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Enclave by Ann Aguirre
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Sep 26, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: sci-fi
Read from September 26 to October 04, 2011

Here we have a super tough girl named Deuce, after her naming. This story is dystopia but not in the way you expect. I think of course you can still compare it to other dystopia and find similarities but I don't really ponder on that too much. You know how some compare everything to star wars, harry potter, pride and prejudice, twilight, and now the hunger games, etc.

The story about a girl living in a society where the elders are 30 years old and the rules are strict. There are three things you can be: a Breeder, Hunter, or Builder. Deuce is a going to be a hunter and the darn best one there is. The setting is in the tunnels post-apocalypse and I could feel it, the tunnels are an intricate part of their way of life.

Deuce is an interesting character, she is tough, practical, and has a great need to prove that she belongs with the hunters. There is a guy named Fade and he of course has a dark past. They are partnered up to kill as many freaks as possible, as well as feed the brats. I did not know freaks were supposed to be zombies in the beginning, for some reason I thought that they were wolverine/human type beasts.

Something that I never get about girls who are supposed to be good at fighting is that they always mention how the girl has to compensate strength with speed. I'm kind of short and somehow I'm usually the slowest walker, runner, or slowest whatever you can think of, so I wonder about the merit to this.

A tad gruesome but really want to read the next one.
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Cara You are so right about all the books being compared to really popular titles. I can see why but it can get kind of annoying, but this one does sound like it can stand on its own. Must read it... well soon but first I must finish the GINORMOUS pile I have;)

Valerie Yeah I'm okay with comparisons but when it’s all the time it gets old.
Anyways there is no pressure, I really liked it but I had trouble with it in the beginning. I forgot why though.

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