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review 2017-06-13 00:54
Outpost
Outpost - Ann Aguirre

Picks up where Enclave left off. Deuce and the gang now live in Salvation. Salvation is a completely different place from where she grew up. I thought Salvation was also a dark, depressing place. I could argue its even worse since they have traditional gender roles and anyone who is outside that proscribed roll is treated badly.
I did like how Deuce was willing to try to learn and fit in. She was loved and accepted, just as she was, by her foster family. By the end, she did find her place, but events happened and this ended in a cliffhanger. I have to decide if I want to read book 3. It's been dark and depressing and I'm not sure I will be in the right mood for it.

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review 2016-05-23 16:50
Enclave
Enclave - Ann Aguirre

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 tunnels and others in the city.

In the tunnels, life is hard and short.  Everyone has a job; they are either a Breeder, Builder, or Hunter.  The elders are in their 20s.  They are stuck in their ways and don't want to hear new ideas or even suggestions.  This, in part, is what leads to Deuce's exile.

Deuce starts out very, very naive.  This world is cruel and any type of empathy is seen as a weakness.  So, victims are blamed for what happens to them.  It explained why Stalker has zero respect for Tegan, and also why he admired Deuce so much.  The reason for this not being a 4, was the potential setup for Stalker to be one of Deuce's love interests. Fuck no.  Love triangles I can deal with, but not when one of them is a cruel misogynist.  

The books ends with Deuce realizing there are multiple kinds of strength (and this is why I bumped my rating up 1/2 a star).  Overall, this was interesting and I'm curious enough to see what this goes.

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review 2015-02-07 23:54
We Were Liars
We Were Liars - E. Lockhart

Sigh.  

 

Such a hard review to write. 

 

OK.  So... NOW I understand  why no one would tell me what this book is about and/or were  very vague.  It's easy to spoil the book and it's twist.

 

Only I figured it out early on,  and then I was just angry at the level  of selfishness, stupidity and just plain bad judgment shown by... 

 

... I don't want to say too much.  This is definitely a book you should know as little as possible  going in.  

 

This type of story has been done before and it's executed pretty well here. The writing is disjointed,  almost like  streams of consciousness,  all with good reason,  to engender  that WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON feeling.  

 

Verdict: I didn't really care for this book.  

 

But you can read and judge for yourself.  Everyone seems to love it. 

 

Meh... 

 

 

 

 

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text 2015-02-07 02:27
Reading progress update: I've read 6 out of 225 pages.
We Were Liars - E. Lockhart

My friends:  "You have to read this! It's so good!" 

 

Me: "What's  it about?"

 

My friends: "Just read it! "

 

Okaaaaay.  

 

I'm reading,  I'm reading! 

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