Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: April 12, 2011
Source: ARC for Review
Rating: 5 stars
New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20’s. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters—or Freaks—who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight, in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs. As the two are guided by Fade’s long-ago memories, they face dangers, and feelings, unlike any they’ve ever known.
Enclave was a real treat to read! I simply loved every page. Dystopians, for me, are a hit or miss, and Enclave was very much a hit. The characters are relatable and the story is just wonderful.
Enclave was a fascinating story. While the plot is a edgier and harsher, there was an underlying warmth that ran alongside the main story. I’m really curious to see how the story develops in book 2 and how the characters grow. It starts out quicker paced, but once Deuce and Fade get further on their journey, the pace gets even faster, making it a very quick read.
The characters in Enclave were very well written. Even the minor characters, like Banner and Stone, stay fresh in my mind, and don’t merely fade into the wallpaper like minor characters have a tendancy to do. Deuce was such a strong heroine, and I really appreciated that. I fell for Fade right away.
Enclave ends with an ending to leave readers hanging. I gasped, and frantically turned the page, looking for more story, but could only find acknowledgements. I cannot wait for Outpost, book 2, as it will be one heck of a story!
Enclave is an absolutely wonderful read. I read most of it in one sitting, as I couldn’t bear to put it down. The characters were all very relatable, and the story is very interesting. A must read.
Also see Enclave’s awesome trailer, below