Thursday, April 28, 2011

Enclave by Ann Aguirre

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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.
I immediately fell in love with Enclave from the first page. This book has so much intense originality that I instantly fell in love with the character, the story, and the writing. Deuce is such a kick ass female character. She is really strong and fearless. I also liked that she would do anything to survive. I love Fade. He was really smart for the time period that he was from, and he also didn't give up on anything. The Gangers and Freaks were well developed and I can't wait to learn more about these concepts of the book. The story was very intense and kept me guessing on what would happen next. The ending was so sudden and I can't wait to see what will happen next in this series. Aguirre's writing is fast paced and very raw, but it seems to fit the story perfectly. I had a hard time not reading this book, it was so consuming. I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves an intense dystopian novel with complex, but very thrilling plot.


  1. I just won this book in a giveaway, but had no idea it was a first-in-a-series!

  2. Eclave is high on my wishlist, great review :)


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