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?
Defy by Sara B. Larson was a pretty good book, but it could have been waaaaay better.
For starters i'd like to point out that the cover is amazing! I love that it's just simple, a dagger, and it looks great.
I was very excited for this book because after reading a few reviews and stuff i had the picture of an awesome girl kicking everyone's as... how wrong i was.
Let's just say that Alexa, the main character, is indeed a bad-ass character...BUT, she's too girly to be kick-ass. When Prince Damian showed only an ounce of affection she was on the floor drooling all over herself GET YOURSELF TOGETHER WOMAN! It ain't like you've never seen a guy shirtless, so get your chin off the ground and walk away.
That´s pretty much what i was thinking the whole time while reading this book. She, Riley and Damian have the worst love triangle ever. It´s annoying and i don´t particularly like any of the characters. Damian is an arrogant ass and Riley is a jealous bastard. Please, Alexa, i get that you´ve never had time to appreciate the male body during your teen years but tone it down please. Thank you! :)
It was good. But not great. I really liked the idea of this book and all that, but it could´ve been a tad more vicious if you ask me. Like, the great battle in the end? Not so great! It was boring... Alexa spend weeks training and all we get is some fire and BAM it ends. Like, no blood, no backstabbing no torture. I WANT BLOOD!
But i suppose it was good enough.. i don´t want to spoil anything but the deaths in the end really got to me for some reason.
Even though i criticize this book a lot... i did like it. I don´t know if it was because there was magic involved or because i really like the mystery that´s tied to the story... but I do know that i will read the prequel :)
I'll give this book 3 stars, which is surprisingly good for this book... but what can I say? I just liked it.
I'd recommend this book to you if you like bad-ass female main characters that kill people!
Bee over and out! *salutes*