Enclave by Ann Aguirre

In Deuce’s world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed ‘brat’ has trained into one of three groups–Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.

As a Huntress, her purpose is clear—to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She’s worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing’s going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce’s troubles are just beginning.

Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn’t like following orders. At first Deuce thinks he’s crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don’t always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth. Her partner confuses her; she’s never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace.

As Deuce’s perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy… but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she’s ever known.
(Excerpt from Goodread)

How long did this book take me to read? 2? Maybe 3hrs? Trust me, it wasn’t very long at all, because I closed the book and went straight to work cyber-stalking seeking out the poor lovely author, needing to know when the next installment would be coming out, because I was dying to know what happened to Stalker! because I really wanted to know what happened to our characters.
I won’t give anything away, because what fun would that be, right? But I will say right here, right now that I am TeamStalker! Granted, Fade had moments when I was all TeamFade, but Stalker… Well, you’ll just have to read and see for yourself.
Also, have you guys seen the trailer for this book on amazon? No? What are you doing? Check it out!
Enclave trailer
Now that you’ve seen the awesomeness that is, back on topic.
So, I had the pleasure of talking to Ms. Aguirre and she made a few hints towards the sequel coming out soon AND holding a few surprises. If that’s not a tease, I don’t know what is. But you can be certain I’ll be camping outside the bookstore for this one!

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