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Enclave (Enclave Series #1)

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33 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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All I can say is WOW! I received this book as a gift and thought I would start it in the evening. I took a peak and somehow lost the rest of my day. (In a good way) Thank you Ms. Ann Aguirre.

I haven't read a book set in a post apocalyptic society. Nor have I read YA...
All I can say is WOW! I received this book as a gift and thought I would start it in the evening. I took a peak and somehow lost the rest of my day. (In a good way) Thank you Ms. Ann Aguirre.

I haven't read a book set in a post apocalyptic society. Nor have I read YA books in a while.

What I liked about this book:
1)Deuce. The book is in her POV. She a strong, fierce and loyal Huntress. She has always lived her life underground and trained to be a Huntress since she was a brat. After getting paired with Fade, an older boy and Hunter, she begins to question whether the Elders in the enclave are keeping things from them. She sticks up for her friend and gets exiled along with Fade. She has the will of a Huntress but the heart of a Breeder.
2)Fade. He comes to the enclave partly starved and slightly feral. He is an outsider so he is never accepted by the people of the enclave. He is mysterious,strong and thoughtful. He always has Deuce's back whether she likes it or not.
3)The subtle hints of a love triangle between Deuce, Fade and Stalker. What book is complete without a bit of a love triangle?
4)The Freaks. Can I say that these zombie-like things gave me nightmares? I can still hear the sound of teeth ripping into flesh. I can still see their claw-like hands, razor sharp teeth dripping with blood, and smell death on their breaths.
5)Movie-like description. As I was reading this book, I could almost see it like a movie playing in my head. (Are you listening Hollywood?)
6)The fight scenes with the Freaks and later the gangers. I haven't read a book that has given me this many short bursts of adrenaline or heart palpitations. Ever.

What I didn't like about this book:
1)It left me wanting more. As in, I can't wait for the next book.

posted by RomancingRakes on August 26, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

6 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Eh

I wish people would stop saying things like "If you liked Hunger Games, you'll love Enclave" because, frankly, there's no comparison. I loved The Hunger Games. Enclave was alright. They really are not the same in many ways at all, except that it's set in a distant futur...
I wish people would stop saying things like "If you liked Hunger Games, you'll love Enclave" because, frankly, there's no comparison. I loved The Hunger Games. Enclave was alright. They really are not the same in many ways at all, except that it's set in a distant future America much different than the one we know now. The concept of Enclave is great. I love the idea of a zombie like plague, underground colonies. It could have been an excellent story. But it most definitely read like a teen novel. It wasn't particularly well written. At times it seems a bit rushed and jumpy. I found it a bit hard to really get into it or love because through nearly every single thing that happened in this book, I found myself wanting and wishing for more. And while left very open ended, I dont feel drawn to read the next in the series. Too bad.

posted by 11688084 on April 28, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    Not so good

    I read this book because I thought it would be like Divergent and Legend. It was not. It took me forever to finish and I barely understood what was going on half the time. Don't waste your money or time.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2014

    Ive read better

    Im an avide YA reader and i also love post-a books and this book was both of those but i felt like the main charater was so flat the book could be sometimes pretty slow i had a really hard time getting through the book and i just didnt have it in me to finish the book :(

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

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    Up until the last fourth of the book, I adored Enclave. For me,

    Up until the last fourth of the book, I adored Enclave. For me, it hit just the right blend of everything - kick ass main character, interesting world, fantastic side characters, a tinge of romance.

    And once we hit the last fourth of the book, the tinge of romance became the center of the book. And I didn't like that, especially as that's the only big unresolved issue by the end of the book. I know it's the first in the series, but Enclave works well as a stand alone.

    [SPOILER ALERT]
    The problem with the last fourth of the book is that a love triangle is brought into play between Fade, the partner who Deuce has slowly and surely been getting closer to the entire book, and Stalker, the big old gang member from Topside who nearly raped her, their new friend Tegan, and left Fade to die.

    Are you having the same reaction I had to this?

    I'll have a Thoughts On post about this soon, but not every story needs a love triangle, and I feel like this was shoved in simply for the sake of having a love triangle. Any potential relationship with Stalker seems out of character for Deuce to me - and the way it's set up rubs me the wrong way.
    [END SPOILER ALERT]

    I want to say that ignoring that, it's a good book, because it is. I think it would do better as a stand alone then as a series - even though not all of the questions are answered, it ends in a mostly resolved manner that I think would have been good for the story.

    But that damn love triangle is the only thing, in my opinion, dragging out the series - and it's not like I don't know who Deuce will end up with. It's not hard to figure out. It's hard for me to really like the book because they ended it with that love triangle and that's such a sour note in the book for me...

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