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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I had no expectations going in except knowing that those reddine have read it really enjoyed it. As is also true of the cruel, mindlessly evil antagonist. The leader of this city is an evil creep who will get under your skin as only a great villain can.

She is supposed to be a rebellious, independent bad ass but to me she just comes off as whiney, reckless and too stupid to know when to shut up.

But sadly not enough detail or worldbuilding is provided to for readers redwkne form a clear, believable picture of what lead to this apocalyptic scenario defianec the picture the current conditions that the characters live in. But honestly, it’s hard for me to enjoy a fantasy novel to begin with, and if the world building in that fantasy novel is not up to par to what I think it should be, then I most certainly won’t enjoy the book very much.

She was a true badass and a very real person. Oct 13, Zoey Talbon rated it really liked it. View all comments. Well, okay, not to bits because I have no idea what bits have to do with loving.


I’m not done with reasons why I hated Logan, but seriously, read the above things he’s said to Rachel, done to Rachel, and thought about Rachel.

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He arranges a deal with Rachel which she has to see through otherwise all those closest to her, lives may be at risk. View all 9 comments. So here is my problem.

Rachel is so tough, but she has pain in her that fuels her on. Es uno de mis libros preferidos y se los recomiendo. What world is it anyway? Rachel is also a textbook case of how not to write a Strong Female Character.

Some people are brave, but most people are self-preserving first. Did I went to the future or went back to the past?

Redwine has good ideas, but little follow through. She was tough and confident, knowing how to take care of herself, unlike other women in this city.

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Their relationship had never been the same, but Logan will stop at nothing to protect her now that she is in his custody. Show me why the world is this way. Lack of communication between Rachel and Logan leads to them making bad decisions with major consequences.

In fact, it turns out his trick is just a necklace that repels the monster. It wasn’t flawless but it was certainly good.

As I said earlier, the cover and blurb held so much promise but fell short in so many ways for me. The title, too, plays an important role in the story. The second book in the Defiance TrilogyDeceptionwas published in August I like flawed characters, I appreciate them much more than a perfect protagonist with no life or vivacity, but Rachel can sometimes be very frustrating to read because she is so determined to make her own way without telling anyone or trusting her family.

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It felt a bit rushed to me, even though I know it wasn’t since Rachel and Logan have known each other since forever, basically. Apr 09, Blythe rated it did not like it Shelves: Other books in the series. And why would women need to be constantly chaperoned by men?

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I love heroines Defiance is one of the books I’ve been defjance anticipating to read this year. 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. I was also kept fascinated by the idea of a fire breathing beast roaming just outside the walls, giving the book a little fantastical feel.

There are certain forms of techy goodness that Logan invents so that’s my guess. Well for once the opposite has happened. Usually character development, while being important, does not constitute as the sole element that determines the success of the novel.

Oh, and the point of view alternates between redwime which are fairly short except Rachel and Logan sound Then there’s this world. The Commander made me want to hurl several times. Defiance doesn’t waste any time at throwing you right into the story.