Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday – Enclave by Ann Aguirre

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that are being eagerly anticipated.

Enclave by Ann Aguirre

Goodreads - April 12th 2011 by Feiwel & Friends

In Deuce's world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed 'brat' has trained into one of three groups-Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms.
Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember. As a Huntress, her purpose is clear--to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She's worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing's going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade.

When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce's troubles are just beginning. Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn't like following orders. At first she thinks he's crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don't always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth.

Her partner confuses her; she's never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace. As Deuce's perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy... but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she's ever known.

I adored Ann Aguirre’s Grimspace.  I mean, truly, adored it.  It was such a welcome breath of fresh air and made me run out and buy the rest of her books.  So, Aguirre writing YA?  Definitely up my alley.  This book has seen a change of cover and title (Razorland), but still has my big fat seal of approval.  MUST. READ.


  1. Hmm...this sounds interesting. Added to my Goodreads wishlist.

    What I'm waiting on this week

  2. Sounds awesome, I will be putting this on my wish list. Great pick!

  3. OOO, I love the cover, I'm definitely adding this one to my GoodReads TBR list!
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  4. WOW I love this week because everyone's showing new books I hadn't heard of. This does sound interesting and one I'd look at reading if I wanted to try something new :)

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  5. Nice pick...thanks for participating!

  6. Great WOW!

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  7. Wow this sounds really good! I've seen Grimspace around and was always hesitant to try it out. Now I think I will definitely be giving it a go! Great pick this week! I'm waiting on this one now too!

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  8. This sounds great. I haven't heard of Grimspace, but looking that up too!

    Our pick is at BookSake.

  9. This sounds amazing-- and I'd never even heard of it before!
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