Deuce lives in an Enclave in the tunnels below New York City during the second holocaust. She has just turned 15, and was honored with the marks that show she is a Huntress for her Enclave. It is her job to keep them safe and to provide meat for the Enclave to eat. She is paired with Fade, the only member of the Enclave who was not born there. He is from topside.
They fight a life or death battle against Freaks, who also roam the tunnels. Then, when they are sent on a mission to Nassau, the closest enclave has been overtaken by Freaks, they realize something is changing in the way the Freaks are acting. When they bring the news back home, the elders do not welcome their information. In fact, they decide to exile Fade and Deuce to the tunnels, something that no one has survived.
This is actually a book that I read quite a while ago, and I loved it. More recently, Outpost, the second book was published, and I loved that one too. If you enjoy any of the zombie books or The Hunger Games, this would be a good pick for you. Enjoy!