Release Date: September 6, 2012
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Rachel’s world is confined to the protective walls around her city. Beyond them are violent wanderers, extreme terrain, and a danger straight out of legend: a beast called the Cursed One that devastates everything in its path.
When Rachel’s father goes missing, she is desperate to search for him. But her attempts to flee the city bring her to the attention of its overbearing ruler. His efforts to control her make the world within the walls seem as dangerous as that outside.
Her only chance at escape is Logan. Once her father’s apprentice, and now her only protector, he feels that helping her might mean losing her completely. But if he can put his feelings aside, they might be able to save more than Rachel’s father. They might be able to break down the walls, and set their people free.
Defiance was amazing! I've read so many good reviews on this book and I knew it would be good, but I never expected to love it as much as I did. Fiery characters, a big mystery and a jaw-dropping adventure!
Rachel lives inside the high walls that protects her city. Outside, there is a beast; a beast who has killed so many. When Rachel's father does not return from a mission outside the wall, everyone thinks he is dead. After failing to escape the city and track down her father, Rachel turns to Logan, her father's apprentice and also her once upon a crush. Together they must find a way out of the city and track down Rachel's father, who might just have the secret to setting their people free.
As soon as I read the blurb for this book I just knew that I would love it. The cover is absolutely gorgeous and the blurb really hooks you in, "They might be able to break down the walls, and set their people free." If you love books with high fantasy, kick-ass heroines and action-packed plot then I would recommend that you check this book out as soon as possible.
The book is told from the point of views of Rachel and Logan. They are both crafted with intriguing personalities and different ways of thinking. Rachel is feisty, yet vulnerable; Logan is nerdy, strong and protective. Over the period of the book you will slowly fall in love with them and become seriously attached.
Once I started reading Defiance I just couldn't put it down! The plot is well thought-out and has so many surprising twists. I also adored the romance that this book contained. It just added that extra load of excitement to the cake of awesomeness. This is a must read for YA lovers. One of my favourites of this year.
- A review copy was provided by the publisher. Thank you, Atom Books!