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Defy
Defy | Sara B Larson
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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?
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Cadyly
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#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain
1. Defy
2. The Little Mermaid
3. Tuxedo mocha

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Jennakaitlyn_22
Defy | Sara B Larson
Mehso-so

I enjoyed this book. However the plot is a bit predictable and the writing is rudimentary. However, I enjoyed the story and have ordered the next book in the series. It could easily be a stand alone book if one did not wish to continue the series. I however want to see what the author intends for her characters. Overall good book.

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Elisa
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Sara B. Larson is killing me. Holy slow burn, Batman 😅

If you liked Shatter Me, check this out.

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CharissaWeaksAuthor
Defy | Sara B Larson
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This is auction #2. It takes place on Instagram and is organized by Author Sara B. Larson. Several awesome items up for bidding! Take a look. Bid. Share. http://instagram.com/sarablarson

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CharissaWeaksAuthor
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Hurricane Harvey Relief book auction over on Instagram! Put together by author Sara B. Larson and joined by a ton of authors, mainly YA. There's several authors matching the highest bid by several times, too! Only 40 min left though. It ends at 7pm MST.

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nenobooks
Defy | Sara B Larson
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Absolutely loved this book! 😍 #readingslumpfordays

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abbiereadsbooks
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I am a YA fanatic. I'm actually working on relaunching my book blog with an adolescent lit focus. Defy is one of my absolute favorite YA love stories, and if you haven't read it, go out and pick it up right now! #YAlove #17booklove

Claireluana Thanks for the tip! Haven't heard of it!!! 3y
abbiereadsbooks @Claireluana Definitely check it out! It has a little bit of everything - fantasy, mystery, adventure, romance, strong female lead. ❤️❤️❤️ (edited) 3y
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ravenboysandbooks
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Mehso-so

This wasn't my favorite book, but I did enjoy some aspects of it. I wished I could've seen some different ways they could've used Alexa's disguise as a man in a new way. What way that is Im not entirely sure, buy definitely something other than what happened. I will probably read the next one just to see what happens after Damian becomes king.

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jaidajones
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Mehso-so

I always want the "girl-dresses-as-boy" trope to bring something new to the table--to say something interesting and different about gender, about sexual orientations, about assumptions and desire. This book did not do any of that, and was therefore not my cup of tea.

readergeek Can we like it for the sharp and stabby on the cover though because I do. 3y
jaidajones @readergeek the cover IS lovely! The intense heteronormativity less so--at least, for my palate! 3y
readergeek I am with you a hundred percent on that. 3y
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marcyjmf Have you tried The Burning Sky? 3y
jaidajones @marcyjmf I haven't! I will check it out at once! 3y
Librarygirl88 I agree im only half way through but sortve cliche like why cant there ever be a new spin 3y
jaidajones @Librarygirl88 don't know why I didn't see your comment earlier but it's so true! I wish it had more of a spin. 3y
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stacybmartin
Defy | Sara B Larson
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I'm thinking it may be time for another bookshelf purchase - or a massive reorganization. So glad it's almost the weekend - anyone else get really super excited about rearranging all your books?

brendanmleonard Yes! My wife hates books that lay on their side, and I have bought so many over the summer that a reorganization is due. 3y
Suzze I hate books on their side, so once every few months I count them, then find that many books that I donate to the library. It can be difficult to choose, but I'm only gonna live so long. 3y
britt_brooke 💙 3y
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jessberk13 Beautiful shelves 😍😍😍😍 3y
stacybmartin These are all my read books (I've got a separate TBR shelf in my room) - so as I finish them they get piled in here until I get antsy at the disorder. I can't seem to cull books - I'm pretty cutthroat about all other belongings but books I hoard. 😳 @brendanmleonard @Suzze 3y
stacybmartin @jessica thank you!! 3y
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