Cover Reveal: IGNITE by Sara B. Larson + Giveaway


I am super excited to be participating in the cover reveal for Sara B. Larson’s IGNITE, the second book in her Defy series. I loved both the cover and the story for the first book in the series and I couldn’t wait to get an early peek at this cover for its sequel.


Ignite Cover

It’s gorgeous! It’s purple. It perfectly complements the cover for DEFY.

I love that the focus is on the weapons in each cover. I love that the backgrounds hint at nature – leaves, flowers. I love that the fonts are bold yet simple. And I love that these covers immediately let you know that the stories are epic/high fantasy without having to tell you that they are in words.

The image of the bow and arrow is fascinating, eye-catching, beautiful. I love that the arrow is a thorny rose. I love that there is just a hint of faded color on the rosebud/arrowhead. And I love that this weapon is gold in color versus silver like the weapon on the first book’s cover.

I can’t wait to see this cover in print. It’s just so pretty. I know IGNITE’s gorgeous cover will look stunning wrapped around the epic story within and will look amazing on my shelf next to DEFY.


Title: IGNITE (Defy #2)
Author: Sara B. Larson
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release date: January 6, 2015



Murder, abductions, and forbidden romance abound in this thrilling sequel to Sara B. Larson’s acclaimed YA debut, DEFY.

Alexa remains by the newly crowned King Damian’s side as his guard, ever committed to helping him rebuild Antion and reclaim the hope of Antion’s people, despite continuing to harbor a secret love for him. However, when another threat to Damian and his kingdom emerges, and blame is cast on their newly forged allies from Blevon, Alexa knows things are not what they seem. With the fate of her nation hanging in the balance once again, will Alexa be able to protect her king and uncover the true enemy — before it’s too late?

Other Books in the Series

DefyTitle: DEFY (Defy #1)
Release date: January 7, 2014
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 336
Formats: Hardcover, audio, eBook


A lush and gorgeously written debut, packed with action, intrigue, and a thrilling love triangle.

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?


About Sara B. Larson


Sara’s debut YA fantasy novel, DEFY, released in January of 2014 from Scholastic. The sequel will come out in early 2015.

Sara lives in Utah with her husband and three young children. She writes during naptime and the hours when most people are sleeping. Her husband claims she should have a degree in “the art of multitasking.”

On occasion you will find her hiding in a bubble bath with a book and some Swedish Fish or some mint chocolate truffles. She is represented by Josh Adams of Adams Literary.


The Giveaway

Courtesy of the publisher, Scholastic, this blog-wide reveal includes 3 ARCS OF IGNITE for giveaway – US ONLY

Please note: As this is a January release, ARCs are not currently available. They will be sent to winners as soon as they are.

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