Tuesday, November 5, 2013

ARC Review: DEFY

By Sara B. Larson
In stores Jan. 7 2014

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What it's about (from goodreads):

A lush and gorgeously written debut, packed with action, intrigue, and a thrilling love triangle.

Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king's army, Alex uses her quick wit and fierce sword-fighting skills to earn a spot on the elite prince's guard. But when a powerful sorcerer sneaks into the palace in the dead of night, even Alex, who is virtually unbeatable, can't prevent him from abducting her, her fellow guard and friend Rylan, and Prince Damian, taking them through the treacherous wilds of the jungle and deep into enemy territory.

The longer Alex is held captive with both Rylan and the prince, the more she realizes that she is not the only one who has been keeping dangerous secrets. And suddenly, after her own secret is revealed, Alex finds herself confronted with two men vying for her heart: the safe and steady Rylan, who has always cared for her, and the dark, intriguing Damian. With hidden foes lurking around every corner, is Alex strong enough to save herself and the kingdom she's sworn to protect?

What I Thought:

My first thoughts on this book as I started reading it was ooooh a dark Mulan.  I love both things darkness and Mulan.  As I got further into the book the more in love I fell with all of the characters. I love the journey that Alexa goes through to discover who she really is.  Sara is a fantastic story teller, there's so many twists and turns.  I'm very excited to find out what happens next in Alexa's world.  I think everyone should read and love this book!

The release party:

Sara's Release party will be at Kings English on January 7th 2014 at  7PM.  You can RSVP Here.  But come have fun and support Sara!! and if you want to join us for cheesecake at the cheesecake factory after feel free!!! We love new friends!

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