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Enclave

by Ann Aguirre

Square Fish | August 7, 2012 | Trade Paperback

Enclave is rated 3.3333 out of 5 by 3.
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--guided by Fade''s long-ago memories--in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs.
 
Ann Aguirre''s thrilling young adult novel is the story of two young people in an apocalyptic world--facing dangers, and feelings, unlike any they''ve ever known.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.17 × 5.6 × 0.85 in

Published: August 7, 2012

Publisher: Square Fish

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312551371

ISBN - 13: 9780312551377

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from So good! Deuce is a huntress, protector of the enclave from the zombies. She's partnered up with Fade, another hunter. He's not like the others because he comes from Topside. Where she lives is deep in the tunnels of the underground where they try to live their lives. Deuce finds she can't trust the elders anymore, not with her ever growing suspicions. She trusts Fade and together they lead a tale of survival, and mystery. Why are there muties? Was the plague the cause of the demise of the human population? Is there a safe place up north just like Fade's father said? So many questions that leave me wanting more! I enjoyed the setting and the world building in this book. What we don't know is what happened to the rest of the population. My guess includes a virus that more or less decimated the human population while a virus was made to treat it. Only it didn't treat the virus, it made them into monsters.
Date published: 2014-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyed I am new to reading again, have not read in sometime so with the recommendations of my daughter tried these teen books for lighter reading, the book was pleasantly enjoyable, so much so that I read the complete series and at the end found that it was a series that I was disappointed that it was done, but you do have to read the entire series to fully appreciate the storyline
Date published: 2013-12-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Another poorly written dystopian. I shall refrain myself from writing a rant. It's not directed at this book but more of the entire Dystopian Boom. This book was short. Thank god because I'd not, I would have never read past page 30. I kept on telling myself that maybe this book would be fast-paced. I made it to about 130 or so before giving up completely. The writing of this book was just very amateur. I read the author's bio on the back of the book and it said that she is an English teacher?! WHAT? Bullshit. I found her audience was directed at grade fives and sixes, although I doubt that was what she intended to do. How did she even find a publisher who wanted to publish her books? Obviously the publisher saw an opportunity to lure in some Hunger Games fans. The only reason I didn't give this book 1 star was because of the idea of the Mole people. Ever since the City of Ember series, I have had a fascination with people living underground. Whether it were the underground malls in China I've grown up with or the Bones episode featuring the mysterious mole people, I just found the idea cool. Too bad the one dimensional, cliché characters and the crap writing ruined this cool concept. It is as if authors nowadays have a checklist of the different types of characters beside them. Okay, "a tough, strong-headed girl" and add in "a mysterious, dark boy", maybe also "a bubbly girl who everyone likes" and always remember to check off "the boy who has been secretly crushing on the main female character". FUDGE THIS. I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU GUYS CAN'T THINK OF ANOTHER ORIGINAL CHARACTER? Oops. I said I wasn't going to rant but I am just currently in a glass case of emotions. I just wanted to share my feelings. I wish I could actually record all my feelings on Audacity so I don't have to type. :P
Date published: 2012-08-07

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Enclave

by Ann Aguirre

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 pages, 8.17 × 5.6 × 0.85 in

Published: August 7, 2012

Publisher: Square Fish

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0312551371

ISBN - 13: 9780312551377

About the Book

In a post-apocalyptic future, 15-year-old Deuce, a loyal Huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the Freaks outside her enclave, but when she is partnered with the mysterious outsider, Fade, she begins to see that the strict ways of the elders may be wrong--and dangerous.

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ENCLAVE (Deuce) I was born during the second holocaust. People had told us legends of a time when human beings lived longer. I thought they were just stories. Nobody even lived to see forty in my world. Today was my birthday. Each one added a layer of fear, and this year, it was worse. I lived in an enclave in which our oldest had seen twenty-five years. His face was withered, and his fingers shook when he attempted the smallest tasks. Some whispered it would be a kindness to kill him, but they meant they didn’t want to see their futures written in his skin. “Are you ready?” Twist stood waiting for me in the darkness. He already wore his marks; he was two years older than me, and if he’d survived the ritual, I could. Twist was small and frail by any standards; privation had cut runnels into his cheeks, aging him. I studied the pallor of my forearms and then nodded. It was time for me to become a woman. The tunnels were wide and laid with metal bars. We had found remnants of what might’ve been transportation, but they lay on their sides like great, dead beasts. We used them for emergency shelters sometimes. If a hunting party was attacked before it reached sanctuary, a heavy metal wall between them and hungry enemies made the difference between life and death. I had never been outside the enclave, of course. This space comprised the only world I’d ever known, cast in darkness and curling smoke. The walls were old, built of rectangular blocks
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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--guided by Fade''s long-ago memories--in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs.
 
Ann Aguirre''s thrilling young adult novel is the story of two young people in an apocalyptic world--facing dangers, and feelings, unlike any they''ve ever known.

About the Author

Ann Aguirre has been a clown, a clerk, a savior of stray kittens, and a voice actress, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but she now lives in a terracotta adobe house in Mexico with her husband and two adorable children. The post-apocalyptic novel Enclave is her first book for young adults. She also writes the romantic science fiction series about Sirantha Jax, starting with Grimspace, as well as urban fantasy and paranormal romance. As Ava Gray, she writes paranormal romantic suspense.

Editorial Reviews

“[Enclave] is a young adult dystopian novel and has been compared to the hit series The Hunger Games. To say we’re excited is a major understatement.” —ElleGirl.com

“In her first young adult novel, Aguirre (the Sirantha Jax series) has created a gritty and highly competent heroine, an equally deadly sidekick/love interest, and a fascinating if unpleasant civilization. This series is likely to hold considerable appeal for fans of The Hunger Games.” —Publishers Weekly

“Enclave is dark and thrilling, fast-paced and intense. With some graphic and gross imagery and a hard look at a post-apocalyptic world, Aguirre has taken themes from Scott Westerfeld and an assortment of zombie literature and created something that is very much her own—and a very engaging read.” —RT Book Reviews

“This well-paced zombie-esque adventure in an urban wasteland will keep fans happy.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Aguirre’s young adult debut is a gripping survival story set in an apocalyptic future. . . . This is a tense, action-packed dystopia with intriguingly gray characters.” —Booklist

“Deuce’s passion for life, even in her bleakest moments, is contagious, and that passion exemplifies the nebulous force that has driven all of these individuals to persist in the face of awful options.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

 

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