Review Time! For those who haven't read the Strange Angels series yet, please please do! It's absolutely fanta-bulous! Defiance is the fourth book in the series but this is spoiler-free review so you can still you know read it *wink wink* Anyway...
(Goodreads) The heart-stopping fourth novel in New York Times bestselling author Lili St. Crow's Strange Angels series.
Now that sixteen-year-old Dru's worst fears have come true and Sergej has kidnapped her best friend Graves, she'll have to go on a suicidal rescue mission to bring him back in one piece. That is, if she can put all of Christophe's training to good use, defeat her mother's traitor, Anna, once and for all, and manage to survive another day . . .
The Short Story ? - Fantastic addition to this action-packed, kick-ass series! Definitely my favourite book so far! My only complaint is that I have to wait to November for the next one! Heated romance, badass heroine and fast-paced story, step over Rose Hathaway, Dru's taking the spotlight!
The Long Story ? - I don't even know where to begin, all I want to do is gush about how good this book is! Defiance is a little shorter than the other books in the series, much to my disappointment, I want more, more, more but it definitely made up for it with how awesomely awesome it was! One of the best action novels I have read EVER, no exaggeration! Anyway, I can't keep gushing and have to actually review it so let's start with my favourite part of the novel ... the romance.
I'm one of those readers, who put no more love triangles on my reading resolution this year but I guess I'm going back on my word because let's face it, they make novels so much more interesting. Even if I get frustrated most of the time because the "chick" doesn't end up with the guy of MY dreams, the suspense is still pretty good. My favourite love triangle ever however would be the one between Graves, Dru and Christopher. It's so heated and passionate, I skip ahead just to read the romantic tidbit before back tracking! The romance in Defiance was ...perfection. Very little Graves and ALOT of Christoper ( who BTW is the ONLY you should be on!). Christopher and Dru definitely have chemistry and I hope to see them TOGETHER in the next book! I don't want to give anything away but the romance really is to die for!
Moving onto the plot! Lili St. Crow you are a genius, how do you come up with a plot that's so romantic yet so action-packed? I love my paranormals with adventure and Defiance gave it to me! Addictive and engrossing, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. Defiance kept me on the edge of my seat and left my hear beating double time long after the final page! War between Vampires and Dhampirs? A World Where Women are boss? Hotties Galore and Backstabbing Friends? Explosions, Knives and Guns? Ladies and Gentlemen, there's action for all in Defiance!
I lied when I said my only complaint was the wait til November to the next ( and final) book but that's mainly it. My other complaint would be Dru! I love the girl, she's so badass she could be my twin, she's tough and confident but she's so gullible! I understand that a good character has to be believable meaning they have both strengths and weaknesses but some of the stuff that she believes, if only! However, I ca understand that it's her ignorance that keeps the series going, it's the catalyst to all the action and even if sometimes I want to shake Dru...the show must go on! Other than that the characterisation is fantastic, Christopher is perfect, beyond perfect and well Graves...he's alright but Christopher is better!
Bottom line, you don't know what you're missing if you haven't read the series! And if you haven't read Defiance already, well quickly go get yourself a copy! Think the first three was amazing? You're in for a ride with Defiance! Kick-ass action, passionate romance, the perfect guy, my badass twin and beautiful writing! Looking for a YA Paranormal? You found one!
Rating - 6/5 ( This is not a typo)
Badass Bookie xx