Saturday, November 23, 2013

Review: Outpost by Ann Aguirre

Outpost by Ann Aguirre
Outpost (Razorland, #2)
Series: Razorland, #3
Release Date
: September 4th 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Format: Hardcover
: 317
Genre: Young Adult - Sci-fi, Dystopian, Horror

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Deuce’s whole world has changed.

Down below, she was considered an adult. Now, topside in a town called Salvation, she’s a brat in need of training in the eyes of the townsfolk. She doesn't fit in with the other girls: Deuce only knows how to fight.

To make matters worse, her Hunter partner, Fade, keeps Deuce at a distance. Her feelings for Fade haven’t changed, but he seems not to want her around anymore. Confused and lonely, she starts looking for a way out.

Deuce signs up to serve in the summer patrols—those who make sure the planters can work the fields without danger. It should be routine, but things have been changing on the surface, just as they did below ground. The Freaks have grown smarter. They’re watching. Waiting. Planning. The monsters don’t intend to let Salvation survive, and it may take a girl like Deuce to turn back the tide.

After reading Enclave and then going almost right into this and I have to say I’m a little disappointed. The pace of this book is really slow for most of it and not a whole lot really happens. I have a feeling this book is just here to show the evolvement of the Freaks and it is really just a filler book. I was definitely looking forward to the main character Deuce and her badass fighting. Unfortunately that only happened a handful of times.

This book starts off just a couple months after Enclave ends. They are taking refuge in the town of Salvation and they have all been adopted by different people. Salvation is such a different town from what Deuce is used to that she has problems fitting in. She wears trousers under the dresses they are supposed to wear and her main jobs are school and helping her foster mother mend clothes. To break this up and keep herself trained she and Stalker sneak out at night to practice fighting in an abandoned house. She and Fade don’t ever talk and Tegan has asked her to give her some space to think.

Pretty much the whole story is her trying to figure out what is going on with her relationship with Fade and Stalker. This love triangle just keeps going back and forth and by the end of the book it is even more so!

The second half of the book turns out a little more fun, but not by much. Deuce has made friends with Longshot, the man who has rescued her, and she gets herself on the Summer Patrol. There are some fight scenes but it’s pretty much her just watching the woods and thinking.  The best parts of the story are when they actually go off into the woods and the very last major fight scene. This book definitely has second book syndrome.

The one interesting thing is the evolvement of the Freaks, or Muties, as they call them Topside. Throughout the story you really can see what Deuce was starting to fear at the end of the first book. Now because of this, and the ending of this book, that is the only reason I am going to read the final book. I really hope it is an improvement over this book.

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