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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Defiance by C.J. Redwine

Book Review: Defiance

Book Author: C.J. Redwine

The main character is incredibly childish girl named Rachel whose every move invokes anger, sadness, and feelings of ridiculousness. She is conniving and spends a lot of time worrying about herself, immediately followed by extreme pity parties of how her actions effect and hurt those around her. Defiance is the perfect word to describe this book in the series. Granted, some of the laws in the town are archaic and belittling to women, but she is arrogant and the author takes her rebellion and glorifies it without showing the quality of law and order. Then again, the whole time I listened to the book I felt like cheering her on and verbally slapping her. I'm still extremely early in the book but am already very annoyed with the girl. So, I'd say the writing is good. The author's writing invokes feeling and is addictive.

Part of me dislikes Rachel. I hope at some point in the book she grows up and realizes the consequences of her actions, she never sticks with a plan, and the need to think things through.

Adventure Novel


Defiance was written by C. J. Redwine as a post-apocalyptic young adult (YA) fantasy.[1] In the city of Baalboden people are walled in for safety. The lead character, Rachel Adams, is at odds with her peers as a tom boy. This is odd since women are brought up to be protected by men and owned, even auctioned off for marriage.

This book is about survival, dangerous beasts, a hardened military dictator and how the wages of war can take it's toll on societies. If you enjoy adventure and can handle a little heartbreak - this book is for you.

About the Author

C.J Redwine

"C.J. Redwine loves fairy tales, Harry Potter, and any movie starring Johnny Depp. She is the author of the Defiance trilogy, a post-apocalyptic fantasy from Balzer + Bray. C.J. lives in Nashville with her husband and children. If the novel writing gig ever falls through, she’ll join the Avengers and wear a cape to work every day. To learn more about C.J., visit her website at" [1]

1 C.J. Redwine (2017). Biography. GoodReads
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