by C.J. Redwine
YA Fantasy Dystopia
Published: August 27th 2013
Baalboden has been ravaged. The brutal Commander's whereabouts are unknown. And Rachel, grief stricken over her father's death, needs Logan more than ever. With their ragged group of survivors struggling to forge a future, it's up to Logan to become the leader they need-with Rachel by his side. Under constant threat from rival Carrington's army, who is after the device that controls the Cursed One, the group decides to abandon the ruins of their home and take their chances in the Wasteland.
But soon their problems intensify tenfold: someone-possibly inside their ranks-is sabotaging the survivors, picking them off one by one. The chaos and uncertainty of each day puts unbearable strain on Rachel and Logan, and it isn't long before they feel their love splintering. Even worse, as it becomes clear that the Commander will stop at nothing to destroy them, the band of survivors begins to question whether the price of freedom may be too great-and whether, hunted by their enemies and the murderous traitor in their midst, they can make it out of the Wasteland alive.
In this daring sequel to Defiance, with the world they once loved forever destroyed, Rachel and Logan must decide between a life on the run and standing their ground to fight.
An interesting continuation to a story with a great deal of potential. We see a drastic change in how people are treating each other in this book, and women are getting more rights. Deception is all about the journey of the survivors from Rachel and Logan's perspectives. There are a few new characters who come to the forefront and make a large impact on your emotions.
We see a great deal of development in Logan as he is now in charge of leading this rag-tag group of people through the wilderness and, hopefully, to safety. Rachel on the other hand, cannot get over the fact that she killed someone (albeit in self defense) and her character really doesn't go anywhere. She is pretty stagnant through the book. There was a spark of potential at the end for what may come in the next book.
I do look forward to reading the next book and cannot wait to find out what happens to - I mean with - Logan. :) If you liked Defiance, you will probably enjoy Deception.