In YA Book Reviews on November 18, 2013 at 10:45 pm


 by Ann Aguirre (Book 3 of the Razorland Trilogy)

YA Dystopian Novel/©2013/420 pages/Recommended for 7th grade and up

Publisher’s Blurb:

The epic conclusion to Ann Aguirre’s USA Today bestselling trilogy. The horde is coming. Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they’re not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be a Huntress anymore, but she doesn’t run. With her knives in hand and her companions at her side, she will not falter, whether fighting for her life or Fade’s love.

Ahead, the battle of a lifetime awaits. Freaks are everywhere, attacking settlements, setting up scouts, perimeters, and patrols. There hasn’t been a war like this in centuries, and humans have forgotten how to stand and fight. Unless Deuce can lead them.This time, however, more than the fate of a single enclave or outpost hangs in the balance. This time, Deuce carries the banner for the survival of all humanity.

My Thoughts:

I have to say that the series started slow for me; I was interested but not passionate about it. Elements about Enclave bothered me, which made me ambivalent about continuing. That said, there was just something about it that made me want to keep going, and I am glad that I did. Sticking with it all the way through, I found Horde to be a very satisfying conclusion to the series. I liked the main characters and the complexity of the plot. The battle scenes were epic, but they were too violent for me. I did a lot of skimming through those parts, if truth be told.  I did, however, appreciate the author’s writing style and use of similes and metaphors (stars like ice chips and a kiss like a breezy summer’s day). Fade and Deuce were my favorite characters, but I also liked Stalker and how he changed as the story progressed. For a character who was so despicable at the start, he certainly redeemed himself in the end. I appreciated how the author tied up all the loose ends and didn’t rush the ending to do so. All in all, a good read.

My Rating: 4/5 Stars

Similar Books: If you liked this book, you might also like The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins, Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth, and Legend by Marie Nu

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  1. Stalker gets such a (very deserved) bad rep, but I ended up loving his character arc. Obviously Deuce and Fade are the best 😀

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