WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE
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.
Recommended: Yes, you need to check it out!
Recommended Ages: 15 and Up
Deuce is a girl that has been raised in an environment that is highly tough. You have to be though to survive Freaks. Zombie-like humans that act like monsters that eat people and even people that are alive! So into the world of Enclave nobody survives too long so you usually die in your early twenties. Its much like living in the middle ages with bad sanitary conditions and widespread disease which there is too. So many people die from many reasons. Deuce is soon paired with Fade who isn't like everyone at the Enclave society. Obviously when someone is different from the others in a community there is a dislike for that individual or at least suspicion. Fade is not liked and seen often as an outsider especially when he was found outside the community and managed to survive extremely young among Freaks until he was rescued by the Enclave community. He was from The Surface where things aren't the same. He really doesn't believe in the rules set in the Enclave. Then when something shocking happens Deuce is forced to side with Fade on an important matter that consists of the Freaks who may be getting smarter in their attacks toward regular people she is exiled from the Enclave. The easiest way to survive is to live on The Surface so Deuce and Fade head hopefully to a better place. While Fade and Deuce seek shelter it becomes apparent that Fade sees her in a deeper way than just, well, a "hunting partner". Although on The Surface there is a lot more danger than they first believed. They meets gangs of fighting boys called the Wolves and some awful people.
Stalker, the leader of the Wolves, tries to kill and take Deuce as a slave prisoner solely for breeding. Stalker has another thing coming since , Deuce , has been trained inside The Enclave as a fierce warrior. She easily takes them and makes a new friend named Tegan. She isn't exactly like , Fade or herself , but Deuce feels they must attempt to protect her on the idea that figthers should protect those that aren't truly fighters. Still even more bad things come to The Surface from down below in The Enclave areas and left behind.
Ann Aguirre creates a very exciting Dystopian book with a combination of some new tidbits of something of its own. There are no boring moments in Enclave. Goes by really fast having to do with it being rather enjoyable.
Overall: Amazing read!
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopian, Young Adult, Romance
About the Author
Ann Aguirre is a national bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, two cats, and one very lazy dog. She likes all kinds of books, emo music, action movies and Dr. Who. She writes urban fantasy (the Corine Solomon series), romantic science fiction (the Jax series), apocalyptic paranormal romance (the Ellen Connor books with Carrie Lofty), paranormal romantic suspense (as Ava Gray), and post-apocalyptic dystopian young adult fiction.