Defiance: Number 1 in series (Courier's Daughter Trilogy) Paperback – 6 Sep 2012
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"C.J. Redwine's DEFIANCE is a gritty, thrilling adventure sprinkled with moments of breathtaking tenderness. I read it in one sitting."--Rae Carson, Morris Award finalist for THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS
"DEFIANCE defies all reader expectations, giving us both a post-apocalyptic setting rife with history and a plot that's as much about the discovery of one's own humanity as it is about survival."--Lisa Mantchev, author of EYES LIKE STARS
"A well-paced, heart-wrenching tale of loyalty, courage, and love."--Romantic Times
"Spellbinding, romantic, and impossible to put down."--Julie Kagawa, New York Times Bestselling author of the Iron Fey series and the Blood of Eden series
A well-paced, heart-wrenching tale of loyalty, courage, and love. --Romantic Times"
Spellbinding, romantic, and impossible to put down. --Julie Kagawa, New York Times Bestselling author of the Iron Fey series and the Blood of Eden series"
C.J. Redwine s DEFIANCE is a gritty, thrilling adventure sprinkled with moments of breathtaking tenderness. I read it in one sitting. --Rae Carson, Morris Award finalist for THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS"
DEFIANCE defies all reader expectations, giving us both a post-apocalyptic setting rife with history and a plot that s as much about the discovery of one s own humanity as it is about survival. --Lisa Mantchev, author of EYES LIKE STARS" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Another thing I loved about this book, and what made it stand out from the rest of the pack was its ability to constantly surprise me. I don't mean that it was a mystery novel that did its best to keep its truths hidden, what I mean is that the characters would do the unexpected when challenged instead of traveling down the well-used, and overly dramatic YA route that we are all used to seeing. It made such a pleasant change and managed to keep me on my toes.
I really have to applaud Redwine for managing to write in a beautifully descriptive way whilst keeping the excitement of the action scenes. It was extremely well done. I love to see beautiful writing in YA and there are beautiful moments in this book. Redwine also proves that she is not scared to take her writing to some dark places. There are moments of brutality, violence and death. Also The Commander is probably one of the most shockingly brutal and menacing villains I have seen in YA fiction.
The Commander is not the only character that stands out. Rachel is a great female lead. She is tough, head strong and smart without being arrogant. Other characters like Oliver and Melkin are also worth mentioning but it is Logan who really stands out. I really liked this guy.Read more ›
'My farther trained me to be a warrior. My leader branded me a rebel. My protector betrayed my heart. And my heart... My heart caught fire. Because all it takes is a spark. Of hope. Of sedition. Of love. To ignite a revolution. And i WILL fight. Because nothing sets the world ablaze like... DEFIANCE.'
Redwine took a risk mixing dystopian with fantasy but it worked extremely well, and she managed to take the best of both genres and mould it into something new.
At first, i wasn't sure that is WAS dystopian. I mean, the book and the blurb don't say anything about it being dystopian, and i was a little bit confused. I thought that it was either in the past or in the future, and i was leaning more towards the former. Because a) Their fashion is kinda mixed with the 80's and the 30's, b) They have a 'leader' that acts like a king and chops people's heads off and stuff when they don't follow his orders, and c) They have 'knights'.
Defiance starts off with Rachel's ( main protagonists) father missing and people stating he's dead, after he doesn't come back from his mission/trip as a tracker ( the best in the city). Rachel, however doesn't listen to anything people are saying about him, and believes he is still somewhere out there. She gets desperate to search for him. Attempting to flee the city, she gains the attention of it's overbearing and merciless ruler, which leads to nothing good.
Mrs Redwine doesn't waste time and goes straight to the base. After some 30 - 40 pages the book shoots with twists and action that i absolutely loved. I only wish i had more time to read this :( .
And can we just pause here and look at the cover? It's so pretty! The girl could be more beautiful, though.Read more ›
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Great book - read it almost non stop from start to finish in just under two days. Well worth a read.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
this book has alot of promise but it just didnt live up to my expectations sadly!
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When I first came across Defiance a few years ago I knew it would be right up my alley. I had just starting reading, and obsession over, dystopian books so it really was a no... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Stacie @ Beautiful Bookish Butterflies
I LOVED this book! Fast paced, brimming with action, a strong, feisty female protagonist and a dragon that puts all the dragons that came before to shame. What’s not to love? Read morePublished on 9 July 2014 by Sue Holmes @Crushingcinders
I'm not really sure where to start with Defiance because it's been a few weeks since I read it and I'm still a bit shocked by how much it surprised me. Read morePublished on 22 Jun. 2014 by Book Passion for Life
Jared Adams, father of Rachel Adams, left on a Couriers mission. He didn't return, and the Commander, leader of Baalboden, gave him the limited duration of 60 days to return,... Read morePublished on 5 April 2014 by Naomi
This book is brilliant I love the journey of Rachel and Logan. I couldn't put the book down. As soon as I finished it I went right on to the 2nd book Deception!. Read morePublished on 2 Jan. 2014 by Defiance & Deception!
I loved this book. The story and characters were well written. The book never tired, it was a real page turner, I had it read in a weekend and wanted more. Read morePublished on 25 Dec. 2013 by Mrs. R. Fitzgerald