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Deuce’s whole world has changed.

Down below, she was considered an adult. Now, topside in a town called Salvation, she’s a brat in need of training in the eyes of the townsfolk. She doesn't fit in with the other girls: Deuce only knows how to fight.

To make matters worse, her Hunter partner, Fade, keeps Deuce at a distance. Her feelings for Fade haven’t changed, but he seems
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Hardcover, 317 pages
Published September 4th 2012 by Feiwel & Friends
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Bella I know what you mean! But I think it's really realistic because it was an entire fall and winter for her to get to Salvation. It sounds like a very…moreI know what you mean! But I think it's really realistic because it was an entire fall and winter for her to get to Salvation. It sounds like a very few days, yes, but if you really think about it it makes sense =^.^=(less)
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Here we are again: me singing praise to Ann Aguirre and you guys putting up with me. (Oh, stop trying to run away, I’m not about to start singing for real.) I must admit I was terrified of reading this book, but not because I doubted Aguirre in the least. After reading 11 of her books and loving them all, I know perfectly well what she’s capable of. No, I was terrified because, even before starting it, I knew it would crush me into tiny Maja bits. And it did.
There’s a reason for everything, and
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karen
Nov 28, 2012 karen rated it liked it
this three star rating should not be a mark against this book; i am just giving it a three because i liked it slightly less than enclave, to which i gave four stars, and that is the way i do math...

and of course the first book in a series is usually the best: new characters, new setting, exciting world-building; everything is designed to reel you in and make you want more.

this second book is more concerned with character development. and probably, upon a re-read, i will like this one just as m
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Katie  (Books and Katie)
Dec 04, 2013 Katie (Books and Katie) rated it it was amazing
"I saved you, Fade. Why do you hate me?"
"Maybe that's why. Because you made him live with it."

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I don't even know if I can say that this book was better than the first because they were both so good! These books are everything I've ever wanted. I'm done with meekly paranormal-romance. I need more dystopian and science-fiction. The characters are amazing and I could never disagree with anything the author has done in this series. I love this. I need a tissue.

Summary:

(So, I have to write my own litt
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Vivian
OH MY GOD...i just read the blurb

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'Outpost' has been infected by the plague terrorizing YA books known as 'Sequel book syndrome'. It'll be jam-packed with love triangle dilemma, where the female 1.0 will be constantly torn between male 1.0 and male 2.0. The book seems it will be in a developed stages of 'Sequel book syndrome'. The male 1.0 will be ignoring the female 1.0 causing female 1.0 to spend more time with the male 2.0 but will still wonder about the male 1.0 while with male 2.0. [
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Jena
Jul 16, 2011 Jena marked it as to-read
I hope there more of Fade & Deuce than the first one! (I was kind of like huh? That's it? With the ending of the last) deuce can kick some a$$ tho!
Nicole
Jan 25, 2016 Nicole rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, teen, dystopia
Unsurprisingly, I liked Outspost as much as I liked Enclave if not even more. It kept me interested since the first chapter. I just liked less analysing sometimes. It was useless. And more description (shockingly). But this book still was great.

After being rescued by Longfoot, Deuce and her friends settled in the Salvation and each one of them was "adopted" by a family there. Our heroine is living now with the lovely Mama Oaks and her husband. Even though her new parents are so kind, good and e

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Kiki
Nov 06, 2015 Kiki marked it as not-a-snowballs-chance-in-hell
NO. I refuse to be sucked back into this crazy, trippy, creepy universe where people have Family Guy names and sympathize with brutal rapists.


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Kthxbye.
Anagha
Sep 28, 2012 Anagha rated it really liked it
*This review contains some spoilers, especially for those who have not read Enclave*

That second paragraph of the synopsis reminds me of Ashes by Ilsa Bick and how much I can't wait to read this book!!!
July 26: Just got an ARC of Outpost. Color me excited!!

September 27 -
This probably sounds redundant because everyone's Outpost reviews are starting with this, but the most important you should get out of this review is that its plot is very unlike Enclave. Whereas Enclave was all about surviving in
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Courtney
Jun 10, 2016 Courtney rated it it was amazing
I have to admit that I am love with this book. I loved Deuce and Fade and I am SOOO glad she made it clear to Stalker early on that things weren't going anywhere between them. I can never get over Stalker being a rapist and I will never see him as a love interest. Plus, he feels very manipulative to me... For instance, when Deuce was going to save Fade and he is all like Kiss me, kiss me before you go... Really, I think that was manipulative, this girl is going to save her boyfriend and all you ...more
Elena
Sep 12, 2015 Elena rated it really liked it
While this is not necessarily one of my favourite trilogies, I still can't wait to see how it ends!
Mary
May 03, 2012 Mary marked it as to-read
September 2012? Really?? Fml. Well, I wish I woulda waited to read Enclave.. the anticipation is killing me!

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I like the cover :]
Elisabeth
Apr 20, 2015 Elisabeth rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads
3 stars
I really enjoyed Enclave, however, this one didn't live up to my expectations. There was too much teenage romance drama. I wanted to see more of the world and more of the Freaks. :\
I haven't decided if I'm going to continue onto Horde.
Sarah
May 31, 2012 Sarah rated it it was amazing
I won this ARC through a contest on the author's website.

This book begins where Enclave left off. Deuce & Co. (Fade, Stalker and Tegan) are now adjusting to life in the topside town of Salvation. Men and women in Salvation stick to their roles...and Deuce is not a fan. She isn't a girly-girl; she's a fighter. As each member of the group works to fit in, we see them growing up in a more traditional sense. All of them have been through so much that they are wise beyond their years. However, r
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goldn_rule
Mar 05, 2013 goldn_rule rated it liked it
I had so much hope for this book after reading (and immensely enjoying) Enclave, only to be quite disappointed.

Let me start with what I think is the biggest flaw of this book. Stalker. In my mind, I keep seeing all the violence on his tab. (Oh how the rape was so not subtly implied!) There's just no redemption nor restitution for such a grave transgression. Comparing him to Fade is a really bad idea. Making him a 'potential' love interest is just downright creepy. Every moment Deuce spends with
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oliviasbooks
I breezed through 'Outpost', the sequel to 'Enclave', in a matter of hours and I wish I could go with Deuce and her friends on her next frighteningly dangerous journey through freak-infested territory by devouring 'Horde' right now. It doesn't happen so often that I am that contented with a second/middle volume.

I suppose, I definitely could do without the love-triangle - although it's not a very sharp-angled or annoying one since the heroine's preferences are pretty clear and remain that way. A
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Wendy Darling
Reading Outpost gave me an entirely new outlook on Enclave, a book I liked but struggled with somewhat. I really liked this one, though, and I have a much better understanding of the society the author created, as well as an appreciation for what she did with the first book. I need to go back and reread that one sometime with this new perspective...but in the meantime, I'm forging straight ahead to Horde!
Stacee
Mar 24, 2012 Stacee rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
I think I enjoyed this one a bit more than Enclave. It was interesting to follow Deuce as she settled into Salvation and struggled with the different roles she was expected to take on. From Huntress/adult to school girl/child, she never completely compromised and for that, I adore her.

And Fade? Plenty of swoony lines. I loved his reactions to Deuce when she wore dresses and curled her hair. That his love seemed to grow more when he saw that side of her and that he never tried to get her to chan
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*Lynn*
Oct 23, 2015 *Lynn* rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: post-apocalyptic fans
Razorland is turning out to be one of my favorite series. I am usually disappointed when it comes to the second book in a series. They all seem to fall flat and lose some of the spark the first book had. Not with this series. I enjoyed this book more than I did Enclave. The action is intense. You learn a lot more about the characters, and you see Deuce become more vulnerable yet stronger too.
Deuce is trying to come to terms with Salvations rules and finds herself in a new world of challenges
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Karen
Sep 05, 2012 Karen rated it it was amazing
Deuce and her friends may be free from the claustrophobic tunnels of the enclave but life is no less confining for her in Salvation, a town that doesn't appreciate the hunter skills which she has honed and perfected.

Outpost is very much a character driven novel. I find it fascinating watching how Deuce, Fade, Tegan and Stalker develop in a world where adults have manipulated & abandoned them. Now in Salvation the adults try to save a childhood for the four that has long past. These kids have
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Zoe and the Edge
Wow, such an amazing book. A word of caution, there's going to be a lot of adjectives in this review! =) This book has got everything. It's exhiliratingly adventurous, crazy romantic, and very thought-provoking. And the ending is so heart-warming. Really fantastic. I love Deuce. She's an unbelievably courageous heroine. Probably one of the most gutsy characters out there. But to her, her moral code doesn't leave her with much of a choice. Her philosophy is so rich and practical.

“Is he the reaso
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Tessa
Oct 09, 2015 Tessa rated it it was ok
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❤♏αια (My Book Diaries)
Mar 08, 2014 ❤♏αια (My Book Diaries) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2012-books
If you wanna read the first tiny bit of this book, go here: Outpost Sneak Peak

I just read that little preview and all I can say is AHHH! I need to read this book. NOW! It's already good!

Okay, I know this book is kind of the typical story line with the love triangle etc etc but it's soooo good and fascinating. I love it anyway.

The first book was flippin' fantastic and I have no doubts that this one will be the same. But it comes out in September. How am I going to wait that long?!?!

UPDATE:
The
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Mizuki
Jun 17, 2015 Mizuki rated it liked it
The second book is doing a bit better than the first one, the writing and the story is good enough to keep me turning page and wanting to know what will happen in the end. I also like how the heroine and her personality is developed.

However I don't really like the romance, and I think the author overdid the 'women being suppressed due to gender discrimination and superstition' issue a bit too much. I mean, hey! there're mutants surrounding the safe town and women are still not supposed to fight
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Emily (Falling for YA)
I have never been a big audiobook fan. Usually the narrator is too slow or I have trouble getting in to the story. I think Outpost just may have changed my opinion of audiobooks though!

From the instant I started Outpost I was transported in to Deuce’s new world. She has arrived in Salvation but the high walls aren’t just keeping the freaks out, they’re also keeping Deuce in. Forced to be something she’s not Deuce feels like a fish out of water and with Fade distant, Salvation is starting to look
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Regina
I listened to the narration and it was decently narrated, although the narrator sounds very young. But, then again in this story the main character Deuce is really young. Outpost begins when Deuce is 15.5 years old.

So I enjoyed Enclave, the first in this series, but didn’t love it. I was lukewarm enough about that book that I waited months after the release of Enclave to start it. Ultimately, Enclave addressed all of my concerns about Outpost and is such a better book than the first one in this
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Kerry *Soulcaster*
Dec 17, 2012 Kerry *Soulcaster* rated it it was amazing
If you haven't read Enclave and Outpost, you have been missing out on what I consider to be one of the most thought provoking post apocalyptic series around these days. Outpost has everything most dystopian fans love; action, savage rotting zombie-like creatures called Freaks (which are freakin disgusting), and a love story. Yes,I admit that it is my least favorite sort of love story (the dreaded love triangle), yet I feel that the author uses it tactfully as a device to emphasize that Deuce is ...more
Liz
Sep 19, 2012 Liz rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopian, ya
Enclave was good, Outpost was GREAT.

Deuce really grew on me this time. I loved how she had to figure so many things; breaking down societal barriers and expectations not to mention deciphering emotional relationships too. She went beyond a one dimensional existence to a individual who was part of a family, a partnership and a purpose. Speaking of partnerships, hallelujah and thank you for a love triangle that actually made sense and didn't make me want to throw something. (kudos for a quick reso
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 Tina (Fantastic Book Review)
This book was unbelievable! I'm glad I finally got around to reading it. I can't wait to see what happens next!
Jenna Wainman-Riley
Apr 28, 2012 Jenna Wainman-Riley marked it as to-read
I'll cry if nothing happens with Deuce and Fade.
Krystien
Sep 06, 2012 Krystien rated it really liked it
amazballs!!! can't wait for the next one!

I know some people will have a little bit of trouble accepting and some will be pissed and outraged that the protagonist actually likes Stalker, someone with a history of violence and who raped women. However, I thought Aguirre did a wonderful job expressing the difference between Stalker and Miles. We see in depth character development (or continued from the first novel) from Stalker. Being part of a gang or the enclave (even to some point Salvation) can
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