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Defiance (Strange Angels #4)

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Now that sixteen-year-old Dru's worst fears have come true and Sergej has kidnapped her best friend Graves, she'll have to go on a suicidal rescue mission to bring him back in one piece.

That is, if she can put all of Christophe's training to good use, defeat her mother's traitor, Anna, once and for all, and manage to survive another day...
Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 19th 2011 by Razorbill (first published April 1st 2011)
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Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Samantha
Oct 22, 2010 Samantha marked it as to-read
I can't wait for this book to come out. I have every finger crossed that she picks Cristophe.
Lisa
Sep 10, 2010 Lisa rated it it was amazing
It was a good book, love Christophe all the way, Graves put on a good show but he gives off the feeling of a big brother (goodness i should know) and more a friend then a lover in all the books i read so far. Christophe is so more her type and his intentions are clear to all except her. I think Dru needs to open up those pretty little eyes of hers and realize what is in front of her, Christophe actually dose way more then she gives him credit for.
I so want her with Christoph 100% they make a ni
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Kyra
Jan 19, 2011 Kyra added it
Christophe is the sweetest!!I think im in love!<3 If she doesn't pick Christophe i will be so mad
!! >:| I love Dru though she is my favorite character well besides Christophe anyways!!<3 ha<3 I love the series and cant wait to see what happens!!<3
Dayra NAT ◕ω◕
Oct 20, 2010 Dayra NAT ◕ω◕ rated it it was ok
I cannot wait to get my hands on this book! I really hope Dru can save Graves!
I really like Graves and I think she SHOULDN'T choose Christophe, because I hate him...

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OKay, well I really don't have anything to say about this book... It was pretty much a waste of time, in fact, I'm returning it the next chace I get.
I finished it in one sitting, mostly because I wanted to get it over with. She got back Graves, ("yaaay"), but she still likes Christophe. And Leon is evil, ("OMG really), and for ab
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Bodea
Aug 06, 2010 Bodea rated it liked it
1 more day! Team Graves FTW,lol!
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I am willing to admit, at this point, that Graves, Dru, and the Wulfen are the main reasons why I enjoy this series. There was a lot of Christophe this go round and not enough Graves. However, I still enjoyed the book because Dru made some important discoveries, came into her own in terms of making decisions, and it's clear that she can't go a day without her sunshine, lol. Ok, that might be lost on some of you. Sunshine=Graves. Loved the last few chapters ton
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Penny
Freaking retarded ending. Dru is a moron. Not sure if I care to finish the series anymore. I might, if I find out it all ends badly. For Dru. Like, Sergei would have to drink every drop of Dru's precious svetocha blood then toss her corpse into the Hudson.

I'd totally read that.

Because that would be infinitely more interesting than where this story is obviously headed.

P.S. (view spoiler)
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Katelyn Strickland
Aug 25, 2010 Katelyn Strickland rated it it was amazing
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Keziah
Aug 09, 2010 Keziah rated it it was amazing
OMG YES!!!! The cover is out and it's HAUT!! There's the badass dru we all know and love. I hope she has a revelation and kicks some serios butt in this book!!!!
I just finished . it was beautifull. Now i'm both sad and happy that i finished it.
LInz
Aug 20, 2010 LInz rated it really liked it
I read this book in one day because I love this series. After this book, my feelings are: 1) the book is too short, I need more 2)I despise Christophe and his pedophile self 3) I love the action where Dru has become a full fledged svetocha 4) I can't wait for the next book.
wafiyah
Apr 08, 2011 wafiyah rated it it was amazing
CRISTOPHE :)

I read the book last week and couldn't put it down. Even if this review is really suckish, I just want to inform all readers who are hoping to read it--the book is truly amazing. I found Dru's character here more easy to interpret than the rest of the books, and I was amazed. I hope Reckoning is as good or even better, because usually, the last books of a series is the most badly-written one, for example, Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer and Afterlife by Claudia Gray.

I'm actually ver
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ALPHAreader
Apr 02, 2011 ALPHAreader rated it it was amazing
‘Defiance’ picks up where ‘Jealousy’ left off on a nail-biting cliff-hanger. Now that sixteen-year-old Dru's worst fears have come true and Sergej has kidnapped her best friend Graves, she'll have to go on a suicidal rescue mission to bring him back in one piece. That is, if she can put all of Christophe's training to good use, defeat her mother's traitor, Anna, once and for all, and manage to survive another day...

This is the fourth book in Lili St. Crow’s ‘Strange Angels’ series.

So many questi
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Paradoxical
Something about this book grated on my nerves. Part of it, perhaps, is the fact that I was in a somewhat foul mood when I started reading Defiance, the other part... well. Something about Dru made me want to smack her head and tell her to get over herself. I don't expect her to be a doormat (I definitely don't want that to happen, in fact), but the way she just runs full tilt at things without even pausing a brief moment to consider that, hey, maybe she should think about it a little more--argh. ...more
Kay Kay
Mar 26, 2011 Kay Kay rated it it was amazing
I cannot wait for the next book!!!

However Lilith St. Crow moves the plot quite quickly so if you are a fast reader you sometimes have to go back and read something again just incase you missed it.

I would really wish that Lilith qould repeat some key points.

Such as why Sveoctcha are hunted/
And in this book particularly what an "aspect" is.

I am kept in suspense as to what will happen with graves and Christophe.

Go team Graves. I don't mind the whole werewolf, vampire thing. Lilith has written this
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Roxanne
Aug 28, 2010 Roxanne rated it it was amazing
Finished it and it was absolutley breath taking. At some points i was like wow. It completely blew my mind and it really had me thinking. Usually i would just get a book just like that after they explain it to me but this one was really mind racking. It also made me cry a lot sigh when christophe said those sweet things to her. I cant wait for the next book and i would recommend this book to anyone who loves any of Lilith's Saintcrows books.
Khanh (the Grinch)
I would give this a 4.5 star but this series has been so enjoyable that it deserves to be bumped up half a star.

What's with the covers anyway? Dru's supposed to be a curly, frizzy blonde, and the cover girl has always been a brunette who's clearly spent some time with a Chi flat iron.

My main issue with this book is the first 1/5. I honestly thought I had accidentally bought the 5th book in the series and skipped over the 4th. It was like ending a Harry Potter book with a well-earned summer vacat
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Maggie ☘ (Reader in Wonderland)
*3,5/5 stars*

This is what I wanted from this series! Defiance was very action-packed, the whole plot moved the story nicely forward so there was no one boring moment.
The author shown us some surprising depth to Anna's character, and while I still didn't love her or thought she's an interesting 'sort of villain', I did understand and pitied her.
Dru had grown up so much in this book and finally became the tough girl I loved in first book - even more so kickass actually. Strange Angels became ver
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Wendy Darling
Enjoyable, but too short and too much of a filler book. Let the girl bloom already! And more Christophe, please.
Desiree
Feb 26, 2011 Desiree marked it as to-read
I CANT WAIT FOR THiS TO COmE OuT!!! I AM ToTaLY TEaM CHRiSToPHe!!!
Isamlq
Oct 25, 2010 Isamlq rated it liked it
3.5

Roughly fifty (hmmm, maybe more) percent of Defiance has Dru acting the way she did in Jealousy *read mopy and depressed.* I have said that I felt a bit let down by how she changed from hard-ass in book 1 to mopy girl in books 2 and 3. Needless to say, I was looking forward to a comeback of Dru as she was when I first met her.

Christophe just couldn't win with her! No matter what he said or did, he always ended up the baddy in her eyes. So much so, that I even contemplated switching to his te
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Sally
Aug 11, 2010 Sally rated it really liked it
Book four in the Strange Angels series
I have loved this series right from the start and this book is a welcome continuation of Dru's story- exciting, nail-biting and action packed. Dru is part vampire and living at the schola for dhamphir and werwulfen boys, training with Christophe and attending class. Dru is svetocha- a rare female part vampire part human, and as such she is treated like a princess at the schola, and accorded a lot of respect and influence. She uses this to command everyone to
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Ciri
Feb 18, 2011 Ciri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'The heart-stopping fourth novel in New York Times bestselling author Lili St. Crow's Strange Angels series'

I really liked the Defiance - the fourth book in the Strange Angels series. This series is really addicting~~!

Hey Sucker. It's showtime.

Dru Anderson has always been a good listener. She listened to her dad, but had to gun him down when he turned zombie. She listened to the Order, but got nothing but lied to in return. She listened to Christophe, but still lost the only friend she had lef
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Rosanne
Aug 28, 2010 Rosanne rated it liked it
Lots of things I like about this series-Dru in particular is a great character who (literally) kicks ass. Love how she has been set up to have so much power that she has no idea what to do with-interesting situation. I liked seeing her take charge in the end, even if she might have been manipulated into doing so. The books are getting better as the series progresses, which is great to see.

There are lot of things that bug me about this series though. After four books, Christophe-who I am assuming
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Angela
Apr 08, 2011 Angela rated it it was ok
Shelves: teen
I dont know about anyone else, but I kind of want to slap Dru. I really like this series but her character seems a little whiny in this book...im not done with it yet...maybe ill change my mind. But something just isnt clicking with me and this book. Im just reading it as a way to move on to the next book and hope I like it better. Plus, i want to see what happens to Graves.

Ill give it 2.5 stars...i just couldn't engage myself in the book. However, I do have several questions about the next boo
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♥Sky♥
I can't even get this book into my head.It was so intense.
Tarnz
Sep 07, 2010 Tarnz marked it as to-read
ooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh cant wait !!!!
Liz
Apr 06, 2011 Liz rated it really liked it
Dru has been training with Christophe, desperately trying to become strong enough to find her best friend Graves and bring him back. But no-one has any idea where Graves is, or if he’s even still alive. Dru won’t give up, though – nothing is going to stop her from finding Graves: not her stupid curfews, not the Council, and certainly not Christophe. But lately, Dru has been thinking of Christophe in ways that she shouldn’t be, especially since she’s still not a hundred percent sure whether she c ...more
Kate (Nomalicious Reads)
Aug 01, 2010 Kate (Nomalicious Reads) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites, own
YAY it finally got here!! Sadly I wont be able to start reading it till Friday :( but at least that shall be a nice birthday present to myself.. On Friday one strawberry bubble bath and Defiance shall be waiting for me on my birthday when I get home from uni! Now that's good motivation to get all my work done!

Its really small compared to the others! I was really shocked and a bit disappointed with its size! lets just hope that it wont disappoint and that Graves will be okay!

~

Yesterday was my bir
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Becca
This book picks up a few weeks since the conclusion of Jealousy. Grave's is still missing and Dru is training as hard as she can so she can be prepared for what she knows is to come. Dru and Christophe are still training together as per usual and Dru is getting closer to blooming. This book was great and I really liked it but it was slow in the beginning. Dru didn't go out and rescue Graves til the last quarter of the book. Also the story was kind of short and though a good amount happened it wo ...more
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Lili St. Crow was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as an Air Force brat, and fell in love with writing when she was ten years old. She lives in Vancouver, Washington, in a house full of stray cats and children.

Lili St. Crow also writes as Lilith Saintcrow.
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“Anna never wanted to walk when she could be carried, your mother wanted to walk when she could fly, and you want to run before you can walk.” 80 likes
“If I need a reason now, Dru, it will have to be you.” 62 likes
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