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Defiance by C.J. Redwine
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it was amazing
bookshelves: audio, dystopian, need-to-own, reviewed-on-blog, series, ya, simply-loved

I just want to start off being very honest, I hadn't heard about these books at all before a friend of mine recommended them as one of her favorite series. And then I knew only that she loved them, and the covers were awesome...

But now... I love these books!!!!!

Alright, so I listened to these as audiobooks which was a slight bummer because the narrator wasn't great or horrible... she was adequate for the story... I just wanted more!

So Rachel is the type of character that girls can relate to right away. She has a father who loves her, yet is often away because of his job. So he leaves her with another man, whom Rachel ends up seeing as a grandfather-like- figure in her life. She doesn't have an easy life, but it's suitable. But Rachel isn't popular because while all the other girls have moms who teach them how to sew and cook, she doesn't have a mom... and her father teaches her to hunt and run. But as soon as the story starts, Rachel finds out that her father is officially missing in the wastelands which he often crossed as part his work as a carrier for the commander. And the society's commander has given her a new protector (women in this story need a male protector... just don't go there... it is necessary for the story... honestly... it'll get better...): Logan McIntire...

Needless to say, Rachel does not accept that her father is truly missing, and gone, and comes up with a plan to find him... and of course, her plan just doesn't account for all the unknowns in this society that she never knew to consider...

Logan, who tells have the story (this is a two POV story), is mature for his 19 years because he was orphaned as a young boy and saw the hardest side of the society. Logan ends up being named as Rachel's protector because he has been an apprentice for Jared, Rachel's father, for some time. He is smarter than he ever let anyone, with the exception of Jared, and Oliver, know.

I could honestly gush over this story all day long... I just love it. There are a million great quotes. While Rachel is naive and can be a little whiny, it fits that she would as her life was only a half truth, and finding out the missing pieces is hard. Over all, I can never recommend this book enough!
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Quotes Marissa Liked

C.J. Redwine
“It’s probably my job to tell you life isn’t fair, but I figure you already know that. So instead, I’ll tell you that hope is precious, and you’re right not to give up.”
C.J. Redwine, Defiance

C.J. Redwine
“Losing your head in a crisis is a good way to become the crisis.”
C.J. Redwine, Defiance

Reading Progress

March 17, 2017 – Shelved
March 17, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
May 26, 2017 – Started Reading
June 1, 2017 – Finished Reading
July 27, 2017 – Shelved as: audio
July 27, 2017 – Shelved as: dystopian
July 27, 2017 – Shelved as: need-to-own
July 27, 2017 – Shelved as: reviewed-on-blog
July 27, 2017 – Shelved as: series
July 27, 2017 – Shelved as: ya
July 27, 2017 – Shelved as: simply-loved

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