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Content Review: Defiance by C.J. Redwine

Reading level: Ages 13 and up
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (August 28, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062117181
ISBN-13: 978-0062117182
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Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city's brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father's apprentice, Logan--the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father's survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.
At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city's top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor's impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.
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.

  • Sexual Content: Some kissing - Minor
  • Profanity: None
  • Violence: Moderate
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A dystopian that reads like high fantasy, Defiance is full of action and adventure. With a strong heroine, a nerdy-yet-kick-butt hero, a horribly villainous "protector," and.....oh yeah.....a dragon, this is a book that grabs hold of you in the beginning and doesn't let go until you close the last page.

Rachel was a very strong character, she had to deal with a lot of grief, yet she used it to her advantage. She was tough, but the girly girl part of her would creep up now and then.

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