Deliverance by C.J. Redwine Review


Title: Deliverance
Author: C.J. Redwine
Publisher: Balzer and Bray
Format: eBook
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
Overall: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: Edelweiss


Everything hangs in the balance, and nothing is certain: Rachel has been kidnapped by enemy forces and is being taken to Rowansmark while Logan, imprisoned and awaiting trial, is unable to leave Lankenshire. Separated from each other and their Baalboden comrades, each must find a way to achieve what they desperately want: to rid their world once and for all of the Commander and the tech that controls the deadly Cursed One. Fighting through her pain and embracing the warrior she’s become, Rachel will do whatever it takes to escape her enemies’ clutches and join Logan in his fight. But when she learns a secret that changes everything, she realizes that escaping Ian and his tracker friends is no longer an option if she wants to save the people she loves. Instead, she’ll have to destroy Rowansmark from the inside out—if she can survive the journey through the Wasteland. Logan needs allies if he wants to thwart Rowansmark’s power grab and rescue Rachel. But securing allies will mean betraying his beliefs and enlisting the help of the man he hates more than anyone: Commander Jason Chase. Driven by his fierce love for Rachel and his determination to make their world safe, Logan may be just the weapon the city-states need to defeat the Cursed One. But as Rowansmark bears down and uneasy alliances are tested, will Rachel and Logan’s love for each other be enough to surmount the unbelievable odds against them?




Deliverance is the final book in the Defiance series. I enjoyed this book, and I definitely felt that I was right back into the story within the first few chapters. It was a solid read, but I just didn’t love it as much as I expected.

Rachel finally started to come out of her depression that drove me nuts in the last book, so it was nice that she wasn’t so mopey. She was finally learning how to heal and how to cope, which is a great theme for any person who is reading the book. I thought it was great that the plot was really pushing towards a solid conclusion. I didn’t feel like there was any unnecessary fluff in this book, every scene had a point and agenda to culminate in a great showdown between the major powers.

It was difficult to really get into any perspective because the points of view were constantly changing between Logan and Rachel. I enjoyed both parts of the story, but it just makes the story disjointed. I had a really hard time writing this review because while I enjoyed this book, it wasn’t spectacular for me. There isn’t one particular thing that stood out to me as being the reason it wasn’t spectacular, just overall it was an okay book. I would give it 4 stars because I did enjoy it, and it’s definitely worth reading. There just wasn’t that special something to push it all the way up to a 5 star rating.





4/5 – An Enjoyable Read, Well Written

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

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