Defier: The Girl Who Stood is a moving YA novel about sacrifice, courage, self-rediscovery and faith. Mandy Fender used a truly compelling plot and fresh characters to portray what it takes to hold on to one's faith, even in your darkest hours when it feels like God has given up on you. It is a story about making choices - choosing the right path when the easier option would have been to go the other way. Lennox's grief is so heart-wrenching and her inner struggle so deep and touching. There are moments when I had to reach for some tissues, but there were also several others when I was overwhelmed by the amazing courage and faith. Defier is an award winning novel with a plot of such profound depth, delivered with flawless writing. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series to see where Mandy Fender takes us next in this incredible journey about the extraordinary things you can do with and for your faith. - Readers' Favorite Reviewer, Faridah Nassozi
Defier: The Girl Who Stood is comprehensively, spiritually, and powerfully written. It is phenomenal, a book which, by no doubt, can change people's lives and challenge their thoughts about God and His promise. This book will absolutely move mountains and will save billions of souls. Every detail in the book is stimulating, perfect to awaken those who refuse to believe in God and His existence. It's a triumphant ending, a metaphor of what the Revelation of the Bible tells us about Armageddon, that in the end, all glory, honor, power, and victory are to God!
Defier has a catchy start. The characters' emotions are depicted well, especially Lennox's. - Teresa May B. Bandiola, author of The Forest of Evergreen (Volume 1): Lost in the Wilderness