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Waiting on Wednesday: Enclave by Ann Aguirre

>>Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Here's my choice for this week's Waiting on Wednesday,  hosted by Breaking the Spine.  I loved Ann Aguirre's Grimspace and so I'm definitely interested in reading her new young adult , Enclave (formerly known as Razorland).

Title: Enclave
Author: Ann Aguirre
Publication Date: April 12, 2011

From the author's website:

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.


  1. Oh I really want this book! Great pick!!

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  2. New follower here. :) Enclave is at the top of my to-read list-- awesome pick!

    You can check out my WOW at http://amyriadofbooks.blogspot.com/2010/11/waiting-on-wednesday-3-dark-and-hollow.html

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  4. This one sounds amazing! I have it on my list as well. I've been enjoying her series with Corine. I want to get into her other series as well. Hope you enjoy!



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