Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Book Review: Defiance by C.J. Redwine

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.

Rating Scale (1-10): 9

My review: Oh, my freaking gosh! There is only one word for this book: Fantabulous! When I first saw this book, I was like, "That cover is gorgeous! The summary is fantastic. The title is amazing!" Seriously, what else could a book fanatic ask for? I bought it the second I saw it. There was no hesitating on my part.

I loved the female main character because she's strong, persistent, and she knows how to kick some serious bad guy butt. I loved the plot, but the setting is what really made everything fall into place. It was sort of like Medieval with really advanced technology and really old-timey dungeons.

That cover is just so freaking amazing! Sweet Jesus. . .

The romance is this book was absolutely just right. I mean, perfect! Perfect, perfect, perfect! In the beginning, both Rachel and Logan were afraid to become closer to one another because of everything that's going on and because of they're roles (well, that role one is more Logan than Rachel). Both of the characters finally give in to their emotions when Logan admits his feelings for her. And Rachel, well Rachel, never once stopped loving him.
This book is written in both Logan and Rachel's own POVs. Which made it so much better because I got to be in Logan's head, and read what he thought about every situation they came up against.

The only thing I really didn't like were all the deaths. I mean, yeah, I get it, the good guys have to die sometimes, but I don't like it! Not pretty much all of the good guys have to die!

The point is, this book was amazing and I definitely cannot WAIT for the sequel!

Did I like this book? Would I have called it fantabulous if I didn't like it? I LOVED it!
Would I reread it? Yes! Yes, yes, yes!
Would I recommend it? Duh! Go buy C.J. Redwine's book now!

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