Defiance (Defiance, #1)

Author: C.J. Redwine

Hardcover: 403 pages

Publication: August 28, 2012

Defiance begins with Rachel waiting for her father to come home. He is a tracker for the Commander of Baalboden, who went out on a courier mission into the Wasteland and hasn’t returned in 60 days. As a result, Rachel’s father is pronounced dead by the Commander and Rachel is assigned to Logan McEntire as Protector per her father’s will.

Rachel has her world turn upside down not only is her father missing but she has to live with Logan, the boy she prophesied her love to two years ago only not to have it be reciprocated. What she cares about is to get her father back at whatever cost.

Logan is Jared apprentice and now he his Jared’s daughter’s protector. He has no clue how to be a protector, he is of course only nineteen. To be a protector of anyone is one thing but to be a protector for Rachel is impossible especially with Rachel’s irrational, stubborn, and go against the rules attitude. Logan doesn’t believe Jared is dead, and he vows to bring him back to Rachel.

Because of Rachel’s determination to find her father, she has caused trouble for not only her but Logan. Now, Logan and Rachel have to work together get what the Commander wants, but there is a high price to pay. In the wasteland there are many dangers including the beast that plague their world called the Cursed One.

I enjoyed reading this book from start to finish. Logan’s character was strong and courageous. He was very meticulous of how to do things. He likes to think of different scenarios of the outcome of every plan he makes. Where as Rachel’s character is very naive, and irrational. She is more for act now think later, which causes many many problems. She was trained in not only combat but how to handle herself in the wasteland very well by her father. I didn’t really like her personality to much in some parts of the story. I felt that everything had to be her way all the time. I thought this book would have more romantic scenes in it but it didn’t. I am hoping the next installments we get to see them become more to each other.

I rate this book 4.5/5 stars!