Saturday, November 17, 2012

Defiance by C.J. Redwine

by C.J. Redwine
PUB: AUG 28th 2012 
REVIEW COPY: personal tradeback

Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city's brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses 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 one who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but a 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.


So I read this ages ago but haven't been reviewing lately what with life, my dog dying and morning sickness. But I want to at least get a few more posts in this year. If you head to Goodreads you'll see I have been reading, but my reviewing is pretty sucky these days. So anyhoo...on to the reviewing(mini-reviewing.)

 I  liked Defiance. I love romances that jump between the male and female leads (As opposed to sticking with just one character) and Defiance does this well. Plus I liked the story. There are some gaps in the world building but since it's only the first book I think there is still lots more to learn. I found the story fast-paced and exciting. I was always really curious to find out what would happen next. 

All in all it's a good fantasy (I think it falls more into fantasy as opposed to dystopian or romance but it straddles a lot of lines.) I was really into the stories and the characters and I'm definitely looking forward to the sequel. 

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