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)
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...
After reading Foundation, I was so excited to read this book, and yet frustrated at the fact that I wasn't able to schedule it right away. However, when I finally get down to it, it wasn't worth the wait.The book follows two new heroes, Fade and Deuce, as they try to survive in a dystopian world tha...
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...
TRIGGER WARNING: RAPE AND VICTIM BLAMING Let me make my rating clear, since this option wasn't available: I actually re-read this because the new one came out and I just looked at most of the reviews for this one and thought, "Damn, maybe I was just in a bad mood when I read it." The re-read...