Pubished by Scholastic336 pages
Defy is certainly an exciting YA epic fantasy which is up there with Graceling and Throne of Glass. It certainly has a few similarities with those two books. For one; Alex or Alexa is a skilled fighter just like Lady Katsa and Celaena but her fate is more gruesome since she was forced to disguised herself as a boy early on and enlist as a soldier in order to escape from being a sex slave.
What I love about Alexa is her tenacity and perseverance in facing death and catastrophe while trying desperately to keep her secret from those around her. And the two guys vying for her attention are simply irresistible! I really had a hard time in deciding which guy to root for.
With magic, secrets, thrilling adventure and action at every turn, I'm just so glad that I found another fantasy that I can really sink my teeth into. I simply can't wait for the next book and find out which of the two swoon worthy guy she will end up with.