The end is nigh for the adventurous DEFIANCE trilogy by C.J. Redwine and before you round out your collection with a copy of Deliverance. Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. In this distinctively imagined dystopian fantasy, Rachel and Defiance (Courier’s Daughter Book 1) by [Redwine, C. J.]. C. J. Redwine is an American writer of science fiction and fantasy, mainly for young adults. She is the New York Times bestselling author of the Defiance Trilogy.

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Defiance (Defiance , book 1) by C J Redwine

The final battle of the book was well done, the well said phrase of “I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough ” applies Finish this chapter reedwine then you can eat all the chocolate in the house! The respective backstories for both her and Logan are delivered somewhat clumsily in infodumpy dialogue, but Redwine outgrows that early on and it doesn’t overshadow the the narrative for too long.

And much of the novel is redwien this.

This is not how I should feel. There is one thing, and one defiahce alone, which defines a novel as fantasy and that is world-building. This part got me excited.

Sometimes it ruins everything. YA fiction dystopian about girl who lives in a walled community where women are required to have a chaperone.

C. J. Redwine

This screams at the feminist in me. This dystopia society really made no sense at all and Redwines world building was incredibly one dimensional at best. View all comments. Logan calculates things, makes plans. The setting gave off the overall feel of a historical period but the constant reminders of the developed civilization eefiance the Cursed Ones arrived kept me thinking that this was indeed a dytopia novel.


It doesn’t help that her “voice” and that of Logan’s can read almost interchangeably for the majority of the novel. It’s just been thrown in. While the other girls in the walled city-state of Baalboden learn to sew and dance, Rachel Adams learns to track and hunt. 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.

Surely Jared can’t be the only parent who wants his daughter to able to defend herself in a world where a woman can be flogged to death for going outside without her “Protector”?

The history of how Balboden came to be was rather deficient in details and being the curious person that I am wanted more information. Over and above that though, Rachel came across as petulant and whiny more than kick-ass and Logan, for all his romantic moments, was also controlling and seemed to look down upon Rachel from time-to-time.

Defiance Series

In fact, it’s so overwritten I had to figure out he’s been missing for sixty days from two lines of dialogue Set amongst the backdrop of a new world, forged out defiahce the death and destruction of the old, Redwine created a civilisation reminiscent of medieval times but set in the future, hence why the women in the story were treated like second class citizens and men as their protec Can I say that this book really surprised me in such a good way.


At first, it was just cringy to redine them constantly propel themselves into bad situations, later it became boring. He was too over-the-top and quite stupid, especially given the set up.

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. Defiance Defiance 1 by C. Deathly fierce, exceptionally brave, head-strong, independent and feisty, pretty much not your average girl. The first thing that comes to mind when I think of this book is Cover Lust!

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Defiance Series by C.J. Redwine

As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. At one point during a rather unpleasant arbitrary conversation where she asks simply “What is that supposed to mean? Not surprisingly, her rebellions mostly fail. Lists with This Book. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Want to know the cheapest, laziest way to write a villain that’ll guarantee universal loathing?