ARC Review: Defiance by Stephanie Tyler

Posted June 10, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 7 Comments

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ARC Review: Defiance by Stephanie Tyler
Defiance
by Stephanie Tyler

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: June 10, 2013
Series: Defiance #1
Published by Carina Press
Pages: 300
 

 

In a promising start to a new look in New Adult, DEFIANCE is taking the best elements of Fiction and creating a hybrid read that stands out like a gem.  ~ Under the Covers

When Angela James asked me if I was interested in reading a New Adult Post-Apocalyptic MC book, I knew I was in even before I said yes. That combination alone is enough for me to want to read it without having read the blurb. Learning that the author was Stephanie Tyler at a later date definitely added more points in their favor.

DEFIANCE is the first in a new series that breaks all the rules and makes new ones. The heroine, Tru Tennyson is an MC princess, the token woman in a male-dominated culture. She escaped for awhile before a hybrid storm killed millions and forced her to return home and to the man she hoped to avoid.

Caspar is an interesting character and probably what intrigued me most about this book. As the bastard son to the MC’s leader, he has his own power in the ranks and you definitely feel his commanding presence throughout the entire book. He was one I was always looking forward to reading.

DEFIANCE pushes the bar a little bit with the MC culture. There is sex for power, violence and the start of a gang war so if you love the MC culture and the chaos that surrounds it, you are definitely getting that in loads with this book. That being said, this book doesn’t really feel that much of a New Adult book compared to others I’ve read simply because there is so much going on already that there isn’t that search for self-discovery or self-actualization as the main focus. It is there, but it isn’t as prominent as say, a New Adult Contemporary where character problems are the main conflict. DEFIANCE is far more multi-layered and complex, providing readers with something that will sweep them off their feet!

In a promising start to a new look in New Adult, DEFIANCE is taking the best elements of Fiction and creating a hybrid read that stands out like a gem.

*Prelim copy provided by editor

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About Stephanie Tyler

New York Times Bestselling author Stephanie Tyler writes what she loves to read - romantic suspense novels starring military heroes and paranormal romance novels novels starring warrior heroes, all complete with happy endings. She also co-writes as Sydney Croft. She lives in New York with her husband, her kids and her crazy Weimaraner, Gus.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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I have been so waiting tor this book and series to finally arrive.. Yippee..

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Yes, Kathleen! Jump in!!

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Thanks for the review Ann. I’m not that big on new adult romance but it does look intriguing.

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Hey Lori, this one has a different feel to it for sure. Quite sexy too. Enjoy!

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Thanks for the review – I just got my copy today and can’t wait to read it

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Yay, Maria! Let me know what you think!

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