Jul • 15 • 2012Defiance by C.J. Redwine
Published by Balzer + Bray on August 28th 2012
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/Dystopian
Source: Edelweiss, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion
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"Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.
At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.
As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making."
*Catches my breath* OMG! This. Book. Is. A. Must. READ!
It absolutely A-MAZ-ING!
First off the plot. Holy crapola. Innovative and fresh, Defiance is written with so much effectiveness, you fall right into it. Each plot twist and turn leads to another situation that only gratifies the awesomeness of the story. I can’t tell you how fast I read this book. I ate this book like I was starving!
Next, the characters. The characters growth within the story leaves the reader excited. Both characters grow through a defining time in their lives in which they must choose who they will live for. The decisions that they make based on selfless acts only makes me love this book even more. The satisfying elements of anger and revenge fuels the reader to read faster. The self-awareness of the characters as they go through their life, is breathtaking. I loved reading each single moment of it.
It’s not to late for anyone willing to try. That’s their love. A love that has grown overtime, then fell apart, then brought back together. I adored all the tension between them cause you know deep down beneath that anger, they are yearning for each other. As I read it, I smiled wide, waiting for the moment when they realized they truly loved each other. And when it happen, PURE BLISS!
Defiance is too awesome for me to put it in words. I can’t believe that I had the honor to read such a well written, amazing story. Take it from me, that I am not often found speechless when it comes to books. Defiance left me speechless. Defiance is a tribute to strength and love. Cause when you have both, there is nothing that can stop you.
I give it 5 BITES!