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Defiance (The Successor Series #1)

3.29  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
When war has taken everything, there is only one choice: be stronger than your enemy.

With her nation at war and her parents lost on the front lines, 16-year-old Vivian must find the strength to leave home and become a spy among her own people. There is only one problem: her parents are the king and queen, and she is their only heir. Vivian vows to discover the people behin
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Published (first published June 30th 2011)
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Sep 16, 2011 Jex rated it liked it
Defiance follows three travelers through the kingdom of Iledora as the only remaining Heiress, Vivian, attempts to find her parents and reunite her kingdom. As a young girl of only 16, few people take Vivian seriously as she tries to lead her kingdom in her parents absence. However, along her search, Vivian learns the truth about the war that her kingdom is involved in. She sees gruesome images via a soldier with the gift of sight, hears the horrible gossip that people are spreading about ...more
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Here's part of my review:When I was contacted to review this book, I immediately read the synopsis. After doing so, I had pretty high expectations coming into this novel. I was excited to get to reading it to say the least.

When I started reading this novel, I realized my expectations for this novel were completely wrong…and that was an even better surprise. I happen to love this genre of princess fantasy. It started with Gail Levine Carson’s The Two Princesses of B
Sep 09, 2013 Zoe rated it liked it
Vivian is a sixteen year old girl, but life isn't normal. War has broke in the nation, and she must find her mother and father to gain back their heir to the throne. As she is only young, people don't take her seriously as she endeavours to run the kingdom herself. The journey to find Bulvan emperor is very difficult, as Vivian learns as she travels with Delcan and Revin.

I found this book heard to get into at first, but once I did it was a good read. The story is really well plotted out and I c
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Sep 03, 2011 Danie Cutter rated it liked it
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Would like to give 3.5 stars rather than the 3 but GR does not oblige :o(

It took me a while to get into this book but once it got going was a great read. Trying not to be pedantic but I found some of the formatting (may just be my kindle copy) quite disruptive to the flow of the book. It seemed to switch between indent and block paragraphs which occasionally made the reading difficult. Also chapter 16 (maybe 17) was ridiculously long compared to the others, there w
Savannah (Books With Bite)
I adore being thrown back into the times of queens, kings, and wars. There is something about this era in time that always holds me to the book. One thing that grabbed me about this book is the dialect. I love the old school speak. It sounds much more enthusiastic in feelings and emotions.

I credible writing of Ms. Naffin and the way she brought her characters to life is amazing. The impression the readers get from the characters, the way you can feel the emotions of anger and hurt, had me giddy.
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G.C. (Gena C.) Naffin is the writer behind the fresh young adult fantasy book, Defiance. G.C. Naffin has been an avid reader her whole life and began writing at 10 years of age. These two factors have significantly influenced her life and encouraged her to experiment with different genres of writing. After discovering her strengths lay in fantasy stories, she began writing Defiance at fifteen.
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