Endurance (Razorland, #1.5)
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Endurance (Razorland #1.5)

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When rebellion destroys the underground world in which Thimble and Stone have grown up, they take Stone’s son and try to escape the chaos. Along the way, they must evade the Freaks, beings who feed on human flesh. Leaving behind the roles of Builder and Breeder which they were assigned at birth, they wander the underground tunnels, looking for safety yet afraid to go “tops...more
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Published July 20th 2012 by Feiwel & Friends (first published February 29th 2012)
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karen

now that i have my very own book-reading machine, i get to read stuff like this SO CHECK ME OUT, SUCKAS!!







this is another one of those interstitial "who wants to write/read another whole book when we can just bust out a novella and it'll answer a couple of questions and everyone will be happy??" little numbers.

and i'm happy.

this is just a little shorty that gives the lowdown on what happened in the enclave after deuce and fade left. it is mostly the tale of thimble and stone and boy23, but it a...more
Katy
2.5 stars - I have mixed feelings about this novella.

On one hand, it was different than most novellas because they are usually side stories because some people just read the novels and not the extra stuff. In the beginning of this one, Aguirre did write in some important details to the revolution and the fates of some major key players, so I'm interested to see how she plans on explaining that in Book 2 for those who plan to skip "Endurance."

On the other hand, I felt this novella was kind of poi...more
Anagha
Sep 21, 2012 Anagha rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Only if you hardcorely love Razorland
June 18: I'm so comfused! Goodreads lists Endurance's publishing date as Feb 29, but the URL listed doesn't show the story and it's not on B&N or Amazon or anywhere! There must be some way to read this short story, it had my interest piqued!

Sept 15: Never mind above. They took it off HeroesandHeartbreakers.com to make a buyable ebook, which I just bought! I'll get to this after re-reading Enclave :)

September 21: My Review -

The GOOD

This is amazing in a different way. It's touching. It lets y...more
Amanda Croley
Endurance takes place between the first and second Razorland books. After Deuce and Fade left the Enclave there was an uprising, they few people who survived were attacked by the freaks. Stone & Thimble (Deuce's bratmates) were able to get away with boy23.



***Spoilers***
Even though it isn't permitted for breeders to know which of the brat's are their own offspring, Stone always knew boy 23 was his. Once they make it safely into the tunnels, Stone has to fight off some of the freaks. Breeders...more
Perla The IB Teen Book Blogger
Fantastic! Fans of Enclave need to read this short story about what fate befell the College Enclave after they banished Deuce and Fade. And more importantly what became of Thimble, Stone, and Boy 23. If you have yet to pick up Enclave, may be this free short story will turn you onto one of the best post-apocalyptic series around.
Julie C
Really good novella that gives us a glimpse of the enclave downfall after Deuce and Fade are kicked out. I'm glad Stone and Thimble made it out alive with baby Robin in tow. They are now free to explore their growing feelings for each other.
Heather Thurmeier
I really wish it had been a full novel instead of a novella. I liked that Thimble and Stone had different internal struggles than Deuce, Fade and Stalker. It was interesting to read a completely different take on this same world. I would have enjoyed reading about these two for longer and learning more about here their travels took them. But at least I know what happened after Deuce and Fade left the Enclave!
Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)
Reviewed originally @Blood,Sweat and Books

Despite being a Novella, Endurance read like a full length book. When I finished Enclave I was surprised to find that my edition had Endurance included. Naturally, I didn't want to wait so I started it immediately after finishing Enclave and boy, am I glad that I did. Endurance filled in so many burning questions that I had after finishing Enclave. Primarily what happened to those left underground after Deuce and Fade were exiled.
What I liked best about...more
Marsha
Aug 28, 2012 Marsha rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Young Adultsw
Normally I am not a huge fan of zombie stories of dystopian societies; however, Ann Aguirre writes such a unique and fascinating tale with her Razorland series, I immediately became hooked. After reading "Enclave," the first book in the series, I have been anxiously awaiting the second book; so imagine my surprise when I discovered that there was a novella that takes place in between book one and book two.

"Endurance" takes place shortly after Deuce and Fade have left the underground enclave. Thi...more
Janus Vielle (The Blair Book Project)
If you’ve read Enclave, surely at some point you got stuck wondering, what ever happened to Thimble, Stone and the rest of the College people? Did they get slaughtered just like those from the Nassau enclave? How exactly did Deuce’s best friends feel about her getting exiled? Let’s get the other side of the story shall we?

WARNING: Contains spoilers.

There is unease amongst the enclave. Some feel that their leaders are being unjust, while some side with them and feel that their leaders are only do...more
Sherry
I really liked this Novella in the Razorland series. Each chapter switches between Thimble and Stone. They are Deuces friends who stay behind in the enclave when Deuce is banished. But all is not well, there is rebellion looming. When the dust settles there is not much left, over half of the people are dead and it's only a matter of time before the Freaks sniffed out the weakened community. With Thimble's smarts and Stone's strength they, along with Stone's boy, Boy23, set out to search for safe...more
Chelesbells
After reading Enclave, I often wondered about Stone and Thimble. What happened after Deuce and Fade left? Did Stone and Thimble believe what they had been told, and had they really turned their backs on Deuce? Most importantly, was there any way they could survive without Deuce’s huntress skills and the protection she offered? And what about the hint of an attraction between the two? I love that this novella answers those very questions.

I’m so happy Ann Aguirre wrote this poignant short story....more
M. Kay
This is a novella, short and sweet, to the point, but was highly engaging. The story was told from the PoV of Deuce's best friends, Stone and Thimble. The pair make an occasional appearance in Enclave, but this time around it's all about them.


After Deuce and Fade went Topside, things in the enclave got out of hand. Stone and Thimble were left to pick a side as a rebellion ignites, and later the Freaks finish what the rebels started. It was all very movie-like, if you will--with the exception of...more
April
This novella answered many questions left from Enclave. I have long wondered about Twist's parting words to Deuce and what became of her brat mates. I also though how could they not believe in her and turn their backs on her.

The revolution and freak attack were rather enlightening about the true nature of several characters.

It was great to see the reactions of Stone, a big strong Breeder who is not too bright, and Thimble, a clever builder who has a physical handicap. They each face the situati...more
Mike
I'm giving this 3.75 stars, but rounding down ;). Without giving anything away, the events that happened before the main characters left their situation felt contrived, pointless, and predictable. So much so I would have rather it just been summed up in a few paragraphs. Instead, I was bored 'till they moved on, which isn't good for a book this short ;). Personally, it would have been far better if the author spent more time with the development and interactions we saw in the tunnels and topside...more
Shawn Carroll
This is my first review on GoodReads. I hope to improve my reviewing skills as I continue to write more reviews.

I enjoyed this book as it gave a bit of understanding as to what did happen in the enclave after Deuce and Fade left. We got to see how the rest of the population dealt with the new, smarter Freaks.

Spoilers ahead

I liked that Stone came into his own in this book after the enclave was overrun by Freaks. It did feel a little rushed and I wished they had spent some more time developing tha...more
Angelica Castillo
With Deuce and Fade being exiled to show what happens to the people in the enclave when violating the rules, instead of the people in the enclave to behave, unrest came into existence. People siding with and against the elders fought with each other and when it was over, they thought the war was also over - but it was just the beginning. They forgot that Freaks are attracted to the smell of blood and without the right number of hunters to fight the Freaks, the College enclave was raided. But Thi...more
Barbara
This short story follows Stone and Thimble as the College enclave falls to revolution and attack by the freaks and they are left on their own to survive, along with Stone's small child. I loved how they worked together to learn to fight and find a way to safety, using their strengths to make a great team, despite not having any training in those areas. I hope we find out what has happened with them in the next two books of the trilogy. I'm hoping they're reunited with their friend Deuce.
Carol
This is a must read if you've read Enclave (if you haven't you should because its really good). It tells what happens to Thimble and Stone after the Enclave is destroyed. I hope Aguirre continues their story in Outpost, or writes another short story so we can find out what happens to them next. This was such a fun way to spend my time on the airplane:)
Kate
I'm very hit or miss when it comes to novella's. I get annoyed when I feel like and author is just writing something to placate their reader's between books, but I actually enjoyed this one. I had been very curious as to what happened to Deuce's friends that she left below when she took the long walk. This short novella caught us up with Stone and Thimble and what happened to College enclave in the days following Deuce's departure. It was sweet to see the two of them find each other and get to e...more
Kimbleey Björklund
Ann Aguirre- Foundation (Razorland0rland #0,5) [läsutmaning50]

Contains Spoilers

Okay, so I decided to count these two short stories as one book, and they share number on the läsutmaning50!

Yes! I liked this! It's actually impressive that the author made this art in just 30 pages. I loves the two main characters and the emotions regarding them and their situation. I liked Robin way more than Deuce or the others. It's like a completely different author has written it. Good! Yes! Great.

Overall.

I gue...more
Mel
Endurance 1.5 was short. Which was fine. It was good. My only problem was that it only covered from where Thimble and Stone and boy23 (Stone's son or "brat" as they are called in the enclave) left the College enclave. It actually starts a little before then. There was a rebellion within the enclaves walls. Then the "Freaks" invade the weakened enclave. They leave. Stone thwarts a few Freak attacks by fighting them under Thimble's guidance. Then, they find some sort of bunker where they decide to...more
Jessica
This was a really good short story and has me dying until the next book in the series comes out. It was good to get some perspective on what happened to Thimble and Stone, that was one of the things that stuck with me in Enclave was how they stayed behind and we didnt know what had happened with them.
Kai (Amaterasu Reads)
I got this when they were offering the novella from Heroes and Heartbreakers. I have to say, I enjoyed reading this novella. It was short and sweet, and is as interesting as Deuce and Fade's story. I hope Thimble and Stone get their own book, or at least be included in Outpost or Horde!
Wendy
The novella Endurance opens after Deuce and Fade have been expelled from the College Enclave and open rebellion and the onslaught of Freaks have destroyed the community. The builder Thimble and breeder Stone use their wits, and the weapons at their to disposal to escape the chaos with his son Boy23. Facing deadly danger they journey upwards to the world outside, finding antiquities from the past and relinquishing old preconceptions while clinging to their blossoming love.

The plot is fascinating...more
Tanya
This was a fantastic short story and add-on to Enclave. I was really sad when thinking Thimble and Stone hadn't made it out of College. I'm thrilled with their story. I'm patiently waiting for the sequel.
Caroline The HEA Lover
Loved it! How awesome to see what happened to Thimble and Stone *g* Of course I'm hoping we'll know more about their 'adventure'.
This cute novella made me really happy. *huge grin*
Abbie
Nice short story about Stone and Thimble, where they have to escape from their enclave due to a Freak attack.
Nice to get inside their heads, rather than just Deuce's.
Shezz
I read this one last after I'd finished the whole series and I feel that was the best way to do it. You really get a feel for the struggle that Thimble and Stone had. *SpolierAlert* Spolier for book three! I would have liked to have read their story all the way to the docks where they go to the island as it would have tied in nicely with the third book but I understand that would have probably been a book in itself instead of a short story but yeah,overall a great piece of fiction. I'm really gl...more
Les Chroniques Aléatoires
Après avoir dévoré le premier volume excellent d’Enclave, j’ai essayé de trouver du temps pour lire Endurance, une nouvelle uniquement disponible en anglais et qui se passe en même temps que la seconde partie d’Enclave. Je suis doublement heureuse du fait qu’il s’agisse de l’histoire d’Oeillet et Sable que j’avais énormément apprécié et dont je regrettais de ne pas en savoir plus. Tout se passe quelques jours après le bannissement de Trèfle et Del, et l’enclave se transforme en terrain de guerre...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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