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Review: JULIA DEFIANT (Witch’s Child #2) by Catharine Egan

Make sure to check out my review and then go to the link at the bottom to enter the giveaway from my Promo Post on the Rockstar Book Tour for Julia Defiant.


Julia Defiant by Catharine Egan
(Witch’s Child #2)
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: June 13, 2017

Rating: 4.5 Stars


Fans of The Rose Society, Graceling, and Six of Crows will thrill to the masterful world-building and fiercely flawed heroine in this heart-pounding follow-up to Julia Vanishes, book two in the Witch’s Child trilogy.

Adventure, murder, romance, intrigue, and betrayal with a 16-year-old heroine that is both fierce and flawed at the same time.

Julia and a mismatched band of revolutionaries, scholars, and thieves have crossed the world searching for a witch. But for all the miles traveled, they are no closer to finding Ko Dan. No closer to undoing the terrible spell he cast that bound an ancient magic to the life of a small child. Casimir wants that magic will happily kill Theo to extract it and every moment they hunt for Ko Dan, Casimir’s assassins are hunting them.

Julia can deal with danger. The thing that truly scares her lies within. Her strange ability to vanish to a place just out of sight has grown: she can now disappear so completely that it’s like stepping into another world. It’s a fiery, hellish world, filled with creatures who seem to recognize her and count her as one of their own.

So . . . is Julia a girl with a monster lurking inside her? Or a monster wearing the disguise of a girl?

If she can use her monstrous power to save Theo, does it matter?

In this riveting second book in the Witch s Child trilogy, Catherine Egan goes deep within the heart of a fierce, defiant girl trying to discover not just who but what she truly is.



Morgan’s Review

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an early copy of Julia Defiant for an honest review.

Julia Defiant has mystery, magic and an emotional journey of self discovery! With a new setting and new characters introduced, we get a whole lot more to love in this fantastic series. The world is expanded and the mystery is leading us to more questions. While a new journey ends, by the end of the book a new one is about to  begin.

Julia must find a way to forgive herself from past mistakes and find forgiveness from herself and others. Her and the rest of her crew are on the run from those who seek to capture Theo and her for what gifts and abilities they possess, while trying to find a way to free Theo from the power he has been tied to that could kill him and all mankind.

Julia is determined to find the man who tied the power or essence to Theo and make him remove it safely. Soon Julia realizes that there are new threats and not just to Theo.

Will Julia learn to forgive herself? Can she save Theo? Will Julia discover anything about her gift? You have to read this magical book to find out!

Julia Defiant gets better with each book, I love the world building and the mystery that keeps me wanting more. The touch of romance is an added bonus. I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it. I am giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Catherine_Egan_17-616f-200x300About Catherine:

My booksJULIA DEFIANT, JULIA VANISHESShade & SorceressThe UnmakingBone, Fog, Ash & Star

My superpowers: high-kicking, list-making, simultaneously holding two opposing opinions

My weaknesses: fear of flying, over-thinking and then making bad decisions, excessive list-making

My allies: my made-for-walking-in black boots, Mick, the English Language

My enemies: decaf, low blood sugar, the passage of time

My mission: the coexistence of ambivalence and joy.

photograph by Isabel Chenoweth

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