Excerpt from Defy

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I am really enjoying Defy by Sara D. Larson, a young adult fantasy adventure. Full of sword fighting, magic, and unexpected twists, it is a fun read.

Death was once nothing more than a game to us, back at home, when we were children and we practiced for hours every day with sticks instead of swords. Back when I was still Alexa, instead of Alex, Marcel’s twin brother and member of Prince Damian’s personal guard.

Sara D. Larson, Defy

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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?

Comments

  1. Sounds like one I’d like, adding it to my TBR!

  2. This one sounds interesting, thanks for sharing!

    My teaser is from Sarah Rees Brennan’s TELL THE WIND AND FIRE:
    http://www.pagepilgrims.com/tuesday-teaser-february-16/

  3. Oh, I like that. I like the characters and what you’ve revealed of the plot, too. I like it when girls have to make it in a man’s world in disguise. Harkens back to Shakespeare and lots of adventure and confusion. Here’s my teaser from The Jazz Files: http://wp.me/p4DMf0-1bS

  4. Kathy Martin says:

    Sounds like a wonderful story. My YA teaser comes from The Shadow Queen by C. J. Redwine. Happy reading!

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