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Defy the Night by Brigid Kemmerer

Defy the Night

About the Book- Defy the Night

A fantasy series about a kingdom divided by corruption, the prince desperately holding it together, and the girl who will risk everything to bring it crashing down.

The kingdom of Kandala is on the brink of disaster. Rifts between sectors have only worsened since a sickness began ravaging the land, and within the Royal Palace, the king holds a tenuous peace with a ruthless hand.

King Harristan was thrust into power after his parents’ shocking assassination, leaving the younger Prince Corrick to take on the brutal role of the King’s Justice. The brothers have learned to react mercilessly to any sign of rebellion–it’s the only way to maintain order when the sickness can strike anywhere, and the only known cure, an elixir made from delicate Moonflower petals, is severely limited.

Out in the Wilds, apothecary apprentice Tessa Cade is tired of seeing her neighbors die, their suffering ignored by the unyielding royals. Every night, she and her best friend Wes risk their lives to steal Moonflower petals and distribute the elixir to those who need it most–but it’s still not enough.

As rumors spread that the cure no longer works and sparks of rebellion begin to flare, a particularly cruel act from the King’s Justice makes Tessa desperate enough to try the impossible: sneaking into the palace. But what she finds upon her arrival makes her wonder if it’s even possible to fix Kandala without destroying it first.

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A spark of rebellion is all it takes to defy the night.

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Our Review of Defy the Night

Get into a book without much expectation and you are rewarded. When I Picked up the book Defy the Night, I hadn’t even read the synopsis of the book. So literally I had no clue what the book was all about and I guess that made the whole experience with the book even more fun. I loved the book because there was a bit freshness to the narration and treatment of the book. Oddly at the very beginning of the book itself, every card was out in the open. But even with all the major plot out in the open the book had too much to offer.

I loved the exciting pace of the book. I guess part of it is because of the fact that the events were engaging  and there was so much going on in the book that you never had a dull moment. Since I had no idea as to what the book was and where the entire thing was taking place, everything was a surprise and worth the fun.  I loved the book and everything it had to offer.


The book is a fast paced one and even if it had the nature of the usual YA paranormal book, this one was exciting, thrilling and absolutely enjoyable

Squirrel Rating

Squirrel Rating- 4 Stars

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