Author: C.J. Redwine
Series: The Courier's Daughter #1
Ummmm, cool cover! And the story is about a beautiful girl who
can actually fight in a setting where dragon like creatures terrorize the
land? Count me in! I totally picked up this book because the
premise sounded intriguing.
Rachel is in a predicament; her father is
missing in the wasteland (officially pronounced as dead), the commander of her
city would rather kill her and above all her father left her in the sole
custody of the handsome Logan McEntire.
This wouldn’t entirely suck except for the fact that Rachel can’t stand
Her feelings might be different
if he hadn’t turned her down when she professed her love for him two years
ago. But after a botched escape attempt
to cross the wall, Rachel must rely on Logan for not only stability and hope,
but to track her father if he is indeed alive in the wasteland. While escaping the city doesn’t exactly go as
planned, Rachel must find her father, keep the package he’s hiding from falling
into the wrong hands, save Logan, kill the commander and free the people of
Baalboden. What a to-do list! At least that’s the
plan. But what will freedom and love
cost the young and desperate Rachel?
What I LIKED about this book
There was never a dull moment. It had me hooked from the first page to the
last one. I liked the world Redwine
created, with the desolation, the dragon-like creatures and the technology
Logan created. It was fascinating. I liked the idea that a boy had turned Rachel
down, only to find he really loves and cares for her as they complete obstacles
together. I think this romance is most
similar to real life versus a lot of the love triangle YA books.
What I DISLIKED about this book
Where I liked the uses of technology in this
book I did find the tracking devices somewhat unbelievable. I also wish Logan would have waited just a
little bit longer in the book to start having feelings for Rachel. It would have made the chemistry between the two more believable. And it also felt like overkill when he
finally did admit he loved her, going from a boy who couldn’t talk to Rachel
about his feelings to spilling his guts out by the end of the book.
Overall I'll give Defiance 4 out of 5 stars. I can’t wait for the sequel. And I need another dragon-like type book
while I wait. Seraphina has just jumped
to the top of my to-read list while I wait.
Defiance will appeal to mystery, romance, and fantasy fans alike and
will have you hooked until the end.