Defy the Night #1 Defy the Night Brigid Kemmerer

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by Brigid Kemmerer
Defy the Night #1 Defy the Night  Brigid KemmererDefy the Night Series: Defy the Night #1
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on September 14, 2021
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General, Juvenile Fiction / Love & Romance, Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General, Young Adult Fiction / Romance / General, Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Class Differences
Pages: 496
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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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“A spark of rebellion is all it takes to Defy The Night” is the tagline on the cover of the first book in The Defy The Night series. That tagline and the fact that I loved Brigid Kemmerer’s previous series had me up way too late to finish this book. We have a young girl who is desperate to continue the work her parents did as “Robin Hood” type characters in a kingdom that is plagued by unexplained fevers. Her parents were unexpectedly killed one night, and she was the survivor and is teamed up with a character called Wes. Of course, Wes is not who he says he is, and when Tessa finds out the truth, she may have finally found a way to solve the fevers and get equal treatment for all. I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this first book and am sure the rest of the series will be just as good. Stay tuned for reviews for books two and three later this month.

About Brigid Kemmerer

Brigid Kemmerer is the New York Times bestselling author of dark and alluring Young Adult novels like A Curse So Dark and Lonely, More Than We Can Tell, and Letters to the Lost (Bloomsbury), as well as paranormal YA stories like The Elemental Series and Thicker Than Water (Kensington). A full time writer, Brigid lives in the Baltimore area with her husband, her boys, her dog, and her cat. When she’s not writing or being a mommy, you can usually find her with her hands wrapped around a barbell.

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