About The Book:
- The Defiance
- by A.G. Henley
- Age Group: Young Adult
- Category: Horror / Romance
- Pages: 207
- Expected Publication: July 21, 2013
- Rating: 4.5/5
- Received From: A.G. Henley for an honest review
It hasn’t been long since Fennel, a Sightless Groundling, and Peree, her Lofty Keeper, fell in love and learned the truth: the Scourge, and their world, are not what they seem.
Fenn and Peree are determined to guide their people to the protected village of Koolkuna, but first they must convince them that everything they believe is a lie. An impossible task, especially when someone seems hell-bent on trying anything–even animal sacrifice and arson–to destroy the couple’s new bond and crush the frail truce between the Groundlings and the Lofties. Not everyone wants to uproot their lives in the forest, and those who stay behind will be left terribly vulnerable.
Fenn and Peree’s resolve to be together, and the constant threat of the Scourge’s return, push both groups to the breaking point. Unable to tell friend from foe, Fenn must again decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice to ensure the future of the people of the forest.
Only this time, the price of peace may be too high to bear.
I was quite excited when I read The Scourge, the first in this brilliant series, and my excitement didn’t abate while waiting for this sequel! I flew through it, maybe a little TOO fast considering I didn’t want to stop reading once I started. It’s a short book so I was able to do this in one sitting.
The entire plot was fabulous. From the beginning you’re given answers about what happened between book one and two, and it seemed like it was maybe only a few days. You can easily go into the second without a break and think it was all one book, however, if you haven’t read The Scourge in a while, not to worry. A.G. Henley does a great job of reminding us of the more important things and even while doing so, is able to keep the story on track.
The only thing I don’t like about reviewing sequels is the inability to really talk about either book. I want my review to show you how fabulous this series really is without spoilers. What I can say is that the intensity is actually ratcheted up! I was filled with anxiety for Fenn and Peree. They go through SO much in this!
And the crazy thing is that the ending leaves off where I just know book three is going to be absolutely freaking crazy too! So many questions left! And then there are a few people that I would love to hit with a frying pan. Seriously, I wish A.G. Henley could make them walk off a long plank, with a steep drop! Oyyyy!
But, the main characters are amazing, as ever. And I thoroughly enjoyed reading about them. I just CANNOT wait for book three now!
About A.G. Henley:
A.G. Henley is the author of the BRILLIANT DARKNESS series. The first book in the series, THE SCOURGE, was a finalist for the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award.
A.G. is also a clinical psychologist, which means people either tell her their life stories on airplanes, or avoid her at parties when they’ve had too much to drink. Neither of which she minds. When she’s not writing fiction or shrinking heads, she can be found herding her children and their scruffy dog, Guapo, to various activities while trying to remember whatever she’s inevitably forgotten to tell her husband. She lives in Denver, Colorado. Learn more at aghenley.com