Book: Defier: The Girl Who Stood
Series: Defier (Book 1)
Author: Mandy Fender
Buy your copy: Amazon
Goodreads Rating: 4.18 Stars
-A YA novel inspired by Christian bravery that will not only entertain but inspire and challenge your faith!- – Early Reader
Redemptive Fiction Award of Excellence Winner
When her faith makes her a target, Lennox Winters must leave everything she knows behind and face the harsh truth of what her world has become. The raised scar on her chest reminds her she still has a purpose, but is her purpose worth the sacrifice? With a new Regime taking over America and imprisoning Christians, she finds where her real strength comes from. As she rediscovers her faith in Christ, she must decide whether she will stand or bow in the face of her enemies.
They said her faith would be the death of her, but her faith is what made her alive.
Are you brave enough to defy?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mandy Fender is an award-winning author, speaker, and blogger who hopes to glorify God and uplift others. She guest blogs for Broken, Beautiful, and Bold and has a monthly inspirational article in a local newspaper. Her writing has been featured in Devozine magazine for teens and Epifiction.
It is her aim to live and love like Christ and her writing is just another avenue to do that. She’s a new homeschool mom and serves in full time ministry with her husband in the great state of Texas.
Stars: 5/5 Stars
I absolutely fell in love with Defier. Mandy Fender wrote such an amazing story. The characters were well developed, and pull you into the story. I couldn’t put the book down. I loved how the book doesn’t lead to the idea of a dystopian book until you get a few chapters in. It was a breath of fresh air, with all of the Dystopian books out these days, that throw you right in the middle of all of the chaos, and just expect you to figure it out. You are lead into the story the same way that the Character are. (Might I just say that it takes a Pro to do this right? Go Mandy!)
This book talks about Christianity (If you aren’t religious this won’t be an issue, You’ll understand what I mean when you read. You won’t be bias, or offended ect.) and standing for what you believe in the face of adversity. (The Girl Who Stood, come on. GIRL POWER!)
The story line reminded me a lot of events that happened in the Holocaust, which as a History Major pulled me into the writing more. I wish I could express into better words just how much I love this book.
If you have been looking for a good Dystopian book that you won’t want to put down, pick up Defier now!
I was sent this book by Author (Mandy Fender) for review. This in no way affects my opinion on the book. (Huge thank you to Mandy!)
**The Author gave me a copy but I choose to write a review. This Review is completely honest and is my own opinions of the book*