Fiction Friday: Defiance
An epic tale of good vs. evil set in an apocalyptic world gone bad.
I love historical romance, but every now and then, I dip my toes into the waters of a futuristic dystopian YA tale. That’s where I’ve been hanging out lately, and woohoo! What a wild ride Defiance is. Here’s a blurb:
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.