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Horde (Razorland #3)

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The epic conclusion to the USA Today bestselling trilogy.

The horde is coming.

Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they're not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be a Huntress anymore, but she doesn't run. With h
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Hardcover, 422 pages
Published October 29th 2013 by Feiwel & Friends (first published September 20th 2013)
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Anne
Dec 04, 2013 Anne rated it really liked it
BEFORE READING

OCTOBER 29TH 2013



AFTER READING

What an epic conclusion to this brilliant series but, seriously was I the only one who was like:


WHEN WE FINALLY LEARNED OUT WHY ITS CALLED THE RAZORLAND TRILOGY... SERIOUSLY I'VE BEEN WONDERING ABOUT THAT SINCE DAY 1
karen
Jul 20, 2015 karen rated it really liked it
this summer, the plan is to return to a bunch of YA series that i started and never finished for whatever reason. because it's important to have goals. and closure.

i have no idea why i paused for so long with this series, because i remember loving it, but pause i did. fortunately for me, unlike ilsa j. bick who makes you work to reorient yourself, aguirre does a good job gently reminding the reader who may have taken a couple of years off from the series of the key events from the earlier books
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
I have no words for how amazing this book is. Guys, you really have something to look forward to here.
Wendy Darling
4.5 stars A story that is brutal and savage, yet full of honor and tenderness as well. A satisfying conclusion to a series I've come to admire tremendously.

Review to come.
Nicole
6 STARS

Glorious. Gory. Moving. Provocative. Inspiring. I’m not describing Braveheart, I’m describing Horde, the most outstanding final book in a series I think I have ever read. And that’s high freaking praise.


I am rarely moved by books. They might touch me for a day, maybe 2 but then I’m over it. Hell, this book didn’t just move me; I was ready to pack a flag and head into battle alongside Deuce.

My first bit of advice: if you read Outpost ages ago like I did, re-read it. Or read a summary becau
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Sarah
Dec 18, 2013 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, dystopian
How can you rate the book when it's two years from publication?!?! The second isn't even out yet! And there's not even a description of the third book!! It's unfair to judge a book like this.
Meg
Nov 19, 2013 Meg rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

To any authors trying to figure out how to end their series, I advise you to talk to Ann Aguirre because that lady knows what she’s doing. If I had to sum up my feelings in a gif, it would be this:

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I imagine Horde feels similar to a satisfying run. (As I am the kind of person that goes out of her way to avoid that sort of activity, I wouldn’t know firsthand but I’ve read about it.) Your adrenaline’s up and your blood is pumping, you’re in that magic zone where everything’s a rush and you
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Nicole
Jan 23, 2016 Nicole rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, dystopia
4.5 stars
Pam ☼Because Someone Must Be a Thorn☼ Tee
OKAY, I GIVE UP.

You know, I really liked ENCLAVE. Was okay with OUTPOST. But have to say that I sadly :( could not reconnect enough to enjoy HORDE, at all.

I don't know whether I've changed since the first book was published, or whether the author's style has evolved, but this was not the book for me. I thought it was slow and boring and I didn't care one wit for what happened to Deuce and Fade. (Although everyone else will be happy with how things turned out for them.)

BACKGROUND
Deuce has come a
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Hannah
Nov 17, 2013 Hannah rated it it was amazing
This series blew my expectations out of the water. Could not put it down even to sleep, read the first two in two days. Read it if you like dystopian novels
Faye, la Patata
It saddens me to say that this book disappointed me beyond my imagination. I have had such high hopes for this finale seeing that I loved Enclave and Outpost a lot, falling in love with the story and the main cast of characters. When I got my hands on Horde, I quickly consumed it without delay, and I thought with my excitement, I could probably finish it in one sitting. I finished this book days after. And it's bad when I finish a book in a span of a few days, because that means I am not as inve ...more
Brad Sells
Oct 16, 2013 Brad Sells rated it it was amazing
This review is entirely spoiler free, even if you haven't started this series.

The horde is coming.

Horde is an epic and highly satisfying conclusion to one of the best, well-done post-apocalytpic series out there. Brutal, addictive, and wholly original, Horde is a fantastic finale that will have readers hanging on tightly for this wild ride to never end.

I already knew that this series is filled with tension, scandal, betrayal, and all that fun stuff, but Horde takes the circumstances to a wh
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Torzilla
May 21, 2013 Torzilla rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, reviewed
I'm giving multiple ratings for HORDE. As a whole, it was a good end to a spectacular series that totally knocked my socks off.

HORDE is separated into three parts, and it is those three parts I will be reviewing now:

PART I- 3/5 & PART II- 2.5/5

I was texting a friend, and I think something I said explained my thoughts regarding these two sections perfectly: Deuce is a girl who was, to a certain degree, brainwashed by the society she lived in. So, it is understandable that she would struggle
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Heidi
Jul 07, 2013 Heidi rated it it was amazing
Five Stars: A stunning conclusion to an amazing series!

Deuce arrives at Soldier Pond, begging for help. Her new home Salvation is under siege from the Horde. The Freaks have multiplied and banded together into an unstoppable colony. They are faster, smarter and capable of destroying what remains of humanity. Even though the threat is real, the remaining settlements aren't convinced that they should fight. Deuce takes it upon herself to try and raise an army. If she can't band the remaining settl
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Rashika (is tired)
Oct 29, 2013 Rashika (is tired) marked it as to-read
Shelves: to-read-sequel
omg.. what if stone and thimble meet deuce and fade..
okay now i cannot wait for this book.. :D
Tyler
May 22, 2015 Tyler rated it liked it
Welp, that's it. It's over, folks. Let me start off by saying that this last book was a little disappointing. I still enjoyed the book somewhat; it's just that this third installment comes nowhere near the other two.

THINGS THAT BOTHERED ME

1. Pacing. The pacing was so slow until the last part of the book. Even then, I skimmed the last few pages because there was so much junk. The majority of the book was running around and killing Freaks, with only a shadow of a plan. This bored me nearly to deat
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Jade
Dec 09, 2013 Jade rated it it was amazing
You know those books you read when you where younger? Those books that made you fall in love with reading? This book reminded me of that. However I'm not going to call it a YA book as I don't believe it should be classified as such-the themes and actions and reactions that occurred were more mature than most any YA books I've read, closer to adult fiction. If I had to pick one word for this novel, it would be: fantastic. The progression of plot, the original writing (even when dictating happenin ...more
Janus Vielle (The Blair Book Project)
“Because I love you.' It was easy to say it this time now that I understood what it meant. Then I quoted his own words back to him. 'Not just when it's easy. All the time.”

For a minute there I think my heart stopped.

I’ve had my bad share of series-finale books. Some got left me sad, some left me disappointed, and some even left me incredibly ticked off. So I was wary while reading Horde. I was wishfully thinking this would not blow up in my face. Thankfully, Ann Aguirre did not fail me. Oh! Th
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mich

Woah...what happened?

I’m not even going to talk about the storyline or character development (which had both good and bad elements in this final book) -- I’m just going to comment on the writing. What the hell happened to it?

The narrative sucked, it was so bland and dry. Okay, so Deuce has never been an emotional character -- given her background and everything else about her personality, it totally worked and it’s even something I’ve always liked about her. She was more of the ass kicking and l
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Sunny
Aug 28, 2014 Sunny rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars


I should trust Ann Aguirre more. Her books fascinate and thrill me, but I feel like holding a little back, fearful of investing too much emotion into her characters. It never works, of course, because I am sucked right back into the vortex of thrill, fear, dispair, and hope. But in the end, she never disappoints. This book is stirring, shocking, tender, and in the end, very, very hopeful.

The world is dark, dank, and dirty. The Freaks are amassing into a horde and looking to destroy wha
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Mizuki
Jun 18, 2015 Mizuki rated it it was ok
I can appreciate the author for making the heroine's journey to unify humans and become a leader being a tough one, but I really don't like (1) how the grave crisis is solved in the end so very easily, (2) a main character died and it's so damn predictable, looks like his death is being used as tear-jerker.
Elena Linville
Feb 10, 2014 Elena Linville rated it did not like it
This is a review for both Outpost and Horde. There are some spoilers, so read at your own risk.

I loved Enclave, the first book in the Razorland series, because it was an interesting and fresh take at the post-apocalyptic world with a very strong female protagonist and interesting supporting characters. So I really wanted to like the next two books in the series, I really did. Unfortunately, those books proved to be a huge disappointment, at least for me.
Oh, the world-building is excellent. Ann A
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Sally
Nov 12, 2013 Sally rated it it was amazing
After having had my heart and trust broken recently by another trilogy ending (here's a hint; it rhymes with Smismurgent), I tackled this book with a bit of trepidation.

Would Aguirre leave my soul trashed by killing off my favorite characters recklessly? Would I be bored and confused?

NO!

Ann Aguirre delivers with, perhaps, the best ending to a series I have ever read. You know how every once in a great while a book will really stick to your bones and haunt you? Horde has done just that to me. In
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Elena
Nov 03, 2013 Elena rated it it was amazing
Some spoilers so be warned... I really enjoyed this series as a whole, and the last book was icing on the cake!

I was glad that she kept the relationship between Deuce and Fade steady in this book... they had their bumps along the way in book 2, which is fine, but I don't like it when authors make characters go into petty cycles with each other repeatedly throughout a series.

I was glad she didn't kill off a bunch of important characters just for shock value. One death shocked me, but in the gran
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Smeg
I'll write my review once I have finished crying.....

RAZORLAND! What an amazing series! Horde finished off the Razorland series with grit and pain and tears and joy and lessons learnt. Ann Aguirre's archival research and attention to detail is exemplary. The battle scenes, whoa! They did not disappoint. The ground assault battles and aftermath are so fully described I felt like I was there fighting along side Duece, slicing Freaks throats, ducking, weaving, stabbing, a blur of knives and blood a
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Nidah (SleepDreamWrite)
Nov 15, 2015 Nidah (SleepDreamWrite) rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure what to expect when starting this trilogy. The first book had a good cover. Mysterious and eye catching, story sounded interested and thus started reading.

And thus, I think I found a favorite trilogy. First one was good, second one very good. And the third, finale probably both. 4 stars for the first half and 5 for the second. So overall, 5 stars it is.

From the writing style, pacing and character development for the characters, especially Deuce makes these books fun to read.

If I w
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Loopy
Nov 13, 2013 Loopy marked it as to-read
for crying out loud who are these numpty's that rate books years before they're released???
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Basic Info

Format:
Hardback
Pages/Length: 422pgs
Genre: Young Adult; Dystopia

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
no
Cliff Hanger: no
Triggers: n/a
Rating: 1.5 stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten


Cover: 7
Plot: 8
Characters: 6
World Building: 6
Flow: 4
Series Congruity: 7
Writing: 6
Ending: 7

Total: 6

In Dept

Best Part:
Plenty of action and plot movement.
Worst Part: Wayyy too many overly detail sex/make out scenes for my taste!!!!!!
Thoughts Had: Whoa.; Stop that.; STOP THAT!!!!!!

Conclusion

Continuing th
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Stephanie
Nov 15, 2013 Stephanie rated it liked it
If we could give half points, I'd give this a 3.5. For me, it's just not quite a four. I LOVED Enclave and parts of Outpost .....Horde began promisingly enough. But in my opinion, with Horde, Aguirre took the easy way out too often. It's like she set these tremendous obstacles up for her characters and then didn't know where to go from there so she'd back out of them to wrap everything up nice and neat leading to her happy ever after.

Much of the book was spent describing the traveling between
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Claire
Jan 02, 2014 Claire rated it it was amazing
Why bother with The Hunger Games when you have the amazing Razorland trilogy? Horde is the third and final book in this YA post-apocalyptic series, which has followed the journey of Deuce and Fade from living underground with a life expectancy of 25 years to discovering a whole different world above where people live to have wrinkles and grey hair. They have battled Freaks along the way, found new friends with Stalker and Tegan and even found a family to be a part of. Whatever you do please do n ...more
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Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today 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, and various pets. She likes all kinds ...more
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