looked down on her, and she showed them!
The two love interests were Stalker(???) and Fade. What type of a name is Stalker, sounds kind of creepy. But anyways,lately I've been reading books with a lot of romance, and it's been getting on my nerves. So...this book was a change of pace, since the romance isn't the main focus of the book.
Time passed really quickly in Enclave. Usually it went by in weeks, and sometimes in months. It was just very fast, which I liked, because you didn't dwell so much on a specific time.
Fade was....interesting. I didn't really warm up to him too much. He sounded like the stereotype boy. Dark hair and eyes, mysterious past, etc... I liked that he was sweet, but I didn't like that his "relationship" with Pearl. Bleghh!
Well, one complaint I did have is that as soon as I either hated/loved one specific character(s), they had to go and die on me. Really?! It's fine, but Aguire had an obsession with killing off too many characters. But, oh well! When one specific character died, I did think "Oh yeah, you go Aguire!" I hated the character's guts. I won't say who it is, but you'll find out.
What else to say? Hmm....I think that's it, but this book is definitely recommended by me. Oh wait, it was interesting that Duece didn't know about everyday things like utensils and canned food and the like. Usually, we don't even think twice about these things. Just thought I'd throw that in. Anyways, read and meditate on Enclave! Hasta la vista!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ann Aguire is a national bestselling author with a degree in English Literature. Before she began writing full-time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, though not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lievs in sunny Mexico with her husband, two children, two cats, and one very lazy dog. She likes all kinds of books, emo music, action movies, and Dr. Who. This is her first novel for young adults.