Redwine, C. J. Defiance (Defiance, #1), 416 pgs. Balzer and Bray, 2012. $9.99 Content: Language: Language: PG-13 (9 swears); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG-13 (broken neck and slit throat).
Rachel’s father hasn’t come back from the Wastelands and the leader of their city-state is declaring her father dead. Rachel believes that she can find her dad if she can get a chance to go out to the wasteland to find him. But Rachel has been placed with Logan as her protector and Logan doesn’t want Rachel to get hurt and they both are being watched by the evil commander of their city state. Together they need to evade the commander and steal outside the wall to find Rachel’s father.
I enjoyed this story because the main character is strong and independent and she has loyalty. The book has love, adventure and mystery and its set in a dystopian type world with a fantastical beast. I can’t wait to read more from this series and it’s clean enough that it’s easy to recommend.
MS, HS-ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.