Defy the Worlds

Defy the Worlds

This is the thrilling and romantic sequel to Defy the Stars from the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Lost Stars and Bloodline.An outcast from her home -- Shunned after a trip through the galaxy with Abel, the most advanced cybernetic man ever created, Noemi Vidal dreams of traveling through the stars one more time. And when a deadly plague arrives on Genesi...

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Title:Defy the Worlds
Author:Claudia Gray
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Edition Language:English

Defy the Worlds Reviews

  • Crazy4Books

    In Defy the Stars, the original settlers on Genesis are trying to prevent their planet from falling into Earth greedy clucthes and their plans of using up all the planets natural resources. The story starts off when Noemie a Genesis soldier finds an abandoned space ship with an Earth mech still inside. Abel is the only mech of his kind. Created to be as close to human as possible. Despite being sworn enemies once Noemie commandeers the ship Abel has no choice but to follow her orders and help fi

    In Defy the Stars, the original settlers on Genesis are trying to prevent their planet from falling into Earth greedy clucthes and their plans of using up all the planets natural resources. The story starts off when Noemie a Genesis soldier finds an abandoned space ship with an Earth mech still inside. Abel is the only mech of his kind. Created to be as close to human as possible. Despite being sworn enemies once Noemie commandeers the ship Abel has no choice but to follow her orders and help find a way to protect Genesis. Now in this sequel Earths determination to keep their misdeeds a secret for fear of revolt have them getting even more desperate to get their hands on Genesis.

    As soon as I started reading I was reminded just how much I love the two main characters. They're both complexe with touching back stories that made me connect to them. Abel is just so adorable and I love seeing the way his mind processes facts and emotions. Noemi is a little rough around the edges, but shes caring, selfless and resourceful. Noemi and Abels chemistry jumped off the page and they both would do anything to save the other. It was nice to see them work together as equals and I loved how they would take turns leading when their skills called for it. They have strength and weaknesses that compliment each other.

    Theres also some great side characters, like Virginia, the science genius who also happens to be an adrenaline junkie. I would have liked if the villain was a bit more specific than just Earth. We do have other antagonists in this story that take precedence, but we never get to know who is leading Earths forces against Genesis. I was also able to guess pretty easily the purpose of the star shaped technology Earth sent to Genesis. With the bulk of the story taking place inside a spaceship I didnt get to see as much of the worlds and side characters as I would have liked, but I liked the dark and eerie atmosphere.

    I was so freaking excited to get my hands on this sequel. Expanding several solar systems with characters who come to life as your reading its no wonder this series is one of my favorites. The first book will always have a special place in my heart since it made me realize just how much I love space operas. The plot and the pace were captivating, but the first book still gripped me a bit more than this one. I loved how everyone came together to try to save Genesis. That ending freaking broke me and now I need the third book even more than I needed this sequel. If you enjoy space scifis Id definitely give this series a try.

    *Received for review consideration. Thank you so much publisher/author*

  • Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔

    As with the first book, the writing is engaging and the plot steady, never was there a dull moment.

    We are again pushed to question what it means to be alive. How do we measure the value of one life versus another? Again, makes us question the notion that some lives are more worth saving. And reminds us once again that home is not necessarily a place. It's a feeling. It's the people in our lives that make us feel

    As with the first book, the writing is engaging and the plot steady, never was there a dull moment.

    We are again pushed to question what it means to be alive. How do we measure the value of one life versus another? Again, makes us question the notion that some lives are more worth saving. And reminds us once again that home is not necessarily a place. It's a feeling. It's the people in our lives that make us feel safe.

    These two are perfect together. They are better together. We ended book one with Abel realizing he had achieved what some might consider the ultimate sign of sentience, the ability to love. He realized he loved Noemi, only to have to say goodbye to her. Previously, we had seen that Noemi certainly cared for Abel, valued him, saw him as a being with a soul and life worth saving. In this book, we see Noemi's feelings toward Abel take a more romantic tone. Though she is not yet certain if it is love, she does confess that in the galaxy his existence, his life and more important to her than anyone else. These two always put each other first, and if that isn't the purest thing ever. I do not know what is.

    The ending was a major cliffhanger and I need the next book ASAP!

    *More detailed review to Come*

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    Still so sad about the cover change, if it had stayed the same I definitely would have bought myself a hardcopy.

    They ruined the theme and added cover models. Two things I tend to hate.

  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

    It's a beautiful hardback to go with the 1st book! I'm grateful to have sweet people in my life. I'm trying to read as many books as I can before chemo. Sorry, not talking to you guys much. It's trying just to read my books. And I'm not interested in reviewing unless it's a re read with a review already there or small ones. TU for your support.

    The book!!

    Omg!! I loved it!

    That ending though!! ..... I'm almost debating on in the futur

    It's a beautiful hardback to go with the 1st book! I'm grateful to have sweet people in my life. I'm trying to read as many books as I can before chemo. Sorry, not talking to you guys much. It's trying just to read my books. And I'm not interested in reviewing unless it's a re read with a review already there or small ones. TU for your support.

    The book!!

    Omg!! I loved it!

    That ending though!! ..... I'm almost debating on in the future, to wait until all books are out in a trilogy or series and read them all at once. Unless it's my favorite authors 😊

    Happy Reading!

    Mel 🖤🐾🐺

  • Hollis

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    Maaaaaan am I ever conflicted. Maybe it was my huge love for book one, and my giant galaxy sized expectations, maybe it's that I was still holding out hope this would only be a duology, buuuut I'm kind of disappointed by DEFY THE WORLDS. I hate to say it but I think we had some middle (? who even

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    Maaaaaan am I ever conflicted. Maybe it was my huge love for book one, and my giant galaxy sized expectations, maybe it's that I was still holding out hope this would only be a duology, buuuut I'm kind of disappointed by DEFY THE WORLDS. I hate to say it but I think we had some middle (? who even knows) book syndrome here.

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    It doesn't help, of course, that half the book our not-a-couple couple aren't even on the same planet. And yeah, that first half was my least favourite, too. But things just felt.. slow. This is compounded by a whole host of super douchey characters we're forced to deal with, so douchey they need multiple canoes to be contained -- a fleet of douchecanoes if you will. Honestly, why so many terrible characters? And only a few of them got killed off? What kind of justice is that.

    Anyway, I did like the last 35% of the book very much. And every interaction between our favourite Robot Boy and the Girl Who Doesn't Belong was great. Especially because it wasn't all perfect. This book raised a lot of moral dilemmas, challenged both their blindspots and prejudices, and I thought that was brave of Gray. No need for an additional love interest to spark realistic conflict. Though it's not even conflict, just differing of valid opinions that are a great illustration of what divides these two unlikely people and the challenges they face.. not just with each other but that will be forced upon them by the outside world.

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    like, despite what I didn't, I'm going to round this one up. Also because of my enduring love for book one, and my hopes for the final (?) book yet to come, I can't bear to rate any lower.

    This wasn't quite the cheeky, hilarious, surprising, thrill ride of book one, but it did expand the world, offer up interesting points of view for the characters to be challenged by, added a creepy element that I hope to god we don't need to experience again, and open up a whole host of interesting paths for the characters to end up taking. I'm really looking forward to what comes next.

    3.75 "my butt is made of flesh and is designed to be pleasant both to see and to touch" stars

  • Abbie (boneseasonofglass)

    4.25/5

    This book was such a wild ride. There was so much action and I'm a little shook after finishing it haha

    Noemi and Abel are such amazing characters, and I love seeing Abel grow through the books.

    The science and technology in these stories is so well thought out, although a little scary look for the future

    I'd say I didn't like this book quite as much as the first one, I can't place why exactly, I just didn't feel quite as amazed this time around.

    But the action sequences in this book were f

    4.25/5

    This book was such a wild ride. There was so much action and I'm a little shook after finishing it haha

    Noemi and Abel are such amazing characters, and I love seeing Abel grow through the books.

    The science and technology in these stories is so well thought out, although a little scary look for the future

    I'd say I didn't like this book quite as much as the first one, I can't place why exactly, I just didn't feel quite as amazed this time around.

    But the action sequences in this book were fantastic and so well written. I think this series would make amazing films.

    Warning though: this book does end on quite the cliffhanger, and I'm slightly broken haha

  • Lara (Bookish_turtle)

    Well.

    HOW WILL I SURVIVE TILL THE NEXT BOOK NO I AM NOT OKAY THAT ENDING WAS EVIL!

    Also, like, people should read this series because it's really quite good and written in third person present tense which there is never enough of and there's great characters and cool spacey stuff...

    BUT THE ENDING!

    In the novel, I think Virginia really understood what I went through:

    Well.

    HOW WILL I SURVIVE TILL THE NEXT BOOK NO I AM NOT OKAY THAT ENDING WAS EVIL!

    Also, like, people should read this series because it's really quite good and written in third person present tense which there is never enough of and there's great characters and cool spacey stuff...

    BUT THE ENDING!

    In the novel, I think Virginia really understood what I went through:

  • Suzanne

    This sequel is really entertaining but not as much so as the first book. Defy the Stars was one of my favorite books last year. I loved it so much that I bought the audiobook after reading the book. The dialogue was not as awesome as it was in the first book but the characters were still enjoyable. I was so excited to read it and am once again dreading the year wait for the next book. The ending set up for one hell of a next book though.

    My quick and simple overall: very good but still liked the

    This sequel is really entertaining but not as much so as the first book. Defy the Stars was one of my favorite books last year. I loved it so much that I bought the audiobook after reading the book. The dialogue was not as awesome as it was in the first book but the characters were still enjoyable. I was so excited to read it and am once again dreading the year wait for the next book. The ending set up for one hell of a next book though.

    My quick and simple overall: very good but still liked the first book way more!

  • Simona Bartolotta

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    . I REPEAT, AFTER A WHOLE YEAR OF WAITING, I

    CURRENTLY READING THIS BOOK.

    ME DEAD.

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    Dear book, I am yours, and you have now leave to destroy me. You may proceed.

  •  ⚔ Sh3lly - Grumpy Book Grrrl ⚔

    : ★★★★

    Ahhh, I'm so excited. I won an ARC from a Goodreads giveaway from Hachette books. SO excited to read this!!

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