Deliverance by C.J. Redwine

DeliveranceDeliverance by C.J. Redwine

Publication Date: August 26, 2014 by Baltzer + Bray

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

[Special thanks to Fully Booked for the review copy!]

Goodreads Summary:

Everything hangs in the balance, and nothing is certain; Rachel has been kidnapped by enemy forces and Logan is imprisoned and awaiting trial. Separated from each other and their comrades, each must find a way to achieve what they desperately want: to rid their world once and for all of the Commander and the tech that controls the deadly Cursed One.

Fighting through her pain and embracing the warrior she’s become, Rachel will do whatever it takes to escape her enemies’ clutches and join Logan in his fight. But when she learns a secret, she realises her plans must change if she wants to save the people she loves.

Logan needs allies if he’s going to succeed. But securing them will mean betraying his beliefs and enlisting the help of the man he hates more than anyone. Driven by his fierce love for Rachel and his determination to make their world safe, Logan may be just the weapon the city states need to defeat the Cursed One. As enemies bear down and uneasy alliances are tested, will Rachel and Logan’s love for each other be enough to surmount the unbelievable odds against them?

Deliverance with BookmarkDeliverance is not as action-packed as the first two books. Maybe because it’s all about Rachel seeking revenge and realizing in the end that she won’t find peace in it. Deliverance is about redemption.


In Defiance, when Rachel killed someone for self-defense, I instantly remembered Tris.


Will. Tris killed Will for self defense, just like Rachel killed someone to protect herself. They both felt so guilty afterward that they felt they should be punished for what they’ve done. And what did they do? They gave very little regard for their lives. They had this thinking that if they die, they’ll be forgiven for killing someone they considered a friend.

Can I be forgiven for all I’ve done to get here?
I don’t know. I don’t know.

-Tris Prior

In Deliverance, just like in Allegiant, Rachel gets the peace that she wanted. Whether or not she got it the way Tris did will remain a mystery to you, my bookish friends.

I believe my fellow initiates (Divergent Fans) will love the Defiance Trilogy. Tiders (Under the Never Sky Fans) may also like it, because of the similarities in world-building and other aspects.

Deliverance holds the answers to the questions that I’ve been asking since book one. And while it lacked the adrenaline factor, the family factor came in.


There’s a lot of family stuff in Deliverance, and there’s a revelation that I never saw coming. The thought never crossed my mind because I was also deceived by the enemy. And wow, the enemy hid it pretty well. But because of the enemies lies, a character was forced to do bad stuff. Very bad and ugly stuff, and that made me real sad. I feel so sorry for that character. I hope that when you guys read this book, you’ll understand why.

C.J. Redwine ended the Defiance Trilogy very well. Deliverance is a story of forgiveness, love, and sacrifice that will break your heart and put it back together.



Initial Rating: 4.875/5

Bonuses: 1

Demerits: None


Final Rating: 5.88/5

Revenge will never give you peace.

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