Book Review: Horde

Horde by Ann Aguirre
Series: Razorland, #3
Published by Feiwel & Friends on October 29th 2013
Pages: 422
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The horde is coming.
Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they're not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be a Huntress anymore, but she doesn't run. With her knives in hand and her companions at her side, she will not falter, whether fighting for her life or Fade's love.

Ahead, the battle of a lifetime awaits. Freaks are everywhere, attacking settlements, setting up scouts, perimeters, and patrols. There hasn't been a war like this in centuries, and humans have forgotten how to stand and fight. Unless Deuce can lead them.

This time, however, more than the fate of a single enclave or outpost hangs in the balance. This time, Deuce carries the banner for the survival of all humanity.

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It’s been a while since I read the last two books, but I jumped into Horde without needing much thought. The other two books stood out so well in my memory that I caught on quick and loved jumping back into the dangerous world. A new favorite character emerged in Morrow, a very skilled and beautiful fighter who has a little budding romance with Tegan, the healer character who still is suffering from a limp. She learns to fight as well in this book and there’s a ton of action and lots of twists in the plot that I did not see coming. You also get a wider glimpse of the world and the different towns and how they survive.

I really enjoyed the relationship development between Deuce and Fade in this book, as Fade has been tortured and dealing with some trauma that a rift between them. I love how hard Deuce always fights for what she believes in. She’s somewhat single minded in a way and has to learn to look outside what she knows. Her exposure to the rest of the world really opens her eyes and I loved seeing her grow into a position of command along with embrace the nature of love and understanding those around her also offered.

Horde took me a while to read because of the length, but I think it was necessary to build the world up even more and explain what caused the world to be the way it was. I loved the new characters along with the old and there were a lot of moments where I teared up and choked up, trying not to cry and to be brave like Deuce.

Verdict:

Overall, a great ending to an awesome trilogy, possibly one of my favorite zombie/post-apocalyptic ones.

Kristen

Kristen is the co-blog owner of The Book Monsters. Kristen is an Elementary School Library Media Specialist in the Chicago suburbs who loves reading. Why else would she be a librarian?

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One response to “Book Review: Horde

  1. I’ve got to start this series. I love the dynamics of characters in survival mode and these sound strong. And I love zombies! Thanks for the heads up!

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