Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday #43

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by, Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on!

Title: Defiance
Author: C.J. Redwine
Release Date: August 28th, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

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.

I'll be honest and say that I never paid much attention to this book when I saw it on other blogs.  The summary doesn't make the book sound like something I'd instantly be eager to read, but then I realized that some of my favorite books are the ones that have taken me by surprise.  Needless to say, after all of the awesome things I've heard about Defiance, I can't wait to start it!

What awesome title are you waiting for this Wednesday?


  1. I love this one's cover. And I'm super excited to read it. Great pick, Chey!

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  2. The cover on this is so pretty, I am looking forward to this one too :) My WoW

  3. I'm dying to get my hands on this one as well! Plus I love the cover!

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    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  4. That cover is a definite attention-getter. I've seen this one around for a while so I was surprised to learn it hadn't released yet.

  5. A great pick! I am eager to read this as well, thankfully we don't have long to wait :)

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  6. Ahh, this is one of my most anticipated reads of the year (there are SO many YA fantasies coming out this year that I want to read!). Great pick. :)

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  7. Oh I can't wait for this one too. It sounds so interesting and I would love to read it. Great pick!
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  8. This one looks really good, I will have to keep an eye out for it. Great choice!

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  9. I loveee the cover of this one and can't wait for it myself! Wonderful pick! :D

    Ivy Book Bindings

  10. Enjoy! your book, sounds exciting.

  11. There are a couple of great reviews on the web now, so I'm even more excited than before. Great pick.

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  12. Awesome pick! I've heard so many amazing things about this one. I can't wait to read it!

  13. This sounds interesting.

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  14. Excited that this is coming out so soon! Still sad---I won a copy a while back and it got lost in the mail :(

    Hope we're both enjoying it soon!