Friday, December 27, 2013

Friday Memes: Defy by Sara B. Larson

Happy Friday everybody!!
Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.

This week I am spotlighting Defy by Sara B. Larson. I got this one from NetGalley. Here is the description:
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?
Beginning:
The crackle and hiss of the flames devouring our house couldn't block out the screaming and wailing of those were were still alive. 
Friday 56:
He drew in a sharp breath and I flinched. Had that been too womanly a thing to say? Would a man have asked after his wellbeing?

6 comments:

  1. I just finished Defy and am ready for the next book. I like it but it did end with some things up in the air.

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  2. I like the author's word choices in the opening: crackle, hiss. It's definitely an action-filled beginning! I liked the Friday 56 too. It showed how Alexa always had to be on guard about hiding her true identity. Sounds like a good story.
    My Friday post is from THE WHISKEY BOTTLE IN THE WALL.

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  3. Definitely made me very curious reading those snippets. I'm liking the cover too!

    Happy weekend!

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  4. Wow...sounds good. Wonder how long she can disguise herself.

    ENJOY!!!

    THANKS for sharing.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Beginnings

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  5. Scary beginning! Sounds like an exciting story.

    Thanks for participating in BBOF! Here's to another new year of good books and happy reading!

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