Thank you for visiting Jagged Edge Reviews. We have a lot of exciting reviews, guest posts, cover reveals and book blitz coming up! I apologize we are going through a bit of a change as we have been away for a short time but we are getting back into the swing of things! Just getting a bit organized again, please be patient.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Review: Outpost

Title: Outpost
Author: Ann Aguirre
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: Septmeber 4, 2012
Reviewer: Annie
Summary: (From Amazon) Deuce’s whole world has changed. Down below, she was considered an adult. Now, topside in a town called Salvation, she’s a brat in need of training in the eyes of the townsfolk. She doesn’t fit in with the other girls: Deuce only knows how to fight.
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.

Review: Being the second book in the series this book takes place after Deuce and some others have escaped to a place called Salvation. Salvation is a safe place where they have patrols to keep away the Freaks (monsters) and seem to have a more normal way of life. Deuce is having a hard time fitting into this new community and just being a regular teenage girl. So she decides to try and help and use her huntress instincts in any way she can.

I was a bit nervous since this was the second book in the series and I didn’t read the first. But this book seemed to read separately of the first and didn’t rely a lot on you knowing exactly what had happened. The author did a good job on catching you up with relationships and giving you a good background without it cutting into the story too much. There wasn’t a lot of action at first but you could almost feel like something was going to happen, and then it did. I really enjoyed this book, it had some different ideas than some of the other dystopian books out there, and I can’t wait to see where it heads in the third book. I don’t feel like its necessary for me to go back and read the first book, but I will definitely be reading the third!

Even though I didn’t, you should have probably read the first book in the series, from what I can tell it seems even more action packed and would lead you right into this book. I haven’t heard much talk about this series but its right up there in the ranks of Divergent, Delirium, Matched, and the Chaos Walking trilogy. I think it might even read better than some of those, and not feel quite as young adult. If you like dystopian this is a good series to read!

~ Annie

No comments:

Popular Posts