Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday (6)

 "Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly blogging event hosted at Breaking-The-Spine.com that spotlights upcoming release that we're eagerly anticipating.  This week I'm waiting on...  

Enclave by Ann Aguirre 
Publication Date: April 12th, 2011


(From Goodreads): 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 she 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. 

Here we go again with me and my dystopia obsession. *sigh*  Neither the title nor the cover of this book caught my eye the first few times I stumbled across it on Goodreads, but the synopsis actually sounds fascinating.  The 'Freaks' remind me of the Mudo (zombies) from Carrie Ryan's Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy.  Apparently, the title was initially Razorland-- which I really like the sound of, more than Enclave--, and the cover was entirely different.  Either way, I'll definitely be on pins and needles waiting for this one to come out in April.

So, what book are you waiting on this Wednesday?


BLHmistress said...

Sounds interesting and absolutely love the cover its awesome.


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

This does sound fascinating...hope you enjoy it.

Here's mine:


Nic @ Irresistible Reads said...

Great pick. I am loving dystopian fiction at the moment too. I prefer the title Razorland better.

Meghan said...

This looks EPIC! Have to check it out on the goodreads .I'm waiting on Steel by Carrie Vaughn.

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