Defy the Fates (Constellation #3) by Claudia Gray

Posted April 7, 2021 by jrsbookr in Sci fi / 0 Comments

by Claudia Gray
Defy the Fates (Constellation #3) by Claudia GrayDefy the Fates on April 2, 2019
Source: Owned Hardback
Genres: Action & Adventure, General, Romance, Science Fiction, Space Opera, Young Adult Fiction
Pages: 480
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Format: Hardcover
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The stunning finale to the Defy the Stars trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Lost Stars and Bloodline.
Hunted and desperate.
Abel only has one mission left that matters: save the life of Noemi Vidal. To do that, he not only has to escape the Genesis authorities, he also must face the one person in the galaxy who still has the means to destroy him. Burton Mansfield's consciousness lives on, desperate for a home, and Abel's own body is his last bargaining chip.
Alone in the universe.
Brought back from the brink of death, Noemi Vidal finds Abel has not only saved her life, but he's made her into something else, something more. Not quite mech, yet not quite human any longer, Noemi must find her place in a universe where she is utterly unique, all while trying to create a world where anyone--even a mech--can be free.
The final battle between Earth and the colony planets is here, and there's no lengths to which Earth won't go to preserve its domination over all humanity. But together, the universe's most advanced mech and its first human-mech hybrid might have the power to change the galaxy for good.


Defy the Fates is the third novel in an emotionally charged science fiction story about a human, Noemi, and a mech named Able, who has a soul and is desperate to understand humanity and is ever-changing for Noemi. This final book was a bit of a letdown for me as I expected more, but I felt like, in some ways, we got the same conflicts continuing in this third installment. I enjoyed exploring Able soul, moving into a smasher, and having to fight Mansfield for his intense soul. I did feel that the conflicts got wrapped up a bit too quickly, and I wanted the ending to be extended to find out what our two lovers find on the other side of this new gate. I wanted it to be enough to hopefully feel like we get more down the road, but I not sure that we will. This series is fantastic, but the ending was just not as emotionally charged as the first two books.


About Claudia Gray

Claudia Gray is the pseudonym of Amy Vincent. She is the writer of multiple young adult novels, including the Evernightseries, the Firebird trilogy and the Constellation trilogy. In addition, she’s written several Star Wars novels, such as Lost Stars and Bloodline. She makes her home in New Orleans with her partner Paul and assorted small dogs. You can keep up with her latest releases, thoughts on writing and various pop-culture musings via Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, GoodReads, Instagram or (of course) my own home page.

Rating Report
Overall: 3.5