Book 1, The Razorland Trilogy
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
New York City has been decimated by war and plague, and most of civilization has migrated to underground enclaves, where life expectancy is no more than the early 20's. When Deuce turns 15, she takes on her role as a Huntress, and is paired with Fade, a teenage Hunter who lived Topside as a young boy. When she and Fade discover that the neighboring enclave has been decimated by the tunnel monsters--or Freaks--who seem to be growing more organized, the elders refuse to listen to warnings. And when Deuce and Fade are exiled from the enclave, the girl born in darkness must survive in daylight--guided by Fade's long-ago memories--in the ruins of a city whose population has dwindled to a few dangerous gangs.
Ann Aguirre's thrilling young adult novel is the story of two young people in an apocalyptic world--facing dangers, and feelings, unlike any they've ever known.
From Publishers Weekly
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Welcome to a world where you are lucky if you make it to age 25. If disease, injury, or hunger don't get you the Freaks just might. This book has been compared to The Hunger Games and it is in that our main characters must fight for survival but it differs in every other way. I can't recommend this book highly enough. The action starts quickly and doesn't let up from there. You'll find yourself, like I did, trying to read as quickly as possible to find out what happens next.
Good, but not great.
The book starts off well, but the character development actually kind of tapers off as the book progresses. Once you get the backstory of the main characters, you're pretty much done with any real character development even though they're going through things that should make the characters feel deeper (not more shallow). The ending was sort of meh. I probably won't read the next book in the series. If you're looking for an awesome book, try "Divergent" by Veronica Roth, or "Graceling" by Kristen Cashore.
On my iPhone there are 681 pages. But this story ends, what feels like mid sentence on page 480. What follows are 3 different books 2chapter snippets to fill the pages
Overall the story was quite good but I feel quite jipped now at the end realizing that an entire third of what I paid for is in fact advertisement for more books.