Monday, November 11, 2013

Books I'm Excited About: THE RAZORLAND TRILOGY

Book 1 of the Razorland Trilogy
A couple of years ago, I was at the library, perusing the young adult section. As usual, my kids were whining about how long it was taking me, so I told my son (who was only ten years old at the time, but a very good reader) to look and see if he could find something that sounded good. A few minutes later, he picked up ENCLAVE by Ann Aguirre. The cover was kind of "meh," but after reading the blurb, I could see why a ten-year-old boy would be interested. It was a story about a fifteen-year-old huntress whose sole purpose was to help feed and protect her subterranean group from zombie-like creatures called "freaks." I let him check it out, on the condition that I read the first few chapters to make sure there wasn't anything too inappropriate in the book.

Well, I read the first few chapters and . . . I couldn't stop. To my surprise, the book was awesome. Like, couldn't-stop-talking-about-it awesome.

Book 2 in the Razorland Trilogy
Months later, the second book in the series came out (OUTPOST). First, let me just say that I rarely move past book one in a series. I have to be head-over-heels in love with the first book in order to read the second one, and to be honest, this doesn't happen often. So anyway, I was excited to read OUTPOST, but I wasn't expecting to enjoy it as much as ENCLAVE (the second book is never as good as the first, right?). Um, well . . . I did. I think I actually enjoyed it more than the first. If asked to describe it, I'd have to say it was kind of like Little House on the Prairie meets The Walking Dead (but the creatures in these books aren't exactly zombies . . .mwahahaha!).

Book 3 in the Razorland Trilogy

And now, I'm waiting with bated breath for the third and final book, HORDE, to arrive on my doorstep. I don't think I've ever been so excited for a book in my life! (note: if you hear a squeal from the Midwest, it's probably me opening my box from Amazon).

So, there you have it. My all-time favorite book series. Of course, this is assuming book three will be just as awesome as the first two *crosses fingers*, but I have no doubt that it will be (I may or may not have taken a gander or two at the FABULOUS reviews on Goodreads). I'll be sure to update this post when I finish it!


  1. Awesome. Added to the TBR list. My son is going to sing your praises for pointing this one out. Thanks!!

    1. Hi Crystal! Thanks so much for stopping by :) Yes, I ADORE this trilogy. I'm currently about 70 pages into HORDE and it is NOT disappointing! I hope your son enjoys it!

  2. Excellent post! I like this...Thanks for sharing!