From School Library Journal
Gr 8-10-In Aquirre's sequel (2012) to Enclave (2011, both Feiwel & Friends), Deuce is back. This time, she's above ground in the "safe" community of Salvation with the remnants of her cohorts, Fade, Tegan, and Stalker. Deuce is very much an outsider in this new society where there are prescribed rules of how men and women should behave and there is no role for a female hunter. Deuce continues her sexual awakening as her feelings for Fade become more serious and are reciprocated. There are many people in her camp, including the two who have taken her in and treat her as their own, but the Freaks are an increasing danger. Emily Bauer narrates from Deuce's point of view, and she perfectly conveys the girl's frustration and confusion. She gives the numerous characters distinct voices. Enough background information is provided so that listeners need not be familiar with the previous book. The lack of a final resolution ensures that another book in this dystopian series is on the way. For fans of "The Hunger Games" series and Veronica Roth's "Divergent" series.-Edie Ching, University of Maryland, College Parkα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
In this sequel to Enclave (2011), months have passed since Deuce and her band of survivors joined Salvation, a fortified settlement in the middle of Freak-infested land. While Tegan, Fade, and Stalker find helpful community roles, Deuce struggles to adjust to life where, as a female, she is forbidden from fighting. When the Freaks evolve into more cunning foes, however, Deuce’s superior combat skills are instrumental in establishing an outpost to protect the town. Despite its heavy focus on Deuce’s emotional development, including the love triangle of which she is unwittingly the center, this postapocalyptic thriller also delivers gripping suspense and bloody violence. A must-read for fans. Grades 9-12. --Krista Hutley