Monday, August 15, 2011

100 Follower GIVEAWAY - ENCLAVE by Ann Aguirre

I happened to pop into the overview of my blog in Blogger in Draft this weekend, and noticed that I had gotten close to 100 followers. I mentioned on Twitter that if I got to 100 before my one year blogoversary giveaway ended, I'd do a giveaway for a copy of Enclave, and sure enough, it happened, so here's the giveaway:

To celebrate 100 followers, I'm having a giveaway of a hardcover copy of Ann Aguirre's ENCLAVE!
I became aware of this title in the spring when I was doing my Dystopian Book Club unit. Ann offered copies to teachers on twitter, and after I responded and told her I had a blog, she sent me more than one. I gave some to teacher friends, and then saved one to host a giveaway here, and what better occasion?


In Deuce’s world, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed ‘brat’ has trained into one of three groups–Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.

As a Huntress, her purpose is clear—to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave and bring back meat to feed the group while evading ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She’s worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing’s going to stop her, not even a beautiful, brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce’s troubles are just beginning.

Down below, deviation from the rules is punished swiftly and harshly, and Fade doesn’t like following orders. At first she thinks he’s crazy, but as death stalks their sanctuary, and it becomes clear the elders don’t always know best, Deuce wonders if Fade might be telling the truth. Her partner confuses her; she’s never known a boy like him before, as prone to touching her gently as using his knives with feral grace.

As Deuce’s perception shifts, so does the balance in the constant battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat only due to their sheer numbers, show signs of cunning and strategy… but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. Despite imminent disaster, the enclave puts their faith in strictures and sacrifice instead. No matter how she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she’s ever known.
(from Goodreads)

* Teachers get an extra entry!!! (see note below the cover picture)
- Must be a GFC follower (don't normally require it, but since it's a follower giveaway...) *OK, so since blogger is being wonky and my follower gadget in the sidebar is not working, I've taken away the requirement; however, if you do want to follow, you can click on the Follow link on the top navigation bar of the page. Thanks for being understanding :)
- Must be at least 13-years-old
- Extra entries available (not required, but appreciated!)
- US addresses only
- Giveaway ends Sunday, August 21st at 11:59pm

This contest is now CLOSED. Thank you for entering!


  1. Congrats on hitting 100 followers! This book is fabulous and some lucky winner will truly enjoy it!

  2. Congrats on the 100 plus followers! I already have the book, but haven't read it. I've read great reviews of it.