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Julia Defiant (witch's child #2) by Catherine Egan - 5/5 stars

Julia Defiant is the second book in the Witch’s child series. It was one superb sequel!
It doesn’t happen often that the sequel to a book in a series/trilogy is better than its first instalment. Yet, here we are… Julia Defiant made me want to go back to my review for Julia Vanishes and lower the scoring I gave. Not because Julia Vanishes wasn’t good, but because Julia Defiant was so much better! I managed to finish this beauty in two sittings.
Are you a fan of YA fantasy? Read this series. The first book is ok, the second is phenomenal! I can’t wait for the third book to come out in 2018 (here is hoping it will be as great as the second book!!!!).
So… for the details J
Julia is an awesome main character. It is easy to relate to her. Her emotions and actions feel real. In her shoes, my choices would not be too different. She is smart, loyal, and brave. But she is also angry, afraid and at times too quick to act.
She grew a lot throughout Julia Vanishes and she continues to do so here. By the end of this book she is a much stronger and more determined girl than she was in the beginning.
The Witch’s child is definitely a story about Julia, she takes center stage the whole time. That is not to say the other characters are not interesting though. We are introduced here to some pretty cool new ones and there are a few surprises along the way regarding our already well known characters. At no point however they became the main attraction or more interesting than our protagonist. If you don’t like Julia, well… you won’t like the books!

The plot was epic! So much from the first book was explained and so much is yet to be explained on the next book. It is full of magic, adventure, action, suspense… It will keep you on your toes! I loved the world Catherine Egan created. It is easy to lose track, a LOT is happening, but it is worth every second you spend reading it and making sense of it. 

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