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Outpost | [Ann Aguirre]

Outpost

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.
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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.

©2012 Ann Aguirre (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    Brooke United States 05-24-13
    Brooke United States 05-24-13 Member Since 2011

    Just a book fool.

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    "Narrator Bad // Book So-So"

    There are so many great reviews for this book and I feel kinda alone on this one so bare with me. Outpost had great potential, and there are times it really lived up to it, and times I wanted to fast forward. Once I was at the middle of this book it was a little bit...ummm...boring? I don't know it just wasn't what I expected.

    Seeing that Deuce lived underground in a society that made up it's own rules and brainwashed it's people I was excited to see her paradigm shift. It felt as though it was going to be reminiscent of Plateo's "The Cave." It wasn't. The most she wondered about was why you celebrated birthdays and "who says I cant wear pants!" All of her "paradigm shifts" were quite shallow.

    Romance is weak and there is a pointless love triangle once again.

    The book starts to redeem itself towards the end and leaves you with quite the cliffhanger. I think the final installment in this series has the setup to be the best yet. Here's to hoping!

    OH! Most importantly the narrator is bad. I honestly wonder if I would have felt completely different about this book had I read it instead...

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Libby, MT, United States 09-27-12
    Patricia Libby, MT, United States 09-27-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Loved the First Book, This One is Even Better!"

    Outpost is action from start to finish. This book does not have a dull moment. There is a love triangle, zombie-like creatures, and family dynamics, to name a few elements. The narrator was good, but the accents were a little inconsistent. At one point they sound like they are from Boston, the next like they are from the South. But that is a small complaint because overall it was great. The hard part is now waiting for the third book, Horde, to come out!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Joki Helsinki 02-09-13
    Joki Helsinki 02-09-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Continues the Story Well"

    This was an interesting read and continued the story from the first book well. Characters grow and change - and there are a lot of parallels to Peeta and Katniss from Hunger Games in terms of characterization (strong female, strong but failing male, sacrifice). Themes that were only touched upon in the first novel are now explored more in depth in the wide open world above ground.

    I especially liked that there weren't black and white character or moustache twirler villains. And the situation for the main characters continues to deteriorate, leading to a very action packed and suspenseful ending (fortunately, not a cliff hanger).

    I'm looking forward to the next book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amy 02-02-13
    Amy 02-02-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Addictive."

    I read Enclave on the Kindle in a few days and could not wait to get into Outpost.

    This is a really well-written series that ties you to the characters and lets you feel the world through their skin. I am claustrophobic, but was terrified by all of the space Deuce encounters during this next part of her journey. I love it when a book takes over your reality and makes the world within the book too real for comfort.

    There were some long stretches of inactivity during Outbreak. However, they did not bore me. Rather, I enjoyed pausing the action a bit to explore the characters more. It was definitely not as fast paced as Enclave, but the constant outward battles of the first book gave way to more internal battles in the second.

    I also like how the author wraps up each novel, but sets you up for more. It makes it easier to wait for the next book.

    Highly recommended and looking forward to part three in October!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Margit D. Morawietz Albuquerque, NM United States 10-13-12
    Margit D. Morawietz Albuquerque, NM United States 10-13-12 Member Since 2003
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    "A "Bodice Ripper" wrapped in a "Body Slasher""

    This novel is fast paced and full of great imagery of the strong and courageous Deuce and her 2 beaus. Not too lengthy, just the right amount of gory, bloody fight scenes and intertwined with those, the somewhat victorian love story. If you think about it; In those days, they did have to often fight in hand-to-hand combat too, vs. today's WMDs.

    I am, at the moment, really into the current wave of post-apocalyptic drama. I just consume them as fast as they come out, mixing flavors, if they are any good... as many of them have turned out to be. I read Enclave, then Angelfall, then Outpost. For me it turned out to be the perfect complement of ernest dramedy and satire/comedy. That was great fun and entertainment; just what I needed.

    I am not giving 'Outpost' the full 5 stars, because I don't think it deserves the 5, due to the fact that I found several of the inner monologues too long, boring. I also did not find it as innovative as others of it's kind, even though it has the potential. There is a lot of basically phantasy stuff that the reader just has to accept.

    Overall recommended as enjoyable entertainment.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 03-29-13
    Andrew Linden, CA, United States 03-29-13 Member Since 2012

    Parks Horseshoeing

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    "A Great Dystopian Book Full Of Action (Book 2)"
    If you could sum up Outpost in three words, what would they be?

    Action, Love, Family


    What other book might you compare Outpost to and why?

    Its similar to Delirium, Matched, Divergent, Chemical Garden, & Hunger Games.
    Mostly just because its a female main character and has a lot of action and is set in the future.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I liked the siege on the outpost scene. A lot of fighting.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It's not really a funny book. More sad at times. No main reaction. But I did love the book!


    Any additional comments?

    I wanted to listen to this audio book all in 1 day. It was that good! I enjoy this author because unlike the other book above, the main character that is a girl isn't portrayed as being dumb. I never understood why female authors portray the female characters as stupid. This girl is strong and smart!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lauri NORTH HALEDON, NJ, United States 02-21-14
    Lauri NORTH HALEDON, NJ, United States 02-21-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Second Book in a Series Syndrome"

    If it looks like a duck and acts like a duck, then it must be a . . . well Outpost is the second book of a series and it acts just like one!
    Outpost is repetitive - for the reader who did not bother with Enclave it must be great, for me - not so much.
    Outpost also ended like the second book of a series - push me out to the edge and leave me there hanging, for me - too painful.
    And for me, a sap, I'm not happy when you mess with relationships that need not be messed with.

    So, I give Outpost a 3.5...

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    Chris in Seattle 02-13-14 Member Since 2005
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    "Huntress gone girly"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Either the book would have been written to keep the main character to her hunter ways and forget the pining over boys and kissing, or else a different narrator would lend a less perky slant to the content.


    What could Ann Aguirre have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The huntress main character starts discovering being a girl, getting in dresses, and kissing boys. The story of the freaks, of the outpost, of salvation was so much better. Everything else was just getting in the way and had me rolling my eyes a lot.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Emily Bauer?

    I don't have a name in mind. But it would be a female narrator with a more gravelly, alto voice. More chip on the shoulder and less perky. Think girl with the dragon tattoo.


    What character would you cut from Outpost?

    I actually like the characters. They have their place in a story about post-apocolyptic world. But we don't need this book-long back and forth over boys. It sounds very typically male even to me, so I just say that if you are here for the sci-fi, it took a back seat to a love triangle.


    Any additional comments?

    I'll still probably grab the third book in the series to complete the story, as I'm genuinely captured by the world and the mystery of the freaks. I just hope the main characters put their emotions down and get on with the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah SHERMAN OAKS, CA, United States 02-07-14
    Sarah SHERMAN OAKS, CA, United States 02-07-14 Member Since 2013

    Love listening to books!

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    "Keep questioning..."
    Any additional comments?

    This is a 3.5 rating really. So let's start off on the bad. There were many parts in the story where things were stagnant. Nothing or very little was going on. It takes some time for the action to get going. So yes, the beginning slow.

    After the long journey the characters take at the end of book one we see them adjusting to life inside Salvation. I do like how we see Deuce adjust to her life there. I enjoy listening to her inner monologue of how she figures out how people react to her little knowledge of society. Yet she has a moral center, always questioning why people in Salvation don't cherish what they have as she has never had any of it.

    This book is definitely a different kind of story then Enclave. It's the were all stuck on the "Lost" island and the smoke monster is going to eat us! I know kinda crappy analogy. Overall a fun read, but it took some time to get through the beginning.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alexandra TAMPA, FL, United States 06-21-13
    Alexandra TAMPA, FL, United States 06-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Short and simple without spoilers"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Narrator is not the best, but I got used to her during this (the 2nd) book. The story line is slower, but decent. And at the end I still wanted to know more- so will be moving on to book 3.


    Would you recommend Outpost to your friends? Why or why not?

    Sure- easy, short, entertaining read.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Emily Bauer?

    Myself :p Just kidding. Emily Bauer is a professional, unlike myself...I just can't get into her voice. Perhaps- Justine Eyre?


    Could you see Outpost being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    Perhaps- zombies are in, I guess.


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