13 November 2015

Review: Deliverance by C.J. Redwine

Reviewer: Kayla
Author: C.J. Redwine
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback
My Rating: 7/10

Summary (Goodreads. Da real MVP):

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?

My Thoughts:
Okay, shit.
Okay lemme start out with this. I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it. It was good.
I would say it's my least favourite in the trilogy, but it was a good conclusion for the trilogy. Rachel's character development was inspiring, yet some of her choices and decisions she made throughout the novel frustrated me.
And Logan. Ah, Logan. Handled everything with such grace and sophistication, doing everything in his power to save the ones he loves. Ugh, Logan gives me the feels.
This book was very political, it introduced a lot of new characters and leaders that added to this political alliances and enemies, and I liked this part easily enough. Connor was a real treat I did like him.
I don’t know how I feel about how things played out with Ian. I think it was interesting to see the character development, but something seemed off. Maybe because it happened in moments, but it seemed strange. It just seemed the justice wasn’t served. Same goes with the Commander. Justice wasn’t served.
The end battle scene has me on my toes. I think too many things ended in that scene, so many people died that it just seemed like it was over too quickly.
Despite my issues with it, this book was a great closure to the series, and all the problems that needed to be solved were solved, nothing left unanswered, no stone left unturned.

Final Thoughts: Though this final book was mediocre, I think this trilogy is definitely worth a try, as it has all the elements of a dystopia one looks for. I recommend!

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