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 ...more
There’s a reason for everything, and ...more
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 ...more
'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. [ ...more
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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, relat ...more
I'm also loving the l ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Pros: it's a fairly gritty, dark setting especially considering its YA genre. I appreciated the author separated from the tropey-ness of a badass heroine who only knows savagery and fighting in the second one and started to give her a softer side as she developed relationships, particularly with her foster parents. That was a nice growt ...more
Wow, even a week after finishing this book, I’m still having a difficult time putting my thoughts into coherent sentences. There is no Middle Book Syndrome to speak of here. Outpost is all fast-paced action and unpredictable plot twists. But after the insanity in Enclave, I shouldn’t have expected anything less. And legions of Ann Aguirre fans are probably shaking their heads at me, thinking, “I could’ve told you so.”
I love that in Outpost, we get to see m ...more
“Is he the reaso ...more
Deuce is trying to come to terms with Salvations rules and finds herself in a new world of challenge ...more
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 ...more
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 liv ...more
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?!?!
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