Thursday, September 25, 2014
Review: Defiance (#1) by C.J Redwine
Summary from Goodreads:
Defiance by C. J. Redwine is rich postapocalyptic YA fantasy perfect for fans of Graceling and Tamora Pierce.
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.
I tried to read this book years ago but could not get into it. Thankfully I tried it again because I found a copy for a $1 and I really enjoyed it.
Most of the time with duel POV books (my hatred of them is still strong) have one character that I hate, but in this one I loved both Rachel and Logan. Plus I enjoyed how their romance grew over the length of the book, and they had a past so it was not instant love. I liked the shorter chapters, I'm reading a lot of books with long chapters and sometimes it gets hard to pay attention.
Plus Rachel was a badass female character! I can't wait to dive into the next two books of the series.
Five Out of Five