Enclave is Book One of the Razorland series. The story is told by Deuce, a girl who survived in subterranean tunnels with her clan in an apocalyptic world. A contagious disease befell the world, allowing the rich evacuation and there rest to endure. Deuce's enclave, College, persevered primitively, with no one older than twenty-two years. Anyone approaching that age prepared to die prematurely or while fighting mutated beings called Freaks.
I took pages of notes concerning this book. From issues like the development of College, to its illiterate occupants. From hunting for meat that didn't come from rats in a NYC-like subway system to coming Topside and not needing a transitional period and eyewear, other than sunglasses, after living underground for at least thirteen years!
I was totally unable to envision what the author intended I see when it came to hunting meat. They lived and hunted within the tunnel system, so the only critters I can imagine they caught were rats, but Aguirre described their trapping and hunting as if they were in the woods or forrest or something! What the heck were they bagging every day? But what seriously damaged Enclave the most was the love triangle, where Deuce fell for both her hunting partner, Fade and her Topside captor, Stalker.
Stalker is the leader of the Wolves, a gang. Stalker and his minions actually capture females for forceful breeding (yes, procreation) and recreational hunting of males before feasting on their flesh. THEN Deuce falls for the guy, claiming she admires him for his strength and fighting skills! I was blown away! I'm not big on Munchausen Syndrome for minors- sorry, big no-no for me. Deuce became unlikable after that, showing no growth, other than learning to read.
I sure hope book 2: Outpost is better and Deuce matures, because right now, I don't like the girl. Have an awesome day and an even better book! 📚
Rating: 👓👓👓/5 Specs
*Outpost is next.
**This book is from my personal library/Books-A-Million $9.99
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