Author:Lili St. Crow
Release Date: April 19, 2011
Strange Angels Book #4
Genre: Young Adult
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
I have enjoyed all the books in the Strange Angels series up to date and have waited patiently for the moment when Dru finally blooms. I'm happy to report (and only reporting because Lili St. Crow has always said that DEFIANCE would be the one where she blooms and its not a spoiler) that the day has finally come. The first half of the books events were a bit slow but after that things started picking up and we got some great action scenes and of course defiance. Dru has finally had enough and takes situations into her own hands and it was great to see her work through things all on her own with no one to help her out. As usual Dru is betrayed by people she thought were on her side, finds that she in another situation where she has to fight for her life and again has to make life changing decisions. The ending was a shock, I don't think the situation is exactly as Dru imagined it was with the whole Christophe situation. I'm not sure yet that I agree with her final decisions and I'm not at all sure what her decisions will bring to the final book RECKONING but I can tell now that she is fully bloomed she is going to be a force to reckon with and is going to kick ass with Graves and Ash by her side.
I gave it 4/5 stars