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