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Defiance: Number 1 in series (Courier's Daughter Trilogy) Paperback – 6 Sep 2012

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  • Paperback: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Atom (6 Sept. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 190741133X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907411335
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 201,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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The start of a fantastic and fast-paced new coming-of-age fantasy series

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Format: Hardcover
I feel it is only fair to warn you all that this review is going to be extremely gushy. Before reading this I had a lot of expectations which normally leads to me being disappointed, well not this time because this book blew me away. I utterly adored it. Defiance is one of those books that just seem to get everything right. I loved the plot, the characters and the writing. 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.

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.
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Defiance concentrates on a young girl named Rachel and boy named logan. Each chapter is told from either one of these characters viewpoints. The basic idea behind defiance is that man finds a new source of power and digs for this power. However in doing so they find something.......a creature. As the creature lays waste to the world the government collapses and villages are held together by army officials. Rachel's father is a courier and is in the position of a package when he goes missing. With her father missing Rachel journeys into the wasteland to try to find him behind the commanders back only to be caught. Now Rachel has no choice but to journey into the wasteland and retrieve the package the catch she has to hand it over to the commander. I loved this book so much c j redwine has such a magically way of writing I was totally sucked into the world and Rachel and Logan's adventure. I fell in love with logan and Rachel both are head strong characters with a fierce determination to take out the commander and the cursed one. The action scenes are out of this world I felt like I was there as they are described in such rich detail. The cursed one feels like a character rather than the monster of the story he has such a presence and power it's impossible to not be able to have a strong image of him in your mind. This is everything that a treasure in reading and why I love reading so much as this is a book I can easily forgot the world around me and become totally and utterly immersed and lost in the pages of this amazing adventure fall of action romance and amazing characters that I will forever adore.
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4/5 STARS.

'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.
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