Monday, May 13, 2013

Post-Apocalyptic Fiction

Enclave by Ann Aguirre is about the post-apocalyptic world of Deuce, who lives in an underground enclave. . . underneath New York City in the abandoned subway tunnels.

Life below is one in which you never see the sun, have to hunt rats for food, kill humanoid 'freaks' which attack like animals, and you probably won't live to see 25. Life or death fights abound and you never know who to trust.  It has excellent sequences and there is a lot of questions faced by the remaining humans. They have to fight to live, but according to Fade, there are rumors of a place up north where life is easier . . .

They say life above the underground, or Topside, is much worse than life below. The idea of going somewhere worse could be quite terrifying.

Deuce is a Huntress, and she gets paired with Fade as her hunting partner.  Fade is actually not from the enclave, but is from Topside, only he's not allowed to talk about it (they're kind of strict in the enclave).
Deuce is a very strong character.  She is a Huntress who protects her enclave and feeds them, she is extremely tough, but also has a soft spot.  She doesn't want to hurt anyone innocent but would kill to save them. She carries a club and daggers and uses them well. And Fade is a fierce Hunter, too, so they make a good team.

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Review by Anni 

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