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Defy the Worlds

(Constellation #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  1,670 ratings  ·  343 reviews
This is the thrilling and romantic sequel to Defy the Stars from the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Lost Stars and Bloodline.

An outcast from her home -- Shunned after a trip through the galaxy with Abel, the most advanced cybernetic man ever created, Noemi Vidal dreams of traveling through the stars one more time. And when a deadly plague arrives on Genesi
Kindle Edition, 481 pages
Published April 3rd 2018 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (first published March 28th 2018)
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Rachel McKitterick So far all we know is it will be 2018. But that may change.
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
TU to one of my GR friends for getting this book for my Bday. It's a beautiful hardback to go with the 1st book! I'm grateful to have sweet people in my life. I'm trying to read as many books as I can before chemo. Sorry, not talking to you guys much. It's trying just to read my books. And I'm not interested in reviewing unless it's a re read with a review already there or small ones. TU for your support.

The book!!

Omg!! I loved it!

That ending though!! ..... I'm almost debating on in the futur
Simona Bartolotta

Dear book, I am yours, and you have now leave to destroy me. You may proceed.

"Sometimes I feel like I've gone my whole life just waiting for someone to see me. And you do, Abel. You might be the only person who ever has."
"Now you know how I felt the day you told me I had a soul."

Maaaaaan am I ever conflicted. Maybe it was my huge love for book one, and my giant galaxy sized expectations, maybe it's that I was still holding out hope this would only be a duology, buuuut I'm kind of disappointed by DEFY THE WORLDS. I hate to say it but I think we had some middle (? who even
Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
"The only greater punishment than death is to be asked to die over and over again."

As with the first book, the writing is engaging and the plot steady, never was there a dull moment.

We are again pushed to question what it means to be alive. How do we measure the value of one life versus another? Again, makes us question the notion that some lives are more worth saving. And reminds us once again that home is not necessarily a place. It's a feeling. It's the people in our lives that make us feel
In Defy the Stars, the original settlers on Genesis are trying to prevent their planet from falling into Earth greedy clucthes and their plans of using up all the planets natural resources. The story starts off when Noemie a Genesis soldier finds an abandoned space ship with an Earth mech still inside. Abel is the only mech of his kind. Created to be as close to human as possible. Despite being sworn enemies once Noemie commandeers the ship Abel has no choice but to follow her orders and help fi ...more
Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi

This book was such a wild ride. There was so much action and I'm a little shook after finishing it haha
Noemi and Abel are such amazing characters, and I love seeing Abel grow through the books.
The science and technology in these stories is so well thought out, although a little scary look for the future

I'd say I didn't like this book quite as much as the first one, I can't place why exactly, I just didn't feel quite as amazed this time around.
But the action sequences in this book were f
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This sequel is really entertaining but not as much so as the first book. Defy the Stars was one of my favorite books last year. I loved it so much that I bought the audiobook after reading the book. The dialogue was not as awesome as it was in the first book but the characters were still enjoyable. I was so excited to read it and am once again dreading the year wait for the next book. The ending set up for one hell of a next book though.

My quick and simple overall: very good but still liked the
Lara (Bookish_turtle)


Also, like, people should read this series because it's really quite good and written in third person present tense which there is never enough of and there's great characters and cool spacey stuff...


In the novel, I think Virginia really understood what I went through:

"It's all right... But I just - I need a few seconds to just, I don't know, flail around and make pterodactyl noises. Let me do that o
Sh3lly (
Defy the Stars: ★★★★

Ahhh, I'm so excited. I won an ARC from a Goodreads giveaway from Hachette books. SO excited to read this!!

Elise (TheBookishActress)
I honestly wasn't really expecting to like book one but I loved it so much god why can't this just release tomorrow

and have to say, I'm really glad this cover isn't final because it's fucking UGLY

Defy the Stars - ★★★★.5
Maggie ☘ (Reader-in-Wonderland)

P.S. In case you can't tell I freaking LOVED it!


*4.75/5 stars*

Overall, loved it! This sci-fi series is SO underhyped!

I love both of the main characters - Noemi and Abel. I love love LOVE the romance in this - both individuals respect each other's abilities to no
Kindling Micky
Deep breath.

“Six months after Noemi’s departure, Abel still has to consciously steer his thoughts to other topics daily. Maybe human love is different. Maybe it’s weak, as variable as the weather and so as emphemeral as a breeze. Abel’s love is not.”

DEFY THE WORLDS jumped literally into action with this sequel with the pacing, writing and characterisation that fulfilled my desire for more from this trilogy. Noemi and Abel were left on different sides of the gate but their stories were compellin
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

kann nicht so kämpfen, wie sie gerne würde, da sie sich auf Genesis an Regeln halten muss und diejenigen, die die Regeln aufstellen, wissen gar nicht, was auf den anderen Planeten vor sich geht. Sie ist selbstlos und war ja schon im Vorgänger bereit, sich für ihren Planeten zu opfern. Als Genesis wieder in großer Gefahr ist, wird sie beauftragt, die Kapitulation zu verkünden, doch ihre Entführung verhindert das.
Sie ist e
Cindy Pham
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There's lots of action, political turmoil, and ethical discussions about "organic" mechs, but beyond the interesting plot developments, I am continuously impressed by the respectful and well-written relationship between the main characters (along with how awesome they are individually). It's refreshing to see characters that are badass individually when they are apart, and work even better when they are together. I loved the level of emotional maturity when communicating their moral differences, ...more
May 13, 2017 marked it as to-read
Is is 2018 yet????
Apr 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action, drama, sci-fi, romance
Well… this certainly took a turn for the dark. Don’t get me wrong, the debut book in the series, Defy the Stars was also pretty dark. So, going into Defy the Worlds I wasn’t necessarily expecting rainbows and unicorns. I just wasn’t prepared for how dark Defy the Worlds got at points. It was beyond dark. It was pitch black.

I think the pitch black nature of the story is the main reason I didn’t like this one as much as Defy the Stars. I still love the adventurous spirit and the conspiracy theori
Ellie (faerieontheshelf)
↠ 4 Stars

I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

I might as well start by saying this right off the bat: I did not enjoy this one as much as the first one. It seems to have a case of the dreaded (le gasp) middle book syndrome. But, this should not be misunderstood as me saying it was bad!

Abel and Noemi are just as enjoyable as ever - in fact, I really enjoyed Abel's exploration of his humanity and he remains one of my favourite characters. Some additional secondary
Holy shit. I love this series.

... and I can't believe I have to wait a goddamn year to find out what happens next. Ughhh.
Kelly (Diva Booknerd)
Apr 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: allen-unwin
Weaponised biological warfare has incapacitated the communities of Genesis, the small and unassuming planet sanctioned for colonisation by the wealthy, indulgent and elite residents of Earth. Noemi Vidal is a once revered soldier of Genesis, understanding that her refusal to destroy the Genesis portal by sacrificing the life of Abel is confronted with hostility and ostracisation. Through the intergalactic gateway, the stars begin to fall, unleashing biological genocide.

Abel Mansfield is a Vagabo
Sara (A Gingerly Review)
I'm not crying, YOU ARE.
My allergies are bad.
I have a hair in my eye.
My contacts are irritating today.
I stubbed my toe.

Nope, I am not crying- you are crying.

Oh my stars... my heart, my poor heart. It will not ever be the same. I need book 3 NOW.


Full ARC review can be found here:

I thought I was ready for the sequel to Defy the Stars but alas, I was not. This surpassed all of my expectations and made me fall more in love with Noemi and Abel.

This st
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

- I feel like the middle of the book got a bit boring for me. I did love all the action! The start was really engaging and that ending was so good! I can't wait to see what happens in the final book.
- This book felt a bit darker too. There was a lot of disease and as a consequence suffering + death. Some scenes did feel a bit harrowing to me. 
- I love the questions this book brings up! It was really interesting!
- I love all the characters! Character growth was so great and Noemi and Abel
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ganz große Liebe 💗 Band 1 war ja schon toll, aber Band 2 hat mich einfach umgehauen. Es wurde einfach nie langweilig. Und das bei nem zweiten Band! 😂 Das hab ich ja eher selten
Considering my love of robots and the previous book in this trilogy, I am so disappointed that I struggled with this one. The first half moved slowly, mainly because our main characters are separated. It wasn't until Abel and Noemi were reunited that things finally started to pick up. For me, the magic of the first book just wasn't there. Nonetheless, the cliffhanger ending will definitely have me back!
May 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 Not nearly as explosive as its predecessor, but compelling all the same.

Pre-reading: MY #NEED IS REAL.
Raven_Blake (dreamy addictions)
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Defy The Worlds is one of my most anticipating sequels of 2018. Even though the first book left me with mixed feelings, I was very much looking forward to get my hands on this book. Well, it didn’t disappoint me. It turns out to be a good sequel and I enjoyed it a bit more than the first book. It has a slow start which made me fear that it’s going to be a boring read, but the story took an interesting turn when Noemi gets kidnapped by Burton M
Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hat mir,wie auch schon der erste Teil,wieder richtig gut gefallen.
Aber ich bin immer noch verwirrt aufgrund des Endes.
Ich dachte nämlich die ganze Zeit es wird nur zwei Teile geben
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
***3.5 STARS***
Meine Meinung:

Cover: Ein Cover, welches mich magisch anzieht und ich sofort den Klappentext lesen würde! Es ist schlicht gehalten aber doch auch sehr ins Detail gearbeitet. Ich finde es schöner als bei Band eins und ein echter Hingucker!

Schreibstil: Für mich ist es immer etwas schwierig Bücher aus der dritten Person zu lesen, da mich es oft sehr verwirrt und ich mich nicht richtig in die Personen hineinversetzen kann. Aber dieser Schreibstil ist einfach nur toll! Die Autorin beschreibt nicht so
Tara (Spinatale Reviews)
Rating: 3.5 stars

Defy the Stars is one of my favorite YA science fiction novels. Needless to say, Defy the Worlds was one of my most anticipated 2018 reads. However, this meant that my expectations were a bit high going in. While Defy the Worlds was still a solid book, it lacked some of the spark, adventure, and heart that made me fall in love with Defy the Stars. One note – this series is now a trilogy, not a duology like I originally thought.

Naomi and Abel were still absolutely adorable togeth
Oct 06, 2018 rated it liked it
This is the second book in this young adult sci-fi series by Claudia Gray. I liked this one better than the first book in this particular series. I liked the addition of the half baked AIs. That was the best part for me. I thought, "Genius." It was fun, and a little creepy if I'm being honest.

As far as the romance, I'm not a fan. It was better in this book because (view spoiler)
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Claudia Gray is not my real name. I didn't choose a pseudonym because my real name is unpleasant (it isn't), because I'd always dreamed of calling myself this (I haven't) or even because I'm hiding from the remnants of that international diamond-smuggling cartel I smashed in 2003 (Interpol has taken care of them). In short, I took a pseudonym for no real reason whatsoever. Sometimes this is actual ...more

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