review: Defiance by C.J. Redwine

defiance by cj redwineDefiance (Defiance #1) by C.J. Redwine
August 28, 2012, Blazer + Bray

Why did I wait so long to read this book? It has been in my possession since last June, I have failed myself.

I loved everything about this book, the world building, the characters and the plot. It was almost perfect.

The world building was just the right amount for me to understand the world, but not over the top that I lost interest.  I loved Redwine’s descriptions, one of my favorites is how Rachel sees her home and the feelings it conjures.

Characters are always, always, always my favorite part in any book. And I fell in love with Rachel and Logan. Rachel is defiant, whip-smart and has a fiery mane of red hair that, if you know me at all, is an automatic win. I like how she bucks the system, she thinks, she reacts – however, she is not perfect. Some of her plans aren’t perfect and she and others have to pay the price. It’s a lesson she does not have to learn twice.

The first half of this book was spot on, full of tension (lots of this), swoony romance, and a plot that wouldn’t let you go, but by the second half of the book I was a little bored. It happened the moment Logan and Rachel were separated. It all makes sense why they were separated, but it lost that tension, their tension. I kept flipping the pages only because I needed to see them back together on the same page.

XOXO,
Stacy

One Response to “review: Defiance by C.J. Redwine”

  1. The second half of the book did slow down some, the second book has some slower points as well. But overall both books are full of action. I will be interested in what you think of each character after reading the second book. I still really like Logan, but I Rachel starts to bug me a bit. Great Review!!

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

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