Deliverance

Deliverance

by C. J. Redwine

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ISBN-13: 9780062117236
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/26/2014
Series: C. J. Redwine's Defiance Series , #3
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 1,098,466
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.70(d)
Lexile: 900L (what's this?)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

C.J. Redwine is a New York Times bestselling author of YA fantasy novels, including the Ravenspire series of fairytale retellings and the Defiance trilogy. She’s still waiting for her letter from Hogwarts. Currently, she lives in Nashville with her husband, five children, three pets, and a wardrobe that stubbornly refuses to lead to Narnia, no matter how many times she tries. To learn more about C.J., visit her website at www.cjredwine.com.

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Deliverance 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
An absolutely brilliant conclusion to a fantastic series, Deliverance was just amazing. Full of thrills, secrets, and quite a few twists and turns, this book had me on the edge of my seat. This book is a conclusion that definitely doesn't disappoint. I loved Rachel's character growth. She went through so much throughout the series and it showed. She was stronger, wiser, and I really liked her. She proved time and again that she was a worthy heroine. Can't say much more than that I thought she was brilliant. Logan was wonderful. I adored him in books 1 and 2 and I still adored him in this one. He was such an eminently good guy, one who was devoted to Rachel, determined to protect his people, and had the cleverness and guts to do what he had to do. He was simply amazing. The romance was delightful. Even with Rachel and Logan apart for most of the book, their feelings for each other were part of everything they did. They are just perfect together, both so strong and devoted to each other. They're a lovely couple. The plot was fast paced and I was totally hooked the entire way through. There were tons of thrills, a few secrets that I never saw coming, and plenty of suspenseful moments, all of which had me on the edge of my seat. I loved the story and the ending was a perfect conclusion to this delightful series. Deliverance was an absolutely amazing YA read. This book was brilliant, full of romance, thrills, and nonstop action. I loved this book! Fans of the series, you won't be disappointed with this epic conclusion. And, YA lovers, this is a series you'll definitely need to check out. *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Addicted_Readers More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars DELIVERANCE WAS AMAZING!!! A.B.S.O.U.L.E.T.Y AMAZING!!!! I have been on my toes, waiting impatiently for the final book in the DEFIANCE series to be released. Then when it finally landed on my door step, I jumped for joy!! My UPS man probably thought I was crazy because I was acting like a nut, jumping up and screaming in glory! I instantly tore it open and was in a moment of pure bliss!!! I was hugging it, and petting it, and staring it, and then I was reading it, and finally, I was LOVING IT!!! Are you starting to see the full depth of my love for this series...lol?!? :) THE PLOT... Leaders are at their breaking point, Cities are crumbling, people are dying, and war is on the horizon. The Cursed Ones, the fire breathing monsters that live under the earth have destroyed the world that once was. And now people live in walled in Cities under the rule of they're Leaders, all hoping just to survive if The Cursed Ones surface from underground. Most people just want safety, security, and a reliable Leader that can be trusted to look out for the people, and not just himself. But everything is about to change, for everyone. Rachel and Logan have been separated, both fighting the same battle for the same goal, but in different locations. And are both willing to do the unthinkable to come out on top of this impending war!! But it won't be easy, as they've both been left broken, shattered, and striped away from everything they love. But one thing is for certain, they're not giving up, and their determined to keep fighting until the very last drop of their blood is shed. Until they are breathless and have no strength left to go on. But they are not there yet, and they don't plan on it!!! *RACHEL* Rachel has been kidnapped by Logan's sadistic estranged brother Ian, and is being forced against her will to make the long tiresome journey to Rowansmark to receive pain atonement for her so called "Crimes" and to await Logan's arrival with the stolen tech that every one's been fighting for. But Rachel is beaten down and her body still recuperating from Ian's last plot that killed many, and left others burned and deformed by the white phosphorous bombs that Ian and his tracker accomplices from Rowansmark had laid out for her group to suffer through the pain atonement that he thought Logan and Rachel deserved. Her body is wearing down and she barely has enough strength to make the long trek through the Wasteland, let alone take on Ian and his trackers. But she has no choice if she has any chance at stopping the Commander and bring down Rowansmark before it's to late. And she'll need every bit of healing and strength she can get, but Rachel's journey is just getting started, and it's going to be deadly!!!! *LOGAN* Logan thought he lost it all when his families secrets were finally revealed. He thought his world was shattered to the breaking point. But he finds out just how wrong he is when Rachel is taken from him by his estranged brother Ian. And that's when Logan's world explodes into a world of unbearable pain and torture. He is prepared to do the unthinkable to get Rachel back. Even sell his soul to the devil, in which he may just have to do if he has any chance of building allies in different Cities, Leading a march on Rowansmark to free Rachel, bring justice to his insane brother, stop a sadistic Leader, and end the Commander once and for all. His final battle has just begun, and if he has any chance of surviving and bring any peace to their world, he'll have to be prepare to defeat them all, or die trying!!! Overall, DELIVERANCE was epic, totally EPIC!! It tied up a lot of loose ends and emerged into a direction that I was HIGHLY satisfied with. I loved the writing, the character development and growth, the action and adventure that never stopped, the swoony unforgettable romance, and everything else that C.J. Redwine delivered in this book. It's a series that will stay on my shelf and in my heart for years to come!! NOTE: I received an ARC Paperback from Balzer + Bray for reviewing purposes. All opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An amazing book and series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I know, I know...these books are supposed to be written for a teen audience, but I'm 50 and I absolutely loved this series. I could not put it down! I only wish there was a follow up storyline with Logan ad Rachel!
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BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
   I wanted to read Deliverance because I have loved not only the beautiful covers but the story and world inside the book. The first and second books were fast paced and great reads for me and I def wanted to read the conclusion to this enjoyed series.      I will admit that I didn't get into it right away because I didn't remember the details of what had happened in the first two books and my reviews didn't help much. I could recall Logan and Rachel as well as Willow, but the rest were a bit fuzzy. I really need a site that will tell me what happened in the first books of series since it is so long in between and maybe the beginning wouldn't have been so slow for me. I skimmed a bit especially with Logan's part because even though I know that I liked the romance with him and Rachel, I didn't remember his characteristics and he was under a lot of pressure and I think that those below him asking every two seconds if he has a plan got on my nerves a bit.     Once it got to the Rachel story line, I got a little more into it, but I didn't remember the details about the trackers and what her deal was with her captors besides of course, that she was kidnapped. It is so hard when the kidnapped scenario happens in books though, because I am all about some steam and chemistry and of course you don't get as much of that when separated. But you do get a different kind of character development and I know that its a key element to so many stories.      It was full of some really hard scenes, on the side of gory but so heartbreaking. Some of the characters are hard to like, but I appreciate how this one really looks at motivations and how similar pasts can be but just a few different choices along the way can shape future decisions and actions. On top of that the theme of forgiveness that Rachel learned while being captive and how important it can be even the simplest kindess can mean to someone else.      The story tied up the plots and gave me satisfaction with reading, although I think that I would have liked it even more if there were more recap in the beginning, because there is no way that I had time to reread no matter how much I enjoy the series or books before it. Feeling lost and forgetting a bunch of the side characters as well as referenced past events that are seriously impacting the characters choices made me continue to be a bit lost and knowing that I was missing out on development and even more resolution than if I read back to back, had better memory retention, better recap, or a chance to reread.      Bottom Line: Enjoyable, but forgot a lot and was a bit lost. Still loved Rachel and Logan and appreciated their ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this series so much
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I had a hard time putting it down.
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Deliverance by C.J. Redwine Book Three of the Defiance series Publisher: Balzer + Bray Publication Date: August 26, 2014 Rating: 4 stars Source: ARC sent by the publisher Summary (from Goodreads): 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? What I Liked: Wow. Just... wow. This book was incredible. I was speechless, when I finished. There was no way I could write my review minutes, hours, almost days after reading it. You know that feeling when a book is so powerful, it resonates within you? Like watching The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and reaching the end, and you're swept away, caught up in the moment, the very powerful moment. That was how I felt, after finishing this book. I knew, I just knew, after reading the description of the first book, reading about the author, seeing its cover, reading it, reading book two, reading book three... that this would be one of my favorite fantasy series. A powerful, remarkable one, at that. Rachel has been taken by Ian, who is dragging her to Rowansmark. There, James Rowan will punish her for not turning over the device. Logan has been imprisoned in Lankenshire. He pleads his case with the officials of Lankenshire, and forms uneasy alliances with Lankenshire, and the Commander. Logan and his group travel from city-state to city-state, building an army to defeat James Rowan and Rowansmark. But the journey isn't easy for Logan, or Rachel. Trackers, tanniyn, betrayals, secrets, and failures stand in the way of being reunited and and seeking justice. For once, I wasn't scared to read this one. I have a problem with conclusion novels, just like I have a problem with sequels. Sequels often have cliffhanger endings (like this one, with Rachel being taken by Ian, and Logan being captured in Lankenshire), so that makes the third book really tense and frightening to read. What if everything DOESN'T work out?! What if they never make it back to each other?! What if everyone dies!? The struggle is real. But Redwine has a way of weaving a tale without making readers go crazy. Or maybe I was actually going insane, but in a controlled chaos kind of way. I just KNEW that Logan and Rachel would find their way back to each other. Even if it took nearly the entire book.  Even if both of them were basically in pieces by the end. I promised myself I wouldn't peek at the ending of the book, and I didn't. I'm not in the habit of doing that (gosh, what an awful way to ruin a book! You have absolutely no context whatsoever!), but I was so tempted! But I didn't. The storytelling of this book is SO well-done. It's like there's another story within the series in this one book. Redwine is a natural storyteller, so it was easy not to peek at the ending. I wanted to keep reading and reading, not skip ahead. And to be honest, a lot happens in this book. It's nearly five hundred pages, but it never FEELS that way. This book feels like a TV show or something, in my opinion - meaning, it's highly engrossing and keeps your attention. Also, the descriptions are extremely vivid. Or maybe my imagination is highly active. But I could totally SEE this book happening, in my mind. I love the Redwine didn't just drag us through the mud. Rachel is struggling to escape, trying to stay alive, dodging Ian's temper and vengeance. It's literally life or death for her - if she wasn't wanted alive in Rowansmark, Ian would have killed her. And Logan - all of the unstable alliances that he has to make are tested. His decisions about the tech are constantly questioned. And he often questions himself, if he's doing the right thing by leaving Rachel to rescue herself, essentially. One of the things that I really enjoyed about this book was Rachel's character development. I really liked her in book one, though I did think she was irrational and impulsive. In book two, she was extremely emotional, unstable, and bent on exacting her revenge on the Commander. I liked this raw side to her, but I wasn't a fan of what I thought was wallowing. In this book, Rachel is tested so much, in terms of survival. There is no room for feeling sorry for herself, or being in shock, or making excuses, or giving up. She has to save herself, and she has to help Logan destroy Rowansmark and the Commander. I LOVE that she wasn't all like, why isn't Logan coming for me, I'm more important than the whole world!? No, Rachel took matters into her own hands, and made decisions to protect herself. Her character development has been carefully spun throughout the three books. Redwine did this masterfully. The same can be said about Logan. Logan is fiercely protective, always has been. But by the third book, he no longer has the one goal of protecting Jared's daughter. Protecting his people, his family, his girl, his life, holds much more significance. I love that Logan realizes that it's okay to be unsure, to be imperfect, to not always know.  The cast of supporting characters is wonderful! I especially like how much page-time Willow gets. I'm not sure if I liked her or not in the other books, but I REALLY liked her in this book. Same with Quinn. Frankie, Smithson, Nola, Adam... I even felt for the Commander, and Ian. It's amazing how you'll feel, so conflicted, when you get to know the villains of a story. Because to the villains, they are the heroes of their own story. The romance - like I said, Logan and Rachel aren't physically together until the last fifth of the book. However, that doesn't mean that the romance, the love, the depth of their relationship isn't present throughout the book. I love that Redwine didn't focus on the physical nature of Logan and Rachel's relationship - though I wish there could have been a little more. I did want more scenes with Logan and Rachel. However, I do see why Redwine made the choices that she did, with the romance. This is an extremely powerful novel, in many aspects. I love how this book focuses so much on choices, plans, survival, pain, healing. Rachel learns that revenge isn't everything. Logan understands that not be able to save everyone, or plan for everything, or shoulder all the burdens, doesn't make him a horrible leader. The implications of this book are so powerful and noteworthy. I wish anyone and everyone could read this book (series), to understand what I mean about pain and healing and overcoming. I didn't really mention the world-building or the fantasy aspect because chances are, I covered that in book one or book two's reviews. But I guess I kind of had an epiphany in this book - this story is post-apocalyptic, so it happens on Earth, in our contemporary world, after a disaster. So it is fantasy, but post-apocalyptic. Neat! Basically... I think this book is awesome. The series in general. Fantasy is my favorite genre, so naturally, I'm very hard on fantasy series. This one is amazing! Go read. *shoos*  What I Did Not Like: Hmmm... I mentioned that I wanted more scenes between Logan and Rachel - and I'm not necessarily referring to the romance aspect. Their relationship is very solid, despite how much they've endured, and I wanted to just see them interact more. I don't think I'm explaining what I wanted very well... but maybe you understand what I'm saying. Other than that, I'm doing the "feeling" thing with this one, not the "calculating", and it's a four-star read from me. No good reason, it just *feels* that way. Actually, 4.5 stars, but Goodreads and Amazon and Barnes & Noble don't do half stars. Would I Recommend It: Yes! If you've read the first two books, fear not, weary (hopefully not too weary) traveler! The third book does not disappoint. If you've only read the first book, it's totally worth your time and feels to read the second book and third book. Of the three, I think the second book is my "least favorite" - if such exists in this series. I LOVED the first book, really really enjoyed the third, and seriously liked the second book. That's my order of things. And if you haven't started the series at all... you should fix that. Definitely binge-read the series, now that the series is (almost) over! Rating: 4.5 stars. Technically, I'm leaving it at 4.5 stars and not rounding down to 4 stars. A satisfying and thrilling conclusion to a stunning series! I cannot wait to read Redwine's next books. If all of her books are so beautifully, brokenly written, laced with power and infused with pain and endurance, then I'm all about that!
Cupcakegirly More than 1 year ago
Worst case scenario: This is the final book in this series. People will die. Best case scenario: Epic conclusion filled with love, hope, redemption, butt kicking and kissing. LOTS and lots of kissing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the ending to this gritty, emotional series! This book is full of action, romance, surprises, and fans of the series will love the way questions are answered and villains are brought to justice. If you haven't read this yet, the entire series is out now, so time for a binge read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago