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  • Defy the Stars

  • By: Claudia Gray
  • Narrated by: Nate Begle
  • Length: 11 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 134
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Noemi Vidal is 17 years old and sworn to protect her planet, Genesis. She's willing to risk anything - including her own life. To their enemies on Earth, she's a rebel. Abandoned in space for years, utterly alone, Abel has advanced programming that's begun to evolve. He wants only to protect his creator and to be free. To the people of Genesis, he's an abomination. Noemi and Abel are enemies in an interstellar war, forced by chance to work together as they embark on a daring journey through the stars.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just the perfect story

  • By Clarica Claudia on 05-31-17

excellent!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

I love this book. The pacing is fantastic, the worldbuilding fun, and the characters super interesting. The narrator did a great job bringing the whole thing to life. Highly recommend!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Crimson Bound

  • By: Rosamund Hodge
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 217
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 207
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 205

When Rachelle was 15, she was good - apprenticed to her aunt and in training to protect her village from dark magic. But she was also reckless - straying from the forest path in search of a way to free her world from the threat of eternal darkness. After an illicit meeting goes dreadfully wrong, Rachelle is forced to make a terrible choice that binds her to the very evil she had hoped to defeat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Better than a LRRH Retelling

  • By mcallisterjd on 07-02-15

Better than a LRRH Retelling

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-15

I hesitated to read this because I really loved CRUEL BEAUTY and I'm one of those crazy people who always worries that the next one won't be as good. I shouldn't have worried. This book was pretty much flawless. Amazing characters, amazing world building, and such gorgeous prose. I couldn't put it down.

I should mention that calling this a Little Red Riding Hood retelling is a bit of a stretch. But that was totally fine with me because the story she was telling was way better.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful