Saturday, September 8, 2012

Defiance by C.J. Redwine (M)

Defiance by C.J. Redwine ReviewReading Level: Ages 13 and up
Hardcover: 416 pages
Release Date: August 28, 2012   
Publisher: Balzer+Bray
Genre: Post Apocalyptic/Dystopian

Book One: Defiance

Amazon Summary:

Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city's brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, 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 boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but 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.
My Mini Review:
Cover/Title: 5/5
Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous cover!
Heroine/Hero: 4/5 
Defiance was told in the POVs of Rachel Adams and Logan McEntire.
Heroine sort of lacked common sense and sometimes did things that made me worry about her mental stability, other then that she was fierce, stubborn, and loyal.

Logan was an amazing hero! He had both the brains and the badass fighting skills. No matter what he did he always planned ahead of time and created backup plans just in case the first one failed. Logan was also awkward and cute when he was around Rachel and always thought of her needs before his own.
Secondary Characters: 4/5
Romance: 4/5
Action: 4/5
Comedy: 3/5
Overall: 4/5

1 comment:

  1. Cute mini review! I'm pretty excited to read this book! But I do have to say that I've heard mixed reviews about it :/ Hopefully I'll like it though as I pre-ordered it haha.


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