Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Teaser Tuesday #85: Defy by Sara B. Larson

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 with 5 comments
Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

Here's what I'm teasing this week:

Title: Defy
Author: Sara B. Larson
Series: Defy, book #1
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: January 7, 2014
Source: received from publisher via Netgalley
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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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?
My teaser:
"If you come willingly, this will go much better for you.  I promised to bring you alive--but I never specified how alive you'd be."
- Loc 1355, 40% of galley

Uh oh!  That sounds menacing!  I haven't gotten as far as I'd have liked with this one yet due to preparations for the upcoming holiday -- which is to say, I've been cleaning my house like a mad woman because company's coming -- so I don't know who says this yet, but I can't wait to find out!  =)

What are you teasing this week?  Share it in the comments or leave a link so I can visit!


  1. Love that Teaser! I haven't heard of this one and will definitely add it to my way-to-large to-read list! Here is my Teaser from These Broken Stars http://winterhavenbooks.blogspot.com/2013/11/teaser-tuesday-52-these-broken-stars-by.html

  2. Oh boy! It's always about those technicalities. Sneaky. Great teaser, this book sounds amazing! Might be adding this to the TBR list. Thanks for sharing!

    Here's my teaser at Bookmunchies (:

  3. Oooh, very ominous teaser. Thanks for sharing, Jen!

  4. I love books with strong female characters. Alexa sounds like a powerful woman.
    My Teaser is from THE MERYL STREEP MOVIE CLUB.

  5. Oh, that sounds good! Painful, but good!


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