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Blog Tour, Young Adult / September 17, 2012

I’m excited to be the last stop on the Defiance UK blog tour, hosted by Atom Books, because this was one of my favourite reads of the year! I was asked to do something a little personal, so I thought I would concentrate on my favourite part of the book: Logan. Be sure to visit the rest of the blog tour stops for interviews, giveaways and more!


Defiance by C.J. Redwine

Release: 6 September 2012 (UK)
Publisher: Atom Books

A sweeping tale of family loyalty, oppression, rebellion, and a bitter fight for freedom.

No inhabitants leave the city. The city that has always been Rachel’s home. Beyond its secure walls lie many terrors which are the subject of rumour, fable and speculation – violent wanderers, unforgiving terrain, and a mysterious, ruthless wild beast.

When Rachel’s father, one of the city’s couriers, goes missing, she knows she has to try and find him, regardless of the dangers she will encounter. But her attempts to escape the confines of the city expose her to a new threat, this one much closer to home. With the cruel, domineering eye of the city’s ruler on her, what are her chances of finding her father? Alone but for the aid of her father’s apprentice, the loyal Logan, Rachel must fight to save her father – and to set her people free.

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I thought about writing an essay that listed all the reasons why Logan is amazing. However, part of the beauty of the book is that the less you know about it, the better. So, in order to get you excited about Logan, I want to share 5 of my favourite Logan-isms, which gave you a broad idea of his character. As the book is half-narrated by our favourite inventor, it gives us a lot of opportunity to get in his often hilarious, logical brain. It was so tough to choose, and there are whole paragraphs and pages that I would’ve happily put one this list, but hopefully you enjoy this little taster of Logan.  


I press my lips closed, a thin line of defiance. I’d rather combine every element on the Periodic Table and take my chances with the outcome than humble myself before the Commander.


The heat from her skin seeps into mine and feels like comfort.
Which is proof that my ability to think logically seems to be compromised. I’m beginning to worry being responsible for Rachel has somehow thrown me permanently off-kilter.


I have no idea how this conversation went awry so quickly. I just want to tell her something nice. Does it have to be a ten-minute discussion about motives and semantics?


I don’t want to admit my attraction to her is strong enough to rise above my grief and sense of responsibility, but they’re breasts. And they’re nearly spilling out the top of her dress.


Best Case Scenario: I kill him on my first try.
Worst Case Scenario: I miss, and never get another chance.
Best Case Scenario it is, then.


And because I can, one bonus Logan quote, because this one was too good not to include:
“You’re worth so much more than anything I can give you. If you can’t believe that right now, believe in me.”


C.J. Redwine author pictureFind C.J. on:

C.J. Redwine loves stilettos, lemon bars, and any movie starring Johnny Depp. She lives in Nashville with her husband, four kids, two cats, and one long-suffering dog. Defiance is C.J. Redwine’s debut novel. To learn more about C.J., visit her website and blog.


Thank you again for stopping by. Are you excited to read this book and get to know this great character? And if you have read the book, I’d love to know some of your favourite Logan quotes!

4 Responses to Blog Tour: Defiance by C.J. Redwine

  1. emaginette says:

    Those LOGAN-ISMs are pretty hot. 🙂
    My recent post Buried in Benidorm #review

  2. Faye says:

    Some great Logan quotes Daphne! 😀
    Another one I liked was at the same place as the breasts one, can't remember exactly what was said and the book is too far away but yeah, I just liked that whole scene I think! lol.

    Woooo for Logan! 😀

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