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... show more
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--guided by Fade's long-ago memories--in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs. Ann Aguirre's thrilling young adult novel is the story of two young people in an apocalyptic world--facing dangers, and feelings, unlike any they've ever known.
Publish date: April 12th 2011
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages no: 272
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction
, Post Apocalyptic
Series: Razorland (#1)
So I had my son pick 5 books off either my book shelf or the kids and this book was one of his books. I thought it was good for the start of a series. Did it blow me away, no it didn't, did it Suck? No it did not, but it was a interesting book and makes me want to read the next book in the series. ...
This one was just too YA for me. Well written and well conceived but too noisy with teen emotions. This was probably amplified by the "I must emote every sentence at full volume" approach of the audiobook narrator. After 90 minute i decided it was a DNF.
Man, what a dark, depressing book! So, an apocalyptic event occurs, wiping out life as known. It's a mystery exactly what, until later in the book there are hints to it. Some people were evacuated to a safer area, while the others were left behind to fend for themselves. Some settled in the tunn...
All her life Deuce has lived underground in an enclave called College. She was born during the second holocaust and has never seen the surface. People in the enclave don't live past the age of twenty-five. They are split into three categories, Breeders, Builders & Hunters. Deuce is a huntress. Along...
I was having a discussion recently about the state of female characterisation in fiction, and this book was mentioned. I hadn’t read the book, and I don’t generally read a lot of Young Adult fiction, as it’s not really a genre aimed at middle-aged men, but my interest was piqued enough to give it a ...