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By Sara B Larson   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545695466 Paperback
336 Pages | 5.26" x 8.02" | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545597586 Hardcover
336 Pages | 5.79" x 8.53" | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545597630 Ebook
336 Pages | Ages 12 & Up

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?

Raves & reviews:

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

"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 Weekly