Showing posts with label Sara B. Larson. Show all posts
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Review: Ignite by Sara B. Larson

Thursday, December 4, 2014
Why I chose this book: 
I have been dying to read Ignite ever since I read Defy as an eARC in early January. Luckily, Scholastic was awesome enough to grant me an eARC of Ignite, and I gorged on its amazingness. I read this book during a week of absolute craziness, but I was not allowing it to get away from me. 


Ignite by Sara B. Larson
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publish Date: December 30th, 2014
Format: eARC
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Synopsis:
Alexa remains by the newly crowned King Damian’s side as his guard, ever committed to helping him rebuild Antion and reclaim the hope of Antion's people, despite continuing to harbor a secret love for him. However, when another threat to Damian and his kingdom emerges, and blame is cast on their newly forged allies from Blevon, Alexa knows things are not what they seem. With the fate of her nation hanging in the balance once again, will Alexa be able to protect her king and uncover the true enemy -- before it's too late? (Goodreads)

Review: Defy by Sara B. Larson

Thursday, January 16, 2014
Why I chose this book:
As a lover of all things Tamora Pierce and Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass series), I knew this was a debut novel that I couldn’t pass up. I was lucky enough to get an eARC through NetGalley, and I read it in less than a day, continuing to buy it in hardback the evening it was completed.


Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publish Date: January 7, 2014
Format: Kindle
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Buy: B&N || Amazon || Indiebound 

Synopsis:
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? (Goodreads)
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