Waiting on Wednesday: Defy

Yes, it is my birthday! Yay! Happy Birthday to me!

Since my husband had to be out of a town for a few days we’re waiting to celebrate with a little shin-dig on Friday!

It is still Wednesday though and with that comes another edition of Waiting on Wednesday (hosted by Breaking the Spine)! This week I’m waiting on Defy by Sara B. Larson.

Alexa Hollen is a fighter. Forced to disguise herself as a boy and serve in the king’s army, Defy by Sara B. LarsonAlex 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?

I am pretty much always in the mood for a good fantasy and Defy sounds like it has the potential to be a fun read! It sounds a little like a mix between The Cadet of Tildor (Alex Lidell)and The False Prince  (Jennifer A. Nielsen), both of which I enjoyed so hopefully that is a good omen! We’ll have to wait until January 2014 to find out though!

One thought on “Waiting on Wednesday: Defy

  1. Ooooh! I love fantasy + sword-fighting + girls disguising as boys (even though I hate the whole notion of females feeling like they have to do so to pursue certain careers). This sounds great. I’ve seen it around but hadn’t read the synopsis just yet. : )

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