Friday, July 12, 2013

Outpost (Razorland #2) by Ann Aguirre

I was so glad that my local library had copies of Outpost and Enclave on my most recent trip there.  I just had to know what happened next!  Of course, now I am waiting impatiently for Horde.  Here is the cover and Goodreads for Outpost, the second book in the Razorland series:

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.
Oh man.  This book was insane.  I just had to see how Deuce would take to living in Salvation.  (Fine but gender roles chafed.)  The townies were SO annoying!  I get why they were the way they were but their hypocrisy was ridiculously out of hand.  They had had such easy lives compared to what Deuce, Tegan, Stalker and Fade lived through but I had a feeling that they had just lucked out so far.  No one is safe from the Freaks.  They get WAY creepier in this book.  No joke.  I can't really call them zombies but they kind of are... they are unique in the literary world of zombies that is for sure.  There are plenty of moments in this book that will give you nightmares or at least make you want to lose your lunch.  Deuce's foster parents are awesome in this book.  I loved them to bits.  She also was sort of involved with Stalker but not... it is hard to choose between him and Fade sometimes.  Tegan has really blossomed and found her place in the world.  I highly recommend this series.  I know I am very impatiently waiting for Horde.  I don't see how this is ever going to have a happy ending so I just have to see how it turns out!

Click here to find the Razorland Series on Goodreads.  The final book in the series, Horde, is set to be published on October 29th- just in time for Halloween. You can find out more about Ann Aguirre and her books on her website.  She can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.  I give Outpost 4 Fairies for an emotional read that I tore through in a day.  I don't know WHAT will happen in Horde!  Can't Wait!

1 comment:

fredamans said...

Great review! Reminds me I need to read this one and catch up.