Title: Defier: The Girl Who Stood
Author: Mandy Fender
Series: Defier, #1
Audience: Young Adult
What the book is about……
When her faith makes her a target, Lennox Winters must leave everything she knows behind, and face the harsh truth of what her world has become. The raised scar on her chest reminds her she still has a purpose, but is her purpose worth the sacrifice? With a new Regime taking over America and imprisoning Christians, she must decide what is worth fighting for. They said her faith would be the death of her, but her faith made her alive. It is only when she has nothing else to lose that she discovers who she really is.
Rating: Four point Five Stars
The First thing that really stood out to me was the cover. It was love at first sight. ;) I mean, look at it! It’s gorgeous! I then looked up the book on Goodreads, and when I read what it was about, I immediately wanted it. After getting it, I excitedly tried to finish my current read quickly so as to read this, and I was not disappointed.
Let’s take a look at the characters, shall we? My favorite thing in this book had to be the characters. They were amazing, and I loved them so much. *hands them special chocolate* Lennox, the main character, was so marvelous. I just loved her so much. And we can’t forget Sky, now can we. Sky was super charming! And when Lennox seen his notebook…..*squeaks happily* I was totally fangirling!
Now to the setting. At first I was uncertain of the setting. The book is set in the year 2030, and seemed almost like a contemporary. Me not being the biggest contemporary fan was kind of leery of it. But then we got to later in the book, and we see all these cool sci-fi electronics, and inventions gizmos! I ended up rather liking it. :D
The Story line was very griping. It was full of awesome twists, and turns. And as I said up above, it had lots of cool electronics and inventions that had me captivated. The villains were great as well. They were positively chilling.
As for the problems, there was one. I wasn’t too crazy about the writing. It felt a bit distant. Like I was being told the story, rather than experiencing it. Other than that, this book was fabulous!
As for who I would recommend it for, I would recommend it to anyone looking for an inspiring, Christian Dystopian. As for recommended age, probably thirteen and up.
I received Defier: The Girl Who Stood from the author in exchange for an honest review.