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Defy the Fates

(Constellation #3)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  210 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Hunted and desperate.

Abel only has one mission left that matters: save the life of Noemi Vidal. To do that, he not only has to escape the Genesis authorities, he also must face the one person in the galaxy who still has the means to destroy him. Burton Mansfield's consciousness lives on, desperate for a home, and Abel's own body is his last bargaining chip.

Alone in the un
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published April 2nd 2019 by Little, Brown Books For Young Readers
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Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
Forever disliking the re-designed cover themes, but it's I'll just read it on my Kindle like for the second book lol
Coming back to find that this now has a title, synopsis and release date is honestly such a great surprise =D
I need more info on this now!
♠️ Tabi ♠️
Jun 08, 2018 marked it as to-read

I thought was just a duology BUT THERE'S MORE????
Adah Udechukwu
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Defy the Fates was perfect, perfect, perfect.
Mar 30, 2019 rated it liked it
My local Barnes and Noble placed this out on the shelves early - nice.

Now that the series is over, I feel kind of let down that the third book of the trilogy wasn't as engaging or enjoyable as the first two. I kind of suspected something (like being a tad left down) when I saw that it was thinner than the last two books. :/ (I like my prose, especially this book with its take on humanity and the future.)

What I didn't like would probably be a better way to frame this review.

- How easily everythin
Sara (A Gingerly Review)
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019, audio-book-2019
4.5 stars

I loved being back in this world but so sad that it is over!

Kindling Micky
Aug 03, 2018 marked it as to-read
I'm so very needy for this one. I want it come to an exciting, soaring end.
Post Reading This is a hard one to rate because I loved everything except for the last three chapters. The last three chapters are important.

Prereading When you want a book so badly you keep coming back to check the release date as if it will somehow change if you keep looking at it. Hint: it doesn't.
Laura Harrison
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read this in ONE DAY. And I suffered through the worst traffic to get it the day it was released. I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!!
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm not ready . . . but I am at the same time!

Defy the Stars and Defy the Worlds had me hooked, then they tore me apart, built me up, tore me apart AGAIN, built me up AGAIN, and then both of their endings tore me to SHREDS.

I loved it. I hated it. But above all I loved them both, and now I'm both dying for and slightly dreading this one, because it is literally everything going against them (more-or-less), them trying to save themselves, and both about to probably go through some MAJOR changes (e

ANYWAY it’s almost April if we just casually overlook March and I AM SCARED AND NERVOUS FOR THIS BOOK.
Vedha K
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A nail biting ending of an incredible trilogy. Defy the Fates has stood up to its story, name and imagination it brings forwards. The shock with which we ended up in the previous part is retained for few chapters where we do not know how things will turn out to be.
I gotta say that Abel surpasses every single criteria for a human, a hero. He is loving, determined, invincible to an extent, kind, emotional and even funny. He is everything a person could hope for put together in a wonderful package
Lilia Visser
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, young-adult
More a 4,5 ⭐.

I loved the first two books of this series, but this one is definitely the best. It goes in so many directions, all of them right and well done, that you have to go with them.

In a YA book I usually see the plot developing from a mile away, but in this book Claudia Gray manages to deal with possibilities in such a way that I was completely in the story. Just that is a feat in itself.

Great series. I highly recommend.
Alyce Caswell
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh my. I can't believe it's over. I'm relieved in a way, because this frantic "running around the galaxy and running into more problems" thing was a little exhausting. I really enjoyed following Abe and Noemi's adventures and I'll miss them.
kenzie may (semi-hiatus)
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
i literally could not have asked for a better ending. can i please give more than five stars?
4.5 stars. It would have been 5 but... something big I was expecting didnt happen and WHY NOT. Ugh.
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Abigail (AbigailsHeadspace)
Ummmmmmmm I have a lot of feeling
Annie Deo
Apr 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Crossposted at my blog.

First things first, if you haven't read Defy The Stars, you need to go treat yourself to it ASAP. I received the book in a subscription box and for some reason or other, I didn't bother to read it for a year -  I finally decided I needed to actually read the books I got in boxes otherwise what was the point of buying them, and OHMYGOD, it was life-changing. It's one of my favorite books of all time and most frequently recommended, mainly because I lament how underappreciat
Eleanor Wiggins
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Defy the Fates is the third and final book in the Constellation Series written by Claudia Gray


Brief summary of the end of Defy the Worlds: Noemi and Abel have brought an army of Vagabonds to the Genesis system, and have helped to forge an alliance that will hopefully lead to the end of the Liberty War. Earth launched an attack on Genesis and the Genesis army and the vagabonds started to fight back. Abel used his abilities as a mech to hack into the fighter mechs attacking Genesis and ren
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: distopian
Wow~~This was such a thrilling ride. I miss this world already.

My second series by Claudia Gray.Her writing always left me GASPS! all the time. It was so good.
From the first book, I wanted to write a review but reconsidering it because I want to continue the whole triology.

Noemi Vidal was a Genises soldier, who fought for her planet against the enemy planet, Earth. She consider her life was not worth more than for her friend Esther. But during their mission, they were stranded in an abandoned sh
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was ok
Well, that was incredibly disappointing.

Last year, I went on a Claudia Gray reading binge after reading the first book in the Constellation series, Defy the Stars. While her Firebird trilogy never reached peak awesomeness for me, it was still very enjoyable, and I read all three in a row. Unfortunately, Defy the Fates also lacks any real substance, but unlike the Firebird trilogy, it also just wasn't that enjoyable.

In all honesty, I don't even know what the actual plot of this book was. It seeme
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Now that I’ve finished the Constellations trilogy I’m so bummed that I have to live in the real world again. Claudia Gray did not disappoint, even though she made me really mad halfway though I never lost faith in her and I’m so glad. While this was not my favourite book in the trilogy, it definitely did not fall short of the other two when it came to incredible worlds building, the best complexity of characters, and edge of your seat plot twists. I’m so glad that I reread the first two books as ...more
I gobbled this up right away, and there was something just less exciting about Defy the Fates than Defy the Stars and Defy the Worlds (both books I love and gave 5 stars to). It felt like the plot ran out on this one and there was just a lot of filler to keep Noemi and Abel apart (fake drama?) until the action at the end?

I listened to this on audiobook, just like I did books 1 & 2 (the voice actors were the same, and it should have sounded the same), but book 3 was definitely less exciting f
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This books had so many near death moments, that I believed everyone would die at the end.
I loved these series very much, they’re so well written, and to see Abel grow in unexpected ways, it feels like watching a child grow up. Claudia really outstretched herself with this one! If I had had more time I would’ve read it in one sitting!
What a terrific conclusion to this young adult trilogy!

At heart, this is a love story. Abel the mech loves Noemi the human soldier. Each wants to save/protect the other. Each has life-threatening enemies but they have a number of loyal friends as well!

I really enjoyed this space opera coming-of-age tale and would highly recommend it to both teens and anyone who just enjoys good SF!
Katarina  Honeycutt
Apr 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm only giving this book four stars because I felt like at times the story was rushed. This book was smaller than the other books in the series and for the wrap up book, it really needed 100 more pages. Don't get me wrong, I still liked the story and I had no issue with the conclusion, just at times things got glossed over. Overall, I just really wish this book was longer.
Tamara Bronson
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Noemi and Abel's adventures continue. Once again, the plot is gripping and fast paced. The characters are like old friends you've missed. The antagonists just as evil as in the previous books. I loved this book as much as the others
Apr 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely thrilling ending to the trilogy Of Able and Neomi’s crazy life. Thankfully the ending was a good one that I won’t spoil for you all. I almost want to reread the entire series again together.
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