Monday, April 25, 2011
Review: Defiance by Lili St. Crow
Date Read: April 2011
Published: April 19, 2011 by Penguin/Razorbill
Paperback, 259 pages
Series: Strange Angels book 4
Summary from 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 . . .
My review: (May contain some spoilers)
Dru has been lied to and betrayed over and over again, and now she's sick of it. She feels like she's a pawn in a jacked-up game, and to make it worse, she doesn't know who she can trust anymore. Well, except for Graves and Ash. She trusts and believes in them completely, beyond a shadow of a doubt. But everyone else--even Cristophe-- well they're all big question marks. So now Dru is done being a good girl. She is doing things her way now, and is determined to take back control of her life.
Dru is one of my favorie heroines, right up there with Katniss, Rose Hathaway, Katsa, Fire, and quite a few others. You won't find her playing a Damsel in Distress. She can take care of herself, and won't wait on anyone to save her, and even if she can't, well... that's not going to stop her from trying. And the more you tell her she can't do something, the more likely she is to do it anyways, especially if it involves helping someone she cares about.
You know, I understand that Cristophe is jealous of Graves, but I onestly don't see him as any kind of bad guy. And I'm still really torn as to which one I want Dru ending up with.
Is it weird that I'm kind of in love with Ash? I mean, Graves and Cristophe are completely and totally awesome, but there's just something about Ash..... OKAY, you can stop thinking I'm crazy now.
Well, to finish up my review, I just want to say that this series just keep getting better and better, and I can't wait to see what happens next.