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This review is from: Defiance (A Defiance Novel) (Hardcover)
I loved Defiance from start to finish. As someone who had been reading a string of crappy YA novels, I didn't have high hopes for this book when I first picked it up. But I was hooked from the first chapter! Set in bleak landscape filled with dangerous and mysterious creatures, the novel tells the the story of two characters named Rachel and Logan who journey together to unravel a mysterious disappearance while rediscovering love along the way.
I loved the fact that the author told the story from two POV's. It really helped me know who Rachel and Logan were, and see how they process the world around them. I think that she created two characters who were really perfect for each other because they both balanced each other out, yet had a connection that was both strong and binding. And as someone who likes strong female characters, I loved how Rachel was defiant and refused to live by the conventional roles that her society placed women in. At the same time, she had the all emotional sensitivity and fragility of a girl who was beginning to fall in love again.
I loved Logan's character as well because he was strong, loyal, fiercely protective, and insanely smart. Despite his need to protect Rachel, he also respected her as an equal and didn't treat her like the usual men in Balboden. The story moved along at a good pace and had me in suspense during all the action scenes and sighing during all the romance ones. If you love stories that are filled with great action, characters, and romance, then Defiance is def the book for you!