Defy by Raine Thomas

Hello Fam:)

I am glad it’s the weekend! How about you? What’s your plans for these two days? Well, mine will circle around reading the much-anticipated  DEFY by Raine Thomas! When I first became initiated with the on-line community, and became involved with a great site called GoodReads this was where I discovered and fell in love with Ms. Thomas’s books!


  DAUGHTERS OF SARAQAEL TRILOGY                                                                  

Now the new generation begins and I am in the process of reading DEFY, Ms. Thomas’s newest release:)


Seventeen-year-old Tate is about to make her parents’ dreams come true. Unfortunately for her, their dreams foretell her death.
Eager to explore more of the Estilorian plane and prove her abilities, Tate goes against her parents’ wishes and leaves the area of protection surrounding her home. Her choice puts her on a deadly path…one that leaves her alone, severely injured and battling for her life.
Her possible savior arrives in the form of Zachariah, a male who has removed himself from Estilorian society for more than fifty years. Fighting an unexpected connection to Tate, he must decide whether saving her life is worth destroying his.
As Tate struggles to find a way home, she ends up drawn into a dark Mercesti plot involving multiple murders and a powerful ancient artifact. With the unpredictable Zachariah as her only source for aid, she’ll soon find out if her abilities are strong enough to help her defy her Fate

Raine Thomas is the author of the exciting and original series of YA fantasy/romance novels about the Estilorian plane. Her passion for writing prompted her to earn her bachelor’s degree in English with a focus in Creative Writing from Georgia State University, then her master’s degree in Humanities from Central Michigan University. She is also a proud member of Romance Writers of America.
Residing in Orlando, Florida, Raine is a hopeless romantic with a background in the fields of mental health and wedding planning…two areas that intersect far more than one would think. Her years working with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral challenges inspired her to create young protagonists who overcome their own conflicts. When she isn’t writing or glued to e-mail or social networking sites, Raine can usually be found vacationing with her husband and daughter on one of Florida’s beautiful beaches or crossing the border to visit with her Canadian friends and relatives


If any  of you have read my earlier reviews on each of the books in the Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy, you will know that I was drawn into the  Estilorian society, in book one’s Becoming and hooked completely by book two Central!

So it has been exciting revisiting these characters again, in their newest roles…parents:) Wow, so enamoured with the former characters and always wishing to know more regarding their adventures, I really tried to wrap my mind around  how I would react to brand new character(s). But Ms. Thomas does it again, with her fresh story concept and “lyrical” ,almost poetic writing. I found myself definitely on 17 year old Tate’s team! This fierce young woman, with her courageous outtake on life, has me firmly following her story and rooting her on!

A more detailed review will be given soon on Goodreads  and


So go check out the book for yourself…or if you are new to the Estilorian society start at book one, Becoming… in the Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy… Lucky you! You have a fabulous adventure ahead:)

Hey check out the incredible booktrailer for DEFY    Enjoy