Monday, June 6, 2011

[Review/Giveaway] - Enclave

Title: Enclave
Author: Ann Aguire
Series: Razorland
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: April 12, 2011

I received this book for review from Zeitghost Media & Macmillan.

Summary:  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.

Thoughts: I'm a fan of Aguirre's Sirantha Jax series, so I was eager to see what her YA debut would be like.  Sometimes I'm a mood reader and the first time I picked up Enclave it wasn't working for me.  When I picked it up for a second time- things finally clicked.

Enclave is a dark and captivating story. I haven't had the best luck with dystopian books - but ended up really enjoying this one. I loved the characters and their unique names.  The "Freaks" definitely add to the creepy factor. I wasn't a big fan of the ending. It wasn't a bad ending, but I was just hoping for more. I look forward to book two and I hope we'll see more of Deuce and Fade.

Score: 3 Stars

Author Website: http://www.annaguirre.com/

Upcoming Releases:
Aftermath (Sirantha Jax #5)- September 2011
Devil's Punch (Corine Solomon #4)- April 2012
Endgame (Sirantha Jax #6)- September 2012
Outpost (Razorland #2)- September 2012

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED


Giveaway:
I have (1) hardcover copy of Enclave to giveaway. To enter leave a comment along with your email address. Open to U.S. & Canada. The winner will be announced on June 11th. Good Luck!

38 comments:

  1. AH! I would love a finished copy of this one! I loved it! Darn it, number one is not a lucky number though! LOL

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  2. Awesome. I want to read this one, count me in :)


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  3. This is one of me favorite YA novels. I would so love a copy of it to keep forever.

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  4. Count me in!! :)
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    Vivien
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  5. I am on the fence about this one. There are so many oks/goods but not enough I loved it

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  6. I would love to read Ann's book. Sounds great. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  7. I would love to read this book, it sounds really good.
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  8. I've heard mixed things about Enclave but I'll still be trying it out. I enjoyed your review Anna!

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  9. Thanks for the review. I've read mixed reviews on this book. I would love to win a copy. marcie.turner(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  10. I have been trying to get my hands on this! Thanks for another chance at it, I really want to read it :)

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  11. I have heard such great things about this book! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    Avery
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  12. I would love to read this! Thanks for the giveaway!
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  13. Really want to read this! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway! Would love to have this.
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  15. Heard it's a great book! Would love to read

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  16. I would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!!!


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  17. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  18. I would love to read this book!

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  19. I've loved everything I've read by Ann Aguirre, so I'm definitely going to have to give this one a try.

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  20. I've been hearing alot about this one and I enjoy this author! tWarner419@aol.com

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  21. I've been really looking forward to reading this. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. I enjoyed your review and would love to read Enclave :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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  23. Yay, I have wanted to read this one!
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  24. I've seen so many great reviews of this book, I'd love to win a copy to read!

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  25. I really want to read this, but I'm a bit confused to why you rated the book 3 stars since you really liked it the second time, unless it's rated on the first time? Overall, I liked the review! AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE GIVEAWAY.

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  26. Thao Huynh,

    Thanks for commenting. I don't consider 3 Stars bad. For me it means it was a good read and I liked it. If you scroll to the bottom of my blog you will see my Rating System.

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  27. aHHH!! This book has gotten the best reviews! I would love to win a copy of this! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

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  28. I've been wanting this book for a while. Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

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  29. I have been reading a lot about this book lately and would love to read it. Thank you for hosting this giveaway opportunity.

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  30. cool giveaway!
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  31. Thanks so much for the chance to win, I have heard good things about this book
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  32. I don't read much YA but this one looks interesting. I'm a follower.
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  34. It looks like a great story.
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  35. I have this one on my TBR list. I'd love to win a copy!

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  36. Well, I didn't see a posted winner yet...

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  37. this looks interesting. id love to give it a try. thanks!
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