Review: ‘Enclave’ by Ann Aguirre

Review: ‘Enclave’ by Ann AguirreEnclave by Ann Aguirre
Series: Razorland #1
Published by Feiwel & Friends on April 12th, 2011
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dystopian, Post Apocalyptic, Young Adult, Zombies
Pages: 259
Format: Hardcover
Source: borrowed from the library
New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20's. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters - or Freaks - who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight - guided by Fade's long-ago memories - in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs.

Ann Aguirre's thrilling young adult novel is the story of two young people in an apocalyptic world- - facing dangers, and feelings, unlike any they've ever known.

About Ann Aguirre

Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes books, emo music, and action movies. She writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens.

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Deuce is a huntress, protector of the enclave from the zombies. She’s partnered up with Fade, another hunter. He’s not like the others because he comes from Topside. Where she lives is deep in the tunnels of the underground where they try to live their lives. Deuce finds she can’t trust the elders anymore, not with her ever growing suspicions. She trusts Fade and together they lead a tale of survival, and mystery. Why are there muties? Was the plague the cause of the demise of the human population? Is there a safe place up north just like Fade’s father said? So many questions that leave me wanting more!


I enjoyed the setting and the world building in this book. What we don’t know is what happened to the rest of the population. My guess includes a virus that more or less decimated the human population while a virus was made to treat it. Only it didn’t treat the virus, it made them into monsters.


There were so many questions that I needed to know more..Gotta get my hands on book two!



The rules worked to protect us all, and people following orders made life better and safer for everyone. (29)





  1. Sarah Corbin

    September 14, 2013 at 9:18 PM

    great review!! I have been wanting to read this book. it sounds awesome!!!!

  2. Jun

    August 23, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    I just knew Enclave use the zombie plague.

  3. nurmawati djuhawan

    May 19, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    i love of my fave dystopian novel…i gave 4 stars…
    great review 🙂

  4. leighmarbella

    January 29, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Great review. I’ve been meaning to read this for quite some time now. I just might because of your review.

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