Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Defiance by: Lili St. Crow
Synopsis: 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 . .
Thoughts: These books just keep getting better and more kick-ass as they go along!
Defiance starts off right where Jealousy left off, Dru is now the head of the council and working her butt off training so that she can rescue her best friend ever, Graves. Dru seems to be getting used to things at the Schola Prima and there even seems to be no attacks. While trying her best to train, learn about being a svetocha, taking care of her new pal Ash, and fighting with her feelings for Christophe, Dru still can't seem to trust everyone. When things take a turn for the worst, Dru will risk everything to save the one person she knows she cares about.
I love the fighting and action in this book. I thought in Jealousy it was awesome, but in Defiance it was even better. I adored the training scene between Christophe and Dru... mmm yes! A lot of characters seem to turn around in this installment as well and it was really intriguing to watch. Speaking of characters... man I still LOVE bobby shanks! I hope he has an even bigger role in Reckoning.
Boy wise Christophe v. Graves... they each seemed to get half the book. Perfectly split to please each side. I'm still rooting for Christophe all the way and Dru owes him a big apology! And he best get it! Blue eyed sexy protective boy you. But hey, if Dru doesn't want you Christophe I will take you... my number is.... just kidding. ;)
Dru has finally matured and grown in Defiance, her only issue is she still has no trust for anyone. She doesn't really depend on anyone but herself and that seems to be her downfall. And I'm really HOPING we find out her full name in Reckoning!!!
If you couldn't tell, I cannot wait for Reckoning. I'm dying to see how Dru ends up. Which boy, if any, she will chose. Just chose Shanks and end the battle. HAH kidding. I'm Team Christophe. I can't wait to find out her name (hoping!). Also, how sergej and anna will end up... and of course how Dru will be now that she's bloomed. Bring on the Reckoning! :)