Sunday, 29 September 2013


Defiance (Defiance #1) by C.J. Redwine

Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: August 28th/2012
Pages: 403
Type: Paperback

What It's About!

While the other girls in the walled city-state of Baalboden learn to sew and dance, Rachel Adams learns to track and hunt. While they bend like reeds to the will of their male Protectors, she uses hers for sparring practice.

When Rachel's father fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the city's brutal Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector: her father's apprentice, Logan—the boy she declared her love to and who turned her down two years before. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father's survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself.

 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.


Defiance was a really good, action-packed read. It took me a few chapters to really get into the book, mostly because of the switching of views between Logan and Rachel, but once I did, I could not put it down.

I fell in love with both Rachel and Logan right away. Rachel is a strong, lead female character with kick-ass skills and an attitude to go with it, which most other girls in the book don't have because they're not raised to be. Rachel's father, however, was very smart in teaching his daughter how to fight instead of how to act at a tea-party. Logan is also a very strong character. LOVED him! He's gentle and caring but can still kick serious ass when he has to. He's like the guy version of Rachel, they're the perfect match! (Or so they seem to be, maybe this will change in the next book?).

I really liked this book, from the very beginning it was a slow but sure build-up to the ending, which was an explosion of action and events. Very very well done. The ending was not what I was expecting. I thought for sure it was going to be the end of a certain character, but this wasn't the case. I'm guessing this will lead to the start of the second book, which I think would be really good building blocks for the second book and hopefully we will see some things I hoped to have seen in this book. 

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