Outpost by Ann Aguirre
Posted by Krystal Larson at 12:56 AM Wednesday, August 22, 2012
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.
This is the second book of the Razorland series. As with the first book of the series, Enclave, I had a hard time liking the main character, Deuce. She has a superiority complex and is crushing on a rapist who is ironically named Stalker. WHAT IS UP WITH THAT?! I just will never understand how Aguirre can have him as a love interest. Deuce looks down on the townspeople, as well. It is hard to like her, but after Stalker, I now cannot respect her at all.
In this book, Deuce is having a hard time getting used to her new town. She is now expected to become a stereotypical girl. In addition to this, Fade is ignoring her. Eventually, Deuce, Fade, and Stalker go to guard the fields of the community. This is where the story becomes interesting…The reader learns a lot about the characters and I like the twists and turns of the plot.
There are a lot of revelations in this book. Some I expected, but some took me completely by surprise. I do really like Aguirre’s writing, but I might not read the last book. I cannot stand Stalker. Even though I complained a lot in this review, the book really is pretty good. I give it 3 ½ stars out of 5. Aguirre is a good writer, she just needs to clean up her characters.
*Reviewed by Kristin*
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