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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He abuses her both physically and verbally, she takes it. Luckily, the premise still kept me engaged. I love this book. View all 6 comments. I am warning you now that this might not be pretty but it will be honest. I’d lock them in a dungeon and throw away the key.

Defiance (Defiance , book 1) by C J Redwine

I get redwne – he’s the bad guy. Well for once the opposite has happened. That quibble aside, Rachel does eventually grow up and change for the better throughout the novel, so it’s impossible to call her a one-dimensional character or even stagnant. No longer a granddaughter.

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This book captivated me from start to finish. One thing I rrdwine prepared for, though, is how dark and gritty these books actually get. But what kind of character would she be, if she didn’t make any mistakes? Any time she did do anything on her own, it was always a disaster that got her scolded afterwards.


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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This is the love interest that is praised by readers. But sometimes they just didn’t have unique voices in their narratives. I took almost two weeks to finish this. Let me say it right now: Probably a boring one. And her writing I SO melodramatic! And soon, I found myself warming into her and loving her kick-ass personality.

This part got me excited. I just feel like there could have been more. Eve Eve Trilogybook 1 Anna Carey. I’ve k upon horrible characters before, but in combination with such a wishy-washy setting?

This is about where I realized I’d gotten really disturbed by his personality and the fact that he was apparently the love interest we were meant to root for. There’s chemistry within the characters, and the heat between the two is almost tangible. The only good character was her father but he deviance in so very little of the book that for that reason alone might be why I liked him the most.

No longer a girl with dreams. Check out Amanda the Book Slayer Rating: Redwine’s debut novel, and think it will find a wide audience. The romance was multilayered and complicated, just the way I like them, and I was feeling things along with Rachel and M from the very first page.

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I think if I had gotten to this before a lot of other similar books I might have liked it more, though. 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. Finish this chapter rediwne then you can eat all the chocolate in the house!


Defiance is one of the books I’ve been highly anticipating to read this year. Whatever he says goes, if you step out of line or one of his guards catches you there are always consequences.

Rachel and Logan were the redwlne insipid, irritating protagonists. Sadly, I was led away from the awesomeness by some huge let downs and mumble-jumble of mediocre writing. In the city of Baalboden, Jared Adams is declared dead by the ruthless Commander, and Jared’s daughter, Rachel, friend, Oliver, and apprentice, Logan, are gathered to the hearing of his will.

drfiance The Best Case Scenario I thought that the overall storyline was interesting, at least at the beginning. 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.

The me from 3 years ago remembered it as awesome and heart-stopping and jaw-dropping and whatnot, but I suppose I was a tad too easily impressed at the time.