Defy the Fates

Series: Defy the Stars, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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The stunning finale to the Defy the Stars trilogy from the New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: Lost Stars and Bloodline.

Hunted and desperate.

Abel only has one mission left that matters: save the life of Noemi Vidal. To do that, he not only has to escape the Genesis authorities, he also must face the one person in the galaxy who still has the means to destroy him. Burton Mansfield's consciousness lives on, desperate for a home, and Abel's own body is his last bargaining chip. 

Alone in the universe.

Brought back from the brink of death, Noemi Vidal finds Abel has not only saved her life, but he's made her into something else, something more. Not quite mech, yet not quite human any longer, Noemi must find her place in a universe where she is utterly unique, all while trying to create a world where anyone - even a mech - can be free.

The final battle between Earth and the colony planets is here, and there's no lengths to which Earth won't go to preserve its domination over all humanity. But together, the universe's most advanced mech and its first human-mech hybrid might have the power to change the galaxy for good.

©2019 Claudia Gray (P)2019 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"The taut writing, engaging characters, unique universe, abundant plot twists, and a cliff-hanger finale in this sequel will keep readers on the edge of their seats and wanting more.... A must-read." (SLJ)

"With a love story that sweeps across the galaxy and a heart-racing high-action plot, Defy the Stars brilliantly explores what it means to be human. This book shines like the stars." (Beth Revis, New York Times best-selling author of the Across the Universe series)

"Poignant and profound...a tale that examines the ethics of war and tackles questions of consciousness, love, and free will. Gray's characters are nuanced, her worldbuilding is intelligent, and the book's conclusion thrills and satisfies while defying expectations." (Publishers Weekly)

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A little too much

I have really like this series so far but this one kind of missed the mark for me. This book moves so quickly from one plot point to the next that I felt like I was missing alot of character/story/relationship development in between. It felt like listening to an abridged book.

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An excellent conclusion to an excellent series!

I was waiting for this for MONTHS. A beautiful end to the story of Noemi and Able.