August 14, 2013

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Defy by Sara B. Larson

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

My WoW pick this week is:

Title: Defy
Author: Sara B. Larson
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: January 7th 2014
Genre: Young Adult High Fantasy
ISBN: 9780545597586

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?

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 I love this genre, and have read some AMAZING books by the best YA fanstasy writers in the business. I am really curious to see how Sara's writing will hold up to my very high standards. Defy sounds right up my alley, and I am looking forward for this debut! 
I really like this cover as well. I get a sense of power when looking at it, and I always love a dagger with a rose pommel! I kind of wish(okay, definitely wish) that I had it on display in my home. It's just THAT cool. I definitely want to read about any character who fights with a dagger like that! 

What are you waiting on this week?
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  1. Sounds like a really interesting book! I love YA Fantasy:)

    Here's mine:

  2. So glad I saw this - I hadn't heard of this yet, and fantasy has always been one of my top two genres, whether YA or adult. This sounds great :) Adding it to Goodreads now, thanks!

  3. Sword fighting, sorcery, enemy territory! I am so in.

  4. Ooh sounds like fun! I love, love triangles too! Thanks for the suggestion!

  5. I'd seen this cover before but had no idea what the book was about. I'm glad I read your post, because I'm putting this book on my wish list now.

  6. This book sounds great, something like Eon, which is one of my favorite. Hope I'll get a chance to read it soon. :)

  7. I love this cover. A book to look out for! ;)

  8. This book sounds awesome. I love the cover!

  9. 2014 is a long wait but this book sounds worth it. Love the cover.

  10. It sounds like it's definitely worth the wait! cannot wait :)

  11. This sounds like my kind of book. I love gender-benders and I <3 love triangles! Definitely adding this to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing :)

  12. I used to read a ton of fantasy but for some reason lately I've been reading less of it but this book sounds really good! Definitely sounds like something I would enjoy, I'm adding it to my TBR list. Thanks!


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