GIVEAWAY! Blog Tour: Defy by Raine Thomas

I am very excited to be a stop on the Defy blog tour!!! You should definitely check out this new book from Raine Thomas!

Defy (Firstborn Trilogy #1)
written by Raine Thomas          
published by Iambe Books

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Why did I pick this book: I was fortunate enough to participate in the blog tour (through YA Bound) for this book’s release! (I was provided a copy of the book for review purposes.)

Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. This is my first Raine Thomas book, and I read Defy every free chance I had. It caught my attention from the very first sentence and held my attention to the very end. 

The characters were well written. Tate is a strong young woman and I enjoyed the moments where she realized that maybe her parents and aunts and uncles were right and actually taught her things she needed to know in order to survive outside of her protective area. I liked her from the beginning. Zachariah (aka “Sparky”) was great as well. I liked his surly, grumpy attitude because you could see that he cared underneath even though he was reluctant to. The chemistry between he and Tate was flawlessly written. Their banter and connection had me laughing and wanting more.

I do wish I had read The Daughters of Saraquel Trilogy first. (I will definitely be reading that soon!) I think it would have helped me understand this book a bit more. The glossary that was included in the beginning of the book was a great help in introducing the various classes of people and how they are recognized. But it was a bit disruptive to keep looking back at those descriptions in order to keep on track. However, with that being said, this book is a stand alone and having read The Daughters of Saraquel is not necessary…it just would’ve helped a bit.

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Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book, especially if you have read The Daughters of Saraquel Trilogy by this author.

Will I read it again: I will not but I will read more books by Raine Thomas, especially the remainder of this trilogy! 

About the book – from the publisher: 

Seventeen-year-old Tate is about to make her parents’ dreams come true. Unfortunately for her, their dreams foretell her death.

Eager to explore more of the Estilorian plane and prove her abilities, Tate goes against her parents’ wishes and leaves the area of protection surrounding her home. Her choice puts her on a deadly path…one that leaves her alone, severely injured and battling for her life.
Her possible savior arrives in the form of Zachariah, a male who has removed himself from Estilorian society for more than fifty years. Fighting an unexpected connection to Tate, he must decide whether saving her life is worth destroying his.
As Tate struggles to find a way home, she ends up drawn into a dark Mercesti plot involving multiple murders and a powerful ancient artifact. With the unpredictable Zachariah as her only source for aid, she’ll soon find out if her abilities are strong enough to help her defy her Fate.


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  1. Many thanks for participating in the DEFY tour, and for taking the time to read and review the book!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for an increadible giveaway, by an author whom is of much interest and i look forward to finding out more of her work! Xx

    From: Miss. Lucinda Fountain