Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Teaser Tuesday (59): Defy by Sara B. Larson

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

This week's teaser is from Defy by Sara B. Larson. I'm really excited for this book because it reminds me, for whatever reason (I really don't know why) of Inhuman by Kat Falls which I'm absolutely in love with, even though this one's high fantasy. The synopsis just pulled me in. I can't wait to start it, especially after these opening lines!

The crackle and hiss of the flames devouring our house couldn't block out the screaming and wailing of those who were still alive. My friends, the children, and babies. Orphans. most of the men were dead. For how few of us there were, scattered around what used to be our village, the noise was almost defening.

{Defy, pg. 1}

Synopsis of Defy:

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?

For more about Defy check out these sites!

*All quotes are taken from an uncorrected ARC. Quotes may not match the finished copy.*

1 comment:

  1. This sounds REALLY good! That is a great opening line, it definitely makes me want to read more! Thanks for sharing =)


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