Defiance Rising

Defiance Rising

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by Amy Miles
     
 

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"Now that is a beautiful sight."
I whip around, instantly covering myself with my arms. "What are you doing here?" I scream. "Get out!"
"Aw, don't tell me you're a shy one. I didn't peg you for that." Bastien grins as he throws his leg over a rock and settles in for what appears to be an annoyingly lengthy time.
Using one arm, I swim as quickly as I can away

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"Now that is a beautiful sight."
I whip around, instantly covering myself with my arms. "What are you doing here?" I scream. "Get out!"
"Aw, don't tell me you're a shy one. I didn't peg you for that." Bastien grins as he throws his leg over a rock and settles in for what appears to be an annoyingly lengthy time.
Using one arm, I swim as quickly as I can away from the center of the pool and head straight for the rocks. Bastien seems completely unphazed by my rising fury and he grins down at me. He does however reach out to retrieve my dagger from the pile of clothes he's perched beside.
"Have you no decency?" I growl through chattering teeth. If I don't get out soon I'll risk hypothermia, but there's no way I'm going to give Bastien the satisfaction of seeing me naked.
Twirling the dagger in his hand, he appears to contemplate my question. "I suppose this might seem a bit forward of me, but I thought you might like to know it's time to go."
"Fine. Message received. Leave now!"
He leans over the edge, peering down at me. "And miss all the fun? I think not."

Illyria has never known a life without the Rebellion.
Instinct.
Survival.
Nothing else matters...until she ventures out into unknown territory and is faced with an enemy that proves even more fierce and determined than she ever thought.
Bastien is infuriating, dangerous and annoyingly gorgeous. Eamon is familiar, comforting and turning into a man before her eyes. Both want her heart...but she is torn between duty and desire. When her choice affects all of mankind, how can she allow herself to be selfish?
There is a power within her that can change everyone's fate...but she underestimated the most potent force on Earth-love. Illyria must discover if she has the strength to sacrifice her heart to save mankind.

Editorial Reviews

Susan Brown
What a great book, once started I couldn't put it down. I can't wait for the next two books in the trilogy. This is not just for teenagers as I am in my fifties.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466206564
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/03/2013
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Amy Miles was born and raised in a military family but has now settled with her husband and son in South Carolina. She is also the author of Defiance Rising and Reckoning. To learn more about her and her books, visit AmyMilesBooks.com

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Defiance Rising 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Jasmyn9 9 months ago
I generally love a good sci-fi dystopia, but this one fell a little flat for me. It got off to a great start, but I quickly stopped enjoying Illyria's sarcastic attitude that seemed to pervade every conversation she had. Her first trip to the city left me tons of questions - in a good way - it was very well done. But I disliked Bastian as well. He became far too brooding and moody for my tastes. Eamon, on the other hand, just never seemed to get it. There was no development, and I felt very little emotion from him. The love triangle seems neverending. I don't mind a little hesitation or conflict between what is confortable and what is new and exciting, but Illyria seems to choose wrong every step of the way. And what's worse is she seems to know it! But just keeps going anyways! I really couldn't relate to her at all. The world building was a lot of fun. I loved the conflict with the aliens and the history that we learn as the story continues. It was quite fascinating. It's just hard to enjoy a story when you can't seem to like the main characters. *This book was received in exchange for an honest review*
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoy her writing style
Cooler12 More than 1 year ago
INTERESTING
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Literally could not put down. :) I highly recommend!!
-SHIRLEY_ More than 1 year ago
This os a great book!!  I have read a lot of books, but this one is better than many of them...  the people are fleshed out good...  kept hoping more pages would magically appear at the end!!!  :-).            
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, but just like a lot of new books. She does what is expected of her, rather than choose what her heart tells her is right. It's obvious she is more powerful when with Bastien rather than Eamon. Eamon is a typical whiner because it's obvious he will never fully have her heart like Bastien could.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WHY couldnt her and Bastien be together i wann cry her and Bastien should be togethet arghhhhhhh