After spending spent her entire life training to be a huntress down in the tunnels of the enclave, life as a regular girl in the topside town of Salvation couldn't be more different. Here, Deuce isn't considered grown as she was in the enclave, and life consists of going to school and doing chores with her foster mother. Deuce doesn't quite know how to fit into this life, and she longs not to waste her true purpose: to defend the community. That's why she volunteers to serve on the summer patrol, a group charged with guarding the planters while they are in the fields. And when the Freaks--mutants who feed on humans alive or dead--destroy the town's growing food supply, Deuce is the first to become a guard at the permanent outpost established outside the town's walls. With the Freaks becoming more and more shrewd, maybe a trained huntress is the only hope for Salvation.
Outpost (Enclave #2)—Book Review
Outpost is the second installment in a post-apocolyptic dystopian trilogy that is sure to appeal to fans of The Hunger Games. After the excitement and action of Enclave, readers may find that this book has a bit of a slow start, but patience will be rewarded. Eventually, Outpost becomes difficult to put down. In the topside town of Salvation, Deuce, a likable and strong female character, struggles against the expectation that she must conform to very traditional gender roles. She remains true to her huntress nature, despite the pressure to do otherwise. The sweet romance between Deuce and Fade continues in this story, although Stalker continues to compete for her affections. Conflicts with the Freaks are violent and somewhat gory as the Freaks do feast on the dead or almost dead. Language is mild and rare (cr-p, d-mn, a-s). This trilogy is best enjoyed in order and fans will be eager to follow Deuce's adventures in the final installment, Horde. >Book review trailer from YouTube: