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YA Book Review: Defy by Sara B. Larson

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Title: Defy (Defy #1)
Author: Sara B. Larson
Published:  January 7th 2014 by Scholastic Press
Type: Fantasy, Supernatural
Source: NetGalley
Ebook

add-to-goodreads-button3Summery: A lush and gorgeously written debut, packed with action, intrigue, and heart-racing romance.

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 had so many HIGH VERY HIGH hopes for this book. I was really wanting to be more like Mulan i was becoming obsess with the whole idea of the book. The story has the whole concept but overall turned into a love story with love-triangle. Sad part i guess i wasn’t really shocked. Mos books have the whole Love-triangle thing going on and somethings it works for books and sometimes they don’t. it would have worked for this book if there was more action, more something that would have my heat pumping for more. I didn’t get that feeling reading this book. The feeling i wanted to feel.

The book does have it’s moments with there was some action and i LOVED IT and wanted more but they would end so quickly. The book to e was really slow paste. I just really wanted more to this book. Now the book wasn’t all bad, really i do mean it. There was a few parts that i really liked and if Defy just had more of that i would have fallen in love with the story. Like let me talk about the Prince…I loved his character in the book and sometimes reminded me of Adrian from Vampire Academy. Not in looks but in personalty. He did make the story fun to read cause his character stole the spot light from the main character.

She on the hand, i just could relate to her, i wanted her to be like Mulan and be this bad ass who doesn’t need a man. I wanted her to kick ass from the stat to the end and i didn’t get that. She was supposed acting like she is guy but she just came out like a nervous Teenage girl in high school with a crush.  She would make it so obvious she was a chick. I totally get it like you have never kissed a boy or hold his hand BUT HELLO THERE IS MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO! oh gosh…see i just went all caps. It annoyed me on how hard-headed she was.

I love the action in the story and how intense it would get. That was the only time i would grip my hand on the book and reading it intensely. If it had less of the romance and more of that i really would have been obsess with the whole story. The story does have a little bit of adventure. That did help reading the story. There is a few character that i really like but i am not gonna mention them because you will just have to read the book. But overall my favorite was Prince Damian, he is a man of secrets but my goodness he was just so lovable in Defy.

Overall: The book does get interesting more towards the end and i do myself reading the next book thee is a really good story hidden behind the mess and i really do hope the story does get better from there, but i don’t know we will see. The story has a really awesome concept but it just didn’t come out they i hoped. I could do with the Love-triangle and the Romance, it just came out so awkward in this book. but really besides that the book isn’t to bad.

My Rating:

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Stacking the Shelves (15) + A Little Update

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Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews, is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks

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Bought

1. Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock Paperback – I finally told myself too buy this book. I just couldn’t ignore it any longer. I been wanting to ready this book for a while now.

2. The Fiery Heart ( Bloodlines #4 ) by Richelle Mead Hardcover – It’s killing me that i can’t read this book right now…so sadly i will be looking at the book until i do. I love this series..probably a little more then Vampire Academy. I have so many books i have to review first then i will be reading this. SYDRAIN!

Free From Amazon

1. Raven ( The Raven Saga #1 ) by Suzy Turner Ebook – I don’t know really..i just really thought the book sounded interesting. hoping it’s good and the cover is kinda spooky.

2. Dark Promises ( Between Worlds #1 ) by Julia Crane, Talia Jager Ebook – This book i am actually sounds really good. I really wanna like this book so i’m gonna keep my fingers crossed.

3. Starfire Angels by Melanie Niles Ebook – I am a little iffy about this book but it does sound interesting and unique. I wanted to go ahead and give it a try.

 

For Review

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Defy by Sara B. Larson Ebook – If you read my last weeks WoW post, you know that i wanted to read this book. Well i was lucky enough to get this copy threw NetGalley. I am really, Really, Really Excited to read this book! I am very thankful to get this chance.

Update

I haven’t been posting as much as i would like. I been super busy working on the house like: Pulling Carpet, Pulling Nails and Staples from the floor and then finally putting new hardwood flooring. It’s been a none-fun ride.

I am a little behind on my Reviews and reading so i am hoping to catch up this week and post more. I didn’t post a WoW post this week, so next week i will be posting a Double WoW post. Stay Tuned for that.

On other other news! I seen Catching Fire! and i got to say it was perfection! Catching Fire was honestly better then the first movie. Everyone’s acting was SPOT on. They did wonderful in Catching Fire. The movie did have a few changes but they seemed small compared to the whole movie. The movie stayed true to the story and it had all the important parts. Overall i loved it! I cried, I laughed, and then cried some more.

Waiting on Wednesday (9) – Defy by Sara B. Larson

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!

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Title: Defy ( Defy #1 )
Author: Sara B. Larson
Expected publication: January 7th 2014 by Scholastic Press
Type: Fantasy

Goodreads: A lush and gorgeously written debut, packed with action, intrigue, and heart-racing romance.

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?

Thoughts: One i am all for women kicking ass! and second i love Fantasy. The story just really seems down my ally and come on lets face it that summery just looks like it’s gonna be one freaking epic story. I can already tell i am gonna like this book a lot. It makes me think of what if. What if i was disguised as a men and fight in a army? and what if  people found out? Honesty i wouldn’t know what i would do but freak out..because well i would be far from a kick ass and get myself killed. The story kind of reminds of Disney’s Mulan and i just love that movie. I think the cover of the book is perfectly simple. I am all for less is more. Overall i can’t freaking wait for this book and i hope it is as good as it sounds. Keeping my fingers crossed that it is fan-girl worthy. What do you guys think? post up your WoW 🙂

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