Tuesday, June 7, 2011
by: Ann Aguirre
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 live, 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 seer 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 tied that carries her far from the only world she's ever known.
Yaaay another dystiopian book! heh. I read this book right after I read Divergent. I don't know about most of you but I enjoyed Enclave slightly more. I think because Deuce actually gets some hints as to what happened to her world. Not just that but she defies the rules and gets kicked out of her Enclave and has to survive above the tunnels with her only companion Fade.
Fade was an interesting character and I liked their interactions and growing relationship. That is until an event happens where they end up adding two more people to their group. After that their conversations and everything comes to a halt. Fade is hardly even mentioned! it was sad. And seriously? The ending is horrible! What happened? It's like the book got cut off halfway through. The ending was NOT an ending. Even though the story is suppose to continue in the next book, I feel like....I feel nothing really. The story just ended, not on a high note, not on a low note, it just ended! And there was no climax, no ultimate goal to achieve.
Also.... I have a cat named Deuce.
Isn't she cute :D
I'm still excited for the next book to come out, even with the 'not really an ending' ending.