Saturday, May 21, 2011

Review - Enclave

Author - Ann Aguirre
Genre - Dystopian
Pages - 259
ISBN - 0312650086

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.

Enclave is a apocolyptic/dystopia novel taking place in two diffrent areas. The enclave which is belowground. Its dark, dank, dangerous and the people do not live past a certain age (the oldest i believe was 25) They are also infest by 'freaks' mindless creatures that feed on flesh. It also takes place Topside, the world above enclave, its our world but its in ruins, overrun with gangs in the cities and freaks roam as well.

We start off in Enclave with Deuce who has just had her naming ceremony and is now a full huntress, someone who goes into the tunnels to gather food and fend off freaks. Deuce is paired with Fade, an antisocial guy who came from topside after surviving alone in the tunnels for years. Their relationship was rocky to begin with but it steadily grew into a sweet kind of romance. However, life in enclave is hard and if your not a hunter, your either a builder or a breeder and you sometimes dont get a chance to choose what you want.

Deuce certainly didnt want what befalls her after teaming up with Fade and finding a blind brat in the tunnels, then finding a human deserted enclave close by and finding out the freaks are getting smarter. All that leads up to the halfway part of the book, where she is exiled with Fade to Topside.

Her journey with Fade through unfamilar terriory was my favorite part, while enclave was interesting in its social structure, i found Deuces ignorance and fears a charming aspect, she is no longer the tough huntress but a little fish in a big strange pond. As they advance through the city heading north as thier only destination lies somewhere in that direction, they meet a few other foes and friends along the way and soon an odd band of four is trekking across the ruined city and wilds.

Enclave was one of those books that i just could not put down! i love dystopians and i love learning new social structers and the danger that comes with the unknown. You should not miss this acton packed gem!


  1. Lae said...
    Sounds like a great book! Actually want to read it now, so goes to my to-be-read list. :)

    I came here through the Bookluvr's Weekend Review Club, and would like to say, it would be easier to comment, if you allowed name/url commenters also. I usually don't comment if that's not an option, since I don't like to use my google account, since I have a self-hosted site. (Meaning the OpenID isn't good either)

    Katja from
    LunaMoth said...
    Thanksfor letting me know ill change it once i get my computer fixed

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