Book Review: Deception
Baalboden has been ravaged. The brutal Commander’s whereabouts are unknown. And Rachel, grief stricken over her father’s death, needs Logan more than ever. With their ragged group of survivors struggling to forge a future, it’s up to Logan to become the leader they need—with Rachel by his side. Under constant threat from rival Carrington’s army, who is after the device that controls the Cursed One, the group decides to abandon the ruins of their home and take their chances in the Wasteland. But soon their problems intensify tenfold: someone—possibly inside their ranks—is sabotaging the survivors, picking them off one by one. The chaos and uncertainty of each day puts unbearable strain on Rachel and Logan, and it isn’t long before they feel their love splintering. Even worse, as it becomes clear that the Commander will stop at nothing to destroy them, the band of survivors begins to question whether the price of freedom may be too great—and whether, hunted by their enemies and the murderous traitor in their midst, they can make it out of the Wasteland alive.
jen | This second installment of the Courier’s Daughter trilogy, Deception by C.J. Redwine is an action packed, intense follow up to Defiance. Again the world building is spectacular, drawing you in and not letting go. The characters go through a lot of changes, with twist and turns, some you see coming and some you definitely will not.
Logan’s strength grows as he becomes the leader of the survivors and decisions he is forced to make. Rachel battles her inner struggle over the guilt of killing someone and the grief over her father’s death. This book kept me turning the pages until there was nothing left to turn.
If you enjoyed Defiance, you will love Deception. But a word of warning, PEOPLE DIE. Have tissues ready.