Wednesday 30 May 2012

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, originally started by Jill at Breaking the Spine , that highlights upcoming book releases everyone is waiting on...hence the title. This week's pick is Defiance by C.J. Redwine.  Here's the synopsis:
"Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

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.

I do love a good book with a strong female heroine and this one sounds very good and it's a fantasy to boot!  I've heard a lot about this book for some months now and I'm definitely looking forward to reading it.  Funnily, I've only just realised that Logan's surname is McEntire which may or may not be a nod to YA author and C.J.'s friend Myra McEntire. Just saying. 

Defiance is published in the US on 28th August and the UK on 6th September.  


  1. I just read this. The heroine is definitely powerful! You'll probably like it. :D

    Ooh, good call on the last name; that did not occur to me.

  2. Great pick! Hadn't heard of this one, but it sounds right up my alley. Love a strong female MC!

  3. I've seen this around a lot lately. It sounds great! I can't wait to read it!

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