Friday, 4 January 2013
Enclave (Razorland 1)
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 Deuce 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
I bought this book a while ago after reading a few reviews it looked cool to me, it took me a while to read it but I am glad I did it was a different form of apocalypse for me the main character Deuce was like many other following the "elders" and believing they are trying to keep her safe but the difference for me was that everyone was so blind to the end and the past was not as important as survival I have read many apocalypse/dystopian novels and they all describe the past as a warning. I also liked the zombie type things in this book they were a little different and brought a new danger to everyone.
When Deuce meets Fade everything changes in her world and Fade was a great dark bad boy that haunted my dreams so damaged, fragile and powerful all at once no wonder Deuce falls for him and trusts him they were a great pair and I enjoyed the progression of their relationship even with the challenge of death and new arrivals to their journey to safety. I am interested to see what will happen to this very interesting group of characters and if you are a fan of this genre like me then pick up this series and get started!!!