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Summary

We pulled the trigger and braced ourselves for the fallout. We were ready for anything. Or so we thought. 

War revealed our greatest weaknesses, the ones inside of us that we kept hidden. It forced us to face our vulnerabilities, to overcome the battles within that threatened to hold us prisoner. 

Enemies came in all forms, but so did strength. As a united front, we were unstoppable. Our power came from each other, and our greatest weapon was about to be unleashed. 

©2019 Ali Dean (P)2020 Ali Dean

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Defiance Falls War

This was the perfect ending to an amazing series. It had a little bit of soccer mixed in with a whole lot of danger and suspense. It was an intense rollercoaster ride with lots of twists and turns. Ali Dean has so many wonderful stories and her books never disappoint. I know I am always in for a real treat whenever I start listening or reading one of her books. Sarah Puckett and Gregory Salinas both did an awesome job bringing this series to life.
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Brilliant third book

Wow what a final book in this trilogy, this was a rollercoaster with twists and turns. A great end to Hazel and Cruz and putting an end to the war.

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Satisfying ending

Oh, man!
After book two I thought I couldn’t be surprised by anything that happened in this final book, but I was wrong.
I almost threw my headphones near the end because of how things were playing out.
I’m glad I didn’t because it all worked out in the end.
I would love to see more from this crew though—perhaps a short story about their time at college?
I’m not at all ready to say goodbye to them.

Sarah and Greg did a fabulous job of narration again.

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Superb finale.

This was a thrilling, action packed emotional roller coaster of a finale to this series.
Hazel and her crew are put through the ringer as they try to find ways to keep themselves safe after all the revelations about the Malones!
Great narration.

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Great ending

I really enjoyed these books. The characters were quite complex for their age. I think what done it for me was the performance. Both Sarah and Gregory work so well together the voices compliment each other and they capture the characters very very well.
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Narration is amazing!!

I got caught up in this book from the first word. The narration was so rich and amazing. The narrators did a fantastic job. The story is well written and the characters are real. I completely enjoyed this last book in the Defiance Falls series. the story story wrapped up the series well.

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Another wonderful YA series

Ali Dean writes detailed books and her stories are full of emotions and actions that pull you into the story and consume your every minute, leaving wanting to know what will happen next. Her high school characters are very mature and take life on trying to make it better. All of the characters meld together showcasing character, life, compassion and struggles that are overcome. Wonderful performance from both Sarah Puckett and Gregory Salinas. Really enjoying this series. Audiobook Obsession Reviewer 🎧🎧🎧🎧🎧

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Perfect conclusion to the series!

Hazel and Cruz have started a war, not exactly what they were wanting but this is what they've gotten.

The crew is ready, the plans are in place, and all the back up plans are set up and ready to go. They have prepared this, but the turn of events is more than even they could've imagined. The new questions that arise during this book kept me on the edge of my seat whispering to myself "what the heck, what happened?"

I was sucked in from books 1 and 2 so book 3 was a very quick read. I couldn't get enough I had to know how it played out and the story did not disappoint. I loved it. The secondary characters and all of their lives and the bond between the whole crew, I craved more. I loved the dynamic between the crew and the acceptance of each other and the closeness that they all had with each other. The revelations were well played out and the heartstrings were definitely tugged. Ali Dean did a phenomenal job with this series!

I will say this again and again I love Gregory Salinas' voice and his performances! He is one of those narrators that once I see his name I'm getting the book! Sarah Puckett is so good with her emotions as I've said before and she did a great job once again as in the first two books.

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Great conclusion to the trilogy

This is not a stand alone story. Start with the first book in the trilogy (Defiance Falls). This installment had more relationship drama than action compared to the two prior books in the series, but it does wrap up the story nicely.

You've probably already listened to the first two books and already know that Sarah Puckett and Gregory Salinas are a fabulous narration team. They're a big part of why I liked the story so much and I highly recommend the audio version.

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Amazing ending to the series!

The third book of this trilogy had me on the edge of my seat! Picking up right where we left off, Hazel and Cruz are on a mission to keep their families together and the town safe. But life is never that easy. There are still struggles between the families and secrets are plenty. Hazel is still strong willed and competent, loving her sass and ability to stay on track with her dreams despite the craziness. Cruz is an incredible character, dealing with the company, his schooling, his dreams and his dad. But what I really enjoyed with this book is the compassionate way Ali Dean introduces the struggles of dementia. It's a fantastic series, exciting, action packed, romantic and addictive.

Sarah Puckett and Gregory Salinas finish out the series as Hazel and Cruz. Their narration is impeccable. Each nuance and inflection led to me feeling the characters emotions. I enjoyed this team and hope to hear them together again!

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  • Trisha C.
  • 21-09-20

loved this series

The investigation regarding the Malones is ongoing. Cruz is crumbling on the inside, but still keeps his confident persona. One thing through this ordeal, Cruz, Hazel and the guys all are loyal to their mission and each other. It's a game of chess, revenge, trying to take charge of life, plotting and fighting. Ali Dean has another stellar sports romance.
Sarah Puckett and Gregory Salinas are phenomenal. They both bring depth to each character. They live the story. I can feel each moment of anguish, anger, torment, fear, throughout the story. Thank you for bringing this story to life.
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  • Kali Bailey
  • 18-06-22

Good conclusion!

This is the last book in the Defiance Falls series and it is a great one! This book dives a little more into the feelings of the characters and their relationship.
I did find some things or words a little repetitive, but that can be overlooked with how well this book really concludes the series. You don’t only get the end, but you get the characters dealing with how they feel about moving on.
I would definitely recommend this series!.

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  • Tracyah
  • 28-05-22

Not enough stars in the universe

Defiance Falls War (Defiance Falls #3)
Book 3 of Defiance Falls
Ali Dean

Not enough stars! This series is one of the best series I have read in a while and I read A LOT. I loved the characters, all of the boys and Hazel. The way Cruz loves her is so heart warming. This is such a great book with a well written and developed story.

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  • Naty
  • 22-05-22

fighting back

The war is going to start and it can go two ways. With Malones winning it and making it all more difficult or with Hazel, Cruz and their friends and family finally getting revenge and the life they deserve. A great end to the story. Great audiobook. The narrators do a really good job.

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  • Turn The Page Mama
  • 29-04-22

Wow what a series

Oh my goodness so I read books one and two of this series but never read book 3. It wasn’t available yet and got lost on the tbr. So seeing the audiobook I figured why not? We’ll let’s just say I found a lot of time to listen to this book. It was a “page turner” I loved hearing the conclusion of the war with the Malones. Also I loved that we got some Hazel and Cruz bumps in their relationship and them figuring stuff out.

Narration was wonderful and entertaining with the duel narrators!

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  • Lexee Toste
  • 18-01-22

Great conclusion! Loved the story!

I absolutely loved this story! It was a great read and a great conclusion to this series. I would highly recommend reading the previous two books in this series as they definitely build off of one another and the actions in book 2 really affect this book, (book 3). It was great getting to see Cruz and Hazel together and seeing them present an united front. This book falls between the new adult and young adult genres. There is sex but it is not explicit and you really don't get any details, but you know that it is happening between the characters. I loved getting to see Cruz and Hazel together and watching them figure out how to be together and dealing with fears and what was going on around them. They have dropped the evidence on the Malone's and so everything has changed. They are more in power now and have to figure out how to deal with that and what it means for everyone. This story has plenty to grab and hold your attention the entire way through. I really enjoyed the story and all the characters within our main group. It would be cool to come back and visit them again to see the rest of the crew get their happy endings. This book does conclude the story and you get a happy ending for sure. There is action and intrigue along with the romance and watching the characters figure out their relationship and how it fits with life and a future. Fantastic read!
The narrators were great! They did a fantastic job with the emotions and different voices and really brought the story to life. I loved listening to it!

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  • Jocelyne
  • 10-10-21

Great Conclusion!

This is the third book in the Defiance Falls Trilogy. Hazel and Cruz's story continues where the second book left off. This is a great conclusion to the series, filled with action, and twists and turns. The world building is complex, and intriguing. Sarah Puckett and Gregory Salinas did a great job with the narration. #AudiobookObsession

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  • Christi Love4Books.me
  • 23-02-21

Final Battle in Defiance Falls

Title: Defiance Falls: War
Author: Ali Dean
Format: Audio
Narrator: Sarah Puckett, Gregory Salinas
Genre: Romantic Suspense, YA, NA, mafia, sports (soccer)
Standalone: no, read books one and two first
Part of a Series: book three of the Defiance Falls Trilogy
POV: Hazel and Cruz
Steam Level: some but not very graphic
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Defiance Falls War is the final book in the Defiance Falls trilogy. Action-packed and suspenseful Defiance Falls War is a great mix of waiting to build tension and see what will happen next, humor, and epic battles. There were several twists that I didn't see coming. Ali Dean is a great author. I love her mix of strong, competent female characters, athletes, friendship, and suspense.

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  • Heather
  • 15-10-20

Great ending to an amazing series

In the last book in this trilogy, Hazel, Cruz and the boys are in an all out war against the Malones to save the town! Cruz's house was burnt and his father is getting worse which takes it toll in him and threatens his relationship with Hazel. Hazel has her own issues as she becomes a target for the Malones. Through it all Hazel & Cruz stand strong and fight for their love. There is lots of action in this book and it does end with a HEA. I love the duel narration and Sarah and Gregory do an amazing job. I can't thank Ali enough for creating these charaters and letting me into their world. #Hazel&Cruz4ever. #AudioObsessionReviewer

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  • Donna Willis
  • 09-10-20

Loved it!

This was a great third book. I just adore Cruz and his crew. Hazel is an amazing character that is both soft and fierce. The narrators do a great job with the story. I look forward to more stories from Ali Dean.
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