Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Review: Deliverance by C.J. Redwine

Title: Deliverance (Defiance #3)
Author: C.J. Redwine

Release date: August 26th 2014
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Genre: Young Adult Dystopian
Format: eARC
Pages: 348

Source: Edelweiss

Everything hangs in the balance, and nothing is certain: Rachel has been kidnapped by enemy forces and is being taken to Rowansmark while Logan, imprisoned and awaiting trial, is unable to leave Lankenshire. Separated from each other and their Baalboden comrades, each must find a way to achieve what they desperately want: to rid their world once and for all of the Commander and the tech that controls the deadly Cursed One.

Fighting through her pain and embracing the warrior she’s become, Rachel will do whatever it takes to escape her enemies’ clutches and join Logan in his fight. But when she learns a secret that changes everything, she realizes that escaping Ian and his tracker friends is no longer an option if she wants to save the people she loves. Instead, she’ll have to destroy Rowansmark from the inside out—if she can survive the journey through the Wasteland.

Logan needs allies if he wants to thwart Rowansmark’s power grab and rescue Rachel. But securing allies will mean betraying his beliefs and enlisting the help of the man he hates more than anyone: Commander Jason Chase. Driven by his fierce love for Rachel and his determination to make their world safe, Logan may be just the weapon the city-states need to defeat the Cursed One.

But as Rowansmark bears down and uneasy alliances are tested, will Rachel and Logan’s love for each other be enough to surmount the unbelievable odds against them?

Deliverance is the conclusion to the incredible Defiance series, and it lived up to every expectation I had. Full of action, danger, secrets, and love. It was awesome! We get both Rachel and Logan's POVs and I loved being in their heads for the last time.

This picks up where the previous book left off - Rachel is kidnapped by Ian and being taken to Rowansmark to be held as ransom. Logan is still leader of the Baalboden people, but he has a lot of obstacles to cross before he can get to Rachel. Rachel is determined to do whatever she can to make things harder for Ian and his followers, while Logan is desperate to find a way to save everyone he cares about and is responsible for. Both tasks are unbearably hard, and the two are put to the test of their lifetime.

Rachel gains back the spirit she lost in Deception, so we get to see a really badass version of her. Not the old Rachel, because that girl is long gone. This Rachel has scars, both physical and emotional. But she uses them to make herself stronger. I adored her in this book! Her strength really stands out, and it's so amazing to see who she's become despite everything she's been through.

I can say the same for Logan - who would've thought he used to be a poor outcast boy? Logan shines as a leader, and even though he makes mistakes sometimes, he always manages to find a way out. Logan is brilliant. And I loved seeing his brain work. It's also really sweet to see how he's constantly thinking about Rachel and how much he loves her.

It annoyed me that Rachel and Logan were apart from each other for almost the entire book. But the wait is worth it, I guess. Such a long wait! But there's loads going on, though. I adore Quinn and Willow, and I'm sure everyone does as well. So you'll be glad to know there's lots of them in this book. Especially Quinn! Did I mention I adore him?

One warning though, this book is really long. Like I actually had to read it over the span of three days (I normally finish a book in a day or two) because I just couldn't rush it. I feel like some parts dragged on a bit, and several bits could definitely have been cut out. But I'm not complaining because we get more of the characters!

It's interesting to see the character development not only in Rachel and Logan but in everyone else too. Even Ian. There's a depth to these characters that's quite rare in YA, and I'm so glad I picked up Defiance two years ago, because I got to know these amazing characters.

Bottom line, this is a fantastic series. Though I think I enjoyed the previous books more than this one, I loved this too. And I'm definitely quite heartbroken to say goodbye to Rachel and Logan and Quinn. And the others, of course.

*Thank you to HarperCollins for providing me with an eARC for review*

Rating: 4/5

2 comments:

  1. Aw, yay :D Amazing review sweetie. <3 I'm glad you liked this one. I have an eARC too, I just need to re-read book one and then read book two (A) But soooon. Aw. It sucks that they are apart for ages :( I don't like that. Grrr. Still. I'm glad the romance is good :) Thank you for sharing. <3

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  2. I want to read this series so bad! The cover looks brilliant :D

    http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/07/girl-missing-book-review.html

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