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1, Defiance Trilogy

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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.

From Publishers Weekly

Aug 06, 2012 – When 16-year-old Rachel s father fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, she is made the ward of his 19-year-old apprentice, Logan, her unrequited first love. Rachel is certain her father is alive, but to leave the walled city-state of Baalboden and search for him she must agree to help Commander Chase, the violent despot who sent her father on his last journey. The commander desperately wants the package Rachel s father was carrying, and he s willing to exchange Logan s life for it. Rachel swears to bring back the item, free Logan, and make the commander regret he ever knew her, but a rival power is also seeking the parcel, and the commander has some tricks up his sleeve. Alternating between Rachel and Logan s perspectives, Redwine s debut is a jumble of technology, fantasy, and post-apocalyptic adventure. Her characters are interesting, but so capable and polished that they lose realism and sympathy. The story offers solid writing, ample action, and a sweet romance, but also implausible science and an unexpectedly messy climax that leads into the next book. Ages 13 up.

Customer Reviews

Interesting, but lacking.

The plot is interesting, but the multiple points of view are hard to keep track of - especially when the writer's style is the same for both. Add some overly florid writing and it was a struggle to get through.

High Fantasy

I'll admit it took me a bit to get used to the world building. Technology enough to build gadgets, but yet they still fight with swords gave me pause. At about half way when the plot really gets rolling I couldn't put it down. Commander of this town is a real Villain and strong main characters ready to fight back.


I got lost every chapter the author does this wacky thing when one chapter it's Logan talking and one Rachel talking most of the time when I read i don't look at chapters so be warned u will get lost I did!

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  • $4.99
  • Level: Grades 8 and Above
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Fantasy
  • Published: Aug 28, 2012
  • Publisher: Balzer + Bray
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 432 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: 1, Defiance Trilogy
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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