Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Review: Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Author:Ann Aguirre
Release Date: April 12, 2011
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Razorland Book #1
ISBN:   0312650086
ISBN13: 9780312650087
Genre: Young Adult/ Dystopian

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.

Deuce is finally trained and ready to face the world of an adult in her enclave. Slowly she starts to see what is wrong and what she wants isn't what she has. FADE is originally from the surface and found his way underground when he was little where he was found and brought into the Enclave, he is pretty much an outcast and doesn't like anyone. As usual with Ann Aguirre's books the world building is awesome. The writing flows perfectly and The plot is unique with plenty of twists and turns, action and danger. I had no problem picturing everything that was described and took place. The ending fell flat for me. It defiantly wasn't up to par with the rest of the book and I hope that the next book in the series makes up for it. I still cant wait to see what comes next and will be grabbing the next book as soon as it hits the shelf.

I gave it 4/5 stars