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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.

Publisher: New York : Feiwel & Friends, ©2012.
ISBN: 9780312650094
Characteristics: 320 p. ; 22 cm.


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Sep 21, 2015

An interesting twist of character emotion at the end and I love how the mystery is slowly revealed, yet is still hidden behind a curtain of uncertainty. The sequel and prequel of this book is both thrilling and eye catching, if you read one of Ann Aguirre's books, you must read them all! <3 (If you guys like this book, huntress and all, then check out throne of glass.)

Oct 20, 2014

book 2

Mar 03, 2014

Pretty good - I did like the character development but I found her constaintly repeating "am I a hunter or a girl" annoying.

Aug 30, 2013

The characters get more interesting each time!!! I cant wait for the next sequel !!

I was quite impressed by this sequel! Ann Aguirre never fails to surprise me with the depth her stories and characters delve into! A definite recommendation!

Jun 27, 2013

SPOILER OK people that say whats up with fade and question why hes acting so weird its because he was captured by freaks for 2 days get it through your thick sculls if u were captured by freaks wouldent u be a little traumatized to? so stop freaking out on him gosh.

May 31, 2013

I love this book because I still love the main character. Having said that, this one introduced a few things that felt forced. After experiencing the Enclave (and topside in the city) The Outpost feels like something you've read before, rather than something new. And the development of Deuce and Fade (and several of the other characters) feels a bit stilted, which disappointed me. I will definitely keep reading the series, but I am hoping for more.
The ending disappointed me the most. Fade (as a character) felt completely disingenuous to his previous self, and the jealousy thing seemed forced. For the record, I hate love triangles, and so I just cringe when those elements are introduced, or dragged out to their bitter ends. Also, trying to "reunite" the crew to leave also felt a bit forced, rather than letter the various characters heal or change (Tegan felt at home in the settlement, but still left at a moment's notice, which I felt was odd).

May 18, 2013

dammit! cant u cancel ur hold! do it! ahh!

Apr 02, 2013


okay, i reallllly didn't like the part where Longshot died. i feel like the author is trying to kill of the good characters. i mean, first she kills off the enclave, and now Longshot, but even then, what's up with Fade?! she was being a total weirdo, and then he wants to go along with them like everything is like it was! even though i didn't like the ending, though, i liked the book overall. it was full of little twists buried deep where you couldn't really see them coming.....or maybe that was just me. anyways, i cannot wait for the third book.

Mar 13, 2013

I think the reason I keep continuing with this series is because it's about a zombie (or I guess mutants now) type of dystopian world and we don't see much of that. But if we did, I don't think I'd like this story very much. The protagonist, although I admire her ability and spirit, I don't really like all that much. And even the boys and the love triangle doesn't really intrigue me. But I'm continuing to read because I just want to know what happens to her and the freaks, and alright, maybe a bit with the boys (although we all know, she'll probably end up with fade :P).

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Jun 27, 2013

julienross thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 11

Jan 13, 2013

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Jan 13, 2013

Deuce's whole world has changed. Not only is she the odd one out in the ultra-conservative town of Salvation, being far from a feminine young lady a girl ought to be, but her hunting partner Fade is keeping her at a distance. Her feelings for Fade haven't changed, but his cold attitude confuses and hurts her. Frustrated, Deuce jumps at the chance to join the summer patrol, protecting the planters from the Freaks. But the Freaks are changing, watching, waiting and becoming smarter and smarter as the days pass. Salvation can't survive for much longer, and it may take a girl just like Deuce to save them all.


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Jan 13, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: graphic killings


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Jan 13, 2013

Fade you said you cant be want I need but your everything that I want. Even if you give up on yourself, I never will. I will fight for you.

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