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The best Defiance Author C J Redwine am Book Please read my FAQ before sending any requests cjredwine p faqml C J Redwine loves fairy tales Harry Potter and going to the movie

The best Defiance Author C.J. Redwine am Book Please read my FAQ before sending any requests cjredwine p faqml C.J Redwine loves fairy tales, Harry Potter, and going to the movies If the novel writing gig ever falls through, she ll join the Avengers and wear a cape to work every day To learn about C.J visit her website at cjredwine. Defiance by C J Redwine is rich postapocalyptic YA fantasy perfect for fans of Graceling and Tamora Pierce.While the other girls in the walled city state of Baalboden learn to sew and dance, Rachel Adams learns to track and hunt While they bend like reeds to the will of their male Protectors, she uses hers for sparring practice.When Rachel s father fails to return fromDefiance by C J Redwine is rich postapocalyptic YA fantasy perfect for fans of Graceling and Tamora Pierce.While the other girls in the walled city state of Baalboden learn to sew and dance, Rachel Adams learns to track and hunt While they bend like reeds to the will of their male Protectors, she uses hers for sparring practice.When Rachel s father fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the city s brutal Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector her father s apprentice, Logan the boy she declared her love to and who turned her down two years before Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself.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.. The best Ebook Defiance Honestly, I am shocked by the large number of glowing reviews Defiance has gotten thus far. Once again, it looks like I'm the black sheep, here to reign my terror on fangirls and fanboys all over Goodreads, and give my honest opinion on what I thought of the overrated mess known as Defiance. 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. In Jared's will, he left Logan to be Rachel's Protector, acting as a bodyguard for Rachel and never letting her out of his sight. However, Rachel and Logan don't believe that Jared is actually dead, and escape the walls of Baalboden to look for him. I really don't know where to start in this review. I might as well say that the plot itself was decent for the most part, when it wasn't taken over by sappy, melodramatic drivel. (I told you this wasn't going to be a happy review!) But honestly, it's hard for me to enjoy a fantasy novel to begin with, and if the world building in that fantasy novel is not up to par to what I think it should be, then I most certainly won't enjoy the book very much. And in Defiance's case, the world-building is almost nonexistent. In fact, the world building is so poor, we're never actually given a time period in which this book takes place. And, if I were to take a guess as to which time period Defiance takes place - you know what, actually, I wouldn't be able to take a guess. The actions and misogyny in Defiance clearly hint towards an early time period, but the dialogue between characters, and even the character's names, certainly do not. I mean, Logan? Rachel? And speaking of Logan and Rachel... well, let's just say I've got lots to say about them. Let's just start with Rachel, and get her over with. Rachel made a complete 180º turn in character, seemingly from one chapter to the next. Needless to say, this change in character was not a very good one. Right in chapter one, we're provided with very clear indications that Rachel has a strong hatred towards Logan, ever since she confessed her love (hmph) to him two years ago, and he rejected her. Then, after Logan was appointed as her Protector, basically made her move out of the comfort of her own house and into the discomfort of his, and just was an all around asshole towards her (but more on that soon. Trust me.), she decided that she's, once again, in love with him. I can't. I just can't. And while Rachel at times is a strong and self-reliant character, the sappy mess of a romance between her and Logan take over, and almost all of my respect for her as a badass killing machine is gone, just like that.Then there's the love interest, Logan. *rubs hands together* Oh, boy... Let me say it right now: I hated this boy with a burning passion. He was a controlling, inconsiderate and at times abusive asshole. But, so you can see some of the reasons while I wanted to desperately to strangle Logan, here are some of the things he's said to Rachel, done to Rachel, and thought about Rachel, throughout Defiance (or at least throughout the first half, because after that point I just didn't care anymore and started skimming.):[...] and then I'm going to lock her in my loft for as long as it takes. This was the first red flag this book gave me that I wouldn't end up liking Logan. He said he's going to lock her in his freaking attic for "as long as it takes", for goodness' sake! [portion/quote redacted because it is changed in the finished copy]"You're hurting me," she says as she matches my pace through the torch-lit streets. "You're lucky," I say. "That you're hurting my arm?" Her voice is full of its usual sass, but I hear unsteadiness beneath it."No. You're lucky I'm not wringing your neck."Once again, excuse me? This book was lucky I was reading it on my Kindle, because if I had a paperback copy, that would have been the point where I would have,a) thrown it out the nearest window and into the street, hopefully to get run over by a car or two;b) shred to a million tiny little pieces and use it for litter in a gerbil cage;c) ripped it to shreds by hand, and release those shreds into the wind in a My Sister's Keeper fashionDamn you, Kindle! Damn you for getting in my way of fury! Okay, there's still more examples I have to show of why I hated Logan (and why you should, too). "Feel better?" Rachel asks, and I punch the wall again just to keep from letting my anger loose on her. Not that she doesn't deserve some of it. I don't think I need to explain my feelings of this statement, and how wrong it is, do I? 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. This is the love interest we're supposed to swoon over. This is the love interest that many readers love, and have swooned over. This is the love interest that is praised by readers. Why?! [After Logan said something barely understandable] Maybe I should enunciate clearly, then she'll understand.Or - and this is just another possibility - maybe you could be less of a condescending asshole and try say and what she clearly didn't understand in a different light, and not ridicule her for not understanding you. "I'm leaving you with Oliver for the day, Rachel. We have nothing more to discuss."and,"I [Rachel] am an equal part in this whole thing, and I want to help you find supplies." "Well, you can't." [Logan says]So now you're acting like her father and controlling what she can and cannot do? You can't act this and then declare your love for her moments afterward. No, scratch that - you can't act like this at all. Hopefully now you understand the basis behind my extreme hatred towards Logan, because he truly is an awful character, and an even more awful love interest. And the sad part is, Rachel eats all of this up. He commands her, she does what he says. He abuses her both physically and verbally, she takes it. He's a complete and total asshole to her, and yet she "can't bear to live without him." Ugh. Gag me with a rusty spoon. And maybe, somewhere, there's a mediocre plot behind my blinding hatred for Logan and the melodramatic everything that takes over Defiance. Clearly there's something redeemable about Defiance, given all the glowing reviews for it. I, unfortunately, did not happen to find that.
Defiance TV Series Apr , Created by Kevin Murphy, Rockne S O Bannon, Michael Taylor With Grant Bowler, Stephanie Leonidas, Julie Benz, Graham Greene Life in the city of Defiance, in a near future after the arrival of different alien lifeforms to Earth. Defiance Jan , Directed by Edward Zwick With Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos Jewish brothers in Nazi occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters, and endeavor to build a village, in order to protect themselves and about one thousand Jewish non combatants. Defiance Definition of Defiance by Merriam Webster Defiance definition is the act or an instance of defying challenge How to use defiance in a sentence. Defiance Definition of Defiance at Dictionary Defiance definition, a daring or bold resistance to authority or to any opposing force See . Defiance PC Console Game Sci fi Shooter MMO Defiance Launch Trailer Join your friends and become an Ark Hunter in a massive cooperative online shooter like no other Choose from an array of fully customizable weapons and classes, explore a unique futuristic open world, and engage in epic fast paced third person shooter combat. Defiance definition of defiance by The Free Dictionary Define defiance defiance synonyms, defiance pronunciation, defiance translation, English dictionary definition of defiance n Bold resistance against an opposing force or authority engaged in acts of defiance against the regime Contemptuous disrespect for the authority

  1. Please read my FAQ before sending any requests cjredwine p faqml C.J Redwine loves fairy tales, Harry Potter, and going to the movies If the novel writing gig ever falls through, she ll join the Avengers and wear a cape to work every day To learn about C.J visit her website at cjredwine

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  1. Honestly, I am shocked by the large number of glowing reviews Defiance has gotten thus far Once again, it looks like I m the black sheep, here to reign my terror on fangirls and fanboys all over , and give my honest opinion on what I thought of the overrated mess known as Defiance 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 In Jared s will, he left Lo [...]


  2. 1 1 2 stars If this book was written 5 6 years ago and I had read it then, maybe I would have liked it Maybe Back before the formula it uses was used in every single dystopian novel Back when I was less likely to see the huge gaping holes in it.I judge a book on the entire story and effect, but also look at individual things characters, writing, world building and plot And I must say that this book doesn t do anything that well Let s look at the characters There are two POVs, Rachel and Logan, a [...]


  3. A thoroughly melodramatic misfire that ends like a B grade Godzilla movie Yeah, that definitely describes Defiance to a tee, I don t think I ve been bashed so hard so many times over the head with manufactured emotions since, well, ever Whether it s the melodramatic overwriting, the cruel, harsh, cookie cutter dystopian landscape, the one note antagonist, or all the awful things that happen to Rachel in the first chapter of this seventy one chapter mess, wow what an annoying book I m sure those [...]


  4. Defiance doesn t waste any time at throwing you right into the story Once Commander Chase declares her father dead, Rachel Adams wastes no time in trying to come up with a plan to find him Of course, Logan McEntire Anyone think of Myra McEntire I do doesn t plan to let her leave the safety of Baalboden on her own Defiance is certainly filled with plenty of action, which is something I think a lot of dystopians are, oddly enough, missing Because Defiance is written in dual POVs, we get to experie [...]


  5. It s probably my job to tell you life isn t fair, but I figure you already know that.So instead, I ll tell you that hope is precious, and you re right not to give up Seventeen year old Rachel Adams can t believe it when all the searches are called off, and her father, Jared, is declared dead He is the best tracker courier for the city state of Baalboden Rachel s heart is crushed with grief and despair, but she knows deep down that if anyone can make it in the Wastelands that lie beyond the city [...]


  6. Yikes I took almost two weeks to finish this And to think, once upon a time I gave this book 5 stars and endless praise It s amazing how opinions can change within a few years, huh This book was fine 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 My tastes have since developed and I no longer find much unique about this book You know how I usually say that there are some slower paced, ch [...]


  7. 2.5 stars For some reason I expected this to be YA fantasy with castles magic maybe it was the cover It s of a typical dystopian, though, complete with an evil Commander and a Wall the teens need to cross 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 Basically, nothing stood out for me good or bad I think if I had gotten to this before a lot of other similar books I mi [...]


  8. Rating 2.5 Stars If I had to describeDefiance in one word, it would be forgettable Like so m any books before it,Defiancehas all the right ingredients to be an incredible novel, from its heart stopping cover to its kick ass heroine to its intriguing plot, but somehow, it just didn t work for me I went into this novel with low expectations, simply because so many trusted reviewers had given this a low rating, and I absolutely have to agree with them.Defiance, far from being a defiant cry about th [...]


  9. Well, it seems I can still enjoy dystopian after all Now, this statement and my delight may seem a bit odd to those of you who don t know me very well, but I was never a big fan of the sub genre in the first place, and there are only a handful of dystopian titles that I actually loved Tahereh Mafi s Shatter Me trilogy and Ann Aguirre s Razorland are the only two that quickly come to mind I was than a little surprised and than a little thrilled when I was able to add Defiance to this very short [...]


  10. I can just imagine the conversation that must have taken place with this book So, I ve got this manuscript about a girl who lives in this fantasy setting Fantasies aren t big right now Can you make it dystopian Um, I guess we could just say that the world got destroyed and this is what s leftover Great, let s go with that That fact that it makes no sense will be beside the point Tell me about the main character Her name is Rachel, and her dad is missing so she has to go find him using the skills [...]


  11. In a futuristic setting with walled in cities to stave off a monstrous killing machine, Defiance is a mix of dystopian and fantasy that has a very interesting premise, although its characters did leave me feeling kind of uncomfortable, as well as annoyed As it started out I began to really like our female lead, Rachel She was tough and confident, knowing how to take care of herself, unlike other women in this city As the book progresses, I found she made a lot of impromptu decisions trying to es [...]


  12. Check out Amanda the Book SlayerRating 1.5 StarsRecommendation I really don t think I can.The first thing that comes to mind when I think of this book is Cover Lust Seriously is that not an awesome cover I mean it oozes Bad ss and action packed right I know that is exactly what I thought too So for the Cover I am going to have to say it won all 5 Marks for getting noticed and wanting to read buy Way to go Marketing team I wish that I could say that what I found in the pages were up to my expecta [...]


  13. I found this intriguing enough to continue on in the series, but I didn t really feel like this first book in the series was all that amazing It took forever to read, and nothing truly exciting enough to draw me in happened.I liked the main characters, and some of the things that happened to them made me sad I liked how it drew them closer though I am excited to continue on in this series sometime down the road Probably sooner, rather than latere find me facebook ReadsAshIG ashads Twitter ReadsA [...]


  14. I tried several times to start this review with something clever or profound, something that would let you know I mean Serious Business about this book But every time I tried, I ended up with something like OMCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC In case that wasn t clear enough for you I love this book.There were so many things that thrilled me about DEFIANCE, from the characters to the worldbuilding to the gorgeous prose that pulled me so deep into the story I never wanted to leave DEFIANCE was one of those rar [...]


  15. 2.5 stars This was But felt like an urban fantasy set in a fantasy dystopian world, and I didn t really care that much about the characters.I did like the way some of the action scenes were written, and the view spoiler person under the cloth hide spoiler was genuinely shocking It was the only time I felt emotion while reading this, though.


  16. finished it this bookgh I love it love, love LOVE it Rachel is so tough, but she has pain in her that fuels her on Logan sexy That s all I m going to say about him, because what girl DOESN T want a sexy inventor boy who can fight It s chilling, has amazing characters, and the story is fresh and unique to what s out there right now I LOVED IT.I read through it pretty quick, despite the fact that I m knee deep in edits, and I can t wait to buy a finished copy Congrats, CJ You re a lovely storytell [...]


  17. 1.5 starsWell, T.I.A 1It s been a while since I ve found it such a struggle to finish a book I m not going to sugarcoat this, I wouldn t have reached the end of Defiance without resorting to pep talks, a bit of page skimming and outright bribery You can do it Finish this chapter and then you can eat all the chocolate in the house Is anyone able to clear something up for me Does Defiance take place in the future of our world, or an alternate world Because if it s ours, and Redwine is suggesting t [...]


  18. Surprisingly excellent Loved Rachel, Oliver,and Logan a close knit family even if not by blood The closeness of them had a smile on my face, especially the moments between Rachel and Oliver Her father Jared who has disappeared we don t get much screen time with but we get a good sense of him through the other s memories An honorable man.The commander a good villain but oooooh I volunteer to kick him on the balls Haha snake of a man with no conscience Living under the rule of that man shudders I [...]


  19. Read This Review More Like It On My Blog 3.5 out of 5There s a lot going on in those three hundred odd pages, the first of a new series by author C.J Redwine Defiance boasts a mix of several genres and subgenres, two decently flawed and interesting narrators and protagonists, and one of them a strongish female main character, as well as plenty of action and adventure to lure in readers and keep them invested Like my other 3.5 5 ratings, I want to stress that I really enjoyed this, particularly a [...]


  20. 3.5 4 starsThe Defiance series by C.J Redwine is one I ve been meaning to read for a while Dystopian books can be hit or miss, but I kept hearing good things about the story and characters One thing I wasn t prepared for, though, is how dark and gritty these books actually get The author is not afraid to make her characters experience pain, suffering, and heartbreak she pushes Rachel and Logan past their limits and there were times I could hardly stand to read it Themes of revenge, justice, grie [...]


  21. 5 5hace rato necesitaba un libro que tuviera todo chica valiente y luchadora chico sexy e indiferente romance y rechazo pelea, luchas, batallas y mucha sangreme agrado de principio a fin porque tiene todo lo que antes dije y me parecio interesante la historia Me gusto mucho la qu mica de Logan y Rachel, a Logan me lo imagine como Logan Lerman aunque no tiene nada que ver.Me gusto mucho como se describe el paisaje y el tiempo en que esta Es uno de mis libros preferidos y se los recomiendo.


  22. An unsolicited Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher for review Quotes have been pulled from an ARC and may be subject to change.Rachel Adams lives in a city called Balboden where the women are meant to be obedient and docile Yikes This screams at the feminist in me , and the men can freely take what they want Balboden and its citizens are all under the rule of the tyrant Commander Jason Rachel lives with her father Jared the city s best tracker and courier, and her father s apprent [...]


  23. I m no longer a daughter.No longer a granddaughter.No longer a girl with dreams With hope.I m a weapon, now I hate this book with the heat of a thousand suns The post apocalyptic setting was one of the most ridiculous settings I ve ever come across The city of Baalboden was a glorified fortified village We have not idea who are the Rowansmarks exactly and why they are building weapons to obliterate other communities starting with Baalboden No idea what the heck is The Cursed One Why can t they j [...]


  24. Defiance was a book that was on my priority to acquire list ever since I first came across it earlier this year The gorgeous cover and enticing premise instantly captured my attention I ve had certain issues with paranormal books where they just haven t appealed to me, but I had a feeling Defiance would be different and different it certainly was.The city of Baalboden is under the regime of the Commander and his brute squad Whatever he says goes, if you step out of line or one of his guards catc [...]


  25. Defiance is one of the books I ve been highly anticipating to read this year So you can just imagine how ecstatic I was when I got approved for an ARC of it, I almost started jumping up and down like a three year old kid And I m than happy to find out and tell you that this book really did not disappoint It wasn t flawless but it was certainly good The plot, twist and character blend it effectively to make a really interesting, thrilling and gripping action packed story.I love heroines who figh [...]


  26. 4.5 starsBaalboden is a walled in city that thrives under the command of Commander Chase and fears The Cursed One that resides underground in the Wasteland Here, the women must be given a Protector at age sixteen They cannot leave their home without said escort and when they turn seventeen, a man will court them and they will become a wife Such a thing is necessary to the survival of a colony of people that do not leave the walls One of the few people that is able to leave the walls is courier J [...]


  27. I d like to start this review by saying that I loved this novel to bits Well, okay, not to bits because I have no idea what bits have to do with loving Or what the bits of a novel are or where that particular phrase comes from Let me start again.Defiance proved to be everything I look for in a novel that I read for entertainment This is not to say that it is perfect and flawless but when you like something despite its flaws, I reckon it s a good thing A very very good thing For me anyway.I expec [...]


  28. This book is set in a world where civilization has been destroyed by creatures that live beneath the earth s surface that were awoken by people drilling for a new source of renewable fuel Once these creature were awake they were apparently really offended by all the noise being made on the earth s surface they decided to exterminate everyone 50 years later the remaining people on earth live in walled cities surrounded by wastelands, and the biggest change in society is that women are no longer i [...]


  29. 5 FREAKING STARS.I LOVED IT.Haven t read anything so strong, powerful and equally emotional in a long time.The plot, the story, the characters, everything, was so powerful, it seeped into me, my brain, my mind and made me wept I haven t cried since finishing Daughter of Smoke and Bone a couple of months back I LOVE Logan and Rachel I can t wait to see what happens in Deception.All I want to do to this book is Maybe I am already doing this in bed But thats for me to know.GO READ THIS BOOKS FOLKS [...]


  30. Defiance was not what I was expecting with the synopsis, the tagline, the cover I expected a lot of action A super exciting adventure story I didn t get that There was some action, some interesting scenes, but overall it was a romance and self discovery type novel Overall, I did like it I thought that the romance was obvious and overdone sometimes, but overall it was well done and didn t feel anything like insta love, which I really appreciated The characters that fall in love have known each ot [...]


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