There are times when Heather, Aly & I finish a book, but don’t have time to write a full comprehensive review… or even a shorter “flashbulb” review. BUT we still want to share our thoughts with you on what we’ve been reading. That’s why every Saturday we’ll be featuring 3 “snippet” reviews — short, sweet, to-the-point reviews that we’ll try to keep to 2-5 sentences. So we hope you enjoy these!!
Defiance is another wonderful example of dual narration done well. I love the scholarly, but extremely capable Logan, and I thought what Redwine does with Rachel’s character is pretty different and interesting. She’s a wonderfully spunky, complex, conflicting heroine. And the chemistry between Logan & Rachel? Fantastic.
The plot is fast-paced, with heart wrenching twists and turns. World is intriguing, not overly detailed, but you know what you need to and the vagueness proves compelling.
Overall, a definite page-turner.
I’ll be honest, this story had me worried for a long time. Most of the book, I wondered, “Now Ally, how are you gonna get us outta this one?” But I should’ve had faith. This final installment of the Matched trilogy really wrapped everything up beautifully, put a big bow on it and said, “Here, dear reader, bawl your eyes out and then love me!” The growth of characters and final resolution to this dystopian series was gorgeously done. The resolution of the love triangle was wonderful and fulfilling. I didn’t leave feeling dissatisfied as I so often do at the end of a series. I felt it was a wonderful completion to an epic journey. This was a thoroughly enjoyable read.
I am a sucker for angel stories, so I really thought I’d love this one. While I did enjoy reading it, it just wasn’t one of my favorites. There were some inconsistencies (nothing major, but just enough to kind of bug me). I plan to read the rest of the series, so it wasn’t enough to turn me off entirely.
The main characters had moments where they were really complex, but sometimes they felt a little two-dimensional. Overall, I’d recommend it, but if you have limited reading time, you might want to skip it.