Defiance | C.J. Redwine

Guys, do you have a post that you kept on postponing over the months without really meaning to? Yea..this review for some reason got postpones for five whole months! Can you believe it! I feel soo bad because originally it was scheduled on September 20 last year but here we are! Show it some love you deserves it!

“I’m no longer a daughter.
No longer a granddaughter.
No longer a girl with dreams. With hope.
I’m a weapon, now.” 


  • Book: Defiance
  • Series: Defiance – Book One
  • Author: C.J. Redwine


When Rachel’s father fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the city’s brutal Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector: her father’s apprentice, Logan—the boy she declared her love to and who turned her down two years before. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself.

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.


“Had answers? I might.” He shrugs. “But they’re answers I had to find for myself. I don’t think they’ll work for anyone else.”

This was an easy read. It wasn’t shocking or boring. I honestly don’t know what I was expecting from this book but I guess it was better. I’ve had this in my bookshelf for over four years and it was more or less an impulse buy, so I went into it without any prior knowledge or background regarding its content.

Have you ever read a book that made you feel like it was entertaining but not something you needed or would’ve bothered with if you had known what it was? This book is exactly that, I didn’t learn anything new or came out attached to it in any way. I don’t regret it either, I wanted to be entertained and so I was. I’m also very glad that I waited all this time before I read it. I unintentionally gave it a shot because I believe with all the Hunger Games and Divergent craze it would’ve been just meh to me.

This book in my opinion was intended for a younger audience. It had all the right ingredients but something just didn’t feel right. I’m glad that the author managed to deviate away from the unnecessary drama that most books in this genre have, but still it’s not something I would recommend anyone to read.


Final Rating:


“No matter what has happened. No matter what you’ve done. No matter what you will do. I will always love you. I swear it.”


What did you think of this book, have you read anything similar to it? Or do you have any recommendations for me to try? Lets chat, don’t worry, I don’t bite. ^^

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11 thoughts on “Defiance | C.J. Redwine”

  1. Oh my god, I’ve been majorly procrastinating on this book. I think I downloaded it for free from Bookbub??? But it’s been sitting in my kindle for AN ETERNITY and it’s on my reading list this year. You’re review sounds pretty on par for what I was expecting. SIGH. I’m glad it wasn’t completely terrible though!!


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