Book Reviews

Book Review: Ignite by Sara B. Larson

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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Series: Defy #2
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
Recommend to Others?: Yes

ABOUT: Alexa continues to harbor a secret love for the newly crowned King Damian, yet she remains by his side as his guard and ever committed to helping him rebuild Antion and reclaim the hope of Antion’s people. However, when a new threat to Damian and his kingdom emerges, and blame is cast on the once friendly nation of Blevon, Alexa knows things are not what they seem. Once again the fate of her country hangs in the balance. Will Alexa be able to protect her king and uncover the true enemy — before it’s too late?


My Review: Ignite was as engrossing as the first book, which made for a quick but likeable read. I do think it suffered somewhat from middle book syndrome. It was missing the wow-ness from the first book.

Alexa remains a wonderful character to follow but she needs a nap, food, and a vacation. In Ignite, Alexa is faced with even more challenging obstacles. She’s unsure how to be now that everyone knows she’s a girl. The love triangle is falling apart – still interesting as she’s withholding her love. Danger is mounting but you don’t know who, creating some suspense. It’s one conflict after and victory is not certain.

Some of the danger or red flags seemed obvious and would call for a thorough investigation, especially since the kingdom has barely begun to heal and feel safe. The major conflict increases in dark and wicked ways, commanding my attention and that I keep on reading.

The author is doing a good job building upon the story and setting the stage for (possibly) a stunningly devastating conclusion. Does love conquer all? Maybe? I’m excited to find out how it all ends and what impossible choices characters will be forced to make. All in all, a good read.

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