Defiance Falls War by Ali Dean

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Satisfying conclusion to an exciting, YA, romantic-thriller trilogy

Defiance Falls War (Defiance Falls #3) by Ali Dean

Reading Level: Young Adult
Release Date: October 30, 2019
Pages: 215 pages
Source: ARC via Booksprout
Reviewed By: Kate McMurry

The adventures in this book are launched immediately after the cliffhanger at the end of Book 2. This novel does not stand alone, and it is crucial to read the other two books in this trilogy, in order, before reading this book.

Hazel Ross and Cruz Donovan have just begun their senior year in high school, along with their same-age coterie of best friends, Bodhi and Emmett Boyd (Hazel’s first-cousins), Spike Matlock and Peter Moody. These six are the main actors in this drama, but there are also crucial appearances by Hazel’s father, her grandparents, and Cruz’s father and grandfather.

There is plenty of action in the form of shootings, multiple arrests, and attempted murder. There are also more sexy times between Hazel and Cruz, as well as some rocky moments in their romance. All’s well that ends well, however, and there is a positive, upbeat resolution that does an excellent job of rounding out this exciting series.

Fans of the first two books will not want to miss this final book in a terrific, YA, thriller series.

I rate this book as follows:

Heroine: 4

Hero: 4

Subcharacters: 4

Romance Plot: 4

Thriller Plot: 4

Writing: 4

Overall: 4 stars

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