Author: Sophie McKenzie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Date of Publication: 2nd January 2013
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If you know me, you will know how much I love Sophie McKenzie, and how long I have anticipated this! So, when I finally got my hands on it, it's safe to say I fangirled... A lot.
As the series finale, Defy The Stars did not disappoint. It was full of romance, of hope, but had more mystery and more action than the other books. Just like way back when we met Flynn, the description of the romance was absolutely flawless. The emotions were clear-cut and made my empathy all the better.
As I previously mentioned, there was a lot more action in this book compared to the other books. I thought this worked really well as it wasn't, in the most part, set in school like the other books. It was quite dark, however, which linked in with Flynn's history and difficulties.
Because I was so eager for this one, I devoured it in under two hours, and I forgot to mark down any quotes. But I managed to find one of my favourite quotes, an absolutely beautiful one (it sounds like a spoiler, but it's not, so don't worry!!):
"There was no alternative future except one in
which I was without him entirely. And that was not a
future I could accept."
It's been really hard to for this review not to be a mess, mainly because of the ending. Heart-breaking is the only word I can find to describe it; I was speechless (which really doesn't occur very often...) Remember how I don't cry at books? At all? Well, I didn't, except maybe a bit.
A phenomenal, tear-jerking finale to one of my favourite series that has stayed with me for two years... I can't fault this beautiful book.