Monday, 27 August 2012

A Review for Defiance by C.J Redwine

Defiance (Defiance, #1)Posted by Donna
Release Date:  September 6th, 2012
Finished Date: August 15th, 2012
Publishers: Atom 
Source: For Review 
Format: Paperback 
Pages: 403 
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Rachel’s world is confined to the protective walls around her city. Beyond them are violent wanderers, extreme terrain, and a danger straight out of legend: a beast called the Cursed One that devastates everything in its path.

When Rachel’s father goes missing, she is desperate to search for him. But her attempts to flee the city bring her to the attention of its overbearing ruler. His efforts to control her make the world within the walls seem as dangerous as that outside.

Her only chance at escape is Logan. Once her father’s apprentice, and now her only protector, he feels that helping her might mean losing her completely. But if he can put his feelings aside, they might be able to save more than Rachel’s father. They might be able to break down the walls, and set their people free.

The Review: I'm not really sure where to start with Defiance because it's been a few weeks since I read it and I'm still a bit shocked by how much it surprised me. Before I started I guess I thought this book would be predictable, I thought I knew how the story would play out and I'm so glad to be wrong, because it was a very unpredictable and a fantastic read. 

Rachel lives in a city where everything is confined. She's not allowed to wander on her own without a protector and nor is she able to show people her true nature. Her true nature is all thanks to her father - Jared Adams, who instead of allowing her to become a helpless women, trains her into becoming a deadly warrior. But when Rachel's father doesn't return home from a mission, everyone assumes he is dead and therefore Rachel is appointed a new protector and guardian - her father's apprentice, Logan. As much as Rachel hates Logan, deep down they have a connection that they keep hidden but, she knows he's the only one she can trust to help get her father back. But with the Commander taking interest in Rachel and The Cursed Ones who destroy everything in their wake making more appearances, can Rachel and Logan really take on this big a task of going into the Wasteland and rescue Jared Adams? 

Defiance is one of them books that once you start reading, you don't want to stop. It captures you from start to finish and even when you're finished, you want more. Author C.J Redwine did a brilliant job creating a very unique and enthralling read, one that will have you melting at the brilliantly written point of views. Yes, you heard me. Defiance is told from both Rachel and Logan's points of view. How cool is that? I find that it's very rare to have both male and female points of views in a book like this. Usually it's more in YA contemporary books but, this is why this book is so special because you get both two very, very awesome characters points of views, both who take two very, very different journeys and I absolutely loved it! 

Now talking of the characters, they were great. Rachel and Logan have some many lovable qualities, it's hard not to love them. Both of them are strong, stubborn and determined - both very good warriors and fighters, and both care about their loved one's more than anything. I think this is why they have such a good relationship because they can rely on one another and not only that but, they can see affection and love from the other. And Logan is totally swoon-worthy....Rachel is one lucky girl. ;)

I really loved this book in total, it's a breathe-taking read, one that is full of heart-pounding and exhilarating scenes and definitely an unforgettable journey, and I can't wait to for the next book. 

A big thank you to Atom for giving me the opportunity to review this book. 

9 comments:

Carly @ Fiction Fascination said...

Fab review, Donna! I'm glad this captures right from the start! I am also glad it's unpredictable as I really do love an unpredictable read! I'm glad you loved this, I think I will be starting it this week. :)

Erin W. said...

Great review! My copy of this book should be coming in the mail soon, so I can't wait to read it!

Suzanne @ Paranormal Book Fan said...

Great review Donna. I hope to be reading this one soon, I'm really looking forward to it.

Mel @thedailyprophecy said...

Awesome review. From the moment this cover caught my eye, I was sold. The blurb only added to my excitement to read it. It sounds great. Especially the male and female POV :D

YearningtoRead said...

OMG!! Ok, so my thing for boys named Logan?? Totally playing into my desire to read this book!! haha ;) I mean, everything about it sounds great, but I love a swoon-worthy Logan! ;) Thanks for the great review and pumping me up with excitement to get around to reading this! :D

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make you sit at the edge of your seat. Great characters with two
different types of character development to hold your interest to the
characters and their personalities. The romance is adorable and fluffy,
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