Saturday, June 11, 2011

Kelly's On My Wishlist #18


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On My Wishlist is a fun weekly event hosted by Book Chick City and runs every Saturday. It's where I list all the books I desperately want but haven't actually bought yet. They can be old, new or forthcoming. It's also an event that you can join in with too.

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I have to let you, our loyal blog followers in on a secret. I hate doing this meme. Hate it. I go through my TBR shelf at Goodreads and remind myself of all the amazing books out there I cannot wait to read. Then I work myself into such a frenzy about the book, I go out and get it because I can't control. For example, last week, I said Kushiel's Dart was a book I had to have. I now own it. The books is 700 plus pages and I just finished Discovery of Witches which was a huge book to read at 600 plus pages. I have two books that are eyeballing me that are waiting to be read, This Much I Know is True by Wally Lamb and The Passage by Justin Cronin, each of those are huge books to read as well. I need a lot of reading time. And better eyeballs.

Speaking of better eyeballs (here I go on my tangent) I have NEVER had allergies in my life. Never. All of a sudden this year, I get these horrible allergies and my eyes feel like I've been crying for days and they get little knife pin pricks in them. I put visine in them which helps for about 10 minutes. I hate it. I don't know why now? I have no idea.

Okay, so back to the book I'm choosing for my wishlist this week. Let me see...Oh, I know! Shoot, and I'm gonna have to get this book SOON because I hear it's great.

Here's the summary:

In Deuce’s world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed ‘brat’ has trained into one of three groups–Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.

As a Huntress, her purpose is clear—to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She’s worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing’s going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce’s troubles are just beginning.

Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn’t like following orders. At first she thinks he’s crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don’t always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth. Her partner confuses her; she’s never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace.

As Deuce’s perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy… but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she’s ever known.


As I understand it, it's like The Hunger Games which I adored. This is a must read for me. Please, someone find me the time!!!! You can't give me time, okay. Then please! Make my allergy eyes go away!!!

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Bookish Brunette said...

Enclave is AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

OMG you sooooo need to get this book ASAP! It's one of my top reads for the year.

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