February 25, 2015


"Decimated by war and plague, New York City residents live underground to early 20s. Deuce turns 15, is paired as Hunters with Fade who lived Topside as a boy. Elders refuse warnings that Freaks, tunnel monsters, are more organized and destroyed next enclave. Elders exile pair to face unexpected dangers and feelings. Girl born in darkness must survive in daylight ruins, guided by boy's distant memories." - goodreads.com

I was debating whether or not to write a review on this book, only because I don't have very much to say about. It was a very short read, something I grabbed with a pile of books while at the library. I have the second one as well but again not sure how I really feel about this book.

The author could have done so much more than she did, I felt like I was reading a whole bunch of unnecessary filler. If you have read the Maze Runner books, you would know [if you feel the same as me that is] that book two and three had a lot of filler that the books would have been fine without. Hell, Maze Runner could have been squished into one book and it would have done well... er well maybe. Just read the first book and pretend the other two didn't happen.

Anyway, this book follows a girl named Deuce.... [seriously?] who is a huntress for an enclave underground, people live underground because the 'topside' is to believed to be uninhabitable after war and plague. Deuce gets herself a partner - Fade who wasn't born in the enclave but found one day in the tunnels. Fade is from the top side... Some things happen, other things happen and Deuce and Fade find themselves exiled with nowhere to go but to the topside. Again I felt like I was reading Maze Runner while I read this book... except there wasn't a monster company controlling everything, it is a bunch of children running a small group of kids underground with ridiculous rules.

If you're looking for a short read to fill some time, maybe you have a goal for the month to read a certain amount of books, pick it up. Otherwise, I'd say don't bother.

2 out of 5 stars!!

Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes all kinds of books, emo music, action movies and Doctor Who. She writes all kind of fiction in multiple genres, both YA and for adults.

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