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.
I really enjoyed Encalve and was very excited to read this book. I find Deuce to be a very intriguing character and I liked to see her be challenged by the environment around her. She really grew and developed through out the book. I found this book to be very emotional and I grew attached to even the more minor character and liked the more prominent characters like Fade and Stalker. The book starts up rather slow with what is happening in Salvation, but the tension quickly grows as event after event is revealed. I was surprised at some of the twist and turn. The Freaks also continue to develop and the book gives a continuation from the previous book of what is happening with them. I literally had chills at several parts, because of how intense part of this book was. Aguirre is an amazing writer. She describes scenes so well that I think that I am there and her fighting scenes are spectacularly vivid. I recommend this book to fans of Enclave and if you enjoy thrilling and intense books, but haven't read the first book, I suggest that you start the series. I am really excited for the third book Horde and can't wait to read it.