Saturday, 2 July 2011

Defiance by Lilith Saintcrow

Defiance (Strange Angels, #4)Target Audience: Teens/Young Adults
Genre: Fantasy/Fiction

I do love this series but I was hard pressed to give this a high as rating as the other books in the series and it might take me a while to get to why.
Don't get me wrong, this book isn't bad, in-fact it's generally OK it just lacked the impact the previous books had.
Following on from Jealousy, Graves has been taken by Sergej the evil vampire. Anna, the woman who betrayed Dru's mother, is on the loose and Dru's training is progressing much slower than she needs it to be.
Desperate to find Graves and to complete her training Dru finds herself in increasingly dangerous situations but what she has planned is pretty close to suicidal.

First of all I'll start with the positives. There are some pretty exciting moments in this book including a pretty creepy attack in the showers part of the way though which I thought was awesome. The ending was pretty incredible too and I loved the rescue mission to find Graves and the other twists that came with it,
The characters were pretty strong too, especially Dru and oddly enough I saw a pretty different side to Anna :-)

On to the bits I didn't like so much....I felt that this book dragged a little in the sense that although the book was a decent length, not a lot happened. I hate to write bad reviews and that's why I'm trying to be as balanced as possible, but to me three exciting things stand out in my mind one is a particular scene in the shower room, another involves a long standing character and the other is near the end, which I won't spoil.
The middle part of the book just felt like it lagged a bit and I really just wanted to find out if Graves was rescued and if Dru would bloom because lets face it that's been ongoing for the whole series.
I'll stop there now though because I'm in danger of breaking my no-spoilers policy and I really don't want too.

Don't let my review put you off. This isn't a bad book in any sense of the word. I just got the impression it was a bit of build up to the final book in the series and lets face it, it's all about to kick off. I will definitely be reading to see how the series ends :-D


  1. I absolutely love Graves, and the fact that he wasn't in this very much was a bit of a downer for me. But I still adore this series.

  2. Graves is easily my fave character as well, love him to bits. I really really want her to choose him over christophe, but I bet it doesn't happen :-(


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