Waiting on Wednesday #25: ‘Defiance’ by C.J. Redwine


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, Hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.


C.J. Redwine

Publication Date:
August 28th, 2012

Balzer + Bray

Hardcover, 403 pages

Defiance by C. J. Redwine is rich postapocalyptic YA fantasy perfect for fans of Graceling and Tamora Pierce.

While the other girls in the walled city-state of Baalboden learn to sew and dance, Rachel Adams learns to track and hunt. While they bend like reeds to the will of their male Protectors, she uses hers for sparring practice.

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.


This description blew my socks off! Check out that long synopsis. I’m so excited. Rachel sounds like such a formidable character.

What’s your Waiting on Wednesday book this week?

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  1. Andrea @ Reading Lark

    May 30, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    This looks like a great read! Happy Wednesday! :)

    Reading Lark’s WOW

  2. Dani C.

    May 30, 2012 at 3:50 PM

    I am waiting for this one as well! I can’t wait to get it!

    Thanks for sharing,

  3. Lexie

    May 30, 2012 at 4:42 PM

    AWESOME choice. This one sounds so incredibly unique and badass. The cover is awesome, the synopsis is awesome, and the author is awesome, so the book itself is bound to be awesome, too.

    My WoW

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