This week, though, we are taking a peek at DEFIANCE from C.J. Redwine. Miss C.J. is a Nashville native so I felt regionally obligated to send a shout out. HA! Who am I kidding? I'm so excited about this book. Miss C.J. seems like a spitfire of a lady and I'm sure that will translate to her characters as well. Hell, I just read QUERY: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED, GET NOTICED AND GET SIGNED that she penned and her 'tude-ish voice was ever present there. The good kind of 'tude. The kind that makes me giggle and want to call her friend.
Anyway, DEFIANCE is the first book of a planned series and I have heard all kinds of delish about it over the Twittersphere. The trailer? Well! Feast your eyes on the snip-it below and TELL me you don't get all stupid-giddy watching! My inner pyro may be the source of my giggles, but I have to say, DEFIANCE is definitely on my list of must haves.
Author: C.J. Redwine
Publication Date: 8/28/12
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.
Oh yeah, baby! It makes me wanna dance in my chair. =^)