Review: Outpost (Razorland #2) by Ann Aguirre

10193062Outpost (Razorland #2) by Ann Aguirre

Details: Hardcover, 317 pages
Published: September 4th 2012 by Feiwel & Friends
Source: I got it for Christmas
Buy it: Book Depository
My Rating: 3 Stars

Summary: 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.

Review: Guys, I am having such a hard time reviewing this book. Even deciding what to rate it has been difficult. I usually know exactly what to rate a book, but since I don’t do half stars, I’m struggling with this one.

I loved Enclave the first time I read it (five stars). After re-reading it, I dropped it down to four stars. I still really liked it, I just didn’t love it as much as the first time I read it. Since I still enjoyed it a lot, I was super excited to get into Outpost. I hate saying it, but I was disappointed. I feel like if this was the first book, I would have liked it more. After Enclave, I think my expectations were just too high.

That is why I decided to go with three stars. Normally this would be a four star book, but after Enclave, I just felt this was only good not great. I also wasn’t the biggest fan of Fade in this one. He really got on my nerves.

I am about to start the last book, Horde, and I’m hoping I will like it more. Maybe I will just have to re-read Outpost at some point and see if I like it more.

Note: When I wrote this review it was a two star book for me, but now that it’s been a few weeks, I have changed it to three stars. At the time it seemed like it was just an okay read, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized I liked it. It wasn’t even close to being as good as Enclave, but it was still good.