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Monday, December 5, 2011

Review: Enclave by Anna Aguirre

Title: Enclave
Author: Anna Aguirre
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pub. Date: April 12, 2011
Length: 259 Pages
Series: Razorland #1
Summary (from goodreads):
In Deuce’s world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed ‘brat’ has trained into one of three groups–Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.
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 ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She’s worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing’s going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce’s troubles are just beginning.
Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn’t like following orders. At first she thinks he’s crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don’t always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth. Her partner confuses her; she’s never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace.
As Deuce’s perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy… but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she’s ever known.

My Thoughts: I think it will come as no surprise to those of you who know me when I say that I am in love with this book. Enclave is one of those books that captured me and my imagination right from the first paragraph and kept me there until the very last word. I simply could not put it down!

Everything about this book is just completely awesome. The post-apocalyptic setting, the bad-ass characters, the originality... I loved all of it. And yes, I do know that Enclave isn't one of those books that everyone will like, but if you're like me and enjoy a good horror novel, it is most definitely for you.

I loved all the characters in Enclave. From Deuce to Banner to Stalker, every character was lovely and completely real. Together they created a strong, addicting story that wouldn't have been nearly as good without them.

 Finally, I have to mention what a fantastic writer Anna Aguirre is. It was not just the plot of Enclave that kept me captivated, it was the way it's written as well. I can't say what it is exactly, but there's something about her writing style that is just absolutely amazing.


  1. I have this in my pile of books I need to read soon under my nightstand. Hopefully I'll get to it soon, I've heard mixed reviews on it, but I'd at least like to try it out.

    Great review. You definitely have me excited to try it out.

  2. Awesome! I officially want to read this book!!


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