Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Waiting on...OUTPOST by Ann Aguirre

Ann Aguirre is one of my very favorite authors. She tells a great story with interesting, multidimensional characters, whether it be in her urban fantasy series or her YA series. I really enjoyed ENCLAVE (review here), the first in the Razorlands series, finding it to be a fab combination of creepy creatures, a tattered post-apocalyptic world, and intriguing characters.

This cover rocks. It follows the trend of ENCLAVE's cover, with Freaks skulking behind a flimsy fence, just itching to get their nasty claws into tender human flesh. One of them is even peeping through the gap in the fence, probably slavering after someone close by. See the nearly washed away blood? Someone wasn't so lucky...mwahahaha!
Cover image of Outpost by Ann Aguirre, a YA post-apocalyptic/dystopian novel releasing in September 2012.
YA Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian
336 pages, hardcover
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Deuce’s whole world has changed. Now living topside in a community called Salvation, she has a whole new set of problems. Down below, she was considered an adult, and she contributed to the whole. Now, topside, the people of Salvation think she’s a brat in need of training. She hates school, and she doesn’t fit in with the other girls. They’ve spent their lives learning to cook and sew–suitable woman’s work. Deuce only knows how to fight. To make matters worse, Fade keeps her at a distance, and the band of four has broken into fragments.

Stalker presses for a closer relationship, but Deuce sees him as a training partner, and she’s busy trying to find her place in Salvation. She refuses to accept that she’s wrong for being who she is, but tensions rise as she struggles against the status quo. 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.

Once she’s free from school for the year, Deuce pursues a chance to serve in the summer patrols–those responsible for making sure the growers and planters can work the fields without danger of Freak attack. It should have been routine, little fighting, but things have been changing on surface, just as they did below ground. The Freaks are smarter. They’re watching. Waiting. Planning. The monsters don’t intend to let Salvation survive, and it will take a girl like Deuce to turn the tide.

So, what are you waiting on?
Waiting On Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.


  1. YES! Me too Mary! I loved Enclave even though I wasn't thrilled with the abrupt end, but that just means I'm all the more excited that this is finally coming out! September is still a ways off though, boo.

    1. A bit to wait until this release but definitely better than my last pick! And, no, I wasn't thrilled with the abrupt end, either. Hope this is as great as Enclave!

  2. Oh, I didn't this was was a series. I like the covers and the book sounds nice :D
    Good pick

  3. I need to read Enclave but I'm loving the cover of this one! It just so creepy! It gives me the chills...LOL.

  4. I have yet to read Enclave. I have a feeling I wouldn't like it - since I don't like many dystopias, but I've heard a lot of good things about it.

  5. Me too! I was so mad at that door at the end of Enclave LOL

    It has been a long wait to see what happens :)

  6. Can't wait to find out what's on the horizon for Deuce.

  7. Haven't read Enclave yet, but it's on the tippy top of my to-read list! That cover for Outpost is wonderfully creepy...

  8. Sounds like I need to read the first book! The cover for the sequel looks great, though.

    Great WOW :)