Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Author: C. J. Redwine
Published: 8.28.12 by Balthazar + Bray
Pages: 403
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.
Inky's Blurbings....
WOW this book has totally made it onto my All-Time Favorites. Ever since I featured this on Waiting-On-Wednesday I have been so Psyched for this book. Luckily this was a case where I wasn't disapointed!! What is the definition of the word Awesome-Sauce? Um how about Defiance! Okay, so you get it I LOVE THIS BOOK.

Let's take Rachel. First glance at the cover suggests that she has got some flare, and some fiery red hair. Both are true. Take a look at the synopsis and you'll see that she's been raised very different from the other girls in her society. This is also true. Basically she is a kick-butt kinda girl who's not afraid to think for herself or fight for her loyalties. Oh and did I mention she has a brain? I really loved how I connected with Rachel. She has this warrior-girl appearance and personality but at the same time it didn't drown out her feminine qualities. True, they aren't shown as much in this book but they were still there. Rock on Rachel!

Now we have......LOGAN! Eeeep! Holy Ballboden, Logan is H-O-T. And kick-butt and smart. Perfect for Rachel. He's the kinda guy who has these quiet, steady loyalties. He isn't always out there and forward, or impulsive but he finds his ways, oh yes he does, to show he cares about people/things. Honestly guys, after this book there is no way he could not have made it onto my Scarf of Awesomeness*. He's just......*squeak* words. Just read the book. THEY ARE SO GOOD/CUTE TOGETHER. Yay for heart-pounding-well-paced-rocking romance!

Baalboden. If you heard this word out on the street you might pass it off as gibberish. But in this world it's an important city, run by the villainous Commander Chase. Okay, well duh, he's the bad guy. He's going to be villainous. ;P He delivered. I think that the way CC (yes I know, you don't nickname bad guys) was protrayed gave a FAB look at his villainy as well as himself. However, I'm looking forward to learning more about him in book Two.

Speaking of villain, how about the Villain-Who-Doesn't-Realize-It's-A-Villain? The Cursed One. A huge black dragon-like creature, that lives in the ground.....and attacks anyone it finds outside the cities(unless you're super talented and don't move or make sound). I know it's weird to like Bad Animals, but I HEART the Cursed One!!!!! <3 Maybe it's because I don't know very much about the beast, where it came from, how it lives, what's going on with it. All I know is that, even though it's a prominent danger in the book it's was FREAK-TASTIC! I'm totally hoping we get to find out more about it in the next book.

Okay so, base established. I LOVE THIS BOOK. CJ is a fantastic debut author. Her writing is fun and engaging. I love some of her quirks, including Best/Worst Scenario train of thoughts from the characters. The story is kick-bomb and everything in it...AWESOME SAUCE. I totally recommend this book!

Content: Very Mild
(A couple uses of He**. Low cut dresses. Mild innuendo. Some kisses)

 The Super Award!
(For books who deserve more than 5 Stars)

Have you read Defiance? Did you love it? Hate it? Do you want to read this? I'd love to hear your thoughts! Share your review! Happy Wednesday!

*Scarf of Awesomeness = My very rocking purple scarf named after EVERY worthy FICTIONAL guy I've ever crushed on in books. (More deets in the About Me page, which is under construction)


  1. Hmmm I'm getting the feeling that you loved this one haha. Glad to know it's an awesome read, now I'm looking forward to grabbing it. Thanks for the review!

    1. It's not to obvious is it? ;) Welcome! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  2. gr8 review. cool that you liked it

  3. Wow, now I'm excited to read this one! I'm glad to hear you loved it.

    1. Loved it? That is the new understatement of the century!!


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