The end is nigh for the adventurous DEFIANCE trilogy by C.J. Redwine and before you round out your collection with a copy of Deliverance. There were so many things that thrilled me about DEFIANCE, from the characters to the worldbuilding to the gorgeous prose that pulled me so. C. J. Redwine is an American writer of science fiction and fantasy, mainly for young adults. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Defiance Trilogy.

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Whatever he says goes, if you step out of line or one of his guards catches you there are always consequences. Worst case scenario; you decide to not read this book and miss out on one of the best debuts this year.

Most of the characters are also, pretty perverted. I really wanted to love this book, but it just did not happen. I like books that are subtle with their emotions, Defiance announces it with as much finesse as the lumbering Cursed One that wanders around and kills people like the prehistoric fire breathing dinosaur that it is.

Defiance (Defiance, #1) by C.J. Redwine

The time period I can only guess is in the future where the renaissance period meets technology? It debuted on the New York Times bestsellers list. She was a strong-willed, confident and impressive character. Rachel and Logan, while proving to be intriguing characters from the surface, are truly quite flat. I can’t wait to c.j.redwne out what’s really going on with him in the next book.

If every page is riddled with oversentimental tripe, honestly, how can I appreciate the parts I actually want to care about, like the two major character deaths?

But the thin allusion to a world of advanced technology that is completely obliterated within five decades and replaced with a system of self-styled warlords and walled cities is too flimsy for me to buy into. Like I said, this is a fantasy setting that clearly got shoehorned in to dystopia just for the sake of calling it dystopia. Did I went to the future or went back to the past?


Sighit really was too much for me. It lacked world-building, it lacked feeling, it lacked character depth and it now also lacks my stamp of approval. Oh, and the point of view alternates between chapters which are fairly short except Rachel and Logan sound I tried several times to start this review with something clever or profound, something that would let you know I mean Serious Business about this book.

DEFIANCE by C.J. Redwine

View all 9 comments. You, as the reader, get to watch Rachel shatter in a million pieces over and over and over again then try to pick them up and move on. I did like the way some of the action scenes were written, and the view spoiler [person under the cloth hide spoiler ] was genuinely shocking.

A strong-ish female protagonist, an interesting mix of fantasy and tech, dystopia and defianc scenarios all make for a unique novel in the vein of The Hunger Games, etc. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Apr 12, Wendy Darling rated it liked it Shelves: Redwine – Restarting February 3rd 41 Feb 12, The actions and misogyny in Defiance clearly hint towards an early time period, but the dialogue between characters, and even the character’s names, certainly do not.

Her dad is out hunting a monster that terrorizes the village. And the founders of this society happened to be crazy sexist too. A thoroughly melodramatic misfire that ends like a B-grade Godzilla movie. She now must attend the reading of his will to find out who will be assigned as her new Deefiance.

Shellie and Ann-Marie February 15 17 Feb 07, I just feel like there could have been more.

The first thing that comes to mind when I think of this book is Cover Lust! Rachel and Logan’s response? The city-state of Baalboden is a terrible dystopia.


One of the few people that is able to leave the walls is couri 4. Mar 21, Nafiza rated it really liked it Shelves: A must read for any young adult reader, this is a debut to look forward to in The development of their relationship felt natural and genuine.

It doesn’t help that her “voice” and that of Logan’s can read almost interchangeably for the majority of the novel. The culture of Baalboden is extremely misogynistic, to an absolutely ridiculous degree, and it feels like the only purpose is to delight in heaping all that misogyny-flavored angst on Rachel. Want to know the cheapest, laziest way to write a villain that’ll guarantee universal loathing? Sadly, I was led away from the awesomeness by some huge let downs and mumble-jumble of mediocre writing.

I hated this boy with a burning passion. One who professed her love for him two years ago, but no longer even glances his way.

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Then there’s the love interest, Logan. Then, there’s the whole contrived and not well thought out dystopian c.m.redwine created solely to elicit more emotions.

They refuse to let anything stop them from achieving their goals. Her grief and the expression of it is realistic without resorting to unnecessary pathos. While the yb girls in the walled city-state of Baalboden learn to sew and dance, Rachel Adams learns to track and hunt.

I tried several times to start this hy with something clever or profound, something that would let you know I mean Serious Business about this book. He loves Rachel, and will only honor Jared until his he is found safe.

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