Waiting On Wednesday: Defy by Sara B. Larson

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly feature by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases that we're excited about! It's a fun way to share with others the books that you're eagerly awaiting to be released and you are excited about. This week's pre-publication that "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selection is:


Defy (Defy #1)
by Sara B. Larson
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: January 7th 2014
by Scholastic Press


A lush and gorgeously written debut, packed with action, intrigue, and heart-racing romance.

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? Add to Goodreads.

High Fantasy are some of my favorite reads, and you don't get too many of them in YA, so I'm really excited to check out DEFY! I love the fact that in DEFY, Alexa/Alex is a fighter (sword-fighting) who disguises herself as a boy to earn a spot on the elite prince's guard (think Mulan) and serve in the king's arm. There's sorcery, action, fighting and love. Sounds perfect to me!

What "I-Can't-Wait-To-Read" selection are you exited for??
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