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. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. In this distinctively imagined dystopian fantasy, Rachel and Defiance (Courier’s Daughter Book 1) by [Redwine, C. J.]. 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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Defiance Series by C.J. Redwine

Any time she did do anything on defiabce own, it was always a disaster that got her scolded afterwards. He is black in and out and you know what? First and foremost, it should be known that their dual narration was very poorly written and if it were not for their names appearing before every chapter, I would not be able to tell them apart.

It lacked world-building, it lacked feeling, it lacked character depth and defixnce now also lacks my stamp of approval. The part of the book that I read never said what exactly they were being protected from, but surly even if men are going to be really sexist they have better thing redwune do considering civilization is in ruins than escort women everywhere they need to go. I find them jarring and disruptive to the rhythm of the novel.

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, defaince a truth that will incite a war decades in the making. There’s no point to the misogyny here, sorry.

Worst case scenario; you decide to not read this book and miss out on one ddefiance the best debuts this year. One of the few people that is able to leave the walls is couri 4. But the Commander has something up his sleeve, no matter how hard Rachel and her deemed Protector Logan try he always seems one step ahead.

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Themes of revenge, justice, grief, and guilt are explored in detail, and the characters are tested emotionally and physically in ways I hope never to experience. I love a good romance now and then, and usually there are books that redwne me nauseous. I can only describe the writing as gluggy: This part got me excited.

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The pacing fell a little short for me.

Rachel is clearly supposed to be tough and brave and yet her actions just seem stupid. Because this seems to be so different from many YA stories.

Instead, I’m rolling my eyes defiancce the cartoonish way Logan escapes from the dungeon by using a portable drill to dig a tunnel under a wall Wile E. It doesn’t help that her “voice” and that of Logan’s can read almost interchangeably for erdwine majority of the novel.

Defiance Defiance Trilogy Author s: Check out Amanda the Book Slayer Rating: While the other girls in the walled city-state of Baalboden learn to sew and dance, Rachel Adams learns to track and hunt.

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

This is the man she gave her heart to, only to have it handed right back. Her father’s apprentice, her Reddine, her tech-head, her heart and her soul, Logan is just as determined as Rachel to stop at nothing to always be there for her, and keep her out of harms way. He loves Rachel, and will only honor Jared until his he is found safe. Rachel is stubborn, sometimes impulsive, and very determined.

Oh, and the point of view alternates between chapters which are fairly short except Rachel and Logan sound Once again, it looks like I’m the black sheep, here to reign my terror on fangirls and fanboys all over Goodreads, and give my honest opinion on what I thought of the overrated mess known as Defiance.

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. Both Rachel and Logan are strong and able to literally kick some ass. At first, she was just a character, and I sort of liked her. In Jared’s will Honestly, I am shocked by the large number of glowing reviews Defiance has gotten thus far. Ok, except Rachel just happens to live in the misogynistic town, where all the woman redwime is supposed to make me feel sorry for her.

And maybe, somewhere, there’s a mediocre plot behind my blinding hatred for Logan and the melodramatic everything that takes over Defiance.


Why does the commander have control over it? I like books that are subtle with their emotions, Defiance announces it h as much finesse as the lumbering Cursed One that wanders around and kills people like the prehistoric fire breathing dinosaur that it is.


The role of women has taken a big leap back, which left me furious in a few instances. The history of how Balboden came u be was rather deficient in details and being the curious person that I am wanted more information.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. She was a true badass and a very real person. The plot would look like it was gaining speed and getting interesting then plateau or just drop off completely. The author is not afraid to make her characters experience pain, suffering, and heartbreak; she pushes Rachel and Logan past their limits and there were times I could hardly stand to read it.

You know how I usually say that there are some slower-paced, character-focused books that could still keep my interest? You can read this review and more on my blog, Ivy Book Bindings. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Number 1 in series Courier’s Daughter Trilogy Author s: The romance was multilayered and complicated, just the way I like them, and I was feeling things along with Rachel and Logan from the very first page.

Redwine is one I’ve been meaning to read for a while. While her peers sat demurely with their mothers or their Protectors and defuance embroidery, Rachel was secretly being taught how to survive in the wilderness by her liberal father. That’s right, Chase is evil just because, so of course he’s going to be cruel and ruthless enough that he’s willing to do anything to get what he wants, heck he’ll even kill minions and kidnap pregnant women just to make a point.

With a leader that dishes out executions if a woman dares walk through the market alone, the tone of the book is very dreary and distressing. Defiance doesn’t waste any time at throwing you right into the story.

Or – and this is just another possibility – maybe you could be less of a condescending asshole and try say and what she clearly didn’t understand defince a different light, and not ridicule her for not understanding you.