Ignite


Title: Ignite
Author: Sara B. Larson
Series: The Defy Trilogy, book 2/3
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, YA
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: December 30th, 2014

Note: This posts reviews the second book of The Defy Trilogy. You may like to read the first book in the series, Defy, before reading this review.

King Damian has recently ascended to the throne after removing his own father from a reign of tyranny. As he strives to rebuild Antion after so many years of suffering, Damian can see no one at his side but Alexa, ruling the kingdom with him. Even though they are both desperately in love with each other, Alexa cannot allow herself to become his wife, and ultimately his queen. She convinces herself that she would not be good for Damian, or the kingdom of Antion. The scars she received from defeating King Hector and his sorcerer marred more than just her face. She resigns herself to remaining Damian’s personal guard, and tries to make him believe she does not love him.

 
Soon after the death of King Hector, two powerful sorcerors, Lady Vera and her brother Rafe, come to the palace disguised as friends from Dansii. As Damian falls under the enchantment of Vera, his younger brother Jax is abducted by Rafe. Alexa hates to leave Damian, but knows that Jax will die if she does not rescue him. She and her fellow guard, Rylan, who is still in love with her, set out to rescue him and they succeed, but not without Rylan being taken in his place.
 
Leaving Rylan with the promise to rescue him, Alexa returns Jax to the palace, only to find her beloved Damian fully under Vera’s control. Vera has made him believe that he really loves her, and orders him to kill Alexa. As Damian fights against Vera’s spell, Alexa is forced to admit the truth she has tried so hard to hide – she admits that she loves him, and that she always has. But is it enough to break Vera’s hold over him? Is their love more powerful than any enchantment?
 
Sara B. Larson put herself in a difficult position with this sequel, after her first book was so captivating. She did not disappoint, leaving us once again on the edge of our seat! This is by far the best middle book of a trilogy that I have ever read.

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