Monday 25 November 2013

My review of Deception

Deception (Defiance #2) by C.J. Redwine
Release Date: August 27, 2013
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Deception (Defiance, #2)Baalboden has been ravaged. The brutal Commander's whereabouts are unknown. And Rachel, grief stricken over her father's death, needs Logan more than ever. With their ragged group of survivors struggling to forge a future, it's up to Logan to become the leader they need—with Rachel by his side. Under constant threat from rival Carrington's army, who is after the device that controls the Cursed One, the group decides to abandon the ruins of their home and take their chances in the Wasteland.

But soon their problems intensify tenfold: someone—possibly inside their ranks—is sabotaging the survivors, picking them off one by one. The chaos and uncertainty of each day puts unbearable strain on Rachel and Logan, and it isn't long before they feel their love splintering. Even worse, as it becomes clear that the Commander will stop at nothing to destroy them, the band of survivors begins to question whether the price of freedom may be too great—and whether, hunted by their enemies and the murderous traitor in their midst, they can make it out of the Wasteland alive. 

Deception is the sequel to the epic YA fantasy novel Defiance. It did not fail to deliver and meet our high expectations as Logan and Rachel continue to fight and protect their people, the remaining citizens of Baalboden. But problems begin to occur as they discover they are being hunted and it just may be one of their people.

Redwine certainly knows what she's doing when it comes down to writing and making sure our attention is held at all times. The action, romance, mystery and humor are all broken down to make sure that we get a taste of everything. There were also numerous times in the book where emotional bombshells are just dropped unexpectedly and I was paralysed with shock.
I don't even think I can put into words how much I love the alternate points of view from Rachel and Logan. It was simply perfect. WE were able to see the story as a whole: Logan and his struggles being the leader and his emotions as  he tries to get Rachel to open up to him about her problems, while with Rachel we see her battling her demons and the guilt of killing a man, but also trying to calm down the need for vengeance inside of her. I could not get enough of either of them.

This book packs a big punch as the characters and plot are simply magnificent. Not only are Logan and Rachel two wonderful characters who I endlessly adored, we also get to meet a few more new characters and get to know more about the previous ones. 

All I can really say is that Deception is an absolutely mindblowing and heart-stopping YA fantasy out there. EMOTIONS, SECRETS, VENGEANCE, ROMANCE; all mixed up to create one delicious story. Everyone MUST pick up a copy of Defiance and get reading ASAP because you are seriously missing out.


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