Defy the Night
Books | Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General
Instant New York Times Bestseller!From New York Times bestselling author Brigid Kemmerer comes an electrifying fantasy romance, perfect for fans of Holly Black and Victoria Aveyard.A desperate prince.A daring outlaw.A dangerous flirtation.In the Wilds of Kandala, apothecary apprentice Tessa Cade has been watching people suffer for too long. A mysterious sickness is ravaging the land and the cure, Moonflower Elixir, is only available for the wealthy. So every night, she defies the royal edicts and sneaks out, stealing Moonflower petals and leaving the elixir for those in need.In the palace of Kandala, Prince Corrick serves as the King’s Justice, meting out vicious punishments and striking fear into the hearts of agitators and outlaws. Corrick knows he must play this role convincingly--with a shortage of elixir and threats of rebellion looming ever closer, the King’s grip on power is tenuous at best, and Corrick knows his brother is the kingdom’s best hope for survival.But when an act of unspeakable cruelty brings the royal and the outlaw face to face, the natural enemies are faced with an impossible choice--and a surprising spark. Will they follow their instincts to destroy each other? Or will they save the kingdom together . . . and let that spark ignite?
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"Really good! It took me a while to finish this book(only because life got in the way once again😒). Anyways, I loved the premise of this one, I saw the plot twist coming so it wasn't a surprise but still good. I actually liked the dual pov, it was written very well. I thought the way it ended, it could have been just a standalone but I know the 2nd one is coming out. Loved the chemistry between the 2 main characters 😍. Great read! I can't wait for part 2!! "
"This pulled me out of a reading slump by the collar! I really enjoyed the dual POV and felt like the book was well paced and just brutal enough that I genuinely was worried and surprised throughout the book. I'm excited to start the next book, but I really don't know where it's going to go. This also makes a great standalone!"
"Just a very good book with a plot ripped from the headlines too!"
"In a country threatened by deadly fever, there is oy one cure- moonflower. As those with means have a surplus of the flower, poorer people are left without. Tessa and her partner Wes steal the excess from the rich and give to the poor. Told in first person alternating between Tessa and the King's Justice, Prince Corrick. Great world building and character development. I look forward to the next book in the series. #first_book_in_series #firstpersonPOV #alternating _perspectives "