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Murder, kidnapping, and forbidden romance abound in this thrilling sequel to Sara B. Larson's acclaimed YA debut, DEFY. Alexa continues to harbor a secret love for the newly crowned King Damian, yet she remains by his side as his guard and ever committed to helping him rebuild Antion and reclaim the hope of Antion's people. However, when a new threat to Damian and his kingdom emerges, and blame is cast on the once friendly nation of Blevon, Alexa knows things are not what they seem. Once again the fate of her country hangs in the balance. Will Alexa be able to protect her king and uncover the true enemy -- before it's too late?show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 30mm | 419.99g
  • Scholastic Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0545644747
  • 9780545644747
  • 257,973

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Praise for DEFY A Winter Indie Next List Selection "A wonderful tale of adventure, romance, and embracing your true self. Alexa is a heroine readers will love to follow!" --Marie Lu, bestselling author of the LEGEND series "DEFY by Sara Larson is an amazing, fantastic book. It has everything you'd want: intrigue, awesomely real characters, suspense, and a captivating plot. All in a world that comes to life in your mind. Highly recommended." --James Dashner, bestselling author of THE MAZE RUNNER "Grand adventure, romance, and thrilling political intrigue." --BOOKLIST "Powerful and narratively satisfying." --BULLETIN OF THE CENTER FOR CHILDREN'S BOOKS "[A] riveting fantasy." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLYshow more

About Sara B Larson

Sara B. Larson can't remember a time when she did not write books. Although she now uses a computer instead of a Little Mermaid notebook. Sara lives in Utah with her husband and their three children. She writes during naptime and the quiet hours when most people are sleeping. Her husband claims she should have a degree in "the art of multitasking." On occasion you will find her hiding in a bubble bath with a book and some Swedish Fish.show more

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7,438 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 34% (2,502)
4 38% (2,796)
3 22% (1,632)
2 6% (411)
1 1% (97)
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