Deception by C. J. RedwineDeception by C. J. Redwine


byC. J. Redwine

Paperback | August 26, 2014

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A rich postapocalyptic YA fantasy perfect for fans of Graceling and Tamora Pierce, this sequel to C. J. Redwine's Defiance continues the story of warrior Rachel Adams and her love, Logan McEntire. With their city-state ravaged, their lives threatened by rival armies, and a band of survivors looking to them for leadership—Rachel and Logan must work to forge a new future for them all.

Abandoning the ruins of their home to take their chances in the Wasteland, the group soon realizes their problems have only begun: an unknown killer —possibly inside their ranks—has begun picking off the survivors one by one. And Rachel and Logan must question whether the price of freedom may be too great—and whether they can make it out of the Wasteland alive.

C. J. Redwine loves fairy tales, Harry Potter, and any movie starring Johnny Depp. She is also the author ofDefianceandDeception. If the novel-writing gig ever falls through, she'll join the Avengers and wear a cape to work every day. C.J. lives in Nashville with her husband and children.
Title:DeceptionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.12 inPublished:August 26, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062117211

ISBN - 13:9780062117212

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It! The book takes up very quickly after the previous instalment's events, and from there it's an adventure with action, suspense, surprise, and romance, all leading up to a thrilling ending. There was a lot of tension derived from many elements of the story, and left me wondering about what would happen next. I can't wait to see how it all wraps up!
Date published: 2017-01-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A book divided 3.5 stars. Rachel's chapters were five star chapters. Logan's were two star chapters. I took the average. Let it be said, first off, that this had nothing to do with how much I actually liked either character. As a person, Logan was a lot easier to deal with than Rachel, seeing as she spent most of the book a self-destructive black hole of emotion, and Logan spent most of the book as a constructive go-get-er who refused to back down from any challenge and had half a dozen contingency plans for each. That said, those exact character distinctions was what made their chapters so different and five stars and two stars, respectively. Rachel's chapters were tense and emotional and heartbreaking, and usually involved action or character connection. Logan's chapters were all about moving and wagon trails and logistics and mapmaking and endless problem solving. This book had great stuff going for it - action and romance and intrigue and murder and mystery and tension and emotion and heartbreak and redemption - interspersed amongst a whole lot of moving around and talking, especially in the first half. It just so happened that most of Rachel's chapters lined up with the former, while Logan's took the brunt of the latter. Of course, there were exceptions to both rules, but in general, that was the trend. I'm looking forwards to the next book because, with Logan and Rachel separated, I'm hoping to see a better balance of pros and cons between their chapters and their storytelling. One big thing that nearly pushed this book to four stars was Rachel's arc. It was heartbreaking and oh so real, and the birth scene in the hospital nearly made me cry, so props for that.
Date published: 2016-12-28

Editorial Reviews

Praise for DEFIANCE: “DEFIANCE defies all reader expectations, giving us both a post-apocalyptic setting rife with history and a plot that’s as much about the discovery of one’s own humanity as it is about survival.”