Review: Deception by C.J. Redwine

Tuesday, 22 October 2013





Book: Deception (Definance #2)


Author: C.J. Redwine

Publisher: Baltzer and Bray

Pages: 480 Pages

Format: International Paperback Edition

Rating: 2.5/5 Stars


Goodreads Sumary
Baalboden has been ravaged. The brutal Commander's whereabouts are unknown. And Rachel, grief stricken over her father's death, needs Logan more than ever. With their ragged group of survivors struggling to forge a future, it's up to Logan to become the leader they need—with Rachel by his side. Under constant threat from rival Carrington's army, who is after the device that controls the Cursed One, the group decides to abandon the ruins of their home and take their chances in the Wasteland.


But soon their problems intensify tenfold: someone—possibly inside their ranks—is sabotaging the survivors, picking them off one by one. The chaos and uncertainty of each day puts unbearable strain on Rachel and Logan, and it isn't long before they feel their love splintering. Even worse, as it becomes clear that the Commander will stop at nothing to destroy them, the band of survivors begins to question whether the price of freedom may be too great—and whether, hunted by their enemies and the murderous traitor in their midst, they can make it out of the Wasteland alive.

In this daring sequel to Defiance, with the world they once loved forever destroyed, Rachel and Logan must decide between a life on the run and standing their ground to fight.


I don't know what went wrong in this one. I was so excited for this one, because Defiance was so amazing! It had set the story up for an amazing sequel, and .....it was just lacking in every aspect.

What I love about this book is the humanity. The fact that all of these characters are so scared of being deemed 'unhuman', that they force themselves to do whats right, trying to keep as many people alive as possible. But because of this, it got really repetitive. Rachel, more than anyone else. Her entire inner monologue got really annoying and repetitive. she just kept going on about silence and morality and silence and sacrifice. I was so done with her and I wasn't even 100 pages in.

But Logan.... ah, Logan. I loved his point of view. I loved how he would do anything to keep everyone safe, but unlike Rachel, he did it not for vengeance, but because he wanted to prove that he was able to be a leader. He was dedicated to his cause and because of that he was able to make choices that maybe the reader didn't want him to make, but were the ones that he had to make.

I don't really have much to say about this. I was expecting more action, more suspense, and more of everything. Sequels are supposed to have heightened stakes. More drama, more suspense, more everything, and in this one? Everything was weaker than the first one. This might be because I had hyped this one up, but oh well. 

2.5 stars, because of disappointment, but also Logan.

-Indigo
@indigowayworth

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