Waiting on Wednesday #46: Defy by Sara B. Larson

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly feature created by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This is where you showcase an upcoming release you're anxiously awaiting!

This week, I'm waiting on:
Defy by Sara B. Larson

Expected Publication: January 7, 2014
by: Scholastic Press

Goodreads Blurb:
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?

Why I'm excited:
I've been meaning to read more fantasy, so I think this one could be really great! And Kristin Cashore has been mentioned around this book, so we'll see if it has some of her qualities in it. The whole "thrilling love triangle" has me a bit skeptical, but hey, at least they're warning us ahead of time! I'm definitely looking forward to giving it a try.

What are you waiting on this week?


  1. Great pick, I've never heard of this one but it's on the wishlist now! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. Oh Jessica- Great Pick! I had Defy up last week I think, and I'm totally excited for it also. The cover is gorgeous and Alex's character sounds like a kick butt heroine. It reminds me a bit of Mulan, and I love the fact that she is disguised as a boy :)

  3. I actually just got this one from NetGalley - see if you can request/download it! If I get a print ARC (I requested on before I requested the eARC), I'll share! :)

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