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Leisha and Samantha barely survived. Now, an explosive battle between the vampires and immortals seems imminent. It's more important than ever before that the prophecy child is found, but there's a problem—Leisha has lost her powers. She seems like nothing more than a human. Her newfound humanity is further complicated when Tafari, her old lover, appears with a desire for Leisha and Samantha barely survived. Now, an explosive battle between the vampires and immortals seems imminent. It's more important than ever before that the prophecy child is found, but there's a problem—Leisha has lost her powers. She seems like nothing more than a human. Her newfound humanity is further complicated when Tafari, her old lover, appears with a desire for reconcliation. Can Leisha lock up the past to save those she loves? Or will fate tear everything from her once again?


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Leisha and Samantha barely survived. Now, an explosive battle between the vampires and immortals seems imminent. It's more important than ever before that the prophecy child is found, but there's a problem—Leisha has lost her powers. She seems like nothing more than a human. Her newfound humanity is further complicated when Tafari, her old lover, appears with a desire for Leisha and Samantha barely survived. Now, an explosive battle between the vampires and immortals seems imminent. It's more important than ever before that the prophecy child is found, but there's a problem—Leisha has lost her powers. She seems like nothing more than a human. Her newfound humanity is further complicated when Tafari, her old lover, appears with a desire for reconcliation. Can Leisha lock up the past to save those she loves? Or will fate tear everything from her once again?

45 review for Defiance

  1. 4 out of 5

    Aline

    Defiance by Adrienne Monson I received a copy of Defiance from the author in exchange of an honest review and this does not affect my opinion on this review. Defiance is very different from the first book of the Blood Inheritance Trilogy. The first chapter started very strong and with a huge twist. It took me totally by surprise. I could immediately see so many different paths for the story, and because of what happened to Leisha, I thought she would have a strong desire for revenge. Instead, she Defiance by Adrienne Monson I received a copy of Defiance from the author in exchange of an honest review and this does not affect my opinion on this review. Defiance is very different from the first book of the Blood Inheritance Trilogy. The first chapter started very strong and with a huge twist. It took me totally by surprise. I could immediately see so many different paths for the story, and because of what happened to Leisha, I thought she would have a strong desire for revenge. Instead, she only tells what happened to whoever she needs to tell and I didn’t see any feelings coming from her regarding the situation she went through. But later as other things come in place, I was able to understand that what happened loses importance in comparison with the the situation they are facing now. With the loss of her power, Leisha finds hard to be human again. It’s even funny when she mentions how weird the food tastes and how easy some things are when you are a vampire. Tafari appears on Leisha’s doorstep with Rinwa, and some big news. His staying leads them to reconciliation after hundreds of years separated. That’s when we see another twist , but despite of the change, the story becomes predictable. Leisha is still a strong character, and I love her personality and determination. Definitely my favorite female character. Samantha is a different story, she confuses me because she is mature beyond her age for some matters and so immature for others. On the other hand, I love Nikita, he is my favorite male character so far and his personality becomes stronger in this book. I like that Tafari and Rinwa put their differences with Leisha aside to help each other and try to be a family. But at the same time, it bothers me that Tafari’s actions and resolutions concerning Leisha comes too easily, giving the impression that he seems to forget the reasons why he spent years apart from Leisha and not stop even for a second to evaluate his decision towards his relationship with her. I don’t want to say more and spoil the story. Although this sequel seems rushed, the writing style is definitely better. The path that the story took became unique after a specific revelation. The fights are still well described and the characters don’t lack in personality. I have a lot of expectations for the last book. I have unanswered questions and I’m hoping to find the answers in the next book. Overall 4 stars.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Stan Crowe

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Short review: I've finished the book. I can now sleep again. Long review (Begin spoilers): The only thing that kept me from five-starring this one was the utter lack of explanation for the (admittedly necessary) plot device that makes the switcharoo for the vampires/immortals into mere humans (and back again). That said, I'm fairly certain Monson will fill her readers in in Book Three, so it didn't rattle me too much. I loved this book both as a reader and as a writer. I'm not a "vampire" kind of gu Short review: I've finished the book. I can now sleep again. Long review (Begin spoilers): The only thing that kept me from five-starring this one was the utter lack of explanation for the (admittedly necessary) plot device that makes the switcharoo for the vampires/immortals into mere humans (and back again). That said, I'm fairly certain Monson will fill her readers in in Book Three, so it didn't rattle me too much. I loved this book both as a reader and as a writer. I'm not a "vampire" kind of guy, but after reading her previous book in the series (Dissension), I was eager to see where she took the series. Monson left Dissension in the dust with this one. It was obvious her writing skills had matured beyond what she'd already shown in her previous work. Aside from the fact that Monson told an engaging story, developed solid characters even further, and drew me into her world, I was so glad I didn't have to keep stopping and shaking my head at plausibility or "practicality" errors. Monson's characters were real and intelligent, and she consistently acknowledged (and properly dealt with) almost every "huh?" moment in the book (e.g. Leisha calling Rinwa out on being a jerk, or the fact that everyone but Samantha--a teenaged girl-- actually understood why it was a terrible idea for her to get together with Nik. THANK YOU FOR THAT, MS. MONSON!) The editing job was also better on Defiance than on Dissesnion, a fact that also improved story flow. I did have to wonder why Leisha didn't take her second (and very good and easily justifiable) opportunity to eliminate Mason, though. Monson does explain that fairly well, but given Leisha's superhuman speed, I think she could have ensured Mason's total dispatch without hindering her escape very much at all. Overall, Monson did a great job not letting the main characters off the hook with any amount of ease (and though the giant blowtorch thing was a bit surprising, the context still supported its possibility). It was great to see the antagonists "cheat" in an authorly sense (e.g. repeatedly finding the protagonists despite their excellent efforts to hide themselves--well done!). I guess I'm rambling somewhat incoherently, here. I'll just close by saying I'd have given the book 4.5 stars if it were an option, and that I'm more than eager to finish the series. Very well done, Ms. Monson. Thank you for redeeming the oversaturated vampiric romance genre!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Becca McCulloch

    Disclosure: I was given an advanced copy of this book for purpose of review. This review can also be found on Amazon. Defiance was an easy read with a developed story that built on the mythology of Stephanie Meyer, Cassandra Clare and Anne Rice. While the dialogue was stilted at times, the author created characters that were complex and believable. My only complaint was the lack of explanation for the primary plot devices and overall inconsistency in mythology, though I admit to being a purist in Disclosure: I was given an advanced copy of this book for purpose of review. This review can also be found on Amazon. Defiance was an easy read with a developed story that built on the mythology of Stephanie Meyer, Cassandra Clare and Anne Rice. While the dialogue was stilted at times, the author created characters that were complex and believable. My only complaint was the lack of explanation for the primary plot devices and overall inconsistency in mythology, though I admit to being a purist in occult matters. I understand it's a trilogy, but I had to suspend disbelief to an extent that made portions of the book less enjoyable. The love story was sweet and will be enjoyed by those who loved Twilight and Whedon-verse vampire lore.

  4. 4 out of 5

    K.R. Patterson

    This series has one of the most interesting takes on the vampire world than I have ever before read. Let's just say, it is not for the squeamish :). The world is intriguing enough that I want to know more, even while I'm a little bit horrified every time I go a step deeper. But at the same time, I am also endeared to the characters. The author is gifted in having them espouse a dual nature of both warm and cold and still be believable. I enjoyed reading, even when thoroughly disturbed ;). It wou This series has one of the most interesting takes on the vampire world than I have ever before read. Let's just say, it is not for the squeamish :). The world is intriguing enough that I want to know more, even while I'm a little bit horrified every time I go a step deeper. But at the same time, I am also endeared to the characters. The author is gifted in having them espouse a dual nature of both warm and cold and still be believable. I enjoyed reading, even when thoroughly disturbed ;). It would be fun to hear it in audio someday.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Joana V.

    3,5* Review em português: http://pepitamagica.blogspot.pt/2015/... This is the second book of the Blood Inheritance trilogy e it is with great shame that I admit that I have not read the first book. And why? Because when I saw it on Nerdy Girl Book Reviews I couldn't resist and I didn't even check on Goodreads if it was a stand alone book or a series. Only when I started reading it I realised that a lot had already happened. One thing I realised was that there were some similarities with the Twilig 3,5* Review em português: http://pepitamagica.blogspot.pt/2015/... This is the second book of the Blood Inheritance trilogy e it is with great shame that I admit that I have not read the first book. And why? Because when I saw it on Nerdy Girl Book Reviews I couldn't resist and I didn't even check on Goodreads if it was a stand alone book or a series. Only when I started reading it I realised that a lot had already happened. One thing I realised was that there were some similarities with the Twilight series. But there were very little, so it did not bother me. Samantha, our young protagonist, is in a bit of a mess. From dramas that you can almost call familiar, to teenage problems, to vampires with hundreds (some thousands) of years, to immortals and...different humans. I don't think that I can say that there was a character that I didn't like, I think all of them are well fitted in the story, although I believe that characters like Samantha's father needed to be further developed. Leisha, Tafari, Rinwa, Nikita (Nik), all of them have a very important role and the author can make us look beyond the blood sucking and fights that go on. I'll try not to do any spoilers. Leisha and Nikita are vampires, Tafari and Rinwa are immortals and Samantha is a human girl with premonitions. With a new vampire boss on town, Leisha goes through a rough patch and Tafari, her husband from many centuries back, comes back to her life to help her, bringing along their daughter, Rinwa. Although they really care for each other, this couple has a lot of problems, some that we can relate to. Leisha and her daughter also have a difficult relationship and I liked the way that that was explored. Samantha and Nik...well it's a bit of the typical teenager romance, but that does not mean that the reader can't appreciate it. My favourite thing was the end of the book, and you know why? Because I was so caught on it, that I just pressed my tablet for the next chapter and there wasn't one, sadly! The ending was a cliff-hanger, and I just can't wait to read the first book and the third!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Gina

    Great story. Packed with action. The style of writing is not something I'm use to( goes back and forth from first person to third person) but she knows how to develop characters and tell a story! Excited to see how this story ends! Great story. Packed with action. The style of writing is not something I'm use to( goes back and forth from first person to third person) but she knows how to develop characters and tell a story! Excited to see how this story ends!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Cindy Sheldon

    Absolutely had me hooked right from the beginning. I love the plot and am ready fro the next in the series. I just found my newest author to fall in love with the series!!!!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Rebekah

    Review coming soon.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jim Vivinetto

  10. 5 out of 5

    Angie

  11. 4 out of 5

    Billy Cowan

  12. 5 out of 5

    Anam

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ava

  14. 4 out of 5

    Kelley

  15. 4 out of 5

    Margaret Johnson

  16. 5 out of 5

    Celeste

  17. 5 out of 5

    Meaghan

  18. 5 out of 5

    Amanda Daggett

  19. 4 out of 5

    Ann Meyers

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lex

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kirk Cunningham

  22. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Tfm

  23. 4 out of 5

    Júlia Hidalgo

  24. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

  25. 5 out of 5

    Krista Cox

  26. 5 out of 5

    Marinne Carter

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

  28. 4 out of 5

    Mindy Rauscher Zimmerman

  29. 5 out of 5

    Amy

  30. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

  31. 5 out of 5

    Babel

  32. 4 out of 5

    Madeline Kidd

  33. 4 out of 5

    Tracey

  34. 5 out of 5

    Stacey

  35. 4 out of 5

    Anthony

  36. 5 out of 5

    Donna Weaver

  37. 4 out of 5

    Steve

  38. 4 out of 5

    Tamara

  39. 4 out of 5

    Lindsay Brittain

  40. 4 out of 5

    Luisa Garcia

  41. 4 out of 5

    Karen Pellett

  42. 4 out of 5

    Zoe

  43. 5 out of 5

    Joseph Gilmore

  44. 4 out of 5

    Cindy Davis

  45. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Bryson

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