You know those books that you read, where you have just finished it, you are about to have a book hangover and all of a sudden it hits you. You can’t read that again, without knowing what happens. You can’t have that same racing heart-beating feeling that you have when you read a book for the first time. Well this, is my Top 5 list of books which I wish I could read for the first time again, in no particular order. (Although I don’t know if they actually are the Top 5, since I had to narrow this list down so much)
Defy is the first in the Defy Trilogy.
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? (Goodreads description)
I finished Defy really fast because of the way it moved so fast, with heaps of action, romance and plot twists. Defy kept me on the edge of my seat, and the reason why I want to read it again is because the suspense of not knowing is so exhilarating that the next time I read it, even though I will enjoy it immensely, I won’t have that same feeling, to the same extent.
I rated this book 5 stars and I am so excited to read the rest of the series.
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