Friday, November 11, 2011

Take Two: "Defiance" by Lili St. Crow

We all do it, we read a book and we make an initial impression of it, whether it is a positive or negative impression it doesn't matter- just the fact that we make one matters. And sometimes the impression that we make can very well be impacted by factors outside of the book (ie. our mood while reading the book, other books we were reading at the time, etc.). We then reread the book (which I don't know about y'all, but I am totally a rereader) and notice things we didn't see the first time around, come to understand those characters who initially bothered us or just come away from the book with a totally different idea of how we feel about it.

As mentioned, I am a rereader sort of person, whether I reread a book right after my initial time reading it, or months, if not years later, well, I don't think that really matters, what I think matters is that with time something about that book hooks us, reels us in, and forces us to once again pick it up. I thought that it would be interesting if I were to reread some books that I have previously read and/or reviewed to see if my initial impression of the book has changed, hence this new little feature I like to call "Take Two".

You can find my original review of "Defiance" HERE.
Now that sixteen-year-old Dru's worst fears have come true and Sergej has kidnapped her best friend Graves, she'll have to go on a suicidal rescue mission to bring him back in one piece.

That is, if she can put all of Christophe's training to good use, defeat her mother's traitor, Anna, once and for all, and manage to survive another day. . .

Since I began doing this feature I have noticed that in some instances I actually begin to dislike a book over time. I am none too sure if this is because I find myself influenced by various other reviews I have read since reading the book for the initial time (I always my darnedest to not be swayed by reviews I have read, but something it is just so gosh darn difficult to not be) or if because the first time reading the book, when the book was all new and shiny (and I was so excited), I just glossed over the faults/ iffy bits of the book (and picked up on them only after rereading the book). 

However, that was not the case whatsoever with this book- I know that I can reread this book countless times and NEVER GET SICK OF IT (in fact, I think I have reread the first three books in the series at least half a dozen times and love them as much, if not more, than the first time I read them.  

The fact that I am able to reread this series so much is a testament to how amazing of an author Lilith St. Crow is, from the amazingly developed characters and to the fast-paced (and unique) plot. I believe that this book is able to bridge the gap between YA and adult UF like no other- I highly recommend it to UF fans of all ages (and while you are at it, you might as well check out Lilith's "Dante Valentine" and "Jill Kismet" series!).

Rating: 10/10


  1. Isn't it interesting how opinions can change? For me, re-reading a book is the ultimate test: if it's REALLY good, I will love it more every time I read it...if it's not, well, then I scratch my head and wonder what I saw in it the first time! :)

    I need to get my hands on Defiance; I read the first three Strange Angel books a year or so ago, but forgot about it when I had to wait for the next book. Thanks for reminding me... :)

    New follower, btw! Found you through the Ontario Blog Squad directory.
    BJ @ Dark Side of the Covers

  2. DEFINITELY enjoyed this book! Ditto with all the praises rained on Lillith!

    I'm actually not much of a rereader, but there are some books I just can't stay away from. Catcher in the Rye is foremost among them. No matter how many times I read it, I always take away something different. And it's like you said, my general mood and other outside factors definitely affect that.


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