Hell-O, I'm Valeria & there is nothing I love more than myself...& books. TV shows! Add food & traveling the whole world at that list.
My reviews? Pseudo reviews. But they are pretty.
To start this, I'll kind of quote This beloved Phrase by Neil Gaiman, from The Sandman, Vol. 9: The Kindly Ones.
“Have you ever wanted to Love a book for its cover? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It biases you and it opens up your Cover Lust and it means that the beautiful cover can get inside your Nook and mess it up. You build up all these TBR Piles, you build up a whole Book Schedule, so that nothing can hurt you, then one stupid book, no different from any other stupid book, wanders into your stupid life/Nook. You give them a piece of you. They didn't ask for it. They did something dumb one day, like cover revel itself or have a Book Day Release, and then your reading experience isn't your own anymore. Beautiful cover takes hostages. It gets inside you. It makes you read it and leaves you crying in the darkness; so simple a phrase like 'I Will Kill The Commander' x100 turns into a glass splinter working its way into your heart. It hurts. Not just in the imagination. Not just in the TBR. It's a soul-Nook-hurt, a real gets-inside-you-and-rips-you-apart pain. I hate Bad Books I Wanted To Love.”
This pretty much resumes my experience with Defiance. I LOVE the cover (I mean, c'mon, look at it. Is AWESOME): the blurb was catchy; The Plot is weird; the guy is OK... But GODS NO.
Rachel commits such GREAT acts of stupidity I was going mad after mad with her. Whenever she & her stupid emotions should have gone RIGHT, they go WRONG. Not even Left.
Just plain WRONG.
Twice. Based in Anger (& not ever Red-Hot anger, but stupid bad managed emotions.) That kind of ruined the book (at the beginning & near the end).
I just... No. I mean, NO! (BTW, my motto for this book was No, Rachel. Just NO).
Defiance's Develop in a very nerdy Sine Curve