At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city's top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor's impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.
As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can't be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.
My thoughts : First I'd like to thank Madeleine Feeny and Little Brown for sending me a copy of Defiance. It was my first review book and I'm very grateful to be able to talk about it on my blog today. Defiance is a very quick read if you don't happen to have a ton of books to read for uni, like me, lol. The chapters are quite short and I sometimes felt like the pages were turning all by themselves.
I really enjoyed the setting of Defiance : it was dystopian like and pretty creepy. I wouldn't live in this world for a million euros : first you have this cruel kind of dictator that is the Commander and as if it wasn't enough you have this blood thirsty beast luring outside the walls of the city. In the town of Baalboden, the Commander is the one and only who holds power : women can't walk freely without men supervision and have what is called a protector.
I particularly enjoyed the characters of Defiance. Rachel was the typical kick ass heroine that I feel like I'll never get weary of. Though her life sucked, as pretty much every one she cared about was reaped away from her, she managed to carry on ...
I loved Logan as well and his brilliant inventions and I really can't wait to unravel the mystery around his father (I'm sure we'll get some info on him in the next book).
The romance between R&L was pretty cool and I very much appreciated the lake scene :).
The secondary characters were awesome !! I loved Oliver ... and Willow and Quinn as well. I definitely look forward to see more of them all. I'm really hoping there won't be some sort of love triangle though with Quinn adding to the Rachel&Logan couple.
The ending was a killer, not because there was a cliffhanger but because we're left with so many unanswered questions which convinces me that the next book in the series will be as packed with action as Defiance was.
★★★★ I really liked it !!