by Sara B. Larson
Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Scholastic Press
Alexa and her twin brother are witness to their parents' murder at the hands of an evil sorcerer. To save themselves they join the king's army, Alexa cutting her hair and disguising herself as a boy, Alex. Their ruse lasts for several years and the twins are so skilled in combat they become part of the elite guard of the crown prince. Things begin to spiral out of control in the kingdom and in Alexa's own life. She finds herself struggling to maintain her secret while also trying to sort out what is really going on in the world around her. And the prince who has always been regarded as a spoiled, whiny, nuisance? Maybe there is more to him than meets the eye?
Defy is an exciting action fantasy with some romantic elements thrown in for good measure. I am definitely looking forward to more!