First things first, if you have read any other book by Siobhan Davis and liked it, then you will like this one; go out, buy it, read it, love it.
Secondly, if you have read all of the previous books in the Saven series and liked them; go out, buy this, read it, love it.
But, make sure you’ve read the Saven novella, Denial, first. You really have to read it before Saven Defiance.
Okay, so this book was amazing. I’ve read it twice, and I still got to places where I had to tell my husband- I need mommy time to go read for 10 minutes because I’m in a spot where I can’t stop. Also, it was one of those books where there was so much happening in the last few chapters that my fingers were gripping my kindle, and my eyes were drilling into the page, and I was reading as fast as possible because there was SO MUCH GOING ON.
Seriously, this book is chock full of happenings. Lots of secrets are revealed, and there are a bunch of plot twists.
There are so many things that I want to talk about but I don’t like posting reviews with spoilers. So, I’ll keep it vague.
First of all, we get some good resolution on the Ax/Sadie/Logan triangle. Who will she choose? You’ll find out in this book. I’m Team Logan, so this book was hard for me in some ways because Ax really got on my nerves. I feel bad for him, because he’s coming from such a tough place, and his life has been so rough, but I don’t like how he dealt with things. But, it was in a love-hate kind of way, as in, it’s so well written, and so believable that you just find yourself wanting to yell at the character, but you’re not really mad at the author for writing it- if that makes sense.
We met a new character in this book called King Coryn, and he’s the king of an alien planet Narik. His character is really important to the series, but even if he were a fringe character it wouldn’t matter- I just loved the guy. A lot of the people in power in these books have no moral compass, whereas King Coryn was just a really good guy, so it was really neat to get to know his character.
I really liked how Sadie came into her own in this book, in a lot of ways she was a lot more mature and confident and that was really nice to see.
Oh, and remember that crazy cliffhanger at the end of Saven Denial, where Haydn was acting all hostile towards Sadie? Well, you have to read Saven Defiance- I liked Haydn so much in the other books and he was making me so mad in this book, grrrr!!!!
Oh my gosh, there’s so much I can’t talk about without giving away spoilers!!
SO MUCH HAPPENS IN THIS BOOK! So much! There are so many things that we find out about different character’s pasts and most of them were completely surprising to me, but then of course it made so many different puzzle pieces fall into place.
So, since I don’t want to specifically talk about all of the amazing stuff, let me just say this again: go out, buy it, read it, love it.
It’s top-notch writing. The more Siobhan writes, the better it gets. Saven Defiance has all of the things we love about her writing- action, romance, plot twists, and characters that we are drawn to: characters we love, and characters we love to hate. When it comes to this book, Siobhan has knocked it out of the park.
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts expressed are my own. I was not compensated in any way for this review.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 3298 KB
- Print Length: 394 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1536827770
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Siobhan Davis; 1 edition (22 August 2016)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01G45PIPQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 33 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #290,515 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)