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 seemsDeuce 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 not to want her around any Confused and lonely, she starts looking for a way out.Deuce signs up to serve in the summer patrols those who make sure the planters can work the fields without danger It should be routine, but things have been changing on the surface, just as they did below ground The Freaks have grown smarter They re watching Waiting Planning The monsters don t intend to let Salvation survive, and it may take a girl like Deuce to turn back the tide.
Outpost 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 t
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 [...]
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 much [...]
OH MY GODi just read the blurbFACEPALM'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. [INS [...]
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!
Unsurprisingly, I liked Outspostas 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 eve [...]
*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 [...]
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 can th [...]
While this is not necessarily one of my favourite trilogies, I still can't wait to see how it ends!
September 2012? Really?? Fml. Well, I wish I woulda waited to read Enclave the anticipation is killing me!-----------------------------------------------------------I like the cover :]
3 starsI 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.
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 [...]
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 rolesd 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, relati [...]
Razorland continues to be a solid and entertaining series. Deuce is a great character; a strong and confident young woman who strives to know herself better and to grow in her changing environment. As was the case in Enclave, Outpost deals with several complex personal issues in a frank and forthright manner. The lack of angst and drama for the sake of drama in this series is refreshing. The excitement comes from the action in the story, not from unnecessary emotional games.I'm also loving the l [...]
Everything is different now that Deuce and the others have arrived at Salvation and she's finding it hard to fit in. She's not comfortable with the way they expect girls to dress nicely and learn useful skills like cooking and sewing and the town just don't know what to make of her tomboyish ways. It's also hard being treated like a child and expected to go to school when she's spent so many years fending for herself and helping to protect others in her role as a hunter. Things start to look up [...]
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. An [...]
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 [...]
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 perspectivebut in the meantime, I'm forging straight ahead to Horde!
**Possible (mild) spoilers for Enclave**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 ge [...]
I really enjoyed this one. It kinda reminded me why I love YA so much. I can't understand why I don't see more people reading it. It was even really sad at times and that ending promises great things for the next instalment.
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 [...]
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 rea [...]
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 th [...]
I loved being back in this world, yeah things were a little foggy because I read Enclave like ages and ages ago, but after the first few chapters things started to pieces themselves back to together and I was once again following Deuce as she try's to live in the 'Salvation'.What I love most about this book is the character progression, I think a lot of people change but Deuce is by far the biggest change as she learns to live topside, abide by there rules and letting people in so they can love [...]
I read the first book because I saw it recommended next to the Hunger Games. This isn't the same, but I like dystopian stuff so whatever, i read it. I read the first one and didn't really care much for Outpost's description (Deuce has to be trained to be a proper lady and start school? SIGH), but after about a year I wanted to read something easy and fun, so I bought this book.I felt like this book didn't need to exist. WAIT! Keep reading. It was like everything that happened in this book was so [...]
This book was so good. I liked it even more than Enclave and Enclave rocked. Ann Aguirre's ability to keep you on your toes and having you stress the hell out because you just want everyone to be okay. I can't wait to start Horde which is what I'm going to do RIGHT NOW.
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 th [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
If you wanna read the first tiny bit of this book, go here: Outpost Sneak PeakI 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 co [...]
This never gets old. And sums up the Outpost.But if you are happy with no action except for lame excuses to despair which of the two should be the lucky one set in a kind of post-apocalyptic setting, the Outpost should satisfy you. Under one small condition. Well, maybe two. Firstly, you accept the premises set by Aguirre. Secondly, you are happy with feminist rants akin to Disgraceling.I still think that Outpost, just like its predecessor, sports one of the most imbecilic world-buildings. In fa [...]