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. 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. Defiance (Defiance, book 1) by C J Redwine – book cover, description, publication history.

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One of the few people that is able to leave the walls is couri 4. But the Commander has something up reddwine sleeve, no matter how hard Rachel and her deemed Protector Logan try he always seems one step ahead.

Like I said, this is a fantasy setting that clearly got shoehorned in to dystopia just for the sake of calling it dystopia.

Honestly, I am shocked by the large number of glowing reviews Defiance has gotten thus far. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of this book is Cover Lust!

The tension between the two of them in the first half of the book is written perfectly – but then suddenly I feel like it fizzled out. Not surprisingly, her rebellions mostly fail.

She has the inability to act first, and think later which later leads her into a lot of trouble. Rachel is also a textbook case of how not to write a Strong Female Character. The man’s a genius and a humble one too. And in Defiance ‘s case, the world-building is almost nonexistent. So many questions, such little time. When he was a young boy, his mother was lashed to death for breaking the law and wandering into the market without a Protector. I just have to say how much I enjoy main characters who are intelligent and deadly at the same time.


This book was fine. But, this didn’t stop our antagonist, our heroine, Rachel. 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. Balboden and its citizens are all under the rule of the tyrant Commander Jason.

Then there’s this world.

And, enjoyed it I did. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Redwine is an American writer of science fiction and fantasymainly defianc young adults.

Now I can move on to better books and not look back at this series. The world-building was great though C wouldn’t say it was completely original. Logan and Rachel were dwfiance characters that brought so much, that it was hard not to form a close relationship with both. Sure, if comes in handy when they need tracking devices and or some MacGyver-style explosions, but besides vague references to sonar and acid, it all just seems more convenient than believable.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Every bit of drama is created out of Rachel and Logan constantly screwing up their plans and getting themselves in a load of trouble.

Not that she doesn’t deserve some of it. Themes of revenge, justice 3. He’s a complete and total asshole to her, and yet she “can’t bear to live without him.

Aug 15, Whitley Birks rated it it was ok Shelves: The whole story, characters, setting, and basically everything were super forgettable to the point where I feel like I just had my mind wiped right after finishing the book. So here is my problem. Why not just take that from him and then stab the guy in the face?

I love heroines who fights and knows her ways when it comes to weapons. Quotes “I learned that true ci is found in those who choose you. I just personally got bored because it was like so many other stories I’ve read before.


Both Rachel and Logan are defiance personified.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The city-state of Baalboden is a terrible dystopia.

Defiance Series by C.J. Redwine

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. You can’t act this and then declare your love for her moments afterward. Let’s look at the characters. Lots of books, particularly YA dystopias, use sexism to engage the readers – yeah, make us angry! I love this book. I don’t think I need to explain my feelings of this statement, and how wrong it is, do I? Mar 05, Giselle rated it really liked it Shelves: Defiance proved to be everything I look for in a novel that I read for entertainment.

The Courier’s Daughter Trilogy 1. While the other girls in the walled city-state of Baalboden learn to sew redwinf dance, Rachel Adams learns to track and hunt. I volunteer to kick him on the balls!

C. J. Redwine

He simply cannot let Rachel meet the same end. Why does the commander have control defaince it? Rachel finds her back against the wall as soon as her father is declared dead, he went to the wasteland and never returned, and now that it has been 90 days and there is still no sign of him it is up to the Commander to officially declare him dead.

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