Deception (Defiance #2)
By C.J. Redwine
Release Date: August 27, 2013
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.
In this daring sequel to Defiance, with the world they once loved forever destroyed, Rachel and Logan must decide between a life on the run and standing their ground to fight.
(Examined the cover before read the blurb)
This haunting cover has a mystical feel to it. It might just be the outfit the woman is wearing. It reminds me of the same outfits the ancient Greek's wore. It looks like it's snowing around her, and the land doesn't look like it's used to much snow. That makes me feel that there's something unexpected coming. The look on the woman's face also verifies that guess. At the same time, the light in the sky is breaking the darkness. Hope. It also helps to make the woman pop from the almost-monotone page. There is a small line that cuts through each letter of the title, and if you look closely, with each letter, the cut moves higher and higher, like a rising tide. Again, danger is brewing.
Now that I've read the blurb:
Man, I think I did pretty good! Guess that means that this cover really represents the novel. That's fantastic!