Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Defy Trailer Reveal + Giveaway!


I'm thrilled today to be able to share with you the trailer for Defy, a YA fantasy from Sara B. Larson. Defy released earlier in the year (releases in paperback on November 25th!) and absolutely blew me away, easily situating itself among my favorite reads of 2014. The sequel, Ignite, releases on December 30th and I couldn't be more excited to get back to this world and Alexa. If you haven't had a chance to read Defy yet, I can't recommend it enough!

This post isn't all about my fangirling though, so I'll call a halt to my gushing and give you guys a moment to check out the trailer instead. Hope you love it as much as I do!




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DEFY


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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IGNITE


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?


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SARA B. LARSON


Sara's debut YA fantasy novel, DEFY, released in January of 2014 from Scholastic. The sequel will come out in early 2015--stay tuned for announcements about the title, cover, and synopsis! Sara lives in Utah with her husband and three young children. She writes during naptime and the 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 or some mint chocolate truffles. She is represented by Josh Adams of Adams Literary.


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GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the November 25th release of the paperback edition of Defy and the upcoming release of Ignite, I have three shiny paperback copies of Defy to giveaway to three lucky winners, courtesy of Scholastic. To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter form below. *US residents only.

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26 comments:

  1. Aah, the trailer just makes me want to read this book even more! I love the music in the background, it really suits the story :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  2. Not sure how I missed this one but it looks and sounds like something I would read. The trailer just makes me want to read it more.

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  3. Amazing trailer. I cannot wait to read this!

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  4. I've seen this one around but it hadn't caught my attention until now! Great trailer!

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  5. Oh I love this trailer! Book trailers are either a hit or miss with me but i'm loving this one <3

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  6. Thank you so much for helping with the DEFY trailer reveal!! I hope you enjoy IGNITE when it comes out next month! XOXO

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  7. Awesome trailer! I wasn't sure on whether to read this book or not but the trailer completely convinced me. I need this book!

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  8. Oh I have an ebook of Defy, I need to get on this lickety split!

    Amber Elise @ Du Livre

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  9. Great trailer, I love all the scenery!!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. I have heard awesome things about this book and I so want to read it!

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  11. I wasn't totally in love with Defy, though I'm curious to see what happens next. I do LOVE the trailer though, it's fantastic!

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  12. Great trailer. Yes, this is on my want list! I have been enjoying YA fantasy a lot!

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  13. I am actually gifting this book at Christmas. It was the friend's teen girl wishlist and I feed her reading habit!

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  14. Oh, this is another series for my TBR that I need to read xD Your blog really keeps me adding to this list, you know ^^ But I love reading it, and look forward to more posts.

    Check out my review and giveaway: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/11/shatter-point-blog-tour-review.html

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  15. It looks a little cheesy, but the story still sounds amazing! Cannot wait to read it!

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  16. Nice! And a top pick for 2014? Well then ... I should read it.

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  17. I thought it fit the book really well.

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  18. I love the trailer! I haven't read Defy but really want to as I love fantasy…definitely sounds like my kind of read! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  19. Oh, this trailer brings back why I loved Defy so much. I can't wait for Ignite. My heart is still reeling from the ending. Thanks for sharing, Jenny :)

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  20. I think the trailer was pretty cool, it had that mysterious and epic vibe to it and has definitely made me more interested in reading "Defy" :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. I loved it! The music went very well along with the clip! You can catch a glimpse of the story! :)

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