Murder, abductions, and forbidden romance abound in this thrilling sequel to Sara B. Larson's acclaimed YA debut, DEFY.
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?
It was so great to continue reading this series so soon after reading Defy! It meant that the details were more firmly accessible to my brain, which is always a good thing! Besides the fact that this was such a fantastic book!
So this book picks up pretty quickly after Ignite, and there's the rebuilding after the events of the last book, both the building, the people, and the kingdom, and that's a lot on Damian's shoulders. And Alexa is thinking that pretending that she didn't love him was better for him, when we know that's wrong!
So that was a part of this book. Also was the mystery of Damian's kidnapped brother, and then the embassies from his uncle's kingdom, there were quite a few threats. All the while, Alexa's trying to keep her feelings hidden. That's a lot to deal with!
One way that I think of this book, is that they've weathered a storm in the first book, and then in this book, the storm is just beginning, they've only started to see it. But they will in the next and final book, where things come together! And I can't wait!
This was such a fantastic book, so enjoyable, and I can't wait to read Endure!
Author: Sara B. Larson
Series: Defy #2
Read: January 9th, 2016
Reason Why: Loved the first book, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2016 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Published: December 30th 2014